2019 Camp Encore presents Hamlet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11

2019 Camp Encore presents Hamlet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11

HAMLET
“…hold, as twere, the mirror up to nature.”
by William Shakespeare

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they tackle Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece. Prince Hamlet, spurred on by his father’s vengeful ghost, takes a dark and winding path to discover whether the ghost’s shocking accusation of fratricide and usurpation is true. Hamlet’s stratagems roil the guilty conscience of his murderous uncle, confirming the ghost’s dreadful tale. Yet Hamlet hesitates to exact vengeance, as he grapples with the question of his own mortality and the price of truth. With a kingdom teetering in the balance, Hamlet’s quest overtakes him, ensnaring the innocent along with the guilty and, at the climax, bringing destruction to the royal house. At the end of the camp session, campers will present performances at the Greenbelt Arts Center. The performance schedule includes an evening performance on Thursday, July 11, at 7:00pm.

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 11 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Reserve tickets here.

2018 Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12

2018 Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12

Cymbeline
“Boldness be my friend! Arm me, audacity.”
By William Shakespeare

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they explore Shakespeare’s epic fairy tale. In ancient Britain, the virtuous Princess Imogen is slandered by an ingenious villain, separated from her young husband, and schemed against by her murderous stepmother, who seeks to put her own descendants on the throne of King Cymbeline. This sweeping romance features Roman invaders, kidnapped princes, magic potions, and multiple cases of mistaken identities. With the fate of Britain hanging in the balance, the various plots converge and secrets are revealed. But who will live happily ever after?

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 12 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets are free, but advanced reservations are required. Call: 301-397-2200.

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.

Register for Summer Camps

Registration is now open for summer theater camps put on by Prince George’s County, the City of Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Prince George’s County camps:

Registration for 2017 Summer Camps & PreSchool courses begins…
Saturday, February 25, 9am for Prince George’s County residents
Saturday, March 4, 9am for non-residents
Click here for more information.
NOTE: These are the theater camps. The M-NCCP also has summer camps in the areas of Visual Arts, Sports, STEM, and others.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park
2017 Comedy Arts Camp at Clarice Smith, Jun 19-30, 2017
2017 Exploring Theater Arts for Children Camp at Clarice Smith, July 3-14, 2017
2017 Making a Musical Camp at Clarice Smith, July 31-August 11, 2017
2017 Performing Arts Workshop at Clarice Smith, July 17-28, 2017

Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington
2017 Exploring Theater Arts Camp for Mixed Ages at Harmony Hall, Jun 19-30 & Jul 17-28, 2017
2017 Performing Arts Workshop at Harmony Hall, Jul 3-14, 2017

Huntington Community Center in Bowie
2017 Theater Camp for Teens at the Huntington Community Center, Aug 7-18, 2017

Lake Arbor Community Center in Mitchellville
2017 Exploring Theater Arts Camp for Mixed Ages at Lake Arbor, biweekly, Jun 19-Aug 11, 2017

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse in Cheverly
2017 Making a Musical Camp at the Publick Playhouse, July 3-14, 2017
2017 Theater Improvisation Camp at the Publick Playhouse, July 17-21, 2017

Temple Hills Community Center
2017 Theater Camp for Children at the Temple Hills Community Center, June 19-30 & July 31-Aug 11, 2017

City of Greenbelt Recreation Department

Registration for 2017 Spring and Summer camps opens February 1, 2017 for residents and February 15, 2017 for non-residents of the City of Greenbelt. Click here for all opportunities.
NOTE: These are the theater camps. Greenbelt also has summer camps in the areas of Sports, Outings, and others.
2017 Creative Kids Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, biweekly June 19-Aug 11, 2017
2017 Performance Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Aug 14-18, 2017
2017 Camp Encore with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, June 19-July 14, 2017
Show: Camp Encore presents Romeo and Juliet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 12-13
2017 Circus Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, June 19-Aug 25, 2017

Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier

2017 Art Exposed Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, weekly June 19-Aug 18, 2017
2017 Cultural Journey Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, June 19-July 14, 2017
Show: Cultural Journey Camp Show at Joe’s Movement Emporium, July 14, 2017, 5:30pm
2017 Creative Robotics Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, July 10-28, 2017
2017 Dance Theater Experience Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, July 17-Aug 11, 2017
Show: Dance Theater Experience Camp Show at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 17, 2017, at 5:30pm

Camp Encore presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 13-14

Camp Encore presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 13-14

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
What fools these mortals be!
By William Shakespeare

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders on an adventure of magic and mischief, set in the Forest of Athens, where Fools, Fairies and Folly abound! The script will use Shakespeare’s original language, combined with original music, movement, and stage combat. Teen actors will tell the story of two groups of mortals — the mismatched lovers and the hilarious amateur actors (the ‘rude mechanicals’) — who retreat to the forest, only to find it inhabited by a troupe of feuding and mischievous faeries. Will everything be set right before the royal wedding in the morning? Come find out, as we present one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies!

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets: Email katemagill3@gmail.com with: Your name, the performance you wish to attend, and the number of seats you’re requesting. You will receive a reply, confirming your reservation. There are no physical tickets. All seats are general seating (no reserved seats). Audience members will check in with the reservation list upon arrival, so if you make a reservation for a large group, please tell them what name to give upon arrival.