Hexagon 2019 "Romp in the Swamp"
Join us for the Sunday, March 31, 2019 show at 2:30 pm.
At an unspecified time in the future, climate change has (re)turned DC into a literal swamp and an archaelogical dig in this swamp reveals artifacts from DC's past. The archaeologists wonder what those items were for, making way for songs and skits that humorously explore current American politics and culture. We've got strange tap dancing fish, new members of Congress as the Spice Girls, Trump's hair singing a melancholy tune, and much more!
What is Hexagon?
Hexagon is a nonprofit organization composed of people whose purpose is to create and stage an original, political, satirical, musical comedy revue each year, both to have fun entertaining audiences and to raise money for local charities. The 2019 beneficiary is Hope Connections For Cancer Support, a wonderful organization that provides free support programs to anyone affected by cancer regardless of their cancer diagnosis, stage ofdisease, age, economic status, race, religion sex or where they receive their medical care.
While there are several (even numerous) groups that purport to present political satire, Hexagon is unique in several respects:
- Hexagon is all original. Each year every song and skit is completely new. At Hexagon, you won’t hear hackneyed tunes recycled with new words.
- Hexagon is non profit. We donate to charity, not to our own wallets.
- Hexagon is all volunteer. There are no salary expenses to diminish the proceeds we can donate to charity.
- Hexagon is membership. Hexagon is not a “one-man show.” Members make up the cast, crew orchestra, front of house, writers, and production team for each and every show.
Hexagon is a social group, too. There are numerous parties and get-togethers through out the year where members meet with old friends and make new ones.
Who Supports Hexagon?
Throughout its long history, Hexagon has been broadly supported and recognized by the Washington, DC metropolitan community. Local businesses and organizations sponsor the show and provide in-kind donations of materials and services.
Members of the media make guest appearances as Newsbreak anchors. Area politicians and celebrities have graced the Hexagon stage, including former Attorney General Janet Reno, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, former congresswoman Connie Morella, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, ABC broadcaster Sam Donaldson, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Hexagon has received formal recognition for its contributions to the Washington community. Washingtonian magazine selected Hexagon as "Washingtonian of the Year" in 1993, the first time the publication honored an organization as the award's recipient. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan presented Hexagon with the President's Volunteer Action Award for service.
Members and their guests: $20/person
Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 pm. Please mention the Harvard Club and your last name at Will Call .