Spine-tingling horror and mystery with a local twist!
5 world premiere plays. 5 worthy causes.
DC’s first and only serialized theatre festival where all the profits go to charities.
Every Monday Night in October a new episode from each play!
One day a new station mysteriously appears between Chinatown and Metro Center: Hell. The damned are sucked off the train; some of the those already in Hell get on the train; the commute is seriously snarled. One brave rider voluntarily steps off the train into Hell to see what it’s really like…
Written and directed by Kathleen Akerley & Séamus Miller
Worthy Cause: The InterPLAYcompany Band
DC’s most popular cupcake shop is owned and operated by two chic young witches with hearts-of-gold. The catch: in order to maintain their youth, beauty and successful business they must serve up a human sacrifice once a year to their crabby landlord… Satan.
Written by Andrew Baughman. Directed by Amy Baska.
Worthy Cause: SOME (So Others Might Eat)
Everything seemed pretty normal for the doctoral candidate in archeology… That is until her apartment was burglarized, which can be very unsettling. It’s even more unsettling when the burglars are Cthulhu cultists! Don’t know what the Cthulhu is? You may not want to find out!
Written by Danny Pushkin. Directed by Lynn Sharp Spears.
Worthy Cause: Magnet School and Orphanage, Kenya
Senator Vestible hires “rookie good ‘ol boy” Brit to control people via their electronic devices for an election win… but when Senator Foyer takes the lead — and devices everywhere go haywire — which of these hacks will control the ensuing chaos?
Written by Kristy Simmons. Directed by Catherine Aselford.
Worthy Cause: Freedom to Read Foundation
DC’s Autograph Stage is cursed. Some believe that the heinous crimes & murders occurred there were real, while others say magic was invoked and trickery was afoot. Sergeant Detective Mac Beth was hot on solving the case before his untimely disappearance… perhaps you can help solve the mystery!
Written by Steve Custer & Devin Gaither. Directed by Adam R. Adkins.
Worthy Cause: Hayden’s Heroes
October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 8PM
The Comedy Spot in Ballston Mall
4238 Wilson Blvd #3104, Arlington, VA (703) 294-5233
Tickets can purchased at the door for $15 per show or $40 for all four weeks.
Visit www.hopeoperas.com for details
Hope Operas 2014 season flyer (PDF)