Fairmount Ave comes alive with the spirit of the French Revolution in Eastern State Penitentiary’s annual Bastille Day.
The performance will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will culminate in a playful reenactment of the storming of the Bastille. Dozens of French revolutionaries will storm the grim walls of “the Bastille” (Eastern State Penitentiary), will capture Marie Antoinette (portrayed by Terry McNally, co-owner of London Grill and Paris Wine Bar) and, ignoring her mocking cries of “Let them eat Tastykake!” will drag her to a real, functioning guillotine as 3,000 Tastykakes are flung from the prison’s towers.
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Saturday, July 14, 2012