Pepe! The Musical opens this week!


The original ad as it appeared in Monster Magazine 1968

Pepe! The Mail Order Monkey Musical opens off (off) Broadway as part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Quotes that appeared in the Washington Post Weekend section include “It’s ‘Les Miz,’ with a monkey.” High praise – indeed!

Pepe is a collaborative piece created by a team of theater professionals, composers, visual artists and film friends. This one-act, Broadway-style musical is based on an infamous true tale told by world-renowned glass artist Tim Tate — in the spring of 1968, two young brothers test suburban conventions when they order a live monkey from an ad they saw in a comic book.

Also – some special guest star appearances in the musical: Performances on July 15 and 18 will feature legendary TV Host Dick Dyszel , on July 24, “Top Chef” Favorite Carla Hall will perform in the show, and on July 22 & 25, glass sculptor extraordinaire Tim Tate will be part of the cast.


July 15 : 9:30 p.m.
July 18 : 5:30 p.m.
July 22 : 5:45 p.m.
July 24 : 10:30 p.m.
July 25 : 8 p.m.

Venue: Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church
900 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington Post article about the musical – CLICK HERE
Capital Fringe Festival link for tickets – CLICK HERE
Pepe Lives website – CLICK HERE