Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tantallon at Harmony Hall, May 22-June 14

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Tantallon at Harmony Hall, May 22-June 14

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Charla Rowe
Music Director: Robert Rausch
Choreographer: Christopher Gerken

Location: Tantallon Community Players at Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington, Maryland.

May 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, June 5, 6, 7, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00
Sundays at 3:00

Follow this classic tale of betrayal and forgiveness through the lands of ancient Egypt: The Biblical story of Joseph and his brothers is brought to life through vibrant song and dance in this delightful family musical.

Dry Bones Rising at Venus Theatre, May 21-Jun 14

Dry Bones Rising at Venus Theatre, May 21-Jun 14

Dry Bones Rising
by Cecelia Raker
Venus Theatre World Premiere

Location: Venus Theatre Play Shack.

Opens May 21, 2015
Closes June 14, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm.

Description: In the wake of the world-shattering catastrophe, two children from very different sides of the Wall emerge from the rubble, alone except for each other. With nothing familiar left, they agree on only one point: they gotta find help. But he wants to embark on a journey to a safer place, and she wants to stay, calling upon an ancient power to kiss a protective golem to life. When creating a Mud Man doesn’t turn out the way she’d hoped, will they two human survivors be able to make a new world together, or will they reap the dire consequences of playing pretend God?

About the playwright: Cecelia Raker is a playwright, director, and dramaturge currently at work on a cycle of movement-and-text pieces based on fairy tales, a few more traditional plays, and Shiver, a collaborative devised piece with the Project:Project collective in Boston. Her play Skinwalking was developed at the 2014 Great Plains Theater Conference Playlab, and had a sold-out run in 2011 at the Art’s Loeb Experimental Theater. Her new piece Dry Bones Rising was read in December 2014 with Argos Productions, and her play Lilacs in November was work-shopped in the 2010 Harvard Playwrights’ Festival. Her short play Webbed Hands was produced by Imaginary Beasts at the 2014 Boston Theater Marathon. Her work has also been developed/performed at The One-Minute Play Festival, the Exit 7 New Short Play Contest, Bostonia Bohemia, Company One, and a variety of other venues. Cecelia is a member of Project:Project, the Grub Street Writers’ Workshop, and One Bird Productions. She holds an AB in Theater Arts from Harvard College.

Tickets $20: Buy here.

Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre at Wendy’s, May 20

Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre

Solve A Murder on the third Wednesday of every month at the Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre.

Starring Role – for You! Be the investigator who solves this Murder Mystery!

Location: Wendy’s located at 16400 Harbour Way in Bowie, MD 20716.

Third Wednesday each month, starting at 7:00PM

Visit our Facebook page to find out this month’s current murder:

FREE! Be a Captive Audience and Support YOUR Local Theatre! We hope you enjoy dinner at Wendy’s between 6pm-9pm on this night as 20% of all your food and drink purchases (as well as drive-through sales) are donated to Bowie Community Theatre.

BCT’s Murder Mystery Troupe will present the interactive Murder Mystery

Betting on Death

Everyone simply knew him as “Harold,” one of the many street people who wandered through Las Vegas. He was seemingly a harmless, homeless person who elicited a smile and a muffled laugh whenever he was around – or so people thought.

No one would ever have imagined what would be found when he met an untimely end, hit by a speeding sportscar in front of the Labachio Hotel and Casino while a shocked entourage of erstwhile pseudo-entrepreneurs looked on in disbelief. That’s when the preconceived perceptions of Harold went through a traumatic transformation. For, as police investigated, they discovered that “looks are deceiving,” and that Harold was more than a mere avenue adventurer.

Who was Harold and why did he adopt his dilatory disguise? What was he looking for as he wandered waywardly in the wind? And, was his death an accident, or a premeditated plot that would have unexpected repercussions? Only expert sleuthing would produce a winning hand and solve the case.

Join us on May 20, 2015!

“Malcolm X” An American Legend at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 19

“Malcolm X” An American Legend at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 19

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:00pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

In the same way the world acknowledges Dr. King, we should also take the time to commemorate his misunderstood contemporary “Minister Malcolm X” to whom society refuses to give full credit for his contributions to the world.

On Tuesday May 19th we honor the “Birthday” of Malcolm.

“By any Means” Edu-tainment presents: An evening of Edu-tainment paying homage to Brother Malcolm featuring Darrick Johnson’s one man show: “Malcolm X” An American legend. Q & A after performance. Evening also includes African drumming, song and poetry.

Doors open 6:30 pm, refreshments served in the lobby until 7:45 and performances start by 8 pm.

Admission $25

A Raisin in the Sun at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 15-Jun 6

A Raisin in the Sun at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 15-Jun 6

A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
directed by Rikki Howie Lacewell

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

May 15 – June 6
Friday and Saturday at 8:00
Sunday May 24 and 31 at 2:00

Ticket prices: $20 General Admission, $16 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets.

When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust, and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.