Morose and Macabre’s Atrocity Exhibition celebrates 5 year Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Pittsburgh, PA –  Morose and Macabre’s annual event The Atrocity Exhibition celebrates 5 years of bringing the strange and unusual to Pittsburgh’s South Side.

Each year, Morose and Macabre’s House of Oddities brings together artists from around the U.S. to take part in The Atrocity Exhibition, a night of odd performance and exhibiting artists. This years Exhibition is entitled “Commedia Dell’Morte: Carnivale”. “We create a 360 degree living art installation,” says Macabre Noir, co-founder of the event.

The Atrocity Exhibition is noted for its mix of sideshow, cabaret, and bizarre burlesque performances from some of the country’s leading performers, as well as its Artisan Market that features one of a kind handmade art for those of a darker sensibility.

The evening is centered on a story that unfolds as the night progresses. In 2009 we wondered what would have happened if the bomb had dropped in the 1930’s, in 2010 we visited the broken hearted souls of the Vicious Valentines Cabaret, in 2011 we wandered the dark and decrepit halls of the Vaude-Vile Asylum, and in 2012 we summoned the long forgotten spirits of the Phantasmagoria Theater. In proper Atrocity fashion, and in celebration of the 5 year anniversary of Morose & Macabre’s House of Oddities and their counterpart, Kabarett Vulgare, we invite you to Commedia Dell’Muerte: Carnivale, a monstrous cavalcade of the beautiful and grotesque.

Returning for her third year as Ring Mistress is Pittsburgh’s own Cherri Baum (Haus of Haunt).

Performances will include the cabaret styling’s of Phat Man Dee (PA), Vinsantos (Nola), the sideshow wonderment of Lilith DeVille (NC/PA), Rev. Decay (MD), Andrew The Impaled (PA), Gypsy (NC/PA), Macabre Noir (PA), and beautiful burlesque by Penny De La Poison (PA), The Countess Von Tella (PA), and Cherry Von Bomb (NC). The night will also feature odd instrumentuer Rob Gray, the world’s longest striptease by Lita D’Vargas, and a memorial for Jaded Jade (TN), an Atrocity veteran performer who was lost to leukemia in late February of this year.

The Atrocity Exhibition “Commedia Dell’Morte: Carnivale” will be Saturday, May 4th at The Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson Street, in Pittsburgh’s famous Southside. Advance tickets are $10 ($13 at the door) and can be purchased from or from any of the local entertainers. Doors open at 9, show starts at 10, 21+.

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By: Macabre Noir

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