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Gafgen forgets her troubles | South Philly Review

By Jess Fuerst
 Posted Jun. 16, 2011

In cabaret, anything goes. So when Sarah J. Gafgen, of Ninth and Ritner LS_Gafgen061611 streets, takes the stage June 23, she can’t be sure of what to expect.

Photo by Jay Sullivan

“I have an interaction with the audience. I have sort of planned what I’m going to say, but the great thing about cabaret is that it’s really interactive. There is no wall between you and the audience and you can poke fun and if you see them do something silly, you can stop in the middle of the song if you want,” Gafgen, 26, said. “There are no rules when it comes to cabaret, no right or wrong. It’s a completely individual art form, which is cool.”

Gafgen will be taking the stage with her cabaret “Forget Your Troubles …” at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St., followed by Deborah Billups’ cabaret “I’m just Saying” as part of Quince productions, “Full House: A Series of Cabarets.” The event that runs through June 26 features 11 separate cabarets.