Photos by Dave Walk
The Sixth Borough: Depression Isn't Just A River in Egypt
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
Connie's Ric Rac
One quick glance at the title of The Sixth Borough's latest show may, well, depress you. Are they going to talk about the sad state of this country, the very thing that the audience may be at the show to avoid? Thankfully, no, not too much at least. The show opened with a old-timey educational video about Fairmount ("A Neighborhood For Kings"). I, for one, learned a lot about that part of the city that I haven't really visited too often. That one block of Fairmount St. looks to be the place to be.
Elsewhere, there was an violent intervention, vampire reality show producers, cults, a depression study by a non-doctor, a monkey that could read and a few 10-second sketches. The highlight of the night was a video concerning a love triangle between two dudes, a girl and a bunch of mix CDs. Hopefully the video will be hitting your internets soon.
The five members of the group have differing acting styles that make for an interesting mash-up of sensibilities. And by the time they did talk about our economic disaster, it was all ok in the end with the song and dance number "We're In The Money" because we are sooooo in the money!
Also, this may be a better time than most to present to you our new Flickr photostream featuring photographic images from live shows around Philadelphia. Look for more soon!