Peter Pan Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 1-24

Peter Pan Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 1-24

Friday August 1, 2014 through Sunday August 24, 2014
2014 Summer Youth Production
Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.
Directed by Rebecca Feibel
Produced by Laila Riazi
Musical Director: Thomas Lukacsina

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!

Produced by special arrangement with MTI. Performances run weekends from Friday August 1, 2014 through Sunday August 24, 2014 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. For reservations, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2. For further information visit the web site at http://www.laurelmillplayhouse.org or contact Rebecca Feibel at rfeibel2462@gmail.com or 443-827-2989, Thomas Lukacsina at tjhomas928@gmail.com or Laila Riazi at lailariazi@gmail.com or 202-258-6167. For further information about LMP, contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com.

The Tempest by Annapolis Shakespeare Company at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 1-17

The Tempest by Annapolis Shakespeare Company at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 1-17

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jay D. Brock

Location: Annapolis Shakespeare Company at the Bowie Playhouse

Dates: August 1 through August 17
Fridays at 8:00pm
Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $25 to $30. Buy tickets online.

Description: A story of shipwreck and magic, The Tempest begins on a ship caught in a violent storm with Alonso, the king of Naples, on board. On a nearby island, the exiled Duke of Milan, Prospero, tells his daughter, Miranda, that he has caused the storm with his magical powers. Prospero had been banished twelve years earlier when Prospero’s brother, Antonio—also on the doomed ship—conspired with Alonso to become the duke instead. Prospero and Miranda are served by a spirit named Ariel and by Caliban, son of the island’s previous inhabitant, the witch Sycorax.

On the island, castaways from the wreck begin to appear. First is Alonso’s son Ferdinand, who immediately falls in love with Miranda. Prospero secretly approves of their love, but tests the pair by enslaving Ferdinand. After secretly watching Miranda and Ferdinand exchange vows, Prospero releases Ferdinand and consents to their marriage.

Other castaways who appear are Trinculo and Stephano, Alonso’s jester and butler, who join forces with Caliban to kill Prospero and take over the island. The nobles from the ship search for Ferdinand and are confronted with a spectacle including a Harpy, who convinces Alonso that Ferdinand’s death is retribution for Prospero’s exile.

Having all his enemies under his control, Prospero decides to forgive them. Alonso, joyously reunited with his son, restores Prospero to the dukedom of Milan and welcomes Miranda as Ferdinand’s wife. As all except Caliban and Ariel prepare to leave the island, Prospero, who has given up his magic, bids farewell to the island and the audience.

Purchase the script or video from Amazon here.


Chocolate Covered Ants at the Bowie CPA, Jul 31-Aug 10

Chocolate Covered Ants at the Bowie CPA, Jul 31-Aug 10

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

Chocolate Covered Ants

Restoration Stage, Inc. and Bowie Center for the Performing Arts proudly present Chocolate Covered Ants, a new play from Steven Butler Jr.

Join us at the beautiful Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Bowie, Maryland and be a part of the birth of the next Restoration Stage, Inc. production!

Directed by Courtney Baker-Oliver
Stage Managed by Jared Shamberger
Produced by Jivon Lee Jackson

Performance Dates:
Thursday, July 31, 8pm
Friday, August 1, 8pm
Saturday, August 2, 8pm
Sunday, August 3, 3pm
Thursday, August 7, 8pm
Friday, August 8, 8pm
Saturday, August 9, 8pm
Sunday, August 10, 3pm

Tickets: General admission is 25$, groups of ten or more are eligible for a discount by contacting Restorationstagepresents@gmail.com or by calling 202-714-0646. Buy on-line.

Auditions for For Colored Girls at Laurel Mill Playhouse, July 22 & 24

Auditions for For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf at Laurel Mill Playhouse, July 22 & 24

Auditions for For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf will be held on:

July 22, 2014 at 7:00
July 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Director Michael V. Hartsfield will be casting:

7 African-American women, ages 18 and up

No appointment necessary. Please bring head shot, resume and conflicts. If unable to make audition dates, please email maureencrogers@gmail.com to make an appointment. For copies of sides email mhartsfield71@comcast.net

Performances are scheduled to run from October 10, 2014 to October 19, 2014.

Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, July 16-27

Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, July 16-27

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival’s production of

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare

Please join us for edge-of-your-seat storytelling with an incredible cast of characters. A Midsummer Night’s Dream has young lovers, fairies, clowns, and a talking wall, guaranteed to entertain the whole family! Be transported by live music, magical movement, and Shakespeare’s enchanting poetry… all under the stars.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:30 pm
The Patio Amphitheater at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD 20742
Rain location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Thursday July 17, 2014, 7:30 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Rain location: Largo/ Kettering/ Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday July 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
Montpelier Mansion Grounds*
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708
Rain location: Deerfield Run Community Center
13000 Laurel Bowie Road, Laurel, MD

Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
Hillcrest Heights Community Center
2300 Oxon Run Drive
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Rain location: Hillcrest Heights Community Center Gym

Sunday July 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
Fairwood Community Park
12390 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20720
Rain location: Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Boulevard (Rte. 193)
Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Saturday July 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Sunday July 27, 2014
Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly, MD 20784

For more information call;
301 446-3232 TTY; 301-699-2544.
http://www.pgparks.com arts.pgparks.com