Fences by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 13-29

Fences by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 13-29

Fences
by August Wilson
Directed by: Frank B. Moorman

March 13 – 29, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2020 2:00 PM
Friday, March 20, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00 PM
Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:00 PM

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

This sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play baseball. In the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won August Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize, Troy has gone through life in a country where being proud and black meant facing pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950’s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960’s. It’s a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.
Group Rates(10 or more people): General Admission, Seniors (62+), Students – $15.00.

Buy tickets on-line.

Register for Spring Theatre Camps and Classes

2020 Spring Camps and Classes


City of Greenbelt Recreation Department
Registration for 2020 Spring and Summer camps opens February 3, 2020 for residents and February 18, 2020 for non-residents of the City of Greenbelt. Click here for all opportunities.
2020 Spring Break Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Apr 6 – Apr 10
2020 Spring Break Circus Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Apr 6 – Apr 10


Prince George’s County
Registration for 2020 Spring classes opens February 10, 2020 for residents and February 18, 2020 for non-residents of Prince George’s County.
2020 Spring Home-School Theater Class at Huntington Community Center, Mar 17-May 5
2020 Spring Teen Theater Skills Workshop at Huntington Community Center, Mar 18-May 6
2020 Spring Break Theater Camp at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Apr 6-10

Charis Center for the Arts

On-going performing arts and theater classes.

Opera Lafayette presents Leonore at the Bowie CPA, Feb 23

Opera Lafayette presents Leonore at the Bowie CPA, Feb 23

Opera Lafayette presents:
Leonore
Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer
Joseph Sonnleithner, Librettist
Ryan Brown, Conductor

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: $10. Click here.

The centerpiece of Opera Lafayette’s 25th-anniversary season is Beethoven’s Leonore (1805), the composer’s first version of his opera Fidelio. The company’s first opera sung in German and its largest production to date, these performances are the culmination of Opera Lafayette’s Leonore Project, which aims to recapture the origins of this touchstone of the operatic canon.

The story of bravery and injustice speaks to us today. A wife disguised as a man seeks to rescue her husband, wrongfully imprisoned and awaiting his death. The score, filled with heartbreaking arias, delightful love duets, and transcendent choral and instrumental works, is recognized as among the most powerful opera compositions.

Ten-Minute Play Festival at Bowie State University, Feb 20-22

Ten-Minute Play Festival at Bowie State University, Feb 20-22

Bowie State University presents:
Ten-Minute Play Festival

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

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm

Fine and Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, <a title=”Bowie State University” href=”/schools/bsu/”>Bowie State University</a>.

General Admission: $5

Contact:
Bob Bartlett
bbartlett@bowiestate.edu
301-860-3769

 

Auditions for Matilda by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 8 & 10

Auditions for Matilda by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 8 & 10

AUDITIONS for Roald Dahl’s MATILDA The Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl
Direction by TJ Lukacsina
Music Direction by Chris Pinder
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Produced by Kelsey Meiklejohn Bowen

February 8 & 10, 2020
Auditions: Saturday Feb 8th 1-4pm (1-2pm, ages 15 and under only)
Auditions: Monday Feb 10th 7-10pm (7-8pm, ages 15 and under only)

Auditions by: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

PERFORMANCE DATES:
May 29, 30, 31
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27

REHEARSALS:
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday 11-3pm
Mid-March through May 28th

For more information, including audition instructions and roles to be cast, click here.