We've been writing about Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping for nearly 20 years, tracing his remarkable spectacles of anti-consumerism around the world.
New Yorkers can see Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir ("an ecstatic group of 35 activists who sing harmoniously while trespassing inside corporations") in a performance called "Earth Riot" at Joe's Pub that runs Nov 24-Dec 22.
The 40 activists-who-sing, The Stop Shopping Choir, return from risking arrest to take the stage for their annual run at Joe's Pub. The "church" comes back each holiday season with songs created from improvisations in climate-killing banks, pipelines, immigration prisons, and churches hiding sanctuary families.
"The Church of Stop Shopping takes on the trinity of consumerism, corporate greed and environmental destruction. Reverend Billy's antics remain difficult to categorize—part Brecht, part PT Barnum..." – Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker.
Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping: Earth Riot [Joe's Pub]
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