Theater in the park is one way to enjoy the arts in a pandemic-safe way. Friday night, it will be theater in a parking lot as Capitol Hill’s Polish Home hosts the touring Dacha Theatre’s drive-in play Dears in Headlights:
Dacha’s summertime spectacular, DEARS IN HEADLIGHTS, invites audiences back to the drive-in theatre for an evening of movie magic—only this time, with a troupe of live actors instead of a silver screen. Accompanied by an FM radio soundtrack, this fully devised and larger-than-life love letter to classic cinema combines pastiche, clowning, vignettes, and physical theatre to create a playful immersive experience for viewers with and without cars. Whether you’d rather scare yourself silly with a horror movie or laugh along to a rom-com, you’ll be delighted by this original new take on a beloved summer pastime. Intended for audiences aged 10+, DEARS IN HEADLIGHTS asks you to keep your arms, legs, and laughter inside the vehicle at all times.
The show’s soundtrack is broadcast by low-powered FM radio. You’ll get the frequency when you arrive so you can tune in.
Tickets for Friday night’s 8:30 PM show at the 1714 18th Ave Polish Home are a suggested $70 per vehicle but are also available on pay what you can basis. You can also purchase chair/blanket tickets — though the car option sounds more fun.
“Car seats will offer an extra bit of immersion,” Dacha promises. “We’ll bring the action right to your windshield and rearview mirror.”
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