Peter Fenton's fourth stage play, Abandon All Hope, will debut as a live reading online on July 31 as a co-production with writer/producer Tony Gapastione and BraveMaker! BraveMaker is a Bay Area non-profit film arts organization that exists to elevate brave voices and create space for transforming conversations on justice, diversity, and inclusion. BraveMaker believes that the performing arts have the power to increase representation, affirmation and empowerment for all creative voices in order to creatively impact culture.
SYNOPSIS: An Absent Activist. A Stubborn Scientist. A Prejudiced Preacher. Three nineteen-year-olds who believe they know everything about life and what comes after have arrived in Brimstone Hall, Room 664 following their tragic, completely avoidable deaths. A fun-loving immortal being all-too-eager to take on the role of torturer has created the ultimate arena to drive each other insane -- a tiny, messy college dorm room intended for two -- and has challenged the three humans to a diabolical game. The winner will be granted instant admission to Heaven, in turn sentencing the others to an eternity of cold-blooded torture. Throughout the game, the guardian shows the competitors what their last day on earth was like -- and why they may have ended up in Hell.
Live from CA, PA, and NJ. Hit play on the above video on Friday, July 31 at 7pm EDT to join the live stream! The play is also streaming on the BraveMaker Facebook page.
Admission is free! Please consider making a contribution to BraveMaker or a charity of your choice.
31 July 2020, 7 pm (EDT)/4 pm (PDT)
Abandon All Hope runs approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes. There will be a Q&A session with playwright Peter Fenton following the reading.
**Content Warning: Abandon All Hope is a dark comedy for mature audiences. It contains profanity, sexual innuendo, and satirizes certain religious/philosophical views. This is different from previous family-friendly works by Peter Fenton. It is not recommended for children.