Rude Mechanicals present Arden Now (As You Like It) at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-Sep 3

Rude Mechanicals present Arden Now (As You Like It) at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-Sep 3

The Rude Mechanicals present
Arden Now (As You Like It)
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Melissa Schick, Diana Dzikiewicz, and The Company
Director: Melissa Schick
Assistant Director: Eric Honour
Composer: Diana Dzikiewicz

August 18 to September 3, 2017

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Recommended for ages 13 and up. This show contains profanity.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Using William Shakespeare’s As You Like It as a framework, this play celebrates the diversity of love using modern concepts of romance, relationships, gender, and sexuality. The show takes place in a gender blank alternate universe where gendered pronouns are unnecessary. The story line is also altered to represent love in its many forms. We feature monogamous relationships, polyamorous relationships, kinky relationships, and asexual queerplatonic friendship. The show is scored with live music and we borrow songs and poems from other sources to round out the experience. You’ll even see Shakespeare in languages including Spanish, French, Tamil, Italian, and ASL. Come see the delightful chaos in the Forest of Arden, and see it resolved by Hymen, the God of Enthusiastic Consent, along with a special appearance from Orlando’s long lost sibling to wrap the whole thing up in a bow. You might even get a snack at the end, we’re just saying.

This collaborative adaptation sets Shakespeare’s As You Like It in a world where ideals of beauty and desirability are more celebratory of people’s unique individuality and where mainstream society does not attempt to impose a restrictive binary concept of gender to categorize people. Striving to tell this classic story in ways that are fully inclusive, body-positive, and sex-positive, the Rude Mechanicals have cut the original text down, made some creative edits, and have added music, movement, and poetry that express love and exuberance through a variety of times, cultures, and genres. Because if all the world’s a stage, everyone should be represented.

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

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Rude Mechanicals, As You Like It, William Shakespeare, Melissa Schick, Eric Honour, Diana Dzikiewicz

The Nerd by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-26

The Nerd by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-26

The Nerd
By Larry Shue
Directed by John Degnan
August 11 – 26, 2017

Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence — a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.

Tickets for all shows: $22 Adults, $17 Seniors/18 & Under

Nana’s Naughty Knickers by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Jul 14-30

Nana’s Naughty Knickers by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Jul 14-30

Nana’s Naughty Knickers
By Katherine DiSavino
Directed by Jennifer L. Franklin

July 14-30, 2017
Week 1: July 14th and 15th at 8 pm, July 16th at 2 pm
Week 2: July 21st at 8 pm, July 22nd at 2pm and 8 pm, July 23rd at 2 pm
Week 3: July 28th and 29th at 8pm, July 30th at 2pm

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested – or worse! – evicted?

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.
Group Rates(10 or more people): General Admission, Seniors (62+), Students – $15.00.

Buy tickets on-line.

7th Street presents Teresa at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jul 14-23

7th Street presents Teresa at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jul 14-23

7th Street productions present
Teresa
By Anthony Ernest Gallo
Directed By Beatrix Whitehall
Guest Production from Seventh Street Playhouse

July 14 – 23, 2017
July 14, 15 21 & 22 at 8:00pm
Sunday Matinees–July 16, 23 at 2:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All Teresa of Avila wants is to open Carmelite convents and attain an elevated state with God. First, she has to deal with a nervous novice, two lusty friars, a nosy Royal mistress, the Church hierarchy, and the Spanish Inquisition. Will she survive?

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

Shakespeare in the Parks: As You Like It at various locations, Jul 11-23

Shakespeare in the Parks: As You Like It at various locations, Jul 11-23

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a
FREE performance in your favorite park!

AS YOU LIKE IT – Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks

“All the world’s a stage!” Join Rosalind and Celia as they lose themselves in the Forest of Arden, set in 1916 America and featuring music from that era. Disguised as a man, Rosalind explores the forest, searching for her banished father, while encountering shepherds, the simplicity of country life, and sweet romance. Make Shakespeare part of your world, as you relax under the stars and enjoy Shakespeare’s poetry and song with your family. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Performances July 11-23, 2017

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a
FREE performance in your favorite park!

Tuesday, July 11, 7:30 pm
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, 20902

Wednesday, July 12, 7:30 pm
Magruder Park
40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, Hyattsville 20782
Rain location: City of Hyattsville Multipurpose Room
4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville 20781

Thursday, July 13, 7:30 pm
Emancipation Park
320 8th Street, Laurel 20707
Rain location: St. Vincent Palotti High School Gymnasium
113 St. Mary’s Place, Laurel, 20707

Friday, July 14, 7:30 pm
Montpelier Mansion
9650 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
Rain location: Deerfield Run Community Center
13000 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708

Saturday, July 15, 7:30 pm
Hillcrest Heights Community Center
2300 Oxon Run Dr, Temple Hills, MD 20748
Rain location: Hillcrest Heights Community Center Gym

Sunday, July 16, 3 pm
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
15200 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715

Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain location: Riverdale Elementary School Multipurpose Room
5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale 20737

Thursday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Rain location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 21, 7:30 pm
Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington 20744

Saturday, July 22, 7:30 pm
Fairwood Community Park
12390 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20720
Rain location: Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Sunday, July 23, 3 pm
Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784

For more information call;
301 446-3232 TTY; 301-699-2544.
http://www.pgparks.com arts.pgparks.com