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.

Twelfth Night at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-3

Twelfth Night at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-3

The Maryland Shakespeare Players Present:
Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

December 1 – 3, 2022
Thu, Dec 1, 2022 . 7:00PM
Fri, Dec 2, 2022 . 7:00PM
Sat, Dec 3, 2022 . 2:00PM
Sat, Dec 3, 2022 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

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

The Maryland Shakespeare Players present their Fall 2022 main stage production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night! Join us at the Kogod Theater in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for an entirely student-run 70’s So-Cal re-imagination of a timeless Shakespearean comedy featuring comments on love, gender roles, and power. Performances will be December 1st and 2nd at 7:30, and December 3rd at 2 and 7pm! No tickets or reservation required! Free to all guests. Donations are accepted! There will be one 15 minute intermission. Recommended for ages 12+. Content Advisory: Simulated Violence, Blood, Intimacy, Sexual Themes and Innuendos throughout.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required.

As You Like It at Clarice Smith, Nov 11-18

As You Like It at Clarice Smith, Nov 11-18

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
Directed and Adapted by Eleanor Holdridge

November 11 – 18, 2022
Fri, Nov 11, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, Nov 12, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 13, 2022 . 2:00PM
Wed, Nov 16, 2022 . 7:30PM
Thu, Nov 17, 2022 . 7:30PM
Fri, Nov 18, 2022 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

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

Experience William Shakespeare’s classic As You Like It, adapted and directed by Eleanor Holdridge, who returns to the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies after leading a workshop on Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando in 2021 and directing the production of The Call in 2016. What happens when Rosalind and her cousin escape into the forest to find her love Orlando? Disguised as a boy shepherd, the cheeky Rosalind convinces Orlando to woo her. Find out the hilarious consequences in this timeless tale of love and adventure.

Health + Safety: Patrons attending University of Maryland arts events are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. We continue to encourage audiences to wear a mask and stay current with vaccinations and boosters. Please see our Health & Safety information page for information about what to expect during your visit.

Tickets: Pay What You Wish. Click here.

Hellbent at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 14-30

Hellbent at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 14-30

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Hellbent
by Jeff Dunne
Directed by Jeff Dunne
Produced by Maureen Rogers

October 14 – 30, 2022
Friday October 14 at 8pm
Saturday October 15 at 8pm
Sunday October 16 at 2pm
Friday October 21 at 8pm
Saturday October 22 at 8pm
Sunday October 23 at 2pm
Friday October 28 at 8pm
Saturday October 29 at 8pm
Sunday October 30 at 2pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Welcome to Hell, where we find Ophistopheles (the demon responsible for photocopiers jamming at the worst possible moment and other office-related suffering), Incubeth (the demoness who oversees bad dating decisions), and Ahmenahmenon (who torments dieters by making them hungry in the middle of the night) hard at work summoning an angel. And this just might have worked but for two little problems. First, despite what they think, none of them are really on the same page as to what they want, and second, they are kind of incompetent. Okay, to be fair, more than just “kind of”.

So what happens? Instead of summoning one angel as planned, they wind up calling three humans down to the not-so-fiery depths: the insanely observant but thoroughly apathetic Angelina, her life-long geeky friend Devlin, and his new demon-worshipping girlfriend Lacey. This is bad enough, but when they are discovered by Fezdemona (demoness responsible for hat-based suffering) and Robert (the honorary demon who wrote Robert’s Rules of Order), suddenly all hell breaks loose. Devlin turns up dead, Robert rushes off to tell Lucifer, and nobody can decide whether Vinegar and Brimstone will be the next big craze in potato chips.

Come see “Hellbent” to learn how it all turns out!

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.