Rude Mechanicals present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 14-23

Rude Mechanicals present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 14-23

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Michael McCarthy
a guest production from the Rude Mechanicals

June 14 – 23, 2019

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Cat on A Hot Tin Roof has been often cited as Tennessee Williams’ masterwork. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it is a drama about the burning conflict and passion that grips a dysfunctional Southern family as it finally confronts and speaks the truth.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

#Solestories at Venus Theatre, May 30-Jun 23

#Solestories at Venus Theatre, May 30-Jun 23

Collaborative Iterations:
#Solestories
by Renee Calarco

May 30 – June 23, 2019

Renee Calarco has been writing these short dialogues prompted by an image of feet taken on her commute to work.

Location: Venus Theatre.

We will be collaborating with Renee Calarco on her #solestories project. Follow her on instagram and stay tuned to Venus to see how this iteration flows. https://www.instagram.com/reneecal/?hl=en

Every weekday during my commute, I snap a photo of a commuter’s shoes and write a bit of flash fiction based on that photo. What started as a way for me to write every day, no matter what, has turned into a project in its own right. – Calarco

The work is a result of a collaborative iteration. Process is key and therefore so is the experienced artist critical in this way of being. An iteration is never about the final destination, rather about exploration that finds a collective voice in a fire-like response to the situations of the world in a given moment.

Drama Kids of Bowie at the Bowie CPA, May 19

Drama Kids of Bowie at the Bowie CPA, May 19

Drama Kids of Bowie presents its 11th Annual Spring Production:
Pirate Joe
Big Mystery at the Big Top
The Triumph of Trevor Truelove

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:15pm and 4:15pm.

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Join Drama Kids of Bowie and DKI Acting Academy as they perform three original productions:

“Pirate Joe”

It’s a pirate’s life for them!. That is until the pirate crew can take no more of Pirate Joe’s downright rotten, mean and manipulative ways. Will the crew form a plan to get back to their pirating follies….or will Pirate Joe continue to rule with an iron hook…or sword…? Aaarrrghhh

“Big Mystery at the Big Top”

Once a fantastic circus, The Big Top is now a Big Flop, frustrating its talented and hard-working performers. Reminiscing on their long-gone “sold-out” nights, these STARS decide to change the course of their fate and fight together to bring the kids back to the circus….but not without solving a Big Mystery first. Help solve the mystery and restore the Big Top to fame!

“The Triumph of Trevor Truelove”… (a melodrama)

A tale full of drama, treachery, intrigue, and double-dealing… The perpetrator of this piece of villainy is the vile Lord Villiers. At this very moment, he is plotting to steal our heroine, Lucy Goodheart, from the arms of her beloved Trevor Truelove… Will our intrepid hero be a match for the vile Lord Villiers….?

Tickets: $20 at the door. In advance: adults $15, seniors $17.

For tickets click here.

Eleanor Roosevelt High School presents Declaration at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18

Eleanor Roosevelt High School presents Declaration at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18

Eleanor Roosevelt High School presents
Declaration
By Jonathan Dorf

Friday, May 17, 2019, 7pm
Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Declaration explores the befores, durings, and afters of a group of students whose school is yet another ground zero for a mass shooting. The play will be followed by a talk-back with the audience.

Tickets: $10 general admission. Buy tickets here.

Andrew Schneider’s After at Clarice Smith, May 10-11

Andrew Schneider’s After at Clarice Smith, May 10-11

After
written and performed by Andrew Schneider

May 10 – 11, 2019

Fri, May 10, 2019 . 8:00PM
Sat, May 11, 2019 . 8:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

“Hallucinatory. Psychotropic. Miraculous” (The New York Times). OBIE award-winning Andrew Schneider’s technical theater masterpiece examines in micro-detail the consuming and agonizing last burst of human thought before entering the afterlife. AFTER commands mind-bending light and sound effects, and pairs them with adept physical performances riddled with pathos, humor and intelligence. This sensitive inner monologue delves into the individual’s consciousness with spellbinding machinations that engage all the senses to construct a poignant clarification of where the human experience stops, how it gets there and what comes after.

Tickets: General admission $25, Students/Youth Free. Click here.