Winter Fables at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 13

Winter Fables at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 13

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
Education on Stage: Winter Fables

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 10am

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

These ancient stories have so much to tach even the most modern of audiences. Winter Fables is an imaginative show that features some of winter’s most well-known tales and lessons. Join us as we explore tales of the Ant and the Grasshopper, the Country Mouse and City Mouse, The Old Man and his Gold, and many more relatable stories for the winter season.

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Toshi Reagon & Alarm Will Sound: Love Always & Cradle at Clarice Smith, Dec 11

Toshi Reagon & Alarm Will Sound: Love Always & Cradle at Clarice Smith, Dec 11

Toshi Reagon & Alarm Will Sound: Love Always & Cradle
Sunday, December 11, 2022 . 3PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

“One of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene” (The New York Times), Alarm Will Sound is a 20-member band that has established a reputation for performing demanding music with energetic virtuosity. This matinee performance features the world premiere of Love Always, commissioned by The Clarice, along with Alyssa Piper’s Cradle. 

Love Always, a song cycle co-created by Allison Loggins-Hull and Toshi Reagon, is rooted in long-standing African American traditions of elders writing letters to their children, and of storytelling through music, conversation and listening. Inspired by James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me,” Allison writes letters to her own son, which serve as the text in this piece and as a call for understanding to allow her son to navigate through this world. Toshi’s offering to this song cycle tells three of her stories: Toshi Seeger (her Godmother), Toshi Georgiana Widoff Woodson (her Goddaughter and Toshi herself.

Alyssa Pyper initially created Cradle as a solo work for violin, loop pedal and voice as part of a symbolic journey into the trauma of growing up queer, classically trained and Mormon. In equal part, the composition of the piece emerged through the composer’s dissonance with not only fundamentalist religion, but a pedagogy of classical violin dispersed through the frame of a perfectionist religious culture. Through a close mentorship, members of Alarm Will Sound co-created with Pyper a version of Cradle that allows for members of an ensemble to tap into its arc and participate in its call.

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Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.

The Muses – Original Works Project at Clarice Smith, Dec 11

The Muses – Original Works Project at Clarice Smith, Dec 11

The Muses – Original Works Project (Fall)
Sunday, December 11, 2022 . 3PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre.

Come see a variety of 10-minute staged readings of plays written, directed and performed by students!

Free, no tickets required

Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.

Nutcracker Ballet Story Time at College Park Arts Exchange, Dec 10

Nutcracker Ballet Story Time at College Park Arts Exchange, Dec 10

Nutcracker Ballet Story Time
Sat. Dec. 10, 10am and 6pm at the Old Parish House.

Location: College Park Arts Exchange

Join The Berwyn Ballet School for this free, family friendly holiday event! Listen to a reading of The Nutcracker with the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, and see dancing Candy Canes and other characters from the Land of the Sweets, set to live music! Children under age 12 will get to meet and take pictures with their favorite Nutcracker character. Tickets to this event are free to the public and delicious Nutcracker treats will be available for purchase. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime for seating, mingling and bake sale. Seating is limited, so be sure to secure your spot. Book free tickets at http://www.berwynballetschool.com. Special thanks to the College Park Arts Exchange for sponsoring this event and to the City of College Park for additional funding of this event in effort to provide accessibility of the arts in the community.

A Christmas Story at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 9-18

A Christmas Story at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 9-18

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
A Christmas Story
adapted by Philip Grecian
directed by Michael Hartsfield
produced by Maureen Rogers

December 9 – 18, 2022
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Ticket prices: $20 general, $15 students/military/seniors

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, please call 301-617-9906, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.