February 21, 2020


A Guest Production from Chris Dwyer

The Civil War in the words of Walt Whitman.

Fridays and Saturdays
Feb 21, 21 28, 29 at 8:00PM

Sunday Matinees
Feb 23 & Mar 1 at 2:00PM

Ticket prices: $24 General Admission,
$22 Seniors/Military,
$12 Student/Youth



The Greenbelt Arts Center announces upcoming auditions for its production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, directed by Randy Barth, to be held Wednesday, February 26 and Thursday, February 27th beginning at 6:30 pm

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia has won awards and accolades ever since its first appearance in 1993.  It is set in an English country house, and takes place in both early 1800s and in 2000.  There scholars debate the relationships between past and present, order and disorder, and certainty and uncertainty.    The (often inaccurate) sleuthing of the modern researchers is contrasted with those who lived there before and provide both comedy and drama.  And indeed, there are scandals, both academic and personal, that keep the plot shifting.   It presents a rich combination of farcical elements, clever wordplay, and omens of a dark future.

Auditions will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center  on Wednesday February 26 and Thursday the 27th beginning at 6:30 pm. Auditions will consist of readings from the script.  Audition scenes will be posted in advance on www.greenbeltartscenter.org soon to allow actors to be familiar with them, though no memorization is expected.

For information email the Director at Randy.Barth@comcast.net.

Rehearsals will be held three weekday evenings a week beginning March 9, leading up to nine performances beginning on May 15 and ending on May 31. Be prepared to detail all conflicts you may have throughout the rehearsal and performance schedule.

All roles are non union and unpaid

Character Descriptions:
Note: there is considerable flexibility in character ages, particularly in the older parts.  The information below is only a guideline  For more insight into the play and characters see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_(play).

THOMASINA COVERLY – precocious daughter of Lord and Lady Croom, aged thirteen, later sixteen (actress may be older)
SEPTIMUS HODGE – her tutor, twenties
JELLABY – a butler, middle-aged
EZRA CHATER – a poet, aged thirty
RICHARD NOAKES – a landscape architect, middle-aged
LADY CROOM – Tomasina’s mother, middle thirties
CAPT. BRICE, RN – Lady Croom’s brother, middle thirties
HANNAH JARVIS – an author, late thirties
CHLOE COVERLY – daughter of modern (unseen) Lady Croom, late teens, early twenties
BERNARD NIGHTINGALE – a don, late thirties
VALENTINE COVERLY – Chloe’s older brother, late twenties, early thirties
GUS COVERLY & AUGSTUS COVERLY – former brother of Thomasina and latter brother of Chloe and Valentine, teenager (same actor plays both)


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and get free and half-price tickets! 

Join as an individual member for only $20, and receive 1 free ticket (worth more than $20!) Family memberships are $40 and include 2 free tickets.

Also, all members receive 50% off opening night!

Donate $100 or more, and have your name listed in the program for all GAC-produced shows.

Visit http://greenbeltartscenter.org/membership/ for the membership form
and more information. 

We have a variety of volunteer positions open and we encourage you to contact us and let us know that you are interested in filling one or more of the roles listed.

The Greenbelt Arts Center welcomes individuals who are enthusiastic about working in and around live theater.

Visit our new volunteers site at http://greenbeltartscenter.org/volunteer/

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(Note: Show dates subject to change)

Leaves of America – a Guest Production from Chris Dwyer – February 21 – March 1 – BUY TICKETS

Wicked Thoughts – a Guest Production from Michael Jons – March 6 – 8 – BUY TICKETS

Shipwrecked! – a Guest Production from Mike Funt – March 20 – 29 – BUY TICKETS

The Children’s Hour – directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell – April 17 – May 3 – BUY TICKETS

Arcadia – directed by Randy Barth – May 15 – 31 – BUY TICKETS

Romeo and Juliet – a Guest Production from the Rude Mechanicals – June 19 – 27 – BUY TICKETS

Note: We accept Visa and Mastercard. Online ticket sales are available up to two hours prior to a performance.
All purchases are non-refundable.

For questions concerning ticket purchases, please email the Box Office at boxgac@gmail.com.

Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Located under the Co-Op

301-441-8770 | www.greenbeltartscenter.org | info@greenbeltartscenter.org

The Greenbelt Arts Center is supported in part by grants or contributions from:
The City of Greenbelt,
The Prince George’s County Council, District 4
The Honorable Todd Turner
Greenbelt Community Foundation of Prince George’s County
Community Foundation for the National Capitol Area
Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Community Forklift – communityforklift.org
Second Chance
and with generous gifts from patrons like You!

American Association of Community Theatre


Donald Cook
Greenbelt Arts Center Publicity
Greenbelt, MD