2002-2003 Season

July 27, Dec 28, 2002; & April 4, 2003
GAC Reflex
Come see the shows YOU help create! As the GAC Reflex Comedy Improv troupe plows into its second year, they can be seen at the New Deal Cafe and the Greenbelt Arts Center stage, among other places. Check their website at www.gacreflex.org and join their mailing list for show schedule.

August 9-24
Marvin’s Room
Written by Scott McPherson, Directed by Sheilah Crossley-Cox, Produced by Laurie Hardman.
When Bessie, the sensible one in the family, is diagnosed with leukemia, she wonders what will happen to her bedridden father and her loopy aunt Ruth. She sends for her estranged sister Lee, who arrives with her two sons in tow, but will this really be any help?

Sept 13, 14, 20 &21
2002 One Acts
Produced by Cate Krage

  • The Bet – Jennifer Braun
  • Old Maids Never Worry – Rich Espy
  • Dining with Friends – Michael David Winter
  • Meet Virginia – Adrienne Brown
  • Love in an Elevator – Susan Ferziger

Oct 25 to Nov 16
Brightness Falls: the tragical history of Christopher Marlowe
Written and Directed by Gretchen Jacobs
Born two months before Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe soared to fame five years before the Bard was ever mentioned. This is a new play about the short, turbulent life and mysterious death of an Elizabethan poet, translator, playwright and spy.

December 14-29, 2002
Cinderella’s Wish
Presented by Landless Theatre Company and Greenbelt Arts Center, Music by Asha Srinivasan, Book and Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Baughman, Directed by Andrew Lloyd Baughman, Choreography by Lesley Renee Rauch
An original one-act musical based on CINDERELLA created by a local DC team, co-produced by The Landless Theatre Company and Greenbelt Arts Center. The play is set in a modern day kingdom, and follows the traditional story of the poor girl who wished to go to the Prince’s ball – with a few new twists! This family appropriate musical will feature a brief prelude of holiday music.

January 10-Feb 1, 2003 extended through February 8
Directed by Jeffery Lesniak
The Little Sisters of Hoboken display their divine talents in a zany benefit revue, in an effort to raise money to bury their fallen Sisters – unfortunate victims of a convent cooking accident. Mother Superior and her order of eccentric and endearing nuns show the lighter side of being Catholic. With riotous dance numbers, show-stopping songs, and side-splitting wit, you’ll swear (pardon me, Sister) Nunsense was heaven-sent.

Mar 7-29
Written by Ira Levin, Directed by Roy Hammond
Twists galore, and witty lines!
Successful Broadway playwright Sidney Bruhl is struggling to overcome a “dry spell.” That is until one of his students writes a script that has the potential to be a hit. Along with his wife, Sidney devises a plan to “collaborate” with the young writer and perhaps claim it as his own. From there, suspense mounts as the plot twists and turns with abundant thrills and laughter up through the final startling moments of the play. This edge of your seat thriller was Broadway’s longest running thriller written by the master of suspense, Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives, Sliver, and Boys from Brazil, among others). You are kept guessing, laughing and surprised to the very end.

Apr 25-May 17
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Steve Cox, produced by Sheilah Crossley-Cox.
Shakespeare’s final fantasy-romance for the stage. In this classic masterpiece, a magical storm strands a banished Duke’s enemies on his isle of exile. Through magic, misadventure and forgiveness, the Duke, his daughter, his foes and his slaves are all liberated from the prisons of their pasts to the glorious promise of their futures. Full of comedy, romance, poetry and thrilling magic.

June 6-28, 2003
An Evening of David Ives Shorts
Directed by Bob Hoffman
From June 6 through 28 we’ll feature a series of comic one-acts by David Ives. It features the following six stories:

  • Sure Thing is a classic of contemporary comedy: two people meet in a café (or is it a bar?) and find their way through a conversational minefield.
  • Words, Words, Words recalls the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce Hamlet (from the monkey’s point of view).
  • The Philadelphia presents a young man in a restaurant who has fallen into a Twilight-Zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for.
  • Variations on the Death of Trotsky shows us the Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately trying to cope with the documented incidence of his death.
  • Arabian Nights has utterly normal Norman walk into utterly ordinary Flora’s shop looking for a souvenir of his travels and together they find whirlwind romance, spurred on by a wacky translator.
  • Babel’s In Arms, featuring two blue-collar Mesopotamian construction workers who are handed a provocative task: Build the Tower of Babel – or else. How many stones does it take to get to heaven, anyway?