June 20 Special Event: Spelling Bee!

Why should the kids have all the angst? As part of the events surrounding Keegan Theatre’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Blacktop Theatre is joining them to stage a real live spell-off for adults, the one night only Blacktop Theatre Spelling Bee.

One Night Only!
A new twist on an old classic: a topical, witty, intellectually stimulating, slightly irreverent, no-holds-barred….. Spelling Bee (for adults).

With audience participation!

Spellers Include: Frank Britton, Will Cruttenden, Heather Haney, Joshua Morgan, Mary Myers, Jason Schlafstein, and Joseph Thornhill.

Judges Include: Heather McDonald and Jenny McConnell Frederick

Be sure to come out and cheer on your favorite speller!!!

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. Judging the evening will be 3 special guest judges.

The 10 theatre artists won’t be the only contestants, however. In an homage to Keegan’s current production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each audience member can enter to win one of five additional slots onstage. This opportunity will be open to any audience member who arrives before 7:50, when the drawing will take place.