2016 Capital Fringe Preview #14: ‘Dark Times at Grimesville High’ by Rebecca Wahls

Dark Times at Grimesville High:  A Darkly Funny Take on the High School Musical


Everybody loves high school! Well, at least Olivia Hope (Tess Higgins) does. As a hard-hitting school journalist, valedictorian to be, and everybody’s third or fourth best friend, what’s not to love? Enter Peyton Hillridge (Brittany Martz), a devious mean girl with a plot to bring Olivia to rock bottom just in time for all of the best parts of high school: prom, graduation, and final exams. With catchy tunes, stellar starring ladies, and extremely creative cursing, Dark Times at Grimesville High will bring back all of the wonder and horror of the best legally mandated time of your life—high school.

Dark Times at Grimesville High, a new musical, features: Tess Higgins, Brittany Martz, Chelsea Townsend, Adam Lemos, Dylan Hares, Maggie Rodgers, Katie Brunberg, Zachary Wilcox, Keenan Gibson, Matt Succi, Kira Omans, Alaina Talley, and Aaron Sulkin.



Gallaudet University’s Elstad Auditorium
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Audience enters at the main entrance to the Elstad Auditorium, on the drop-off loop on Gallaudet’s campus.
There is a Box Office located in the main lobby.
Handicap accessible.

Saturday, 7/9 at 9:30 PM
Wednesday, 7/13 at 8:15 PM
Sunday, 7/17 at 3:45 PM
Wednesday, 7/20 at 6:15 PM
Saturday, 7/23 at 9:45 PM

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About The Artist:

Rebecca Wahls.
Rebecca Wahls.

Rebecca Wahls is a theatre artist based in the DC area. Having worked on various productions with the Capital Fringe Festival since 2013 as an actor, director, and devisor, she decided to make the leap to self-producing Dark Times at Grimesville High this year. At college, she teamed up with Conor Kyle, playwright/composer/lyricist, and they are very excited to team up to bring this darkly funny musical to DC audiences.

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As a non-profit business Capital Fringe is made possible by: Reva and David Logan Foundation, Nora Roberts Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The City Fund, Dallas Morse Coors Foundation, Prince Charitable Trust, Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Share Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, MARPAT Foundation, DC Public Library Foundation, PNC Bank, Fringe Board of Directors and Fringe individual donors and members.


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