Mortal of Grace at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24

Mortal of Grace at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24

Mortal of Grace
A dramatic reading
by Jeff Dunne
Directed by Jeff Dunne
Produced by Maureen C. Rogers

Saturday February 24, 2018 for one performance only!

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

This performance is a Saturday Matinee at 2:00 P.M. The $10 donation includes admission, one beverage, cheese and crackers. Any seat is $10

Mortal of Grace is a drama, written in the style of Celtic myth, about a faerie princess who falls in love with a mortal. It tells of the reverberating impacts of their cursed love on the lives of the man’s sister and her descendants under the tyranny of a lord who has stolen the princess’ Grace to achieve immortality.

The performance will be given by the following cast of veteran actors: Chris Carothers, Sam David, Gary Eurice, Barb Gasper, Kyle Kelley, Matt Leyendecker, and Sharon Praetor.

About the Playwright –
Jeff Dunne is a playwright in the greater Baltimore area. A writer of music and fiction for over three decades, he turned to his attention to the stage in 2011 to align his passion for writing with that of acting. Over the next five years he produced several one-act plays for youth that were performed at libraries and children’s hospitals. In 2015 he completed his first full-length play, which received such positive feedback and recognition in festivals in 2016 that he began writing much more actively. In 2017, Jeff produced three more full-length plays, two one-acts (one for stage, one for radio), and eighteen shorter pieces. In the same year, his works won six awards from both community and professional theaters, and two of his full-length plays were selected by a Washington DC-based production company for adaptation to film. By the end of 2018, Jeff’s works will have had over fifty performances through twelve distinct productions.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $10. 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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The Breaking Point and Babel at Clarice Smith, Feb 23-24

The Breaking Point and Babel at Clarice Smith, Feb 23-24

Second Season
The Breaking Point by Jennifer Kasnadi and Babel by Almost Human

February 23 – 24, 2018

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

The Breaking Point
By Jennifer Kasnadi

The Breaking Point explores how relationships between people devolve due to the current political climate of the US. The piece features interviews with students from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance studies that comment on how politics affect an “epicenter of apathy.”

Babel
By Almost Human

Babel is a site-specific performance exploring knowledge, histories and beliefs. The piece delves into ancient institutions, where they have come from, and where they are headed. Babel is produced by PhD student Fraser Stevens’ experimental theatre company, Almost Human.

Tickets: Free, tickets required.

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When Love Opens the Door at Milkboy Arthouse, Feb 21

When Love Opens the Door at Milkboy Arthouse, Feb 21

When Love Opens the Door
Featuring: Patrick Washington

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Location: Milkboy Arthouse
Location: 7416 Baltimore Ave., College Park 20740
Website: https://www.milkboyarthouse.com/

Sponsored by: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Kick your mid-week, winter blues OUT and invite warm feelings of love IN. Pro and novice storytellers and spoken-word artists will move you to laughter and tears. Please join us at this special production by the CreativeWorks team. Groove to music brought to you by DJ Sly Ty and check out the beautiful sounds of our special guest.

For more info, call CreativeWorks at 301-699-1819.

Patrick “Black Picasso” Washington, forged in Washington DC’s legendary U Street Poetry Scene, is a 4 time DC representative at the National Poetry Slam and 2001’s Washington DC Def Poetry Slam Champion. He became a semi-regular performer on HBO presents Russell Simmons Def Poetry as one of spoken word’s most dynamic duos, The POEM-CEES. Patrick Washington performed along with Grammy-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, sharing the stage with Stevie Wonder & President Obama, among others, in 2011.

Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 20

Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 20

Midweek Matinee
Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King “Struggle for Freedom” celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the context of the American Civil Rights Movement. Featuring songs from the era, this production offers us the opportunity to experience the heroic moment when Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat, The Great March on Washington of 1963, and many more of the key events that shaped both the civil rights movement and our country.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Curriculum Connections: History, Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing), Social Studies

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

Eurydice at Clarice Smith, Feb 9-17

Eurydice at Clarice Smith, Feb 9-17

Eurydice
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mitchell Hébert

February 9 – 17, 2018

Fri, Feb 9, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sun, Feb 11, 2018 . 2:00PM
Wed, Feb 14, 2018 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 . 7:30PM
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 17, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 17, 2018 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

When Eurydice tragically perishes on her wedding day, her groom Orpheus will do anything to bring her back to life. He strikes a deal with the gods of the Underworld, but will he be able to fulfill its terms? This reimagining of the classic myth is told through Eurydice’s eyes, offering a fresh perspective on her journey. It’s one of love and loss, pleasure and pain. The play’s rhythmic language helps rebuild the memories of the characters and highlights the heroine’s impossible choice between life and death.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25+, Student/Youth: $10

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