Beech Tree Puppets presents The Crystal Ball at College Park Arts Exchange, Apr 8

Beech Tree Puppets presents The Crystal Ball at College Park Arts Exchange, Apr 8

Beech Tree Puppets presents “The Crystal Ball”
Sun. Apr. 8, 2018 at 3 pm, Old Parish House

College Park Arts Exchange, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park MD 20740

Follow the young Prince on his journey to save his brothers who have been transformed into animals by an evil sorceress. Original songs and hand-crafted puppets and sets from silk, wool, and wood.

600 Highwaymen present The Fever at Clarice Smith, Apr 5-6

600 Highwaymen present The Fever at Clarice Smith, Apr 5-6

600 Highwaymen
The Fever

April 5-6, 2018. 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

This innovative and intimate new theatrical piece from artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility, and our willingness to be there for one another. Performed in complete collaboration with the audience, The Fever examines how we assemble, organize and care for the bodies around us. Who will you be when our eyes are on you? What will we see when we all look your way?

Browde and Silverstone have created seven original works since 2009, including Employee of the Year, which was presented at The Clarice in 2015 to rave audience reviews. 600 HIGHWAYMEN has received an Obie Award, a Bessie Nomination and Zurich’s ZKB Patronage Prize.

Join the founders of 600 Highwaymen, Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone, for Do Good Dialogue: Taking Action: Upstanding and Standing Up on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7 PM.

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

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The Story of Anne Frank at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 20

The Story of Anne Frank at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 20

Midweek Matinee
The Story of Anne Frank

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

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

The Story of Anne Frank. This meticulously researched production provides an engaging and accessible approach to this time in history as it tells the story of a remarkable young woman. Celebrating the courage and strength of Anne and her companions in the Secret Annex, The Story of Anne Frank offers an opportunity to reflect on a young person’s perseverance in the face of unimaginable odds.

Recommended for grades 6-8

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies, Language Arts

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

This Little Light at Venus Theatre, Mar 8-25

This Little Light at Venus Theatre, Mar 8-25

by Jennifer Faletto
Directed by Deborah Randall

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.

Location: Venus Theatre.

Who am I? What am I? THIS LITTLE LIGHT explores the life of the same person over 400 years through the meandering mind of a Millennial who is waking for the first time to her human needs for meaning and understanding.

Jennifer Faletto’s plays include The Texas Homecoming Revolutionof 1995, f/k/a Bathroom Hate (2015 Reva Shiner Comedy Award finalist), Domestic Animals (2016 Woodward/Newman Drama Award finalist & 2016 O’Neill semifinalist) and This Little Light. Jennifer’s plays have been developed and produced at The Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival, Amphibian Stage Productions, Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Blank, The Capital Fringe, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Panndora’s Box, Best Medicine Rep and Short + Sweet. Jennifer studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia and holds a BFA in theatre performance from TCU. She is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory (Chicago).

Tickets are $40 General Admission, $20 for Friend of Venus, $15 for Student or Senior. Buy tickets here.

The Diviners at Bishop McNamara High School, Mar 16-18

The Diviners at Bishop McNamara High School, Mar 16-18

Bishop McNamara High School presents
The Diviners
By Jim Leonard Jr.

March 16 – 18, 2018
Friday – March 16th – 7:30 pm
Saturday – March 17th – 7:30 pm
Sunday – March 18th – 2:00 pm

Location: Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville.

This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young he almost drowned. This trauma, and the loss of his mother in the same accident, has left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, is determined not to do what he does best. He works as a mechanic for the boy’s father. The town doesn’t have a preacher and the women try to persuade him to preach – while he tries to persuade the child to wash. When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river and is washing him, the townspeople mistake the scene for a baptism. They descend on the event and, in the confusion, the boy drowns.

Tickets are $10, and can be purchased here.

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