Come and see a perfection of a Classics-in-Action fear trilogy and a first-ever opening in repertory! Just in time for Halloween, take your collect from a adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. With a prevalent fealty to a text, immersive staging, high-energy tone-shifting performances, and tradition cocktail pairings, join us as we try Poe’s secluded paranoia, Stoker’s lethal charming hunt, and Shelley’s conceited despondency in this singular melodramatic event. The productions enclose some frightful content, though are suitable for all ages. Each sheet includes a tradition splash for a 21+ guests. Running time for any uncover is approximately an hour. The Horror Rep runs from Oct 18th to Nov 10th during a Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
The Horror Rep is presented during a Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St SE) located in a Eastern Market neighborhood, Washington, DC. Performances are from Oct 18th until Nov 10th. Individual opening dates are listed underneath any uncover description.
“Life and genocide seemed to me ideal bounds, that we should initial mangle through, and flow a swell of light into a dim world.”
In a room of dirty creation, a immature male stands alone during a branch indicate of tellurian history: a pill to a solid cold palm of Death. On a list lies his biggest promise, a product of all his tough work, a summation of his hopes and dreams. As Victor Frankenstein brings his unfit origination to life, he also opens a doorway to death, destruction, and regret.
In a latest installment of We Happy Few’s Classics-in-Action series, we’ll try Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in an hour-long opening regulating her strange text, live action, puppets, and a tradition cocktail to move to life a Frankenstein that you’ve always wanted to know.
FEATURING Navid Azeez, Paige O’Malley, Stefany Pesta, and Scott Whalen
DIRECTED BY Robert Pike Bridget Grace Sheaff
PERFORMANCES Oct 18 – 7:30pm Oct 19 – 7:30pm Oct 20 – 7:30pm Oct 27 – 7:30pm Oct 31 – 7:30pm Nov 3 – 4pm Nov 8 – 7:30pm Nov 10 – 7:30pm
“Listen to them – a children of a night. What song they make. You dwellers in a city can't enter into a feelings of a hunter.”
Experience this nightmarish feat of storytelling as it drags we by a memorandum, journal clippings, and diary pages of a raging vampire hunt. With true confluence to Stoker’s text, immersive staging, and chilling, terrifying (and of march silly) performances, we move a assembly into a heart of Dracula’s conflict: a intersection of predator and prey.
Dracula is best enjoyed with a tradition splash pairing in hand. Bring Your Own Garlic.
FEATURING Meg Lowey, Kerry McGee, Jack Novak, Jon Reynolds
DIRECTED BY Robert Pike
PERFORMANCES Nov 1 – 7:30pm Nov 2 – 7:30pm Nov 3 – 7:30pm Nov 9 – 7:30pm Nov 10 – 4pm
“I listened all things in a sky and in a earth. we listened many things in hell.”
Follow us down a rabbit hole of Edgar Allan Poe’s mind as we breeze a proceed by his stories, his madness, and his haunts. This prolongation is a site-specific square singly tailored for any space it’s achieved in. We entice we to join Poe (all 3 of him!) for a first-hand demeanour into a mind of a tortured genius. Using usually Poe’s words, we have churned adult a story finish with music, poetry, and terrifying tales of genocide and destruction.
As with all of a Horror Rep performances, A Midnight Dreary is interconnected with a tradition themed drink, to improved put we in a mindset of a uneasy author.
FEATURING Kerry McGee, Jon Reynolds, Alex Turner
DIRECTED BY Bridget Grace Sheaff
PERFORMANCES Oct 25 – 7:30pm Oct 26 – 7:30pm Oct 30 – 7:30pm Nov 7 – 7:30pm Nov 10 – 2pm
ABOUT WE HAPPY FEW PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2012, We Happy Few is committed to presenting productions that offer a singular viewpoint on classical texts. We Happy Few has determined itself as one of Washington D.C.’s best tiny entertainment companies (the DCist, 2015) by nurturing a artistic sourroundings that thrives on garb collaborations with some of a nation’s many earnest rising entertainment artists. WHF’s flagship prolongation of a 6 actor, 90-minute HAMLET premiered during a 2012 Capital Fringe Festival to good acclaim, exploring a thought that a whole play unfolded in a pretension character’s mind. WHF’s 2017 prolongation of HENRY V was hailed as “a fascinating, resonant, and critical new take on a famous work” (Broadway World) and We Happy Few warranted a initial Helen Hayes Recommended play with 2018’s PERICLES. DC Metro Theater Arts announced that We Happy Few’s work is “a new proceed to Shakespeare we will not wish to miss.”
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