During a brief visit from her oft-absent mother, Vivie Warren learns the
truth about her mother’s profession. The shocking news sets the stage
for George Bernard Shaw’s tale about hypocrisy, sex, money and
morality. Originally banned from public performance, Shaw said about the
play: “Ah, when I wrote that, I had some nerve.” Performances are
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, August 15 through September 6, with
Sunday matinees at 2pm on August 17 and 24.
No performances Labor Day Weekend.
Auditions: June 19–20
Measure for Measure: Romance, blackmail,
deceit, immorality, justice, prison, repentance, marriage—all in
one hour! Contains mature themes not suitable for children under 13.
Directed by Bill Jones.
Comedy of Errors: Slapstick and farce.
Mistaken identities with two sets of twins. Twenty-five minutes of fun for
people of all ages! Directed by Anna Bonnet. Performances are:
A delightful romantic comedy about family, friendship and fun that takes place on New York City's lower East side. Meet Izzy, a young bookish woman with ideals and her Bubbie (grandmother) whose old world traditions collide with Izzy's contemporary ones. Who will win this struggle of the wills? And what of Sam, the pickle man? And Hannah, the matchmaker? And Tyler, the author whom Izzy reveres? Come see the bubbles brew in the pickle barrel!
This is the story of two clean cut kids who run into car trouble and seek help at the site of a light down the road. Little do they know that it's coming from the place where Dr. Frank N Furter is in the midst of his maniacal experiments. The play is a rock musical, a spoof of science fiction films and a bizarre story of seduction and sexual confusion (for some). Halloween opening night performance begins at Midnight.
This two-act musical is loosely based on the Book of Genesis. The show
deals with many themes and issues told through an age old story. It focuses
on relationships and how the choices we make can affect more than we had
considered. The production presents a refreshing and creative retelling of
the narrative of Adam and Eve in Act I and Noah and of the flood in Act II.
This show runs for eight performances on three weekends.
Auditions: November 7–8, callbacks November 9.
The Greenbelt Arts Center and the Greenbelt Recreation Department present
Homeward Bound, an original musical by Chris Cherry, based on
The Odyssey. The story features a heroic quest, a besieged heroine,
assorted monsters, enchantresses, cannibals, and ghosts, as well as magic
food, minor divinities, scheming suitors, a whirlpool, and a shipwreck!
Homeward Bound is performed by a talented cast of young actors ages
13 to 17, with piano accompaniment by Steve Brodd.
Performance dates are Friday, February 13 at 7pm, Saturday, February 14 at
7pm, Sunday, February 15 at 7pm, Friday, February 20 at 7pm, Saturday, February
21 at 2pm and 7pm. Starting
January 2, advance tickets for Homeward Bound are on sale Monday
through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30, pm at the Greenbelt Community Center
business office at 15 Crescent Road. Tickets are $6. You can charge your
tickets by phone by calling 301-397-2208.
Thunderous Productions presents a weekend of one-act plays:
"Cruelty to Wheat," "Remarks" and "The Barrow Boy" - each from a
viewpoint that is slightly off-center. Performances are at 8pm Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $16.00
General Admission and $12.00 for Seniors and Students. Strong Language and
Violence - Not recommended for children.
The Tony Award play and Academy Award winning film takes the stage with live music! Everyone knows Mozart's music, but what of the mystery involved in his murder? That's what portends for all who enter the theater and the realm of intrigue, Mozart's most famous works and the drama of his bitter enemy, Antonio Salieri as he confronts him on the musical battlefield, where only one can survive. Experience the challenge in a show worthy of your consideration.
The Real Inspector Hound: Two theater critics watch a ludicrous country house "Murder Who-Done-It Mystery" and somehow get involved in its action. As their actions parallel those of the actors on stage in the play they are watching everyone is --more and more. Wonderfully funny! Written by Tom Stoppard, Directed by Sheilah Crossley-Cox, Produced by Stephen E. Cox.
For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls :
This is a charming parody of the Tennessee Williams classic, The
Glass Menagerie, with a gay gentleman caller and a male, rather than female
Laura. Although obviously based on Williams' work, this play stands on it's
own as an outstanding example of very serious characters whose neurotic
self absorption makes them irresistibly absurd but endearingly human.
Written by Christopher Durang, Directed by Sheilah Crossley-Cox,
Produced by Stephen E. Cox.
Auditions: January 27–27
The Rector of an urban church dies suddenly, leaving the parish garden to three homeless people. Through memory and retelling the three become others and yet themselves. This musical shows what happens when one person makes a difference.
A comedy by Joseph Heller on the mal-adaptations human beings make to being
at war. A satirical historical fiction, the play is set during the latter
stages of WWII. Events in the story are repeatedly described from differing
points of view. Its pacing is frenetic, its tenor intellectual and its humor
largely absurd, interspersed with moments of grisly realism.
Based on Charles Schultz's comic strip, this delightful musical depicts an
average day in Charlie's life. It is made up of small moments picked from
all the days of Charlie Brown: Valentine's Day to baseball season, from wild
optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both
human and non-human) and strung together into a single day, from bright
uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.
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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