"Doing Good by Doing Theatre" is the motto for Hope Operas, a unique event in Arlington, Virginia at which local theatre folk write and stage five plays each fall. The plays are serialized, and run during Mondays in October - and each play benefits a different charity. One of the plays, "The inTell Heart," benefits the Freedom to Read Foundation.
This year's theme is "District of the Damned." The penultimate performances are tonight, with the series finale next Monday. Admission to each week's show is $15, and at the end of each night the audience votes on which charity they want to support.
Here are the playwright and director of "The inTell Heart" discussing their show and why they support the Freedom to Read Foundation. Thanks to Catherine, Kristy, and Hope Operas for their creativity and generosity!