Fandango for Butterflies (And Coyotes) at Clarice Smith, Oct 7-8, In person

Fandango for Butterflies (And Coyotes) at Clarice Smith, Oct 7-8, In person

Fandango for Butterflies (And Coyotes) (USA)
October 7 & 8, 2021 . 8PM
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 . 08:00PM to 10:00PM
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 . 08:00PM to 10:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In person, outdoors.

“El fandango emigró, y yo emigré con el fandango.” Immigrants from Mexico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic living in New York City without “papeles” band together inside a community sanctuary for a fandango—a celebration brought to life by live music, dance and performance. They shelter-in-place as they wait for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids to pass and for a family member making the dangerous trek to the U.S. As the fandango plays on, fear and anxiety sink in—fear of family separation, fear of having made the wrong decision and fear for those making the perilous journey across the border. But as threats loom dangerously close, strangers become family, fear becomes strength and sorrow becomes joy.

Conceived by Chilean-Costa Rican playwright Andrea Thome in partnership with En Garde Arts, Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) was shaped by the unheard voices of many undocumented immigrants. While at The Clarice in 2021-22, artists from the ensemble will host a dinner conversation with UndocuTerps, a student organization that supports immigrant and undocumented student life at the University of Maryland. By bringing to life true stories that transcend social boundaries, En Garde Arts produces bold experiences that break barriers and inspire audiences and creatives alike, including School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and School of Music students and College Park Scholars, who will continue experiencing the company’s work up-close this season in workshops and lectures, just as they did in the 2020-21 season. In 2021-22, the company will also perform a live fandango for families in Langley Park, Maryland, as part of The Clarice’s popular Family Art Day series.

This event will be performed in The Clarice Courtyard, the lawn area behind The Clarice. The artists will be on an outdoor stage, and chairs will be provided for the audience. Audience members are invited to use the front entrance of The Clarice, and can then find the courtyard by traveling up the grand staircase or taking the elevator to Floor 2. Ushers will be present to assist you and answer questions. Based on current UMD campus guidelines and Prince George’s County guidelines for outdoor events, the artists will not wear masks during the performance. The audience will also not be required to wear masks while seated during the performance. These guidelines are subject to change, and you will receive the most up to date COVID-19 Health and Safety rules in an email prior to your event.

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: Pay what you wish, suggested price: $20 Regular, $10 Student. Click here.

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran at Clarice Smith, Sep 30 & Oct 1, Online

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran at Clarice Smith, Sep 30 & Oct 1, Online

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

September 30 – October 1, 2021 . 7PM
Thu, Sep 30, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:00PM
Fri, Oct 1, 2021 . 07:00PM to 08:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online.

Around the world, the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. Images of the children of the elite and of post-colonial dictatorships often feature cash and seaside holidays while the working population suffers under sanctions and dictatorships. In this virtual presentation, The Javaad Alipoor Company’s Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran explores entitlement and greedy consumption, as well as the role of digital technology, in creating this new apartheid and gentrification. As the performance is completely live streamed, audiences can access the performance from the comfort of their own homes with a supplemental experience on Instagram that is not required, but highly recommended!

Always taking stories beyond the stage through powerful multi-platform creations, The Javaad Alipoor Company explores the intersection of politics and technology in our ever-changing world. The company is devoted to creating works for diverse audiences and communities, and their 2021-22 virtual visit with The Clarice will include an Arts Citizenship Talk (ACTnow), visits to the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and a dynamic partnership with UMD’s Roshan Institute for Persian Studies. In 2017, the company began writing a trilogy that highlights society’s fracturing identities and technology’s impact on the world; Rich Kids is the second installment.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, suggested price: $20 Regular, $10 Student. Click here.

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio: Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center presents
Old Time Radio
Sterling Detective – Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror
Directed by Rikki Howie

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

September 2021:
Sterling Detective – Boston’s Lone Wolf Terror

Is it Johnny Dollar? The Green Hornet? Or maybe Mighty Mouse?….No, it’s a suave gentleman burglar having fun rather uniquely in Boston.

Online performance, click here.

Pygmalion by MAD, July 31

Pygmalion by MAD, July 31

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club presents:
An online public reading of:
Pygmalion
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Eliot Malumuth
Produced by Jon Gardner

Saturday, July 31, 2021, 8pm, online

Location: Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater, online.

Pygmalion is the play that the beloved musical My Fair Lady was based on.

MAD is forming a play-reading group, which will rehearse several times and then perform public readings of scripts. The goal of the group is to have fun participating.

Performance will be live online. Click here.

The Green Hornet: The Ghost Who Talked Too Much at Greenbelt Arts Center, June 19, Online

The Green Hornet: The Ghost Who Talked Too Much at Greenbelt Arts Center, June 19, Online

GAC’s Old Time Radio Series
The Green Hornet “The Ghost Who Talked Too Much”

Streaming LIVE June 19, 2021 at 8pm

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Online performance, click here.