Masquerade at the Charis Center, Sep 19-27

Masquerade at the Charis Center, Sep 19-27

Masquerade
A New Play by William Leary

Location: Charis Center for the Arts

September 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 2014
Performances at 8pm nightly.

Tickets: $15 per person. Proceeds to benefit suicide prevention.

Unanswerable questions, unbearable loss. One family’s story of suicide.

Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre, Sep 17

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: https://www.facebook.com/BowieCommunityTheatre

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.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM – Murder Mystery starts at 7:00 p.m.

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

Quicker Than the Eye

He was a prestidigitator beyond compare. The Amazing Roberto Clappini built a reputation for performing card tricks that could deceive even the most well-trained eye. His latest trick was proclaimed to be one that would take the art of sleight of hand to a new level.

The trick was always performed with cards manufactured by Svengesi’s Strong Suits, the Bulgarian company that is known worldwide for its outstanding product. Clappini swore by the cards’ quality and refused to consider using any other brand.

Now, though, Svengesi’s renown has taken a hit – struck by the same blow that killed Clappini after last night’s performance at Finger Lake.

But, authorities have a clue about the identity of the murderer, or to be more accurate, a handful of clues. For before he died, Clappini had the strength and wherewithal to pull several cards from the deck and attempt to tell authorities what happened. It would take skill and investigative expertise to identify the perpetrator of the crime – and to deal out a hand that could only be described as a “royal flush.”

Auditions for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 16-22

Auditions for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 16-22

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Auditions for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will be held on:

September 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM
September 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM
September 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Director TJ Lukacsina will be casting:

Principals:
3 Women, 3 Men
Featured: 2 Women, 3 Men
Ensemble: Large singing-dancing ensemble consisting of several different character groups.

Dress comfortably and be prepared for some movement. No flip flops, only dance shoes or sneakers.

There will be cold readings from the script.

Performances are scheduled to run from December 5, 2014 to December 27, 2014.

For more information see: http://www.laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php

NextNOW Fest at Clarice Smith, Sep 11-14

NextNOW Fest at Clarice Smith, Sep 11-14

September 11 to September 14, 2014

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

A four-day festival of theatre, music, dance, food and more.

For the first time ever, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is kicking off our season with four days of fun and frolic with the NextNOW Fest! Discover the next big thing in small, intimate and surprising environments: sonic massages, subway buskers, Terptastic jazz, deep theatre for your short attention span, dance mysteries, late-night art explosions, food frolics, an arts tailgate, and toast… and then something curious… and then…

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is building the future of the arts now! We are breaking through traditional boundaries in art making and audience experience by being a hub of innovation and possibility. We are creating artistic opportunities that build connections, foster exploration and invigorate you to find your voice.

Most events are free.

For a detailed schedule of events see: http://theclarice.umd.edu/series/2014-nextnow-fest

The Neo-Futurists: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Clarice Smith, Sep 11-12

The Neo-Futurists: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Clarice Smith, Sep 11-12

The Neo-Futurists: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
September 11 & 12, 2014
Series: 2014 NextNOW Fest

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Thu, Sep 11, 2014 . 7:30PM
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 . 9:00PM

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. Dance Theatre, Reserved Seating.

Description: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an artistic attempt to perform 30 two-minute plays, selected at random in front of the audience’s eyes.

With an aesthetic that draws upon Dada, Surrealism and the work of the original Italian Futurists, the single unifying element of the short plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty.

This experimental theatre company’s co-artistic director, Kurt Chiang, is a graduate of UMD’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. But would you expect anything less?