"An always daringly incendiary brand of queer cabaret." –Philly Weekly

Welcome to the
botanical hoe-down!

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See flowers empowered as the Beards take you on a journey through the secret life of plants

Remember the old-timey plant cabarets that your grandmama and granddaddy used to go to on a Saturday night? Well, take a stroll down memory lane at the Eatin-Good Family Plant Cabaret, hosted by Jebediah Eatin-Good himself! Flowers, weeds, and vegetables take center stage to share traditional plant cabaret favorites including bluegrass, cowboy songs, country music, and the occasional torch song. In Bitter Homes and Gardens, The Bearded Ladies take us back to our roots in this outdoor cabaret that asks: if plants had voices, what would they sing?

production information


Created Collaboratively by The Bearded Ladies Cabaret
(*=Bearded Ladies Company Member)

Kristen Bailey*

Aaron Bell

Jenny Fernandez

John Jarboe*

Maggie Johnson

Kate Raines*
Mary Tuomanen


Sally Ollove* Director

John Jarboe* and Mary Tuomanen Lead Writers

Heath Allen* Composer and Arranger

Colin McIlvaine Set Design

Rebecca Kanach* Costume Design

Daniel Perelstein* Sound Design

Alice Yorke Props Design

Laura Eckelman Lighting Consultant

Anthony Carpenter Technical Director


– 6 performers (includes 3 person ensemble)

– 3 musicians (accordion, tuba, banjo doubling fiddle)

– Technical requirements: small

– While this show travels easily and can be performed in a variety of environments, it is designed for performance in an outdoor garden environment

Contact the Bearded Ladies for a complete technical rider.