Rude Mechanicals present Timon of Athens at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 31-Sep 8

Rude Mechanicals present Timon of Athens at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 31-Sep 8

The Rude Mechanicals present
Timon of Athens
By William Shakespeare

August 31 – September 8, 2018

NOTE: This production has some strong themes and languages and may not be suitable for young people.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

It’s A Christmas Carol in reverse. Shakespeare’s bleakest, blackest comedy, about a kind, generous man who realizes just what everybody really thinks of him.

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

2018 Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at various locations, Jul 10-22

2018 Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at various locations, Jul 10-22

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks 2018

Faeries, mischief, and a mystical boy converge in a modern interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an enchanting summer adventure where love is lost, then found, and fools rehearse their wedding play, only to lose their lead actor to a magic spell. This timeless comedy is complete with juggling acts, live music, dance and Shakespeare’s language accessible to all. Make Shakespeare part of your world, as you relax under the stars and enjoy Shakespeare’s poetry and song with your family. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Performances July 10-22, 2018

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a
FREE performance in your favorite park!

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 pm
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, 20902

Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 pm
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain location: Riverdale Elementary School Multipurpose Room
5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale 20737

Thursday, July 12, 7:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, 8270 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Friday, July 13, 7:30 PM
Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Saturday, July 14, 7:30 pm
Hillcrest Heights Community Center
2300 Oxon Run Dr, Temple Hills, MD 20748
Rain location: Hillcrest Heights Community Center Gym

Sunday, July 15, 3 pm
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
15200 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715

Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 pm
Magruder Park
40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, Hyattsville 20782
Rain location: City of Hyattsville Multipurpose Room
4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville 20781

Thursday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Rain location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Montpelier Mansion
9650 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
Rain location: Deerfield Run Community Center
13000 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708

Saturday, July 21, 7:30 pm
Fairwood Community Park
12390 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20720
Rain location: Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Sunday, July 22, 3 PM
John Addison Concert Hall, Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

For more information call;
301 446-3232 TTY; 301-699-2544.
http://www.pgparks.com arts.pgparks.com

2018 Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12

2018 Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12

Cymbeline
“Boldness be my friend! Arm me, audacity.”
By William Shakespeare

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they explore Shakespeare’s epic fairy tale. In ancient Britain, the virtuous Princess Imogen is slandered by an ingenious villain, separated from her young husband, and schemed against by her murderous stepmother, who seeks to put her own descendants on the throne of King Cymbeline. This sweeping romance features Roman invaders, kidnapped princes, magic potions, and multiple cases of mistaken identities. With the fate of Britain hanging in the balance, the various plots converge and secrets are revealed. But who will live happily ever after?

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 12 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets are free, but advanced reservations are required. Call: 301-397-2200.

Rude Mechanicals present The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 15-30

Rude Mechanicals present The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 15-30

The Rude Mechanicals present
The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

June 15 – 30, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare’s increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

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

Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18-Jun 9

Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18-Jun 9

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Jeff Lesniak
Music directed by Chris Wells
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell

May 18 – June 9, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece! Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by the sinister scientist Dr Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the spacecraft. Book by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell.

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.