Hope Operas Video Recap of Week #1-Monday, October 7th With Ally Jenkins & Lucrezia Blozia

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For the next 3 weeks Hosts Ally Jenkins and Lucrezia Blozia (aka Chris Griffin) will be bringing DCMetroTheaterArts readers a special weekly recap video of Hope Operas, and will be interviewing some of the playwrights and performers.

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Each week the audience votes for their favorite show, and the show with the most votes wins the most money for their charity.

Watch this Recap Video to find out whose charity was the winner in Week #1 of Hope Operas on Monday, October 7, 2013: 

Join us this Monday night- October 14th (and the 21st and the 28th) at 8 PM at:

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The Comedy Spot
Ballston Common Mall
4238 Wilson Boulevard
in Arlington, VA
Tel: (703) 294-LAFF

$15 per show. 

Each week, Hope Operas takes you from one hilarious cliffhanger to the next. And each show competes for the crowd’s support to win top dollar for local charities! Not that you would, but don’t worry if you miss a week, at the top of each episode there’s a recap of the show so far.

This is Hope Operas’ fifth year of bringing together some 50+ local professional theatre artists who volunteer their time to give back to give back to the community at large by doing what they do best – creating theatre!

The 2013 Hope Operas shows are:

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Chupy & The Science Twins by Maurice Martin. Directed by Sun King Davis.

Matt Sims (he Moth Man), and Charlie Retzlaff (Brad Science). Photo by  Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.
Matt Sims (The Moth Man), and Charlie Retzlaff (Brad Science). Photo by Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.

A chupacabra has appeared in Uncanny Valley! Teen detectives Brad and Jenny Science set out to uncover the truth! Chupy & The Science Twins supports The Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to finding a treatment, and hopefully an eventual cure, for Pitt Hopkins, a rare genetic disorder causing developmental disabilities.

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De Diario De Los Luchadores by Piso Mojad. Directed by Kerri Rambow.

 Ashley Faye Dillard (Clarissa), Victor Maldonado (Dirty Sanchez), and Ian LeValley (Padre Culero). Photo by Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.
Ashley Faye Dillard (Clarissa), Victor Maldonado (Dirty Sanchez), and Ian LeValley (Padre Culero). Photo by Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.

In true telenovela style, the story of two wrestlers – their loves, their passions and their tights. Mexico’s greatest story never told…until now. De Diario benefits Ayuda, a nonprofit that protects the rights of low-income immigrants in the DC metropolitan area by providing multilingual legal and social services.

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G.A.S.H. vs. S.C.H.L.O.N.G. by Chris Griffin, directed by Heather Bagnall.

Jen Bevan (Honey Moonbeam), Mikey Cafarelli (Boy Pussy), John Tweel (Man Pussy), and Ally Jenkins (Tits Von Duck). Photo by Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.
Jen Bevan (Honey Moonbeam), Mikey Cafarelli (Boy Pussy), John Tweel (Man Pussy), and Ally Jenkins (Tits Von Duck). Photo by Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.

It’s the Gay Association of Super Heroes vs. the Super-Conniving, Heinous League Of No Goodniks! G.A.S.H. vs. S.C.H.L.O.N.G. is raising money for Theatre Washington’s Taking Care of Our Own Initiative that provides financial assistance to Washington area theatre professionals facing emergency medical or financial.

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Katie McManus (Julip), Laura Fontaine (Pinky Swear), Lily Kerrigan (Aurora Dawn), and Ashley Byrd (Spark). Photo by  Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.
Katie McManus (Julip), Laura Fontaine (Pinky Swear), Lily Kerrigan (Aurora Dawn), and Ashley Byrd (Spark). Photo by Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.
  • Four Pretty Pony best friends, and one Scientist, explore the mysteries of love, laughter, biology, and eugenics. Will they be able to mesh magic and science to save their way of life, or is their entire race screwed? Our Pretty Ponies benefits Bridle Paths, a local nonprofit providing equine therapy to families and individuals with physical, cognitive, psychological and emotional needs.
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  • Uncle @$$b@g’s Storytime by Andrew Baughman. Directed by Melissa Baughman. 
Matt Baughman (Bill) and  Andrew Lloyd Baughman (Uncle @$$B@G). Photo by  Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.
Matt Baughman (Bill) and Andrew Lloyd Baughman (Uncle @$$B@G). Photo by Jason Horowitz/Mirrorball Studio.
  • A senile old coot who’s lost his soul in children’s television. Will this be the season the children in the studio audience rise up and put him out of our misery? Uncle a$$b@g’s Storytime supports Document Arlington, a paid video production internship for Arlington high school students to learn video production skills and work together to create documentaries about the Arlington community.

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Tickets can purchased at the door for $15 per show. 

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