Reverend Billy + The Life After Shopping Gospel Choir

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Opened Oct 10, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The showdown with the Earth has reached its apocalyptic moment and thank god we are stopping our shopping. Consumerism is over! The Earth is winning but nation-states and corporations must receive the force of our aggressive and hilarious holy spirit! Earth-a-lujah! The Life After Shopping Church with Reverend Billy joins NYC defenders of community gardens, while continuing pressure on UBS Bank to withdraw its financing of the sinful practice of Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia. Reverend Billy and the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir have been waging holy clown-war against Consumer Devils for over ten years. They are the pied pipers of a new culture and economy that will follow the era of consumption. Dancing on Starbucks counter-tops has won them jail-time as well as the Alpert Award for Theater, the Dramalogue Award, and the OBIE Award for "Reviving Activism." Kicked out of more than a hundred super malls from Helsinki to Kauai to Buenos Aires, the Stop Shoppers hit their notes and preach to the folks... "Life After Shopping" written by the company's director Savitri D as well as the Rev, and edited by Alisa Solomon, will be published in early 2011 on University of Michigan Press.

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