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For Halloween, Olney Theatre is home to a modern horror story of family, migration, and the spirits that haunt us.
It’s 2007 somewhere in the American Midwest, and Thai-American brothers Max and Visarut haven’t had a single case for their paranormal investigation business since they opened. Finally, a customer arrives, Delia, a Black woman who has relocated to the area after losing her home in Hurricane Katrina. She’s seen a female, perhaps Asian, maybe Thai-speaking ghost haunting her house for reasons unknown. Max, who doesn’t believe in ghosts, is most excited to sign her up for a deluxe investigation package. But when the brothers visit Delia and her husband Felix, strange things begin to happen. Prepare to be thrilled, chilled, and moved!
“comedy, melancholy, suspense, and several genuine scares”
- The New Yorker
The Brothers Paranormal contains discussions of mental health and suicide. If you or someone you love is in crisis, call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8.
Hallie Gordon & Aria Velz
New York Casting
Stephanie Yankwitt, CSA
tbd casting co.
Production Stage Manager
Watch the Trailer
Reviews and Press
- Review: "Olney’s ‘Brothers Paranormal’ gets the fright right" - The Washington Post
- Review: "A horror play with relatable characters and plenty of jump scares." - DC Theater Arts
- Review: "will flat out scare the bejeebers out of you." - Broadway World
- Review: "Stunning, haunting, and entrancing" -- MD Theatre Guide
On the Blog
Getting to Know The Brothers Paranormal Actor, Tommy Bo - Behind the Scenes Blog Post
Brothers and Sister Duo Take on Paranormal Trivia Night - Beyond the Stage Blog Post
Misha KachmanSet Designer
Jeannette ChristensenCostume Designer
Minjoo KimLighting Designer
Sarah O’HalloranSound Designer
Jim SteinmeyerIllusions Consultant
Robert RamirezIllusions Instructor
Ben WalshProduction Stage Manager
For the 2023-2024 Season, Olney Theatre Center will be offering programs for purchase rather than as a complimentary item at performances. You can pre-purchase your program with your tickets or anytime prior to your performance here - be sure to choose the date and time of your performance when ordering.
Programs are $2 each, $1 for those under 25 years old, and free for members, donors, and students K-12.
All audience members will receive a one-sheet with the cast list and production credits, along with a QR code to view the full playbill online.
For more information visit our blog.
Sunday, October 22, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Olney Public Library (3500 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832)
No RSVP. Just show up!
As part of our celebration of The Brothers Paranormal, we’re sponsoring a morning of stories at the Olney Public Library. This is a free family event appropriate for all ages, especially toddlers, preschoolers, and young children. Books to be read are chosen with the help of the Olney librarian.
Thursday, October 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Actors Hall, Olney Theatre Center
Entry fee: $5
Put your horror movie knowledge to the test…if you dare. Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers? Chucky or Jigsaw? From Alfred Hitchcock to Jordan Peele, horror movie history is full of shocking twists and turns. Showcase your scary movie memory to win tickets to future shows at Olney Theatre Center. And that's not all: we have our own home team of Olney staff members who are strong contenders. You can sign up with your friends as a team or come on your own and join others (even the home team!). Drinks and snacks available for purchase.
Hosted by sibling horror movie buffs Irene and Reed Martinko!
Sunday, October 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
1938 Original Theatre, Olney Theatre Center
Free with RSVP
In Director of Sales Weldon Brown’s thirty years at Olney Theatre, he has seen a lot, including things of the spooky variety. He’s worked here the longest and knows where the skeletons are buried, ha! Attendees are encouraged to dress up in costume for this Halloweekend event!
D.C. APA Short Film Festival Screening
In partnership with DC International Shorts Film Festival
Sunday, October 1, 4:30–5:30 p.m
Roberts Mainstage Theatre, Olney Theatre Center
$10 / Free for members
If you enjoyed our screening of films from DCSAFF last April, then why not join us again for horror highlights from the D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Fest! D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Fest was established to be the beacon of creative output of Asian and Asia. Come for the Sunday matinee of The Brothers Paranormal, stay for more contemporary spooky tales.
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The Brothers Paranormal
October 1 - October 29 2023