An Undertaking



Laurel Hill East

An Undertaking is a diddy to a dirge, a compost pile of characters, a eulogy of ourselves always shifting–and a multimedia dance-theater piece from Circuitous Situationship, comprised of Emmett Wilson, Rose Luardo, and all their characters.

As undertakers it is our business to prepare for burial, and what we bury carries on underground. The arrangements have been made, like a bed once messy with little and big deaths, soiled, but planted with seedlings seeking sun while rooting down in rot.

Come shed something if not a tear or a smile while Rose and Emmett lick their psychic-plates clean and compost scraps of heartfelt wishes with soft smiles and necessary neurosis. This piece is interactive by choice- choose your own adventure to witness wonder and wit. All showings are about an hour in duration.

show dates:

september 16, 17, 18, & 19 – all at 7:00 pm
September 17 at 2:00 pm 


  • $20 General Admission
  • $15 Student, Senior, Fringe Member, or Friends of Laurel Hill Member
  • $2 ACCESS  Cardholders

DIRECTIONS & more information

This event will take place at Laurel Hill East, located at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132.

Cars will not be permitted into the cemetery during the event. Limited free street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood, as well as in two parking lots across the street from the main entrance on Ridge Avenue. Guests are encouraged to use Lyft/Uber or public transit if possible.

Accessible parking spaces will be reserved in the parking lot directly across the street from the main entrance (3822 Ridge Avenue), and an accessible shuttle from the main entrance to the stage area will be available to guests with mobility concerns. The stage area is approximately a ten-minute walk from the main entrance.

Seating will be on the grass; please bring your own chairs or blankets.

This is an outdoor event. In the case of rain, ticketholders will be contacted with a new show date.