Ten-Minute Play Festival at Bowie State University, Feb 22-24

Ten-Minute Play Festival at Bowie State University, Feb 22-24

Bowie State University presents:
Ten-Minute Play Festival

Description: An evening of plays produced, written and directed by students.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30pm

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

General Admission: $5

Bob Bartlett

Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 22

Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 22

Tiny Tots Thursday
Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9:30 am & 11:15 am

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man African and African American cultures come alive when The Story Man’s wit and wisdom captivates youngsters’ imagination through drumming, call and response games, music and, of course, inspired, light-hearted stories.

Recommended for grades Pre-K- 2

Tickets: $5/person

When Love Opens the Door at Milkboy Arthouse, Feb 21

When Love Opens the Door at Milkboy Arthouse, Feb 21

When Love Opens the Door
Featuring: Patrick Washington

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Location: Milkboy Arthouse
Location: 7416 Baltimore Ave., College Park 20740
Website: https://www.milkboyarthouse.com/

Sponsored by: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Kick your mid-week, winter blues OUT and invite warm feelings of love IN. Pro and novice storytellers and spoken-word artists will move you to laughter and tears. Please join us at this special production by the CreativeWorks team. Groove to music brought to you by DJ Sly Ty and check out the beautiful sounds of our special guest.

For more info, call CreativeWorks at 301-699-1819.

Patrick “Black Picasso” Washington, forged in Washington DC’s legendary U Street Poetry Scene, is a 4 time DC representative at the National Poetry Slam and 2001’s Washington DC Def Poetry Slam Champion. He became a semi-regular performer on HBO presents Russell Simmons Def Poetry as one of spoken word’s most dynamic duos, The POEM-CEES. Patrick Washington performed along with Grammy-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, sharing the stage with Stevie Wonder & President Obama, among others, in 2011.

CANCELLED: Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre at Wendy’s, Feb 21

CANCELLED: Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre at Wendy’s

This show has been cancelled.

Solve A Murder on the third Wednesday of every month at the Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre.

Starring Role – for You! Be the investigator who solves this Murder Mystery!

Location: Wendy’s located at 16400 Harbour Way in Bowie, MD 20716.

Third Wednesday each month, starting at 7:00PM

Visit our Facebook page to find out this month’s current murder: https://www.facebook.com/BowieCommunityTheatre

FREE! Be a Captive Audience and Support YOUR Local Theatre! We hope you enjoy dinner at Wendy’s between 6pm-9pm on this night as 20% of all your food and drink purchases (as well as drive-through sales) are donated to Bowie Community Theatre.

Murder is a Fine Art!

Libby LaBelle, art critic for the influential “Graphic News,” used her vitriolic columns to destroy the careers of many artists. A good review from Libby meant instant success. A bad review could signal the end of the line for the career of even the most talented individual. And, Libby didn’t limit her critiques to the art world. She’d regularly write scathing comments about the events she’d attended, panning the planning as well as the cuisine and wine selections. That’s why, over the years, her list of eminent enemies grew. She was loved by her adoring fans and hated by the targets of her poisonous prose. When it was announced that impressionist artist Pete Casso was to preview an upcoming exhibit at the Creative Connection Art Gallery, Libby made a point of letting everyone know she’d be there to, once again, pen a negative review of Casso’s latest masterpiece. Who would have suspected that the review would never be printed? For, in the middle of an acerbic attack on both the artwork and the occasion, Libby collapsed in a heap on the floor of the gallery, her worrisome word processor silenced forever. Did someone take the opportunity to do away with her explosive expletives? And, what past unknown indiscretions could have prompted the passion? It would take a palette of investigative skills to solve the case and identify the murderer.

Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

by 2nd Star Productions
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Taylor
Choreography by Anwar Thomas

Come out and audition for the much-acclaimed, award-winning 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD for our summer musical Ragtime.

Auditions are Tuesday February 20th and Wednesday February 21st at 7 pm at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715). Callbacks will be Thursday February 22nd at 7 pm.

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Wednesday dates. Please keep Thursday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by 10 AM Thursday morning. Most actors who are cast will not be called back Thursday night; it is only to test selected actors against each other before final casting is complete.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances are June 1-30, Fridays through Sundays. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, call time of 7 pm, and Sundays are 3 pm with a call time of 2 pm. Our closing performance on Saturday June 30th is a 3 pm matinee with a call time of 2 pm.

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and – of course, the ragtime.

For for information, including preparations and roles to be cast see: http://www.2ndstarproductions.com/2ndStarAudition.html, or e-mail 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.