Rude Mechanicals present Arden Now (As You Like It) at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-Sep 3

Rude Mechanicals present Arden Now (As You Like It) at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-Sep 3

The Rude Mechanicals present
Arden Now (As You Like It)
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Melissa Schick, Diana Dzikiewicz, and The Company
Director: Melissa Schick
Assistant Director: Eric Honour
Composer: Diana Dzikiewicz

August 18 to September 3, 2017

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Recommended for ages 13 and up. This show contains profanity.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Using William Shakespeare’s As You Like It as a framework, this play celebrates the diversity of love using modern concepts of romance, relationships, gender, and sexuality. The show takes place in a gender blank alternate universe where gendered pronouns are unnecessary. The story line is also altered to represent love in its many forms. We feature monogamous relationships, polyamorous relationships, kinky relationships, and asexual queerplatonic friendship. The show is scored with live music and we borrow songs and poems from other sources to round out the experience. You’ll even see Shakespeare in languages including Spanish, French, Tamil, Italian, and ASL. Come see the delightful chaos in the Forest of Arden, and see it resolved by Hymen, the God of Enthusiastic Consent, along with a special appearance from Orlando’s long lost sibling to wrap the whole thing up in a bow. You might even get a snack at the end, we’re just saying.

This collaborative adaptation sets Shakespeare’s As You Like It in a world where ideals of beauty and desirability are more celebratory of people’s unique individuality and where mainstream society does not attempt to impose a restrictive binary concept of gender to categorize people. Striving to tell this classic story in ways that are fully inclusive, body-positive, and sex-positive, the Rude Mechanicals have cut the original text down, made some creative edits, and have added music, movement, and poetry that express love and exuberance through a variety of times, cultures, and genres. Because if all the world’s a stage, everyone should be represented.

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

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Rude Mechanicals, As You Like It, William Shakespeare, Melissa Schick, Eric Honour, Diana Dzikiewicz

Camp Encore presents Romeo and Juliet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 12-13

2017 Camp Encore presents Romeo and Juliet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 12-13

Camp Encore presents:
Romeo and Juliet
“My only love sprung from my only hate”
By William Shakespeare
Directed and adapted by Kate Magill Robinson

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they delve into Shakespeare’s most iconic tragic love story. Rival gangs – the Capulets and the Montagues – patrol the streets of Verona, ripping the city into factions as they play out an age-old vendetta. Against the backdrop of this epic feud, Romeo Montague crashes a Capulet party with his friends, and there he first sets eyes upon the beautiful Juliet, the heir to the Capulet family. The star-crossed lovers attempt to live out the passion of their hasty romance and secret marriage, amidst the violence of their families’ feud. But fate, fortune, and a series of cataclysmic circumstances steer them off-course toward their inescapably tragic end.

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Not recommended for those under 12.

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 12 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 13 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets are free but must be reserved by emailing katemagill3@gmail.com. Some shows will sell out in advance.

Shakespeare in the Parks: As You Like It at various locations, Jul 11-23

Shakespeare in the Parks: As You Like It at various locations, Jul 11-23

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

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

AS YOU LIKE IT – Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks

“All the world’s a stage!” Join Rosalind and Celia as they lose themselves in the Forest of Arden, set in 1916 America and featuring music from that era. Disguised as a man, Rosalind explores the forest, searching for her banished father, while encountering shepherds, the simplicity of country life, and sweet romance. 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 11-23, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 11, 7:30 pm
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, 20902

Wednesday, July 12, 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 13, 7:30 pm
Emancipation Park
320 8th Street, Laurel 20707
Rain location: St. Vincent Palotti High School Gymnasium
113 St. Mary’s Place, Laurel, 20707

Friday, July 14, 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 15, 7:30 pm
Hillcrest Heights Community Center
2300 Oxon Run Dr, Temple Hills, MD 20748
Rain location: Hillcrest Heights Community Center Gym

Sunday, July 16, 3 pm
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
15200 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715

Wednesday, July 19, 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 20, 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 21, 7:30 pm
Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex
7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington 20744

Saturday, July 22, 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 23, 3 pm
Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784

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

Rude Mechanicals present She Speaks! at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 2-18

Rude Mechanicals present She Speaks! at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jun 2-18

The Rude Mechanicals present
She Speaks!
Directed by Leanne Stump.

June 2 to 18, 2017
Thursday, June 1 – 8pm
Friday, June 2 – 8pm
Saturday, June 3 – 8pm
Friday, June 9 – 8pm
Saturday, June 10 – 8pm
Sunday, June 11 (matinee) – 2pm
Friday, June 16 – 8pm
Saturday June 17 – 8pm

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s Women in Their Own Words
Adapted from the works of William Shakespeare

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They are the ground, the books, the academes
From whence doth spring the true Promethean fire.

Though the men take the title, the women oft steal the show. From Beatrice’s sharp wit to Juliet’s broken heart, the fairer sex have just as much to say as their male counterparts. Adapted from the works of William Shakespeare, this new piece laces together the voices of Shakespeare’s most memorable women.

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

As You Like It at Clarice Smith, May 5-7

As You Like It at Clarice Smith, May 5-7

Maryland Shakespeare Players presents:
As You Like It
William Shakespeare

Fri, May 5, 2017 . 7:00PM
Sat, May 6, 2017 . 2:00PM
Sat, May 6, 2017 . 7:00PM
Sun, May 7, 2017 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre, General Admission

Come join the Maryland Shakespeare Players for our spring performance!

Free, no tickets required.