Eight by Ella Hickson
August 5 – 14
Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 7:30pm and 10:00pm
$15/ $10 DCAC Members
For reservations call DCAC at 2024627833.
Eight is a Washington Post “Editors’ Pick” at the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival and will have a second run at DCAC.
Eight, by young English playwright Ella Hickson, is a series of eight thematically connected monologues about young people struggling to find identity in a culture wracked by war, plagued by terrorism and on the brink of economic collapse. Far from dark and depressing, each of Eight’sdiverse stories are united in their humanity, humor and sensuality.
Eight is a theater experience that combines brilliant, exciting writing, tourdeforce performance and an experimental
form that challenges and engages both audience and cast. Before each performance, the audience is given the
opportunity to vote on which of the eight monologues they would like to see, based on a menu that includes photos,
character names, and a telling line of dialogue from the script. Of the eight monologues, only the top four audience
picks of the night are presented. This allows the audience, cast and characters to share the same experience of
having great expectations and desires that may or may not be met. All involved may come to find that not getting
what they want is the most rewarding experience they could ask for.