The Margins by David Skeele

April 2 – April 26
every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 pm

DC Arts Center
2438 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

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The MarginsFresh from its sold-out, Helen Hayes Award nominated production of Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe comes Molotov’s chilling production of The Margins by David Skeele. Loosely based on the true story of The Philip Experiment in Toronto in the 1970s, five paranormal investigators and a skeptical reporter visit a haunted manor to create and raise a spirit as a psychic experiment – until that experiment goes horribly better than they imagined.

"The Margins" posterDirector: Carl Brandt Long
Composer / Sound Design: Gregory Thomas Martin
Lighting Design: Pete Vargo
Set Design / Construction: Rachel Marie Wallace
Costume Design: Jen Bevan
Props: Katherine Offutt
Special Effects: The Jokesters


Jonathan Adam R. Adkins
Markus Brian McDermott
Lane Elliott Kashner
Trace Yoni Gray
Phyllida Jen Bevan
Helen Katie Jeffries


Tickets: $25
Performances begin at 7:30 pm; Box office opens at 7:00 pm
Run time: Approximately 65 minutes with no intermission

There will be no late seating. Please plan to arrive at least an hour before show time to find parking in Adams Morgan.

Tickets are now available!

Raising Ghosts

A Paranormal Discussion and Demonstration

Wednesday, April 22
6:30 pm – meet and greet
7:30 pm – start time

The Capital Yacht Club
660 Water Street SW
Washington DC

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Raising Ghosts poster

Are ghosts real? Learn about the power of the brain, the secrets of the mind – and what may happen if you believe. This one-night event is a fundraiser and tie-in for Molotov’s production of The Margins by David Skeele, opening April 2, 2015.

Join us for a discussion of the Philip Experiment, the real-life event on which The Margins is based. It was a paranormal encounter orchestrated in Toronto in 1972 by enthusiasts of the supernatural, who together claimed success in raising a spirit of their own imagination. Watch this video for more background on the experiment.

To examine the Philip Experiment from multiple perspectives, we are assembling a panel of experts on the mind and the persuasive power of the magical arts. Our panelists will discuss what may have actually happened in that room in 1972. Following the discussion, Alain Nu will give a demonstration of mentalism and mind-over-matter using volunteers from the audience.


  • Professor Marc Sebrechts
    Catholic University Chair of Department of Psychology
  • Dr. Richard Restak
    neurologist and best selling author of “The Naked Brain”
  • Alain Nu
    Las Vegas mentalist, entertainer and expert in mind-over-matter


$15 in advance, $20 at the door
($15 at the door for Yacht Club Members)


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