A staged reading of Hell.

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Does it sometimes feel like the capitalist system is … demonic? Well, there might just be a reason for that. Upton Sinclair, better known as the author of the muckraking novel The Jungle created this acidic, satiric tale of demons, angels, pacifists, Wobblies, and the poor schmucks who fought World War I. It’s not your imagination. This just might be Hell on Earth. Although his classic novel The Jungle is credited with the creation of the Pure Food and Drug Act, he was dissatisfied with only reforming the meat packing industry. Saying, \“‘I aimed for the public’s heart, and… hit it in the stomach\“. Sinclair tried again in 1924, this time focusing on Western Capitalism as a whole, and militarism specifically.

Show Details
Written by: Upton Sinclair
Show run time: Aproximately one hour and thirty minutes
Intermission count: 1


Director: Chris Aruffo

Stage Manager: Tiffany Tuck

Lighting Design/Projections: Benjamin Dionysus


First Imp/Attendant/Stagehand/Harry/Mike/The Real Devil: Jake Degler

Second Imp/Whit o’Wit/Comrade Jesus: Kaelea Rovinsky

Beelzebub/Justice/Wobbly/John: Linsey Summers

Belial/Angel of Humor/Dick: Taylor Galloway

Moloch/Tom/Pete/Author: Taylor Barton

Astarte/Mother/Jim/Karl: Julia Kessler

Mammon/Bill Haywood: Jared McDaris

Satan/Lieutenant/Budge/Joe: Christopher Sylvie

Attorney-General/Angel of Love/Police Sergeant/Bill: Heather Branham Green

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