Moon Over Buffalo at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 23-Apr 15

Moon Over Buffalo at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 23-Apr 15

Moon Over Buffalo
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday March 23, 2018 through Sunday April 15, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family — including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend — must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard — one man with two mistaken identities — and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion — the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. Performances run weekends from Friday March 23, 2018 through Sunday April 15, 2018 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. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at or 301-452-2557 or Larry Simmons Email:

Buy tickets here.

CANCELLED: Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre at Wendy’s, Mar 21

Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre at Wendy’s

CANCELLED due to weather.

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.

A *NEW* Murder Mystery: They Clone from Outer Space

They say hindsight is 20-20, and in hindsight, we probably shouldn’t have cloned a human. But, in the year 2020, Olympic decathlete, Al Lele, was cloned and the Blender line was born. Now in its third generation, Dr. Gene Blender has defied all odds. He’s married, has three daughters, and is a lead scientist at the University that created him. The hope was that he’d outlive all the previous clones in his line, but that hope died with him.

Amid protests about clones stealing American jobs, accusations of sexual misconduct, the unexpected delivery of divorce papers, and (according to some) the threat of invading aliens altering his genetic make-up, Dr. Gene Blender was found dead in his lab. Was it a heart attack or something more sinister?

Who would destroy such a medical marvel? What was in those magic genes that made them so resilient to repeat cloning, and what can the DNA evidence tell us about the murder?
About the Author

Dr. Valerie J. Mikles is a recent inductee onto the BCT Board and is delighted to debut this original murder mystery. Scientist by day, sci-fi writer by night, and theater junkie in the hours between, her motto in life is “I can be everything I want, just not all at the same time.”

Valerie’s novels will be available for purchase and signing by the author herself at our March Murder Mystery at Wendy’s! The paperback books are $15 each, and cash/credit are accepted.

POSTPONED: One-Act Play Festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Mar 20-22

One-Act Play Festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Mar 20-22

The One-Act Play Festival has been postponed to April due to weather.

One-Act Play Festival

Location: Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt. In the Drama Room (004).

March 20 – 22, 2018 at 7pm

At Roosevelt every Spring, we hold our One Act Festival, in which we showcase many different One Acts. Each One Act is about 10 to 15 minutes, and they are all student directed (and in some cases, even student written). They are a fun opportunity for students to experiment with the different aspects of putting on a play, and get a closer look at how many things actually go into making a play.

Tags: Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt Maryland, One-Act Play Festival, School

The Story of Anne Frank at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 20

The Story of Anne Frank at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 20

Midweek Matinee
The Story of Anne Frank

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

The Story of Anne Frank. This meticulously researched production provides an engaging and accessible approach to this time in history as it tells the story of a remarkable young woman. Celebrating the courage and strength of Anne and her companions in the Secret Annex, The Story of Anne Frank offers an opportunity to reflect on a young person’s perseverance in the face of unimaginable odds.

Recommended for grades 6-8

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies, Language Arts

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

This Little Light at Venus Theatre, Mar 8-25

This Little Light at Venus Theatre, Mar 8-25

by Jennifer Faletto
Directed by Deborah Randall

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.

Location: Venus Theatre.

Who am I? What am I? THIS LITTLE LIGHT explores the life of the same person over 400 years through the meandering mind of a Millennial who is waking for the first time to her human needs for meaning and understanding.

Jennifer Faletto’s plays include The Texas Homecoming Revolutionof 1995, f/k/a Bathroom Hate (2015 Reva Shiner Comedy Award finalist), Domestic Animals (2016 Woodward/Newman Drama Award finalist & 2016 O’Neill semifinalist) and This Little Light. Jennifer’s plays have been developed and produced at The Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival, Amphibian Stage Productions, Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Blank, The Capital Fringe, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Panndora’s Box, Best Medicine Rep and Short + Sweet. Jennifer studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia and holds a BFA in theatre performance from TCU. She is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory (Chicago).

Tickets are $40 General Admission, $20 for Friend of Venus, $15 for Student or Senior. Buy tickets here.