Tribute at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 21-May 15

Tribute at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 21-May 15

Tribute by Bernard Slade
April 21 – May 15, 2017
Directed by Gayle Negri

April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12 at 8PM
April 30, May 7, 13 at 2PM
Opening Night reception – April 21.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

A popular actor has spend his life shirking responsibility. When he discovers he is terminally ill with leukemia, he attempts to reconnect with his long-estranged son. Scottie Templeton’s a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he’s everyone’s friend, nobody’s hero and a great womanizer who’s managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life has been one continuous gag. But a fifty-one, he finds the script’s been rewritten as a tragedy; he is fatally ill. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie’s one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor. Tribute is a warm, funny, touching play with wonderful characters.

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

Auditions for Tribute at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 30 & 31

Auditions for Tribute at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 30 & 31

Auditions for Tribute
By Bernard Slade
Directed by Gayle Negri

Will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday January 30, and Tuesday January 31 at 7:30. Call-backs if needed will be Thursday, February 2.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

The Story: Scottie Templeton’s a charming, irresponsible fellow. A sometime Broadway press agent and former scriptwriter, he’s everyone’s friend, nobody’s hero and a great womanizer who’s managed to live over fifty years without taking anything seriously including love, marriage, and fatherhood. Life has been one continuous gag. But a fifty-one, he finds the script’s been rewritten as a tragedy; he is fatally ill. His son Jud, alienated by years of neglect, comes to visit. Scottie’s one concern is to make friends with his son, for everyone else adores Scottie including his ex-wife, his friend and boss, and his doctor. Tribute is a warm, funny, touching play with wonderful characters.

For more information and a list of roles to be cast, click here.

An Act of the Imagination by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 4-20

An Act of the Imagination by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 4-20

An Act of the Imagination
By Bernard Slade.

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances: March 4 – 20, 2016
March 4th at 8 pm, March 5th at 8 pm, March 6th at 2 pm
March 11th at 8 pm, March 12th at 2 pm and 8 pm, March 13th at 2 pm
March 18th at 8 pm, March 19th at 8 pm, March 20th at 2 pm

Description: Arthur is a successful mystery writer whose latest work has strangely turned into a romance–a vivid and adulterous romance. His son, his second wife and his editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Cunning, deceit and ingenious plotting twist and turn this thriller into a surprise ending—is this real or an act of his imagination?

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Auditions for An Act of the Imagination by Bowie Community Theatre, Jan 19 & 20

Auditions for An Act of the Imagination by Bowie Community Theatre, Jan 19 & 20

Auditions for An Act of the Imagination by Bernard Slade

Bowie Community Theatre announces auditions for “An Act of the Imagination” written by Bernard Slade, and directed by Patrick Gorirossi.

Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday, January 19 and 20, from 7pm-9pm at
Kenhill Center
2614 Kenhill Drive
Bowie, MD 20715
Room 121

Call-backs, if needed, will be on Thursday, January 21 at 7pm. Auditionees will be asked to do cold readings from the script. Please bring any conflicts you have for January through February. The play opens March 4 and runs weekends through March 20.

Synopsis: A masterful suspense tale involving Arthur Putnam, a successful mystery writer whose latest work has strangely turned into a romance – a vivid and adulterous romance. Arthur’s son, second wife and editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight: it appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death stalks: the other woman disappears and evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, a conspiracy that entails cunning, deceit and ingenious plotting.

For more information click here.