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Friday, October 12 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Haint So: A Staged Reading of an Original Play

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Come sit on the wide front porch with members of the Wells family in Southwest Virginia, as their Sunday afternoon conversation turns to tales of the supernatural. Despite warnings from Grandpa Archie Wells that God “don’t take too kindly” to letting the Devil and haints out on His Day, the stories persist. After all, Grandma Ida Wells will tell anybody who asks, the mountains know things and have secrets that few living beings can ever see or hear. Those who do, come away changed forever – if they come back at all.  In this original work, Haint So explores the rich tradition of folklore, superstition and the mystical spirits of the dark mountains in Virginia. Presented by the Shoestring Theatre Company. 

Appearing in the cast are:
  • Jim Day as Grandpa Archie Wells
  • Mary Fettes as Grandma Ida Wells
  • Sharon Caraballo as their daughter, Melody Wells Carter
  • David Simpson as her husband, Arthur Carter
  • Geoffrey Baskir as Lonnie Wells, Grandpa Wells' brother
  • Steve Palkovitz as Tony Wells, son of Lonnie
  • DJ Neace as Brad Wells, son of Tony Wells
  • Katherine Metres Akbar as Hailey Carter, daughter of Melody & Arthur Carter
  • Mickey Butler as Host & Narrator


Friday October 12, 2018 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Pop-Up Theater 10420 North St, Fairfax, VA 22030