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kill the Ripper

by Fairlith Harvey

OCt 25 - Nov 18

at the Capitol hill arts workshop


A Feminist Victorian Revenge Play. Finally.

It's Victorian England and Jack the Ripper is on the loose. The police have very few leads as to the identity of this serial killer with a penchant for prostitutes. So what are three savvy ladies-of-the-night to do? Step one: Learn to fight. Step two: Take down Jack the Ripper themselves! This is revisionist history at it's best: told through a feminist lens and with plenty of action. This sexy, silly, and touching play will leave you feeling empowered and ready to take on the world! 

Curtain is at 7pm and the performance runs two hours with an intermission.

Content Warning

The subject of the play is a series of gruesome murders from the late 1800s. These murders are referenced by the characters and some are staged in stylistic ways. Sexual situations are discussed on stage and content may not be suitable for audiences under age 14. Strobe lighting effects are used in the production.

Special Events

OCT 26

Pay-What-You-Can Preview

You name your price for these preview performances!

OCT 27

Opening Night Reception

Join the cast after the show for cupcakes, cocktails, and mingling with the cast.

OCT 31

Halloween Party

A special Tuesday Night performance with drink specials, candy, and post show drinks with the cast!

Nov 3

Talkback with the Playwright

Playwright Fairlith Harvey is flying all the way from the West Coast just to talk with us about her gorgeous play. How lucky are we? Stick around after this performance for a post-show discussion with Fairlith, our dramaturg Alex Berrios, and our Literary Director Keith Hock.

Nov 10

Sherry Night at Kill the Ripper

Join award-winning DC bartender Chantal Tseng for a for a special International Sherry Week event! What to expect: a preshow sherry-based cocktail from Chantal, sherry pours at intermission, and a post-show tasting and discussion about sherry and it's place in Victorian society. This night will be a special ticket price that includes two drink tickets and the discussion.


Megan Behm


Bri Houtman, Paige O'Malley, Robert Pike, and Gabby Wolfe​


Kerry McGee (producing)

Makenzi Wentela (stage management)

Stefany Pesta (graphic design)

Rachel Dixon (production management)

Casey Kaleba (fight & intimacy choreography)

Jason Aufdem-Brinke (lighting design)

Ethan Balis (sound design & original composition)

Megan Holden (set design)

Madi Wentela (costume design)

Alex Berrios (dramaturgy)

Martin Bernier (technical direction)

Jenna Berk (dialects)


Audiences must take a temperature check upon entering the venue. Masking is suggested for audience members.

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