Opens March 6th:
Evil Dead: The Musical
Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt
Additional Music by Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, and George Reinblatt
Directed by Jeffery Lesniak
Music Direction by Itai Yasur
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Based on the cult classic movie "Evil Dead", which tells the story of
five friends who take a vacation to a cabin in the woods and accidentally
unleash an army of zombies who start turning them all into demons. But it's
a musical, so there's singing and dancing.
The "Splatter Zone" is a specially-priced seating area, right up front,
where you can sit to feel the blood of the undead spray as Ash takes
them on in battle.
With Steven Baird, Michael Brick, Winard Britt, Shammara Clarkson,
David Colton, Heather Harris, Laura Kavinski, Shannon Riley, and
Warning: Parents strongly cautioned, due to language and stage gore.
March 6 - 28
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00
Sunday, March 15 and 22 at 2:00
Ticket prices: $30 Splatter Zone, $22 General Admission, $18 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult)
Opens April 10th:
Choking Out the Kudzu
by Betty Ladas and Billie Colombaro
directed by Billie Colombaro
An original work with a Greenbelt connection! Two women meet in conflict
but develop a powerful bond. The super mom, Stella, gives the old lady,
Bessie, the will to live. Feisty Bessie gives Stella the courage to
face her fears, risk ridicule, and step into the spotlight. Along the way,
laughter accompanies the struggle and tears come with pain.
Friday and Saturday at 8:00
Sunday April 12, 19 and 26 at 2:00
Ticket prices: $20 General Admission, $16 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
Auditions for Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry, will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10, at 7PM. Callbacks, if needed will be Thursday, March 12, also at 7PM. Director Richelle Howie Lacewell is casting 4 men, 1 boy, and 4 women; see below for listing. All roles are open except for that of Karl Lindner. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. There is no need to prepare a monologue.
Story of the play:
Based upon an African-American family's dreams and experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. It chronicles their plight as they strive to emerge from the life they currently lead to a better status. This plight encompasses dreams accomplished and dreams deferred, racial discrimination inside and outside of the African American race, the importance of love and family and growth both internal and external. This play is the backdrop to what happens next once the Younger's move out of their current home into the play's sequel, Clybourne Park, GAC's current production.
- Walter Lee Younger
- 30s Walter is a dreamer. He wants to be rich and devises plans to acquire wealth with his friends. When the play opens, he wants to invest his father's insurance money in a new liquor store venture. He spends the rest of the play endlessly preoccupied with discovering a quick solution to his family's various problems.
- Beneatha Younger ("Bennie")
- Walter's sister. Beneatha is an intellectual. Twenty years old, she attends college and is better educated than the rest of the Younger family. Some of her personal beliefs and views have distanced her from conservative Mama. She dreams of being a doctor and struggles to determine her identity as a well-educated African-American woman.
- Lena Younger ("Mama")
- Walter and Beneatha's mother. The matriarch of the family, Mama is religious, moral, and maternal. She wants to use her husband's insurance money as a down payment on a house with a backyard to fulfill her dream for her family to move up in the world.
- Ruth Younger
- Walter's wife and Travis's mother. Ruth takes care of the Youngers' small apartment. Her marriage to Walter has problems, but she hopes to rekindle their love. She is about thirty, but her weariness makes her seem older. Constantly fighting poverty and domestic troubles, she continues to be an emotionally strong woman. Her almost pessimistic pragmatism helps her to survive.
- Travis Younger
- Walter and Ruth's sheltered young son. Travis earns some money by carrying grocery bags and likes to play outside with other neighborhood children, but he has no bedroom and sleeps on the living-room sofa.
- Joseph Asagai
- A Nigerian student in love with Beneatha. Asagai, as he is often called, is very proud of his African heritage, and Beneatha hopes to learn about her African heritage from him. He eventually proposes marriage to Beneatha and hopes she will return to Nigeria with him.
- George Murchison
- A wealthy, African-American man who courts Beneatha. The Youngers approve of George, but Beneatha dislikes his willingness to submit to white culture and forget his African heritage. He challenges the thoughts and feelings of other African-American people through his arrogance and flair for intellectual competition.
- Mr. Karl Lindner
- The only white character in the play. Mr. Lindner arrives at the Youngers' apartment from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association. He offers the Youngers a deal to reconsider moving into his (all-white) neighborhood.
- One of Walter's partners in the liquor store plan. Bobo appears to be as mentally slow as his name indicates.
- Mrs Johnson
- The Youngers' neighbor. Mrs. Johnson takes advantage of the Youngers' hospitality and warns them about moving into a predominately white neighborhood.
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Greenbelt Arts Center programs are supported in part through grants from
the City of Greenbelt and the Maryland State Arts Council, and gifts from
other generous donors. We thank them for their continued support.
All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated. For reservations or more
information call 301-441-8770.
Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770
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