From an email:
Blacktop Theatre Company, along with The Keegan Theatre, transports you back to the standby of 4th grade teachers everywhere: The Spelling Bee. But instead of the usual Merriam-Webster approved list, our words, sentences, and definitions will be shamelessly contemporary, proudly DC-centric, and yes, a little bit spicy.
10 of DC’s finest in the theatre industry will spell off against each other:
Frank Britton, Will Cruttendon, Heather Haney, Jason McCool, Joshua Morgan, Mary Myers, Katie Nigsh-Fairfax, Autumn Seavey, Jason Schlafstein, and Joseph Thornhill.
Judging the evening will be Edward Gero, Heather McDonald and Jenny McConnell Frederick.
The 10 theatre artists won’t be the only contestants, however. Each audience member can enter to win one of five additional slots onstage.
~Pay What You Can~
Tickets available at the door.
WHO: Blacktop Theatre Company with The Keegan Theatre
WHAT: The 1st Annual Blacktop Theatre Company Spelling Bee
WHERE: Church Street Theatre 1742 Church St NW
WHEN: Monday, June 20 at 8 pm