Flyin’ West at Bowie State University, Nov 17-19

Flyin’ West at Bowie State University, Nov 17-19, In Person

Bowie State University presents:
Flyin’ West
by Pearl Cleage

November 17-19, 2022
November 17, 2022 at 7:30pm
November 18, 2022 at 7:30pm
November 19, 2022 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Fine and Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, Bowie State University, in person.

Following an award-winning season for BSU Theatre, Flyin’ West takes audiences back to the days of the Homestead Act and the founding of a Black community in Nicodemus, Kansas – a place of immense possibility, steered by the vision and fortitude of the Black female pioneers. Local director Angelisa Gillyard (Constellation Theatre, 1st Stage) joins with BSU senior stage management team Amari Chambers (Class 2023) and Malaysha Saboleh (Class 2023) to celebrate the resilience of ancestors and the strength of sisterhood as they confronted racism and encroaching opportunists who sought to undo the paradise they dreamed could be their future and their legacy.

Tickets: $12, click here.

Contact: Elena Velasco, Email: evelasco@bowiestate.edu, Phone: 3018603750

Felon: An American Washi Tale at Prince George’s Community College, Oct 5

Felon: An American Washi Tale at Prince George’s Community College, Oct 5

Prince George’s Community College presents:
Felon: An American Washi Tale

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 3pm

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

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

A solo performance that begins with the pages of a book being slid into a cell, traverses stoves made of toilet paper, kites from a father, handwritten affidavits, legal complaints, handmade paper, certificates of pardon, an a 1,000 squares fashioned from the clothing of men serving life sentences.

Join us in welcoming back to PGCC distinguished alumni Reginald Dwayne Betts. Dwayne is the founder and director of the Freedom Reads, a first-of-its-kind organization that empowers people through literature to confront what prison does to the spirit. A poet and lawyer, he is the author of four books. A 2021 MacArthur Fellow, his latest collection of poetry, Felon, was awarded the American Book Award and an NAACP Image Award.

This is event is free but you must RSVP to attend. Use the link below to RSVP for the event.

Book signing will take place promptly after the performance. Books are currently for sale in the College Bookstore. Only registered guests can attend.

Tickets: free, registration required. here.

BSU Student Open Mic at Bowie State University, Apr 14, In Person

BSU Student Open Mic at Bowie State University, Apr 14, In Person

Bowie State University presents:
BSU Student Open Mic Night

Thursday, April 14 at 6:00PM

Fine and Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, Bowie State University, in person.

Do you have an idea or passion you are ready to take to the next level? Or do you just want to be in the room with entrepreneurs? Join us at our monthly open mic night where the 1st place prize winner will receive $100! ***Open to BSU students only***

Location
Martin Luther King Communication Arts Center, Patio
14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD, 20715

Contact: Ayobami Awe
Email: aawe@bowiestate.edu
Phone: 443-797-2016

Maryland Opera Studio presents Later the Same Evening at Clarice Smith, Apr 8-16, In person

Maryland Opera Studio presents Later the Same Evening at Clarice Smith, Apr 8-16, In person

Later the Same Evening
Maryland Opera Studio
John Musto, composer
Mark Campbell, librettist
Craig Kier, conductor
David Lefkowich, director

April 8-16, 2022
Fri, Apr 8, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 10, 2022 . 3:00PM
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 16, 2022 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

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

In a reimagining of Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer John Musto’s one-act opera, which first premiered at The Clarice in 2007 in a joint project with the National Gallery of Art, audiences are transported to 1932 New York City for one extended evening. Co-commissioned by the UMD School of Music and The Clarice, Later the Same Evening is inspired by figures in five Edward Hopper paintings of Manhattan: “Room in New York” (1932), “Hotel Window” (1955), “Hotel Room” (1931), “Two on the Aisle” (1927) and “Automat” (1927). As the opera unfolds, the characters from the paintings vividly come to life to intertwine in interesting ways centered around the solitude that a large, bustling city can invoke.

About the Maryland Opera Studio: Under the direction of Craig Kier, the Maryland Opera Studio is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from classic repertoire to provocative new works, it is building contemporary audiences for opera and advancing the art that sustains them.

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Tickets: Pay what you wish, tickets required. Click here.

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 pgcc.edu/arts.

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.