Hexagon’s 2016 Show, “Red, White & Voters’ Blues!” A Success: HEXAGON Donates $60,000 Proceeds to LLDHH
Washington — What began back in September 2015 is now a wonderful — and successful — memory. The combined efforts of Hexagon and its 2016 beneficiary, the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home (LLDHH), plus the generous on-site donations of the audience and matching contributions by Hexagon members, resulted in $60,000 in proceeds for the local charity.
The check presentation was made by Hexagon President Joe Kaplan to representatives of the LLDHH Board of Directors at the closing show on Sunday April 3, 2016. “I am pleased to report,” Kapan announced to an audience of over 400, “that our successful production of Red, White, & Voters’ Blues and Hexagon’s partnership with the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home, has resulted in a noteworthy total raised for this year’s beneficiary!”
Accepting the check on behalf of LLDHH, were Board members Christopher Tawa, President; Christine Hobbs, Vice President; and Debbie Lyle, Development Coordinator. Renowned as Washington’s only original, political, satirical, musical, comedy revue, Hexagon skewers politicians of all stripes. And this year’s show certainly did that — with sendups of presidential candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz serving as hilarious reminders of just how “blue” this election year is. Everyone is always fair game for roasting through Hexagon’s song and skits.
Hexagon 2016: Red, White, & Voters’ Blues! — this year’s funny, alloriginal show — began with performances on March 12 and ended on April 3, at the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium, 3950 Chesapeake Street NW, Washington, DC 20016. In keeping with Hexagon tradition, members of the Washington-area media volunteered their time for each performance by participating in Hexagon’s well-known Newsbreak segments. Media celebrities providing amusing news twists included such notables as: Loo Katz of 97.1 WASH FM; Chas Henry of WNEW 99.1 FM; Doug Kammerer and Lauryn Rickets, WNBC4 “Storm Team4” meteorologists; Christine Brennan of USA Today and ABC Sports; WTOP anchors Shawn Anderson, Hillary Howard, Bruce Allen, and Debbie Feinstein; and Lisa Berigan of BIG 100.3 FM. (more)
About Hexagon Hexagon is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization (501(c)(3)) with open membership, representing a cross-section of the Washington metropolitan area. Its mission is to use theater arts to improve the lives of others within the community. Each Hexagon show is completely original. Hexagon members do everything, including: writing scripts, composing and arranging music, performing, designing and building sets, managing all behind-the-scenes technical activities (lights, sound, costumes, props), staffing the house and box office, and serving as ushers. Proceeds from every Hexagon show are donated to a Washington metropolitan area charity. To date, Hexagon has donated more than $4 million to 40-plus Washington metropolitan area charities. For more than 60 years, Hexagon has received numerous accolades for its contributions to the Washington community. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan presented Hexagon with a President’s Volunteer Action Award for volunteer service. Washingtonian magazine selected Hexagon as a “Washingtonian of the Year” in January of 1993, the first time the publication honored an organization. The Greater Washington Area chapter of Hadassah named Hexagon a 1994 winner of its Distinguished Americans Award. For more information about Hexagon, visit www.hexagon.org. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HexagonDC) and Twitter (@HexagonDC), and come join the fun.