The Cat in the Hat at the Bowie CPA, Mar 1

The Cat in the Hat at the Bowie CPA, Mar 1

Arts on Stage presents:
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat
Live on Stage

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 10:15AM and 12:00 noon

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this grey day— but will Sally and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? This Dr. Seuss classic leaps onto the stage with chaotic exuberance in this adaptation from Plaza Theatricals Productions Inc.

Tickets: $9. Click here.

The Book Club Play at Clarice Smith, Feb 24-Mar 4

The Book Club Play at Clarice Smith, Feb 24-Mar 4

The Book Club Play
By Karen Zacarias
Directed by Fatima Quander

February 24 – March 4, 2023
Fri, Feb 24, 2023. 07:30PM
Sat, Feb 25, 2023. 07:30PM
Thu, Mar 2, 2023. 07:30PM
Fri, Mar 3, 2023. 07:30PM
Sat, Mar 4, 2023. 02:00PM
Sat, Mar 4, 2023. 07:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Literature and laughter take center stage! What happens when the devout members of a book club become the focus of a documentary film? Karen Zacarias’ witty comedy focuses on books and those who love them––and the quirky dynamics between them. By the end, you’ll feel like you’re a member of the book club yourself!

Pay what you wish. Click here.

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

Upstage Artists presents Arsenic and Old Lace, Feb 17-26

Upstage Artists presents Arsenic and Old Lace, Feb 17-26

Upstage Artists presents:
Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Rick Bergemann

February 17 – 26, 2023

Location: Upstage Artists, performing at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville MD, 20705

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell Abby and Martha before they stumble upon the body themselves, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor, they killed him! Between his aunts’ penchant for poisoning wine, a brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and another brother using plastic surgery to hide from the police—not to mention Mortimer’s own hesitancy about marriage—it’ll be a miracle if Mortimer makes it to his wedding. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family.

Tickets: $11.50. For more information click here.

The Belle’s Strategem at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 3-11

The Belle’s Strategem at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 3-11

The Rude Mechanicals in Residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present:
The Belle’s Strategem
by Hannah Cowley
directed by Jeff Poretsky

February 3 – 11, 2023
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

By Greenbelt Arts Center.

See! A charming rogue hoist on his own petard!
Cheer! As the confusion sowed plays out in surprising ways!
Watch! A young lady plot…and win!

The Belle’s Stratagem, reimagined into the 1960s, is a hilarious tale of
manners. Where love does – eventually – conquer all. Follow a couple promised to each other in their youth, and a couple from different social circles recently married. Over the course of two days let’s see what trouble they can get into…and out of.

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $22 Senior/Military; $12 Child/Student.
Masks required. Tickets available here.


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 or 301-452-2557.