The Wrathskellar returns to Davis Square Theatre, courtesy of The Boston BeauTease (formerly The Boston Babydolls), who eschew their usual lighthearted retro burlesque for a haunting evening of dark-themed cabaret, both sinister and sensual. From chanteuses singing of lost love, to sultry dancers out for revenge, this show creates a moody noir-like atmosphere that's more than suitable for the fall season. The soundtrack for The Wrathskellar puts aside the usual upbeat jazz, instead opting for more evocative works from artists like Lotte Lenya, Dead Can Dance, Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello.
There is a limited menu of cocktails and light appetizers. Waitress service for food and drink is only available at the tables. Waitress service for drinks is available at the tables and the front row seats.
There is a full bar that serves beer, wine and cocktails. Light snacks (chips, candy bars, etc.) are also available at the bar.
The show is about two hours and 15 minutes, which includes two 10-minute intermissions.
The Wrathskellar features adult themes like violence, drug use and murder. It also features women in various stages of undress as well as some pretty nightmare-inducing imagery, and is not recommended for children.