Every year in the USA’s Bible belt, thousands of Christians engage in a unique form of community theatre via a modern-day morality play called Hell House.
Written by Baptist Minister, Pastor Keenan Roberts, the performance takes the form of a haunted house tour, with each room themed around a sin – such as drug-taking, pre-marital sex, abortion, drink-driving or homosexuality.
Designed to scare young audiences into confirming their commitment to Christianity, Hell House presents a black-and-white moral world where a wrong decision will send you to hell.
Performed by 40 community actors from Geelong and south-west Victoria, Back to Back Theatre will stage Hell House as a museum would exhibit a cultural or religious artefact.
Performances will run every ten minutes from 2pm on Sunday at the Arts House Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne.
The Morality panel – chaired by Peter Mares and with Leslie, Rev. John Depuche and Peter Sherlock – will start at 3:30pm and run for an hour.
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For bookings: Arts House, City of Melbourne or call 03 9322 3713