Frankenstein at College Park Arts Exchange, Oct 22

Frankenstein at College Park Arts Exchange, Oct 22

by Mary Shelley
College Park United Methodist Church, Chapel.
3621 Campus Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm

College Park Arts Exchange

A staged reading with two actors portraying the Creature and his Creator, along with other characters from Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. Please share this announcement with your literary friends, English teachers, and everyone who loves Frankenstein!

H.M.S. Pinafore by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 21-Nov 19

H.M.S. Pinafore by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 21-Nov 19

H.M.S. Pinafore
October 21 – November 19, 2016
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Book & Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
Direction by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Joe Biddle
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

October 21 through November 19, 2016
Fri and Sat at 8 PM, Sun at 3 PM
Closing performance Saturday, November 19th at 3 PM

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Welcome aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic operetta! Captain Corcoran tries to marry his daughter to the lofty Sir Joseph Porter, but she falls in love with a lowborn sailor. All sorts of hilarity ensue! This zany, internationally-renowned show features well-known G&S songs, including “I’m Called Little Buttercup,” “We Sail the Ocean Blue,” and “He Is an Englishman.”

General Admission – $22, Seniors (60+), Full Time Students – $19, Discount for prepaid groups of 10 to 19 – $2 off per ticket, 20 or more – $4 off per ticket. For tickets, click here or call call (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819.

Pride and Prejudice at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 21-Nov 13

Pride and Prejudice at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 21-Nov 13

Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday October 21, 2016 through Sunday November 13, 2016
Sunday matinee performances on November 6 and November 13 at 2:00 P.M.
Special Thursday performances on November 3 and November 10.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this play. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

Tickets: $20 for general admission, $15 for students, military and seniors.

Performances run weekends from Friday October 21, 2016 through Sunday November 13, 2016 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 here. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at or 301-452-2557.

Tags: Laurel Mill Playhouse, Laurel Maryland, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Larry Simmons, Maureen Rogers

You, The Jury by Dematha High School at the Bowie CPA, Oct 21-23

You, The Jury by Dematha High School at the Bowie CPA, Oct 21-23

Dematha High School Players present
You, the Jury

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:00pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

Location: DeMatha Catholic High School

This novel play permits the audience to act as a jury and vote whether Barbara Scott on trial for the murder of Chester Arthur Brant is innocent or guilty. The cause of Barbara Scott, defended by her attractive lawyer sister Edith and prosecuted by dynamic Allan Woodward, seems hopeless at the outset. Step by step, Allan relentlessly builds the case against her, including her purported confession and the dramatic testimony of Brant’s fiancee who claims she saw Barbara in almost the very act of firing the fatal shot. Edith doggedly fights back and she is finally rewarded when help arrives from a totally unexpected source. Conflict and tension build until the audience renders its verdict.

Performances will be held at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts. Friday, October 21 at 7 PM, Saturday, October 22 at 7 PM and Sunday, October 23 at 2 PM. Tickets $5 at the door.

‘Night Mother reading at Bowie State University, Oct 20

‘Night Mother reading at Bowie State University, Oct 20

Coffee, Tea, and Classics: Reading and Discussion Series: ‘Night, Mother
October 20, 2016 7:30pm

Parental Advisory: Recommended for high school students and above.

Delve into an intellectual reading and discussion of the classic drama ‘Night, Mother by Marsha Norman. Student director Sophie Barden will transport you to a living room and kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road. There you will meet Jessie, whose father is dead, whose loveless marriage ended in divorce, whose absent son is a petty thief and ne’er-do-well, and whose last job didn’t work out and, in general, whose life is stale and unprofitable. All of which lead her to ask her mother for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself.

After the reading, there will be a panel discussion on suicide prevention and awareness.

This event is hosted by the BSU chapter of Alpha Psi Omega and BSU Theatre.

Fine and Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, Bowie State University.

Free admission

Bob Bartlett