The Mystery Plays by the Hard Bargain Players, Oct 9-24

The Mystery Plays by the Hard Bargain Players, Oct 9-24

The Mystery Plays
By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Directed by April Dawn Weimer
October 9-24, 2015

Location: Hard Bargain Players

Performances: Fridays and Saturdays, October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8:00 PM

Synopsis: THE MYSTERY PLAYS is two interrelated one acts, loosely based on the tradition of the medieval mystery plays. In the first play, THE FILMMAKER’S MYSTERY, Joe Manning, a director of horror films, survives a terrible train wreck—only to be haunted by the ghost of Nathan West, one of the passengers who didn’t survive. As the police investigate Joe, he investigates Nathan, desperate to understand why he survived and what Nathan’s specter could possible want. In the second play, GHOST CHILDREN, Joe’s attorney and friend, Abby Gilly, travels to a small town in rural Oregon to make peace with the man who brutally murdered her parents and younger sister sixteen years earlier. The man—the murderer—is her older brother. Like the original medieval mystery plays, THE MYSTERY PLAYS wrestles with the most profound of human ideas: the mysteries of death, the afterlife, religion, faith, and forgiveness—in a uniquely American way.

Tickets for HBP performances are $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

Intimate Apparel at Clarice Smith, Oct 9-17

Intimate Apparel at Clarice Smith, Oct 9-17

Intimate Apparel
By Lynn Nottage

Fri, Oct 9, 2015. 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 10, 2015. 7:30PM
Sun, Oct 11, 2015. 2:00PM
Wed, Oct 14, 2015. 7:30PM
Thu, Oct 15, 2015. 7:30PM
Fri, Oct 16, 2015. 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 17, 2015. 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 17, 2015. 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre, Reserved Seating.

Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage explores the strength of the human spirit through the story of Esther, an African American seamstress in New York in 1905 when social and class lines were clearly drawn and seemingly impassible. Directed by Helen Hayes Award nominee Jennifer Nelson.

General Public: Regular: $25, Student/Youth: $10, NextLEVEL (Limit 2 per show): Regular: $20. Tickets.

Tru at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Oct 9-16

Tru at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Oct 9-18

by Jay Presson Allen from the Words and Works of Truman Capote
directed by Gayle Negri
With Larry LaRose as Truman Capote

October 9-18
Friday and Saturday at 8:00
Sundays at 2:00

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center.

Truman Capote wrote a book that traded on the confidences of his socialite friends. They spurned him and it left him bereft and prone to self-destructive behavior. In this production we see Tru over 2 days, in which he talks about his life and how he hopes to ingratiate himself once again with high society.

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

600 Highwaymen: Employee of the Year at Clarice Smith, Oct 9 & 10

600 Highwaymen: Employee of the Year at Clarice Smith, Oct 9 & 10

600 Highwaymen
Employee of the Year

Fri, Oct 9, 2015 . 8:00PM
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 . 8:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogood Theatre, General Admission.

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Although this play features child actors, it is not children’s theatre and is not appropriate for young children. Not suitable for children under 11.

A child’s house burns down, leaving everyone and everything she has behind. From this moment, a singular journey begins. 600 Highwaymen’s Employee of the Year brings together five young girls in an attempt to probe what it means to grow up and ask how people become who they are. What do we lose and what do we search for? Combining an arresting theatrical style with original songs by Obie Award-winner David Cale, this work intimately investigates the process of transformation over the course of lifetime, acted with the innocence and knowing of young girls who are not ashamed by feelings and therefore make us less ashamed of our own.

Felix Pitre – Stories & Songs of Latin America at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 8

Felix Pitre – Stories & Songs of Latin America at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 8

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Midweek Matinee
Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 10:15 am & 12 noon

GEICO Gecko Series: Felix Pitre – Stories & Songs of Latin America

Felix Pitre brings to life the culture of Latin America with puppetry, stories, songs, instruments and dance, performed in English interwoven with Spanish words and phrases.

Recommended for grades K-3. Curriculum connections: Historical, Cultural and Social Context; World Languages.

Tickets: $8/person $6/groups of 20 or more; free to Title 1 schools in Prince George’s County.