5 Courses of Funny Fare at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 8-19

5 Courses of Funny Fare at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 8-19

5 Courses of Funny Fare
by award-winning local playwright, Jim Wise
Directed by Lori Bruun, John Cusumano, Hillary Mazer Stisham, Gerald George, and Rick Bergmann
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Laurel Mill Playhouse is having 2 weekends of One Acts written by Dr. Jim Wise. The One Acts will perform on:

Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 2018
Matinee performances on June 10 and June 17 at 2:00 P.M.
Friday, June 8th at 8pm
Saturday, June 9 at 8pm
Sunday, June 10th at 2pm
Friday, June 15th at 8pm
Saturday, June 16th at 8pm
Sunday, June 19th at 2pm

One show will also be performing at Riderwood at 2pm on June 23rd.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

ISO
Directed by Lori Bruun

Norman and Gloria, two thirty-something veterans of too many disastrous first date encounters meet on a blind date at an all together too pricey Manhattan restaurant for Norman’s budget. This was the early 1990’s, a decade before Match.com and internet-dating became all the rage. “In search of” personal ads in the classifieds was then the popular way to meet someone new. Norman and Gloria do not arrive alone at the restaurant. No indeed. Each party is accompanied by their own respective alter egos. In this comedy/farce, Norman and Gloria each proceed to commit one faux pas’ after another as the audience begins to seriously wonder whether either or both of these hapless singles might possibly self destruct before the first course is even served.

Mugger in the Park
Directed by John Cusumano

This one act comedy takes place in Central Park, NYC and is part of a trilogy entitled, Central Park Trilogy. An elderly woman sitting alone on a bench in a deserted park can be a dangerous thing–But for whom?

Anniversary A Salt
Directed by Hillary Mazer Stisham

“Celebrating” almost thirty years of marriage, Frank and Sylvia sit down to a home cooked meal served up with the usual side dishes of complaints, criticisms and communication errors du jour. Unexpectedly, their newly wed daughter and son-in-law drop in for crisis intervention over their first marital tiff. What follows in this one-act comedy only proves– well, we’re not exactly sure what it proves.

Estelle Vs. The Washington Redskins
Directed by Gerald George

Estelle has had it with being a football widow. Set during the mid 1990’s football season, her husband, Arnie, spends every weekend and Monday nights glued to the T.V. watching the games. In desperation, Estelle turns to newspaper advice columnist, Ann Landers. Ann suggests Estelle do something dramatic to gain her husband’s attention. She does just that in this comedy/farce.

Seymour Levine Visits The Headshrinker
( A scene from the novel and play adaptation of The Caterpillar Club)
Directed by Rick Bergmann

The year is 2006. Seymour Levine, 82, a cantankerous, World War II veteran and widower has been referred to geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Arnold Simpson, for a mental status examination prior to his admission into an assisted living facility located near his home in Bowie, Maryland. Seymour’s mind suffers from early signs of dementia, but more problematic is that he is haunted (literally) by survivor guilt related to the war and a fellow paratrooper he failed to save. The fallen comrade, Private Billy Flynn, appears as a wise-cracking, skirt-chasing, chain-smoking, bespectacled ghost who is seen by Levine and the audience, though invisible to others. If you would like more information email John Cusumano at actpro1@live.com Subject 1 Act Festival or Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com!

Performances run weekends from Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Apr 20-May 12

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Apr 20-May 12

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
By Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Rebecca Kotraba
Produced by Keith Brown

April 20 – May 12, 2018
Friday 4/20/18 at 8 pm
Saturday 4/21/18 at 8 pm
Sunday 4/22/18 at 2 pm
Friday 4/27/18 at 8 pm
Saturday 4/28/18 at 8 pm
Sunday 4/29/18 at 2 pm
Friday 5/4/18 at 8 pm
Saturday 5/5/18 at 8 pm
Sunday 5/6/18 at 2 pm
Friday 5/11/18 at 8 pm
Saturday 5/12 at 2 pm

Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Description: Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attemp to work together, only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement; the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins; and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, singing along, and guessing to the very end!

Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors/18 & under

Baskerville at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 13-May 5

Baskerville at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 13-May 5

Baskerville
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett
Produced by William Powell, Jr.

April 13 – May 5, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Yes, that Baskerville, a comedic take on Conan Doyle’s famous story by the darling of Broadway, Ken Ludwig. Holmes, Watson and 40 other characters (played by 3 other actors) gallop through the English countryside in search of a murderer. They find butterflies, red herrings, love, and plenty of laughs along the way! Directed and produced by the Ruby Griffith award winning team of Ann Lowe-Barrett and William Powell Jr.

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

Happenstance Theater presents Cabaret Noir at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 30-Apr 15

Happenstance Theater presents Cabaret Noir at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 30-Apr 15

Happenstance Theater’s
C A B A R E T N O I R

March 30 – April 15, 2018

OPENING NIGHT Friday, March 30th at 8 pm
Saturday, March 31st at 3 pm
Saturday, March 31st at 8 pm
Sunday, April 1st at 3 pm
PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH Monday, April 2nd at 8 pm
Thursday, April 5th at 8 pm
Friday, April 6th at 8 pm
Saturday, April 7th at 3 pm
Saturday, April 7th at 8 pm
Sunday, April 8th at 3 pm
INDUSTRY NIGHT Monday, April 9th at 8 pm
Thursday, April 12th at 8 pm
Friday, April 13th at 8 pm
Saturday, April 14th at 3 pm
Saturday, April 14th at 8 pm
Sunday, April 15th at 3 pm

The show is child-friendly, but not child-oriented.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Happenstance Theater presents the Cabaret Noir: A Film Noir inspired theatrical montage. This series of dark, comic vignettes reveals Femmes Fatales and fedoras, trench coats and torch songs, intrigue, suspense and shadows. Featuring the six players of Happenstance Theater in a virtuosic display of physical comedy, object manipulation, and period style, music played on multiple instruments, and characters costumed in vintage clothing. Performed by Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Karen Hansen, Gwen Grastorf, Sarah Olmsted Thomas and Alex Vernon.

“…a glimmer of story, a hatful of characters, a whisper of atmosphere, a smorgasbord of music and a scent of mystery. Those who love Film Noir will be delighted, those who don’t care for it will be charmed and amused…” – Broadway World

Tickets: $23 General Admission, $17 Student, Senior or Veteran. Click here.

Moon Over Buffalo at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 23-Apr 15

Moon Over Buffalo at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 23-Apr 15

Moon Over Buffalo
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday March 23, 2018 through Sunday April 15, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family — including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend — must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard — one man with two mistaken identities — and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion — the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. Performances run weekends from Friday March 23, 2018 through Sunday April 15, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557 or Larry Simmons Email: actor98@comcast.net.

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