The Zeiders American Dream Theater debuts a new play that discusses the topics of feminism, mental health and society as a whole in a thrilling and touching new drama that will delight horror and mystery lovers alike. 

“To Listen Past The Quiet” follows two sisters who start a house renovation, but soon begin to uncover its secrets, and the mysterious history of the Sally sisters from the 1860s. As both sisters’ stories converge in a visit from the afterlife, it becomes clear that the real horror is breaking the tight bonds of sisterhood.

“This show is a reminder of the strength or women through adversity and the bond of sisterhood from a unique perspective,” said Moriah Joy, who plays Kate Sally in the production.

A departure from classic winter entertainment, the new play is a “love letter to the paranormal”, and leans heavily on the horror theme. It’s sure to appeal to lovers of ghost stories, history and theater alike.

“A horror play is a fun way to start the new year because it scares us out of our comfort zone and challenges us to try new things,” said Joy on the play.

The new play features a local cast, and is directed by Jason Kypros:

Tiff Siddiky* as Violet
Indya Ann Jackson* as Corrine
Moriah Joy as Kate Sally
Annabelle Dragas Xanthos as Florence Sally
James Manno as John Cornice/Bryan
Samuel Flint as Jaxyn
Taylor Durham as Florence/Corrine US
Maya Pagtakhan as Violet /Kate US
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association (AEA)

“To Listen Past the Quiet” opens January 25-February 3 at the Zeiders American Dream Theater in Virginia Beach Town Center. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling the box office at 757-499-0317.