Solomon and Marion at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 27-Mar 7, Online

Solomon and Marion at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 27-Mar 7, Online

Solomon and Marion
By Laura Foot Newton
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett

Saturdays and Sundays, February 27 & 28, March 6 & 7, 2021
Streamed online via YouTube; may be viewed anytime between 9am and 11pm on performance days. Live talk-back with the playwright on Sunday, February 28 at 2:30pm

“Solomon and Marion” is the story of the unlikely friendship between:

Marion Banning, a white 63-year-old South African Woman of English descent. Marion is solid, has her feet on the ground – a wry sense of humor, generous and infinite need. She has lost her son and her husband and her will to live is diminished because of that.

Solomon Xaba, a young 19-year-old South African man of color from rural Xhoza. Inquisitive, aloof and fragile. He is thin because of a liver disease.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Audience warning: adult themes and language

Online performance, click here.

Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) at the Greenbelt Community Center, Feb 21, Online

h3>Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) at the Greenbelt Community Center, Feb 21, Online

City of Greenbelt Black History Month presentation:
Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED)

Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd. Online.

Join us for special activities celebrating Black History Month! All ages welcome.

The Female RE-Enactors of Distincton is a group of ladies who desire to teach American history that perhaps has been forgotten or overlooked. Please join us in promoting the accomplishments of the African American Civil War Soldiers and the women who supported their fight for freedom.

Free performance. Register for this event at https://bit.ly/38JRX5a

Machinal at Clarice Smith, Feb 18 & 20, Online

Machinal at Clarice Smith, Feb 18 & 20, Online

Machinal
By Sophie Treadwell
Brian MacDevitt, director

February 18 & 20, 2021 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Written and set in New York City during the Prohibition Era, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal is based loosely on the trial of Ruth Snyder, who murdered her husband in the 1920s. The story traces the life of a young woman navigating the twisting corridors of mental illness in an increasingly mechanized world. This production’s cinematic, expressionistic storytelling alternates between feelings of darkness and oppression and expressions of love, light and beauty.

“…a rare and disturbing beauty.”—Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Tickets: Free; Tickets Required. Click here.

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Jan 25, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center presents
Old Time Radio
Directed by Rikki Howie

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

December 2020:
Suspense – Twas The Night Before Christmas
My Friend Irma – Irma Wants Extra Money for Christmas

To be posted January 25, 2021:
My Pal Patsy
Death Calls at Dinner
Cat Wife

Online performance, click here.

The Final Genocide at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 15

The Final Genocide at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jan 15

NextLOOK: Dominic Green
The Final Genocide
Friday, January 15, 2021 . 7PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

This performance will be presented in person at Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Outdoor Stage. Limited and socially distant seats will be available through their website. Masks are required to attend.

Set in the year 2093, this theatre work follows Davu, a young black man, through the ruins of a futuristic African-American history museum. There, Davu encounters androids who help him uncover a past unrealized, as they reenact stories of both the heroism and the destruction of Davu’s predecessors. The Final Genocide is a story of the possibilities and dangers faced by black men in America.

This event is part of NextLOOK. In partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by regionally-based performing artists. These artists are mentored by seasoned arts administrators from The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium to construct innovative methods of deepening the audience’s involvement in their creative process. By removing logistical barriers of cost and space and providing a sounding board for artists creating new work, NextLOOK invests in the regional arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences.

Tickets start at $5, pay what you wish. Click here.