Twelfth Night at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-3

Twelfth Night at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-3

The Maryland Shakespeare Players Present:
Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

December 1 – 3, 2022
Thu, Dec 1, 2022 . 7:00PM
Fri, Dec 2, 2022 . 7:00PM
Sat, Dec 3, 2022 . 2:00PM
Sat, Dec 3, 2022 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.

The Maryland Shakespeare Players present their Fall 2022 main stage production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night! Join us at the Kogod Theater in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for an entirely student-run 70’s So-Cal re-imagination of a timeless Shakespearean comedy featuring comments on love, gender roles, and power. Performances will be December 1st and 2nd at 7:30, and December 3rd at 2 and 7pm! No tickets or reservation required! Free to all guests. Donations are accepted! There will be one 15 minute intermission. Recommended for ages 12+. Content Advisory: Simulated Violence, Blood, Intimacy, Sexual Themes and Innuendos throughout.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required.

As You Like It at Clarice Smith, Nov 11-18

As You Like It at Clarice Smith, Nov 11-18

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
Directed and Adapted by Eleanor Holdridge

November 11 – 18, 2022
Fri, Nov 11, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, Nov 12, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 13, 2022 . 2:00PM
Wed, Nov 16, 2022 . 7:30PM
Thu, Nov 17, 2022 . 7:30PM
Fri, Nov 18, 2022 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.

Experience William Shakespeare’s classic As You Like It, adapted and directed by Eleanor Holdridge, who returns to the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies after leading a workshop on Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando in 2021 and directing the production of The Call in 2016. What happens when Rosalind and her cousin escape into the forest to find her love Orlando? Disguised as a boy shepherd, the cheeky Rosalind convinces Orlando to woo her. Find out the hilarious consequences in this timeless tale of love and adventure.

Health + Safety: Patrons attending University of Maryland arts events are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. We continue to encourage audiences to wear a mask and stay current with vaccinations and boosters. Please see our Health & Safety information page for information about what to expect during your visit.

Tickets: Pay What You Wish. Click here.

Much Ado About Nothing at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 15

Much Ado About Nothing at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 15

National Players presents:
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

War has ended and soldiers return home to forget their sorrows. It looks like love is in the air. Except between Beatrice and Benedick, who are determined not to fall in love and get married even though they can’t help engaging in daily verbal sparring matches with one another. Tricks, mistaken identity, and a clueless night watchman are on the horizon in this “will they/won’t they” comedy that features one of Shakespeare’s wittiest couples.

National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theater to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in invigorating ways for modern audiences.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, $10 to $50. Click here.

2022 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 10-24

2022 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 10-24

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

2022 Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks presents The Tragedy of Macbeth

Description: Join Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks triumphant return, to a park near you, with our actionpacked production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth. Inspired by the novel-turned-movie Gangs of New York, this 1850’s interpretation features some of the region’s best stage combat artists and seasoned actors. Paired with Shakespeare’s iconic language, this fast paced 90-minute adaptation will leave audiences breathless. Bring your lawn chair, a picnic, and enjoy the Bard under the stars with Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks!

Performances July 19-24, 2022.

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

Sunday, July 10th at 3 pm, Fairwood Community Park Amphitheater 12390 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, MD 20720
Rain Location: Glenn Dale Community Center 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale MD 20769

Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 pm, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902

Thursday, July 14th at 7:30 pm, Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Kettering, MD 20774
Rain Location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 15th at 7:30 pm, Montpelier Mansion Grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708
Rain Location: Deerfield Run Community Center 8870 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20708

Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 pm, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Sunday, July 17th at 3:00 pm, John Addison Concert Hall Harmony Hall Art Center, 10702 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD 20744

Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm, Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain Location: Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782

Thursday, July 21st at 7:30 pm, David C. Driscoll Community Park, 3911 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, MD 20781

Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 pm, Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Sunday, July 24th at 3 pm, Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20784

Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the county, making great theatre available to everyone. For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Prince George’s Community College, Apr 6-9, In Person

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Prince George’s Community College, Apr 6-9, In Person

Prince George’s Community College presents:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare

Wednesday through Saturday
April 6 – 9, 2022 at 7:30pm

Location: Prince George’s Community College, In Person.

Center for Performing Arts, 301 Largo Road Largo, MD 20774

A madcap romp! Shakespeare’s beloved comedy is set on the eve of a royal wedding. Magic potions, warring fairies, and lovers on the run make for one fantastically fun night at the theatre!

Mask policy: The college’s masking mandate has been lifted, however, masks are highly recommended and encouraged while inside our theatres. Worn properly, your mask should cover your nose and mouth. For additional information about our health and safety policies, visit

Young Children: For their safety, children under five years of age will not be admitted to the theaters at this time.

Tickets: $10 or pick your fare. here.