Debbi Morgan: One-woman Show at Bowie State University, Oct 21-22

Debbi Morgan: One-woman Show at Bowie State University, Oct 21-22

Debbi Morgan: One-woman Show

Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:00pm

Fine and Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, Bowie State University.

Debbi Morgan played the role of Angie Baxter-Hubbard on the ABC soap opera, All My Children, for which she was the first African American to win the daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In this one-woman show based on her first book, The Monkey on My Back: A Memoir—Breaking A Generational Curse, Debbi breaks her silence on her family’s struggle with domestic violence. Share in Debbi’s struggles and triumphs in this moving and powerful show and during a book signing immediately following the performance.

M-NCPPC has partnered with Bowie State University to offer community arts classes and performances at Bowie State University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Tickets: Regular Admission: $35, Senior Admission: $30

Jolene Ivey

To Kill a Mockingbird at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 20-Nov 12

To Kill a Mockingbird at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 20-Nov 12

To Kill a Mockingbird
Dramatized by Christopher Sergel. From the book by Harper Lee.
Directed by Jen Sizer
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday September 8, 2017 through Sunday October 1, 2017

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and by a strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Atticus, a lawyer, taken on a legal defense that stirs the emotions of the entire town. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. As Atticus comes out of the courthouse, the deeply moved town minister tells Scout, “Stand up. Your father’s passing!”

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing. Performances run weekends from Friday October 20, 2017 through Sunday November 12, 2017 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 or 301-452-2557.

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The Weir at Hard Bargain, Oct 6-21

The Weir at Hard Bargain, Oct 6-21

By Conor McPherson
Directed by Brooke L. Howells
October 6-21, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm

Location: Hard Bargain Players

In a small bar called The Weir in a rural town in Ireland, three local men are settling down for the night, enjoying good beer and company. Their normal routine is shaken up when their friend Finland enters the bar and introduces them to Valerie, an attractive woman from Dublin who has just moved into an old haunted house in the town. As the night (and the amount of liquor) progresses, each local from the bar starts to tell a tale of ghostly happenings in the town. What starts as innocent braggadocio between the men turns into a real fright when Valerie reveals a real, haunted tale of her own from the past. Examining chances of missed opportunity and the loneliness that results in it, The Weir is a haunting play with its roots in Irish folklore.

Tickets for Hard Bargain Players performances are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

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Antigone at Clarice Smith, Oct 6-13

Antigone at Clarice Smith, Oct 6-13

By Sophocles
Translated by Brendan Kennelly
Directed by Lisa Nathans

October 6 – 13, 2017.

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 . 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 . 2:00PM
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 . 7:30PM
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 . 7:30PM
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 . 7:30PM
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Antigone, a young woman, speaks truth to power, firmly convinced that she is right in following her moral imperative. Her King, Creon, is firmly convinced of the opposite – his law should be obeyed. This elemental ancient play about primordial human themes – honor, loyalty, love, betrayal and conviction – resonates as sharply and as damningly today as it did when it was written 2,500 years ago. This production will focus on the paradox of who is right versus who is wrong… Antigone or Creon? With the help of a modern Greek chorus, audiences will come to their own conclusions.

Note: Tickets to the evening performance on Saturday, October 7 include admission to a pre-show lecture by James Hollis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, starting at 6:30pm. His lecture is entitled, “Antigone’s Dilemma: An Introduction to the Universality of Choice and Consequence.”

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

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The Bitter Game at Milkboy Arthouse, Sep 27-28

The Bitter Game at Milkboy Arthouse, Sep 27-28

Keith A. Wallace (USA)
The Bitter Game
September 27-28, 2017. 8 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Milkboy Arthouse, 7416 Baltimore Ave., College Park 20740

When Jamel’s mother discovers her young son playing with a toy gun, she knows it’s time to explain the rules of the game to him – the rules of surviving as a Black man in America. In this explosive solo performance combining verse, prose and “sh**-talkin’,” Keith A. Wallace draws on his own youth in Philadelphia to examine the effects of racism, the question of excessive force used by police, and the value of Black lives in this country. Co-created and directed by Deborah Stein.

Originally developed for La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival, The Bitter Game comes to The Clarice following its successful run at the Under the Radar Festival in New York City. The performance will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring campus and community activists and law enforcement representatives.

There will be a post-performance roundtable discussion of Baltimore and Beyond.

Tickets: General Admission: Reserved: $30+, General Admission: $25+, Student/Youth: $10

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