Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

Rude Mechanicals present Romeo and Juliet live on Zoom and YouTube, Aug 15 & 16

The Rude Mechanicals in residence at the Greenbelt Arts Center present
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Claudia Bach

Location: Online. Click here.

Saturday, August 15, 8 PM
https://zoom.us/j/93683802792?pwd=RmdEc1B1Ri9VaVgrUUNKSXdVTEZXdz09

Sunday, August 16, 2 PM — followed by a talkback with the cast and crew
https://zoom.us/j/96560142195?pwd=ckFqeEQrOTJEVERiREJKRW5DTUJmUT09

Or join us live via YouTube on our channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbVlprjEIx23iMoy1ff5ghA/featured

The Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center present this online production of Romeo & Juliet, the story of two young women in rural America fighting against the prejudices of their families and even themselves in order to be together. This cast brings new life, heart, and insight to this classic play.

From the Director:
“I wanted to explore how we overlook and miss the voices of young people. There is a striking lack of trust and communication between the young people in this community and the adults, and the consequences are dire. What does it mean for two young women, living in a town so small they’re practically isolated, to learn something about themselves — their love for each other — that suddenly makes them an Other? Alienated from the few people around them, who would they go to? Who would they trust? Suddenly, as the grapple not only with their secret infatuation but with the secret of their own identities, we can feel the full weight of the stakes Shakespeare is presenting to us, and the story begins to shed new light on what it is to love others and yourself.”

Performances will be online and open to the public. Please consider a suggested donation of $10 to support the work and expansion of both the Rude Mechanicals and the Greenbelt Arts Center.

She Kills Monsters by Clarice Smith online live performance, May 7

She Kills Monsters by Clarice Smith online live performance, May 7

She Kills Monsters
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jared Mezzocchi and Lisa Nathans

May 7, 2020, 8pm

Watch Livestream.

Special Announcement:

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this will be an online, site-specific, audience integrated performance. The production will only be performed once, on Thursday, May 7 at 8PM. Watch the livestream here.

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online live performance.

After the sudden and tragic death of her younger sister Tilly, Agnes Evans discovers a mysterious fantasy gaming notebook that offers clues into her sister’s life. Risking her own real-life relationships, Agnes enters the action-packed world of Dungeons and Dragons brimming with dominatrix warrior women, ogres and fairies to understand Tilly’s world and mourn her death. This touching story draws on nerd culture and queer representation to explore themes of sisterhood, loss and acceptance.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, TDPS has found creative solutions to keep teaching, learning, and creating in an online environment. Originally scheduled for the Kogod Theatre, She Kills Monsters has moved to Zoom and the livestream of this online performance will be on Thursday, May 7 at 8PM. The audience will experience the play in real time as it is performed by actors in their homes.

Playwright Qui Nguyen has given his full support and blessing to reimagine this play for the digital world.

“Nguyen is a refreshing, break-the-rules writer—he has a ready embrace of pop culture, high-school speak and ‘High Fidelity’ cool, and he also has a mission to redeem gaming geeks everywhere….” — Chicago Tribune

Free, no tickets required.

Fences by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 13-29

Fences by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 13-29

Fences
by August Wilson
Directed by: Frank B. Moorman

March 13 – 29, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:00 PM
Friday, March 20, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00 PM
Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:00 PM

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

This sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play baseball. In the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won August Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize, Troy has gone through life in a country where being proud and black meant facing pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950’s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960’s. It’s a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.

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.

Ally Theatre Company’s Rasheeda Speaking at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 5-22

Ally Theatre Company’s Rasheeda Speaking at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 5-22

Ally Theatre Company presents:
Rasheeda Speaking
By Joel Drake Johnson
Directed by Ty Hallmark

(COMMUNITY PREVIEW) Thursday, March 5th at 8 pm
Friday, March 6th at 8 pm
Saturday, March 7th at 8 pm
Sunday, March 8th at 4pm
Thursday, March 12th at 8 pm
Friday, March 13th at 8 pm
Saturday, March 14th at 2 pm
Saturday, March 14th at 8 pm
Sunday, March 15th at 4 pm
(INDUSTRY NIGHT) Monday, March 16th at 8 pm
Wednesday, March 18th at 8 pm
Thursday, March 19th at 8 pm
Friday, March 20th at 8 pm
Saturday, March 21st at 2 pm
Saturday, March 21st at 8 pm
Sunday, March 22nd at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

“RASHEEDA SPEAKING [is] an exquisitely tense and often cringingly funny portrait of racial paranoia…Chilling. An incendiary play by Joel Drake Johnson.” —The New York Times.

“…the racially charged atmosphere thickens fast in RASHEEDA SPEAKING, an acidic depiction of race, power and friendship. Blending darkly awkward workplace comedy with intense racial tension, Johnson’s office-politics thriller is not afraid to push buttons hard.” —Time Out (New York).

“A wild ride…a wallop of a play…a thrilling must-see play.” —New York Magazine.

“‘The doctor will see you now’ takes on a whole new meaning in [this] comedy-drama that’s jagged, jolting and just plain terrific.” —New York Daily News.

Tickets: $25 general, $17 senior/student/veterans/teachers. Preview is pay-what-you-wish. Click here.

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Steel Magnolias by MAD, Feb 28-Mar 8

Steel Magnolias by MAD, Feb 28-Mar 8

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:
Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling
Directed by Paul Morris

Performances: February 28, 29, March 1, 6, 7, 8
Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm.

Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

Tickets $20 in advance; $16 opening night; $22 at the door. Tickets, click here.