2022 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 10-24

2022 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 10-24

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

2022 Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks presents The Tragedy of Macbeth

Description: Join Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks triumphant return, to a park near you, with our actionpacked production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth. Inspired by the novel-turned-movie Gangs of New York, this 1850’s interpretation features some of the region’s best stage combat artists and seasoned actors. Paired with Shakespeare’s iconic language, this fast paced 90-minute adaptation will leave audiences breathless. Bring your lawn chair, a picnic, and enjoy the Bard under the stars with Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks!

Performances July 19-24, 2022.

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

Sunday, July 10th at 3 pm, Fairwood Community Park Amphitheater 12390 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, MD 20720
Rain Location: Glenn Dale Community Center 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale MD 20769

Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 pm, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902

Thursday, July 14th at 7:30 pm, Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Kettering, MD 20774
Rain Location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 15th at 7:30 pm, Montpelier Mansion Grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708
Rain Location: Deerfield Run Community Center 8870 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20708

Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 pm, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Sunday, July 17th at 3:00 pm, John Addison Concert Hall Harmony Hall Art Center, 10702 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD 20744

Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm, Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain Location: Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782

Thursday, July 21st at 7:30 pm, David C. Driscoll Community Park, 3911 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, MD 20781

Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 pm, Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Sunday, July 24th at 3 pm, Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20784

Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the county, making great theatre available to everyone. For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.

Love Letters at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 7-24

Love Letters at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 7-24

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Love Letters
by A. R. Gurney
Directed and Produced by Maureen Rogers

July 7 – 14, 2022

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them.

You will see your favorite performers and personalities from Laurel Mill Playhouse, the American Legion, City of Laurel and the Laurel Historical Society. Note that we have Thursday evening performances, Saturday afternoon performances as well as our normal Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances.

Schedule of performances and actors for each date and time are as follows:

Thursday, July 7th at 8pm: Marge McGugan & Ron Able
Friday, July 8th at 8pm: Marge McGugan and Ron Able
Saturday, July 9th at 3pm: Lorraine Brooks & John Cholod
Saturday, July 9th at 8pm: Ilene & David Chalmers
Sunday, July 10th at 2pm: Carol & Tim Evans

Thursday, July 14th at 8pm: Ilene & David Chalmers
Friday, July 15th at 8pm: Lorraine Brooks & John Cholod
Saturday, July 16th at 3pm: Carol & Tim Evans
Saturday, July 16th at 8pm: Christine & Dion Johnson
Sunday, July 17th at 2pm: Ilene & David Chalmers

Thursday, July 21st at 8pm: Lesley & John Brinton
Friday, July 22nd at 8pm: R. Anne Hull & John Cholod
Saturday, July 23rd at 3pm: Christine & Dion Johnson
Saturday, July 23rd at 8pm: Leena & Sanjeev Dev
Sunday, July 24th at 2pm: Meera Narasimhan & Ken Krintz

Ticket prices: $15 General Admission.

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, contact Maureen Rogers at lmp508main@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Pipeline Playwrights presents Heartland at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 24-25

Pipeline Playwrights presents Heartland at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 24-25

Pipeline Playwrights presents:
by Patricia Connelly

June 24 – 25, 2022
Friday June 24th 7:30 pm
Saturday June 25th at 3 pm
Saturday June 25th at 7:30 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Heartland, a new play by Patricia Connelly
A courtroom drama about the limits of free speech and family ties that bind.

Tickets General Admission: $20. Click here.


COVID-19 Safety Policies:
If You Are Sick, Stay Home Masks are required. Proof of vaccination is required. You may show the physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on your phone. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the day of the performance. No outside food or drink, no food in the theater

TDPS Experimental Performance Series at Clarice Smith, May 6 & 7, In person

TDPS Experimental Performance Series at Clarice Smith, May 6 & 7, In person

TDPS Experimental Performance Series
Title TBD written and directed by Jordan Resnick, B.A. Theatre ’22
Title TBD produced by Alie Karambach (B.A. Theatre ’21), Natalia Corvoisier (B.A. Theatre ’22) and Layali Aljirafi (B.A. Theatre ’23)

May 6 & 7, 2022
Fri, May 6, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, May 7, 2022 . 2:00PM
Sat, May 7, 2022 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

Sacred Spaces written and directed by Jordan Resnick

This live theater piece prompts audiences to reflect on our contemporary relationship with technology and mass media. It asks: How will a generation raised on computer screens and divided by algorithms turn out? How can we break down these barriers to have more open conversations about how our opinions are formed? Resnick presents theater as a medium for social change, urging audiences to action.

Title TBD produced by Alie Karambach, Natalia Corvoisier and Layali Aljirafi

Title TBD is a devised theatrical celebration of, for and by students of color and queer students. This work follows the structure of the Neo-Futurists’ Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, with 15 two-minute plays, in an order chosen by the audience. The production arises from an inclusive and collaborative devising process that invites marginalized groups who are often forgotten or silenced in traditional white American theater to express themselves.

Note: Tickets will be available one week before the first show.

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Tickets: Free, tickets required. Click here.

Jamaica Farewell at the Bowie CPA, May 1

Jamaica Farewell at the Bowie CPA, May 1

Jamaica Farewell, A One-Woman Play
Written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt

Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 7pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: $40 Advance or $48 at the door. Click here.

Jamaica Farewell is a one woman play based on the story of Debra Ehrhardt’s escape from the class struggle that seized Jamaica in the 1970s. Her dangerous journey from the island of her youth to the country of her dreams will enthrall and charm you, and ultimately leave you celebrating at the triumphant conclusion of her autobiographical, one-woman show.