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Greenbelt Arts Center recognized

Greenbelt Arts Center was highly praised by the good people from DC Metro Theater Arts.

Both of our musicals from 2016, Zombie Prom and Seussical were listed among the Best Musicals in Community Theaters.

And, all three of our plays from 2016, Bad Jews, Enchanted April, and Dinner With Friends, as well as guest productions of God: The One-Man Show and kinK were listed among the Best Plays in Community Theaters.

Also, named in Best Performances in a Musical: David Colton as Jonny Warner, Pamela Northrup as Delilah Strict and Emily Small as Toffee in Zombie Prom, and Bob Gudauskas as Horton the Elephant and Stephen P. Yednock as The Cat in the Hat, as well as one of the "Best Ensembles" in Seussical.

Also, named in Best Performances in a Play: Michaela Haber as Daphna and Sarah Scott as Melody in Bad Jews, Pamela Northrup as Mrs. Graves in Enchanted April, in addition to both Bad Jews and Dinner With Friends among the Best Ensembles. Also recognized were guest artists Paul Davis as Ryan in kinK (Wolf Pack Theatre Company) and Rich Potter as The Creator of the Universe in God: The One-man Show.

Also, named in Best Direction and Musical Direction in Community Theatres: Jon Gardner and Mac Fancher for Seussical, Jeffery Lesniak for Zombie Prom, Bob Kleinberg for Bad Jews and Dinner With Friends, Pauline Griller-Mitchell for Enchanted April, and Guest Productions William Leary and Stanley Livengood for Memories & Legends (Wolf Pack Theatre Company), Elena Day for God: The One-Man Show, and William Leary for kinK (Wolf Pack Theatre Company)


Opens January 20:

A Visit From Scarface


by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger
Directed by Keith Brown

It's 1932, and the famous Hollywood writer Ben Hecht has just finished his screenplay for a movie produced by Howard Hughes called SCARFACE, loosely based on the real life story of Al Capone. Hecht's agent shows up at his Hollywood apartment to get the script, but it's missing! Capone has sent a couple of his associates to have a little "talk" about the script with Ben. The action and dialog flies faster than bullets as Hecht tries to get the script back while dodging the gangsters, his agent, a blond starlet, a woman form the movie censor board, a drunk neighbor, and the house detective.
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With: Nick Kisner, Timbo Longio, Sarah Nechamen, Patrick O'Connell, Melanie Pino-Elliott, Daniel Potter, Patrick Ready, and Steve Rosenthal.

January 20, 21, 27, 28, February 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8PM
January 29 and February 5 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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In Our Gallery


"Can't Stop Won't Stop!", drawings in mixed media by Adrian "Ego" Johnson , through February 11
Pictured is "My Craft".

Auditions

Auditions for Tribute by Bernard Slade and directed by Gayle Negri, will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday January 30, and Tuesday January 31 at 7:30.
Call-backs if needed will be Thursday, February 2.

The Story:
Scottie Templeton's a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he's everyone's friend, nobody's hero and a great womanizer who's managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life's been one continuous gag. But at fifty-one, he finds the script's been rewritten as a tragedy; he is fatally ill. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie's one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor, and after a bitter, revealing confrontation, father and son are reconciled. And it is Jud who gets Scottie to agree to be rehospitalized for treatment and then organizes a giant tribute to his father in a theatre.

Cast:

Lou Daniels
A chunky, affable New Yorker in his early fifties who looks older than his years
Dr Gladys Petrelli
fifties, shrewd, maternal and approachable
Scottie Templeton
fifty-one but looks ten years younger. An elegant, charming, pixieish man. A mixture of Noel Coward, the Marx Brothers, and Peter Pan
Sally Haines
a beautiful girl in her twenties
Maggie Stratton
Scottie's first wife. Mid-forties, feminine, intelligent, sympathetic
Jud Templeton
Scottie's son. Twenties. Shy, intelligent, awkward and intense
Hilary
A crisp, well-groomed, attractive woman (30-45)

All roles are non-union and unpaid.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Help Wanted

Assistance is needed at the theater on Sunday, February 12, beginning at noon, to rotate the seating area to the proscenium configuration which will be used for our upcoming productions. People are needed to take down walls, assemble the seating platforms, and install the acting area. Bring a screw gun and/or some strength, and give us a hand.

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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
Greenbelt Arts Center is a 100-seat blackbox theater, with plenty of free on-site parking.
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