One Acts by Elan Zafir at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 28-30

One Acts by Elan Zafir at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 28-30

One Acts by Elan Zafir:
Super Earth
Ben & Lucille
by Actor/Playwright Elan Zafir

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Friday August 28, 2015 through Sunday August 30, 2015
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM. Sunday matinee performance on Sunday August 30 at 2:00 PM

Super Earth

As the threat of nuclear extinction filters through the streets of New York, two men find themselves in an underground observatory wondering what they could have done different with their lives. If only they had one more chance to make things better.

They get the chance.

Ben & Lucille

How do you know when it’s time to call it quits? How can distance bring a perfect relationship to a crashing end? When mediocre painter Ben Schaffer takes the train to meet his academic activist girlfriend at a motel in Philly — he finds that things have changed. As old tiffs quickly turn into political and philosophical wounds — Ben and Lucille must confront the inevitable decay in their relationship, and the possibility of making a clean start.

Performances run weekends from Friday August 28, 2015 through Sunday August 30, 2015 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 or contact Maureen Rogers at or 301-452-2557.

Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 28 & 29

Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 28 & 29

Joe’s Movement Emporium presents:
Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror

Friday, August 28th: Reception 9 pm, Show 10 pm
Saturday, August 29th: Reception 2 pm, Show 3 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

EarlOrrin Productions is proud to have developed a historical rendition of Richard O’Brian’s Rocky Horror Show, featuring an all African-American shadow cast, entitled, “Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror!” This sexy comedy is guaranteed to leave you speechless and wanting more. Our production will feature pantomimed performances and crowd engagement—placing audiences in the comedic experience that is Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s Castle.

The production company has decided to evoke the age old tradition of a shadow cast for this highly provocative yet entertaining production. The cast will dramatically mime the film as it plays on a large screen and will strongly encourage the audience to sing along with the film bringing another dimension to the shadow cast.

It is my general purpose as an African- American owned Production firm to educate, cultivate, and enhance the knowledge of Americans and to uplift our community as a whole. EarlOrrin Productions, is enriched with a dedicated team to explore and peer outside the societal norms, enhancing their skill set to be one of the generation’s innovative leaders in the artistic humanities.

Tickets: In advance: Couple $40, Individual $25, At the door: $30.
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Auditions for Any Given Monday by Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 24 & 25

Auditions for Any Given Monday by Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 24 & 25

Auditions for Any Given Monday
By Bruce Graham
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Auditions for Any Given Monday by Bruce Graham, will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday and Tuesday, August 24th and 25th, at 7PM. Callbacks, if needed will be Wednesday, August 26. Director Ann Lowe-Barrett is casting 2 men and 2 women; see below for listing. All roles are open. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. There is no need to prepare a monologue.

Rehearsals begin August 31 and are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, except for tech week beginning Nov 1 when they are every night. You will be asked at auditions about any schedule conflicts you may have.

Story of the play: Lenny is a great guy: a good teacher, an excellent father, and a loving husband. So when his wife leaves him for a smooth-talking lothario who builds Walmarts, his life is shattered. While he consoles himself with watching his favorite movie, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, his best friend Mick takes matters into his own hands. Now Lenny must decide what he will stand up for and who he will stand up to. How far is too far to get back to happily-ever-after?

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King John at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 21-Sep 3

King John at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 21-Sep 3

King John
by William Shakespeare
A guest production from The Rude Mechanicals

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

August 21 – September 3, 2015
Friday and Saturday at 8:00
Sunday at 2:00

Shakespeare And The Holy Grail. This seldom performed play goes down much better when served in a Monty Python style. Yet you may still receive full credit for having seen King John – one of Shakespeare’s Top Forty. And no singing!

Ticket prices: $20 General Admission, $16 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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Witches Vanish at Venus Theatre, Aug 20-Sep 13

Witches Vanish at Venus Theatre, Aug 20-Sep 13

Witches Vanish
by Claudia Barnett
Venus Theatre World Premiere

Location: Venus Theatre Play Shack.

Opens August 20, 2015
Closes September 13, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm.

Description: In a series of stylized, highly visual vignettes employing puppetry, poetry, and surrealism, the weïrd sisters from Macbeth explore the stories of women who disappear, whether by choice or force. Inspired by history, astronomy, and Shakespeare, Witches Vanish examines the nature of change and the value of human life.

About the playwright: Claudia Barnett has developed four scripts with Venus Theatre, including No. 731 Degraw-street Brooklyn, or Emily Dickinson’s Sister, which had its world premiere on C Street in November 2013. She wrote Witches Vanish as resident playwright at Stage Left Theatre in Chicago, where it was included in LeapFest 9, and further drafted the script at the MultiStages New Works Finalist Festival (New York), the Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha), the Women’s Work Festival (St. John’s, Newfoundland), and the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival (Washington, DC). She teaches playwriting at Middle Tennessee State University and is the author of I Love You Terribly: Six Plays (2012) and No. 731 Degraw-street, Brooklyn, or Emily Dickinson’s Sister (forthcoming, fall 2015), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press.

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