2022 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 10-24

2022 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 10-24

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

2022 Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks presents The Tragedy of Macbeth

Description: Join Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks triumphant return, to a park near you, with our actionpacked production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth. Inspired by the novel-turned-movie Gangs of New York, this 1850’s interpretation features some of the region’s best stage combat artists and seasoned actors. Paired with Shakespeare’s iconic language, this fast paced 90-minute adaptation will leave audiences breathless. Bring your lawn chair, a picnic, and enjoy the Bard under the stars with Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks!

Performances July 19-24, 2022.

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

Sunday, July 10th at 3 pm, Fairwood Community Park Amphitheater 12390 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, MD 20720
Rain Location: Glenn Dale Community Center 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale MD 20769

Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 pm, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902

Thursday, July 14th at 7:30 pm, Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Kettering, MD 20774
Rain Location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 15th at 7:30 pm, Montpelier Mansion Grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708
Rain Location: Deerfield Run Community Center 8870 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20708

Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 pm, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Sunday, July 17th at 3:00 pm, John Addison Concert Hall Harmony Hall Art Center, 10702 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD 20744

Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm, Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain Location: Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782

Thursday, July 21st at 7:30 pm, David C. Driscoll Community Park, 3911 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, MD 20781

Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 pm, Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Sunday, July 24th at 3 pm, Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20784

Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the county, making great theatre available to everyone. For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.

One Slight Hitch by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Jul 8-31

One Slight Hitch by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Jul 8-31

One Slight Hitch
Directed by Jennifer L. Franklin

July 8 – 31, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

The Coleman household is preparing for daughter, Courtney’s, wedding. Her mother, Delia, is determined that everything will be “perfect”. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. But when the doorbell rings on the wedding morning, everything goes perfectly awry.

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.

Buy tickets on-line.

Love Letters at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 7-24

Love Letters at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 7-24

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Love Letters
by A. R. Gurney
Directed and Produced by Maureen Rogers

July 7 – 14, 2022

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them.

You will see your favorite performers and personalities from Laurel Mill Playhouse, the American Legion, City of Laurel and the Laurel Historical Society. Note that we have Thursday evening performances, Saturday afternoon performances as well as our normal Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances.

Schedule of performances and actors for each date and time are as follows:

Thursday, July 7th at 8pm: Marge McGugan & Ron Able
Friday, July 8th at 8pm: Marge McGugan and Ron Able
Saturday, July 9th at 3pm: Lorraine Brooks & John Cholod
Saturday, July 9th at 8pm: Ilene & David Chalmers
Sunday, July 10th at 2pm: Carol & Tim Evans

Thursday, July 14th at 8pm: Ilene & David Chalmers
Friday, July 15th at 8pm: Lorraine Brooks & John Cholod
Saturday, July 16th at 3pm: Carol & Tim Evans
Saturday, July 16th at 8pm: Christine & Dion Johnson
Sunday, July 17th at 2pm: Ilene & David Chalmers

Thursday, July 21st at 8pm: Lesley & John Brinton
Friday, July 22nd at 8pm: R. Anne Hull & John Cholod
Saturday, July 23rd at 3pm: Christine & Dion Johnson
Saturday, July 23rd at 8pm: Leena & Sanjeev Dev
Sunday, July 24th at 2pm: Meera Narasimhan & Ken Krintz

Ticket prices: $15 General Admission.

LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.

Buy tickets here.

For further information, contact Maureen Rogers at lmp508main@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Rickey Solomon’s Anatomy of Love at the Bowie CPA, Jul 1 & 2

Rickey Solomon’s Anatomy of Love at the Bowie CPA, Jul 1 & 2

Solomon’s Word presents:
Rickey Solomon’s Anatomy of Love
Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 5:30pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

The Anatomy of Love musical stage play centered around Autumn Phelps, a newly engaged daughter returning home after five years to visit her family. Love is in the air, and everyone is excited about where life has led them. When unforeseen circumstances causes Autumn’s visit home to be extended a little longer expected, time quickly reveals hidden truths and unhealed wounds that test the strings of the heart. When it all seems to fall apart and be over, it will take faith, tears, and the wisdom of their mother to teach them the Anatomy of Love.

Tickets: $35 Click here.

The Marriage of Figaro at Clarice Smith, Jun 29-Jul 3

The Marriage of Figaro at Clarice Smith, Jun 29-Jul 3

Maryland Lyric Opera:
The Marriage of Figaro
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

June 29 – July 3, 2022
Wed, Jun 29, 2022 . 07:00PM to 10:15PM
Fri, Jul 1, 2022 . 07:00PM to 10:15PM
Sun, Jul 3, 2022 . 02:00PM to 05:15PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

Maryland Lyric Opera makes a triumphant return to fully staged performances with one of opera’s most popular musical comedies: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, June 29 through July 3, 2022.

Presented in an inventive and stylish period production on the intimate stage of the Kay Theatre in The Clarice at the University of Maryland, the opera tells an upstairs/downstairs story of love and all of its hijinks – from lust to betrayal to forgiveness – all set to some of the most beautiful and indelible music ever written. Conducted by Music Director Louis Salemno and directed for the stage by David Gately, this classic remains every bit as relevant today as it was Mozart’s time – perfect for opera lovers and those who are new to opera alike.

The cast features Hunter Enoch as Figaro, Nayoung Ban as Susanna, Javier Arrey as the Count, Mary Feminear as the Countess, Allegra De Vita as Cherubino, and Kenneth Kellogg as Dr. Bartolo.

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles.

Health + Safety: Patrons attending University of Maryland arts events are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. We continue to encourage audiences to wear a mask and stay current with vaccinations and boosters. Please see our Health & Safety information page for information about what to expect during your visit.

Parking Notice: Stadium Drive Garage will be closed over the summer. Free parking will be available in Lots 1/Z, the large surface lots just beyond The Clarice. A shuttle service from Lot 1 to The Clarice will be available before and after the opera.

Tickets: $25 to $60 reserved seating. Students: $10. Click here.