A Dickens Tale at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 4

A Dickens Tale at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 4

Midweek Matinee: Education on Stage
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

A Dickens Tale

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: See Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” come to life with Bright Star Theatre’s production. Join old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and Jacob Marley to discover the true meaning of the season.

Recommended for grades K-8. Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Character Education.

Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more

Stone Soup and Other Heartwarming Tales at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 1

Stone Soup and Other Heartwarming Tales at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 1

Family Fun Series
Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 2:00 pm

Stone Soup and Other Heartwarming Tales

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: “Stone Soup and Other Heartwarming Tales” is a Bright Star Theatre holiday show focusing on the true meaning of the season–giving. Three classic tales help all ages learn about what it means to give a gift with an open heart.

Tickets: $5/person

Theater of War presents Antigone in Ferguson at Clarice Smith, Nov 29

Theater of War presents Antigone in Ferguson at Clarice Smith, Nov 29

Theater of War
Antigone in Ferguson

Thursday, November 29, 2018 . 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

What happens when personal conviction clashes against state law? How do we bridge the ever-growing divide between law enforcement officers and the American communities they are charged with protecting? Acclaimed actors, police officers, local educators and concerned community members come together for dramatic readings and powerful gospel settings that bring to life Sophocles’ eternal Greek tragedy in Antigone in Ferguson – a ground-breaking social justice theatre project that aims to generate much-needed dialogue, to foster compassion and understanding, and to inspire taking positive action.

Free, tickets are required. Click here.

Hell is a Bubble Tea Shop at Clarice Smith, Nov 16 & 18

Hell is a Bubble Tea Shop at Clarice Smith, Nov 16 & 18

Second Season:
Hell is a Bubble Tea Shop
by Hana Huie
November 16 & 18, 2018

Fri, Nov 16, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

What happens when the barriers holding you back from your dreams are also the people closest to you? Hell is a Bubble Tea Shop is a play that explores how we construct identity in the midst of obstacles and expectations… that happen to take the form of a Chinese-American family. We follow the journey of a freshly deceased young woman who tries to use her new perspective on life to make sense of familial expectations and pain.

Free, tickets are required. Click here.

Running on Glass at Venus Theatre, Nov 15-Dec 9

Running on Glass at Venus Theatre, Nov 15-Dec 9

Running on Glass
By Cynthia Cooper

September 20 – October 14, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.

Location: Venus Theatre.

A sports scholar entices her friend, a designer and running buddy, to help envision a pop-up museum about women in sports. Six characters from sports history come alive, along with the challenges and successes of diverse people in any field of endeavor. Told in monologues by the two performers, the stories include Althea Gibson, first person to break the color barrier in tennis; Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel; Wilma Rudolph, an African-American Olympic runner who overcame childhood polio; Gretel Bergmann, a Jewish-German athlete used by the Nazis for propaganda; Babe Didrikson, one of the best all-round athletes of any gender, and Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson, a professional pitcher in the Negro Leagues. For ages 8 and up.

Tickets are $40 General Admission, $20 for Friend of Venus, $15 for Student or Senior. Buy tickets here. Venus is selling “Friend of Venus” Membership cards. The cost is $5 and the card allows for ½ price tickets through 2018 and specials and discounts at local Laurel businesses. More information will be available on venustheatre.org