Disgraced at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 8-30

Disgraced at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 8-30

by Ayad Akhtar
directed by Bob Kleinberg

March 8 – 30, 2019

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar, is the taut drama of Amir Kapoor, an up and coming Muslim American lawyer who has rejected his religious background as overly rigid. Yet, at the insistence of his nephew and Islamic-inspired artist wife Emily, he chooses to attend the trial of an Imam who is charged with financially supporting the Hamas. At a dinner party that includes Amir’s coworker Jory, who is African American, and her husband, Isaac, Emily’s agent, who is Jewish, truths spill out that put Amir’s life in a new perspective. The show presents competing themes of assimilation versus exclusion, religious beliefs versus culture and tolerance versus prejudice.

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

Amma’s Chasm at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 8

Monique Newton Walker: Amma’s Chasm at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 8

Amma’s Chasm
Performed by Monque Newton Walker

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Collaborating with community activists and artists, southern Maryland-based dance artist Monique Newton Walker, explores perspectives, outcomes, and healing when a fatal domestic violence event disrupts a community’s continuity in her mixed-media dance residency, Amma’s Chasm.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, $5 to $25. Click here.

The Women of Lockerbie by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 1-17

The Women of Lockerbie by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 1-17

The Women of Lockerbie
by Deborah Brevoort
Directed by: Estelle Miller
Produced by: Andy Negri

March 1 – 17, 2019

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

The Women of Lockerbie takes place seven years after the 1988 disaster in which an American airliner was destroyed over Lockerbie, Scotland, apparently by a terrorist bomb. The Livingstons have come to Lockerbie for a memorial service that is being held for the families of the victims. They meet the women of Lockerbie who are determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love by washing and returning the clothes to the victims’ families. The Women of Lockerbie is a powerful and moving poetic drama—an affirmation about how the human spirit triumphs over evil.

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.
Group Rates(10 or more people): General Admission, Seniors (62+), Students – $15.00.

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Dreamer/Seeker at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 1

Dreamer/Seeker at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 1

Staged reading of Dream/Seeker

Friday March 1, 2019 for one performance only!

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Nick has just returned to the stage for a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream after a year’s hiatus after a terrible accident. However, the memories of his past both haunt and meld with his present, as he is caught between two productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: One with the love of his life before the accident and one in the cold lonely present. As he struggles to make sense of his own insecurities and doubts, his own memories force him to make a choice: cling the past or have the courage to move on and begin to recover.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $10. 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 maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

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Meet Dr. King at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 27

Meet Dr. King at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 27

Midweek Matinee: Education on Stage
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Meet Dr. King

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: “Meet Dr. King” is an excellent introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Bright Star Theatre show is perfect for younger audiences and serves to introduce students to major concepts of Black History such as freedom, integration, and equality.

Recommended for grades K-5. Curriculum Connections: History, Character Education, Conflict Resolution, US History.

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