#poolparty at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 23-Jul 15

#poolparty at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 23-Jul 15

Ally Theatre Company presents:
by Jennifer Mendenhall
Directed by Angelisa Gillyard

June 23 – July 15, 2018
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8PM
Matinees at 2PM on Saturday and 4PM on Sunday

Community Preview Friday June 22nd at 8PM
Saturday, June 23rd at 2 pm & 8pm
Thursday, June 28 at 8 pm
Friday, June 29 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 30 at 2 pm & 8pm
Sunday, July 1 at 4 pm
Thursday, July 5 at 8 pm
Friday, July 6 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 7 at 2 pm & 8pm
Sunday, July 8 at 4 pm
Industry Night Monday July 9th at 8PM
Thursday, July 12 at 8 pm
Friday, July 13 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 14 at 2 pm & 8pm
Sunday, July 15 at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

#poolparty is a thought-provoking play about the history of swimming pools, the desegregation of a private swim club, and how the legacy of racism in the water continues to affect us all. Recommended for all ages.

Tickets $25 General Admission, $15 Students and Veterans. Click here.

What Are You Going to Be? at the Greenbelt Community Center, June 23 & 24

What Are You Going to Be? at the Greenbelt Community Center, June 23 & 24

Featuring an 80th anniversary presentation of Betty Smith’s one-act play:
What Are You Going To Be?

Greenbelt Community Center Auditorium, 15 Crescent Road

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7:00pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00pm

This 80th anniversary multi-media event, hosted by Chris Cherry, will recount the highlights of the WPA’s Federal Theatre Project and its connections with Greenbelt and the town’s first amateur theatrical group, the Greenbelt Players. The program will include a narration and slideshow, song performances by talented Greenbelt vocalists, and a presentation of the one-act Federal Theatre Project play, What Are You Going To Be? The play, recently rediscovered in the FTP archives at the Library Of Congress, was presented by the Greenbelt Players in the Greenbelt Community Center auditorium eighty years ago, on June 23, 1938. The play’s author, Betty Smith, was then a struggling writer, whose employment by the Federal Theater Project enabled her to keep writing. She eventually produced the world-famous novel, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. The novel’s central characters, Francie Nolan and her family, were sketched by Smith in the one-act play. The Old Greenbelt Theatre will show the film version of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, on Monday, June 25, giving Greenbelters the opportunity to trace echoes of the play in the film. Following the multi-media presentation and play performance on June 23, a reception will be held to mark the opening of the new permanent exhibit, The Federal Theater Project and Greenbelt.

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Tickets: $5
For tickets, call 301-397-2208 or visit the Community Center business office.

Peter and the Wolf at Clarice Smith, June 24

Peter and the Wolf at Clarice Smith, June 24

Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
by Sergei Prokofiev
National Orchestra Institute + Festival

Sunday, June 24, 2018 . 3PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

In this family-friendly performance, members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and give their own imaginative musical interpretations of beloved children’s books.

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen by a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice and in the community.

Free, no tickets required.

Daughter of the Struggle at the Publick Playhouse, Jun 17

Daughter of the Struggle at the Publick Playhouse, Jun 17

Daughter of the Struggle

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 4pm

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

With powerful stories and transformative songs, “Daughter Of The Struggle” is an intimate journey into the life of the legendary Dick Gregory and the family that loves him. This autobiographical performance reveals Ayanna Gregory’s multi-dimensional existence as a daughter of the Civil Rights Movement.

Ayanna chronicles important and historical events throughout her father’s life of fame and human rights activism from a daughter’s perspective. As one of 10 children, Ayanna continues her family legacy and finds her own voice as an agent of change in the world.

Tickets: $10/person. Click here.

Rude Mechanicals present The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 15-30

Rude Mechanicals present The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 15-30

The Rude Mechanicals present
The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

June 15 – 30, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare’s increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.