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.

Buy tickets here.

Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 22

Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 22

Tiny Tots Thursday
Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9:30 am & 11:15 am

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man African and African American cultures come alive when The Story Man’s wit and wisdom captivates youngsters’ imagination through drumming, call and response games, music and, of course, inspired, light-hearted stories.

Recommended for grades Pre-K- 2

Tickets: $5/person