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Bastille Day

July 14, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bastille Day


Eastern State Penitentiary is teaming up with The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret troupe, to present the entire French Revolution in an hour-long spectacle of song, dance, and raining Tastykakes for the penitentiary’s annual Bastille Day festival. This FREE performance will begin at 5:30 pm on Fairmount Avenue, and will reach its climax as Marie Antoinette mockingly cries, “Let them eat Tastykake!” and more than 2,000 Butterscotch Krimpets are flung from the prison’s towers onto attendees below. 

For more information, visit our Bastille Day page.

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