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The Toxic Avenger

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Based on Lloyd Kaufman's movie The Toxic Avenger
directed by Jeffery Lesniak
choreographed by Heather Harris

Melvin Ferd the Third wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey (just off Exit 13B on the Turnpike). Foiled by the mayor's bullies, Melvin is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero. Affectionately known as Toxie, our new hero is a mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark. He's out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the blind librarian in town. It's a toxic love story with an environmental twist! The Toxic Avenger will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house. Featuring a wailin' rock score, this comical musical has something for everyone to enjoy.

With Jessie Duggan, Matt Gray, Todd Hines, Michael Iacone, and Pamela Northrup

November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8PM
Sunday matinees: November 11 & 18 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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Review from DC Metro Theater Arts
Review from Theatre Bloom

Annual Meeting - November 18

The Greenbelt Arts Center Annual Membership Meeting will be held Sunday November 18, 2018, at 5:00 PM in the lobby at the theater, following the matinee performance of The Toxic Avenger

This year's slate of candidates up for election to the Arts Center Board are:
Win Britt - President
Bob Kleinberg - Administrative Vice President
Trix Whitehall - Member At-Large
Joe Wall - Member At-Large

Also, come celebrate another year of theatre at the Arts Center, share your thoughts, visit our updated Lobby and get a preview of what's in store for GAC in the upcoming season. Have a question? Want to suggest a program or activity for the Arts Center? Meet the Board of Directors? Partake in some excellent food and drinks?

So don your glad rags (or your comfy sweats and scuffs) and head on down to GAC and join the party. As usual, we will be holding a pot luck dinner in coordination with the Meeting. Please bring something to share.


Auditions for Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Bob Kleinberg, will be held at the theater on Monday November 12 and Tuesday November 13, at 7:30 PM. Callbacks on Thursday November 15, if needed. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar, is the taut drama of Amir Kapoor, an up and coming Muslim American lawyer who has rejected his religious background as overly rigid. Yet, at the insistence of his nephew and Islamic-inspired artist wife Emily, he chooses to attend the trial of an Imam who is charged with financially supporting the Hamas. At a dinner party that includes Amir's coworker Jory, who is African American, and her husband, Isaac, Emily's agent, who is Jewish, truths spill out that put Amir's life in a new perspective. The show presents competing themes of assimilation versus exclusion, religious beliefs versus culture and tolerance versus prejudice.

Cast of characters:

40's, South Asian descent, up and coming lawyer for a major law firm, dominating, uncompromising personality, raised Muslim, but rejected his background as overly restrictive.
early 30's, white with a lithe physique, artist whose current interest is in Arabic forms and images, on the verge of breakthrough in art world, hoping for show at a major art gallery.
early 20's, South Asian descent, has fully adopted his American home and mores, idealistic.
40's, white, smart, NY, Jewish background, curator at major art gallery, looking for new breakthrough art show, married to Jory.
mid to late 30's, Black, also up and coming lawyer at same major law firm as Amir, married to Isaac.

Performances are weekends March 8 - 30. All roles are open and unpaid.

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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