by Steve Yockey
Directed by Randy Baker
NOMINATED FOR FIVE 2016 HELEN HAYES AWARDS:
Outstanding Director of a Play, Randy Baker
Outstanding Set Design, Brian Gillick
Outstanding Sound Design, Frank DiSalvo
Outstanding Lighting Design, Robbie Hayes
“A magnificent and utterly riveting production.” — MD Theatre Guide
“Almost seems to breathe in soft, unholy pulses.” — Washington City Paper
“one of the most original uses of the Lang Theatre one is ever likely to see there again.” — DC Metro Theatre Arts
From the theatre company that brought you Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere and from the director of She Kills Monsters and The Minotaur, comes Rorschach Theatre’s latest theatre event, Very Still & Hard to See – a darkly funny mash up of Japanese ghost stories, Twilight Zone mystery and Stephen King horror.
Buck Mason is a talented young architect with a terrible secret. When he awakens dark forces slumbering beneath his latest construction project, he strikes a deal that will forever curse this grand hotel by the sea and all those who walk through its doors. For decades, unsuspecting guests encounter an evil that finds their darkest places and holds on to them: they are possessed by angry spirits; they are pulled into bottomless holes; they witness giant sea monsters emerge from the dark water below; and they meet new lovers who may or may not be trying to eat them. The strange encounters grow until at last it becomes clear: sometimes bad things do happen for a reason.
FEATURING Shravan Amin, James Finley, Peter Finnegan, Amanda Forstrom, Kari Ginsburg, Jennifer J. Hopkins, Farrell Parker, Colin Smith, Sarah Taurchini, Yasmin Tuazon, Ryan Tumulty
DESIGNED BY Robbie Hayes (Lights), Debra Kim Sivigny (Costumes), Frank DiSalvo Jr (Sound), Brian J. Gillick (Set) and Britney Mongold (Props)
WITH Sarah Magno (Stage Manager), Bridget Grace Sheaff (Assistant Director), Casey Kaleba (Fight Choreography), Emily Mellon (Assistant Stage Manager, Christian Sullivan (Technical Director), Nicholas Perlato (Master Carpenter), Jeanie McAlpine (Master Electrician), Amanda Forstrom (Movement Consultant), Sarah Taurchini (Dance Choreography).
PRODUCED BY Jenny McConnell Frederick and Randy Baker
Performing at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002)
Very Still & Hard to See is sponsored in part by generous contributions from:
The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, The Share Fund, The Bailey Family Foundation, Jeffrey Cunard, Pete Miller & Sara Cormeny, John Nilsson & Jennifer Knight and Victor Shargai