2023-2024 Season

iLL Met by Moonlight (external website link)
The Rude Mechanicals in Residence at The Greenbelt Arts Center
Directed by Joshua Engel
August 25–September 9, 2023

The Devil You Don’t
Written and performed by Christopher DePamphilis (guest production)
A sleight of hand magic show starring Christopher DePamphilis. A
practicing magician with over 20 years of experience, DePamphilis
reveals how he got into the craft and navigated the hardships that come
with it. Come peer behind the curtain in this once-in-a-lifetime
October 6–21, 2023

The Chromatics: A Chromatic Christmas (guest production)
The Chromatics return to the Greenbelt Arts Center with their entertaining variety of a cappella songs, from covers spanning the past several decades to original songs, and, of course, a selection of holiday tunes in all styles! They promise a festive show!
December 15–17, 2023

Merrily We Roll Along – music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth
Directed by Roy Hammond
“A musical comedy about fame, friendship and fate. Stephen Sondheim’s score is his best ever! The recent revival in NY has enjoyed great success.”
January 11–20, 2024

Macbeth (external website link) by William Shakespeare
The Rude Mechanicals in Residence at The Greenbelt Arts Center
Directed by Liana Olear
“In a near-future Scotland beset by rebellion, treason, malice domestic, foreign levy, and troublesome prophecies, who is fit to govern?
February 2–10, 2024

Ms. Story’s Living History – Shemika Renée (guest production)
“An eccentric bookstore owner brings history to life by introducing the audience to women whose lives left their mark on history.”
February 16–March 3, 2024

A Man of No Importance – music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Terrence McNally, based on the 1994 Albert Finney film
Directed by Julia Arbutus
“This musical is really about a man finding himself and his place in the world far later in life than maybe he had planned to. I really want this production to be a celebration of that journey to self-acceptance and self-actualization — no matter what time of our lives we’re at, we deserve to feel like we belong.”
April 12–May 4, 2024

The Rudes Abide (A One-Acts Festival)
The Rude Mechanicals in Residence at The Greenbelt Arts Center
The Rudes perform Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before, plus a play by our very own Claudia Bach.
May 10–18, 2024

Fiveplay – by local playwright Erica Smith
Directed by Rocky Nunzio
“An affectionate look at polyamory and the modern family. Emerson’s dating Sawyer, who’s married to Monty, who’s dating Ray, who’s also dating Avery, who’s married to Emerson. And their friend Keegan lives with them too. This is a show about a family — Venn House, six people who chose one another. Sure, sometimes poly people’s problems are about relationships. Sometimes they’re about jobs, or money, or haunted antiques. And sometimes family is even more complicated than it seems.”
May 31–June 15, 2024