The Breaking Point and Babel at Clarice Smith, Feb 23-24

The Breaking Point and Babel at Clarice Smith, Feb 23-24

Second Season
The Breaking Point by Jennifer Kasnadi and Babel by Almost Human

February 23 – 24, 2018

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

The Breaking Point
By Jennifer Kasnadi

The Breaking Point explores how relationships between people devolve due to the current political climate of the US. The piece features interviews with students from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance studies that comment on how politics affect an “epicenter of apathy.”

Babel
By Almost Human

Babel is a site-specific performance exploring knowledge, histories and beliefs. The piece delves into ancient institutions, where they have come from, and where they are headed. Babel is produced by PhD student Fraser Stevens’ experimental theatre company, Almost Human.

Tickets: Free, tickets required.

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Eurydice at Clarice Smith, Feb 9-17

Eurydice at Clarice Smith, Feb 9-17

Eurydice
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mitchell Hébert

February 9 – 17, 2018

Fri, Feb 9, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sun, Feb 11, 2018 . 2:00PM
Wed, Feb 14, 2018 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 15, 2018 . 7:30PM
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 17, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 17, 2018 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

When Eurydice tragically perishes on her wedding day, her groom Orpheus will do anything to bring her back to life. He strikes a deal with the gods of the Underworld, but will he be able to fulfill its terms? This reimagining of the classic myth is told through Eurydice’s eyes, offering a fresh perspective on her journey. It’s one of love and loss, pleasure and pain. The play’s rhythmic language helps rebuild the memories of the characters and highlights the heroine’s impossible choice between life and death.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25+, Student/Youth: $10

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Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Feb 9

Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Feb 9

Town Hall
Maryland Opera Studio New Work Reading 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018 . 7:30 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, General Admission.

In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their senator questions about the politics of the day, and the proceedings are live-streamed on social media by a young intern. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage.

Maryland Opera Studio students premiere an opera by the winner of the annual Opera Composition Contest. Launched in 2017, the contest is a joint initiative of the Maryland Opera Studio and Artist Partner Program to support the cultivation and performance of new work.

Free, no tickets required.

Register for Junior Academy for the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith, Feb 3-Apr29

2018 Winter/Spring Junior Academy for the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith, Feb 3-Apr 29

MNCPPC presents:
The Junior Academy for the Performing Arts
Winter/Spring 2018 Session
Saturdays 9am-1pm, February 3, 2018 to April 29, 2018

The Junior Academy of the Performing Arts (JAPA) introduces musical theater to students who have a talent and curiosity for the performing arts and strengthens their knowledge and skill level through the disciplines of singing, acting and dance.

Students will discover the very best of themselves and be encouraged to share their stories in their own unique way!

Winter/Spring Session
Registration is now open! The program is open to young performers ages 8 to 15. Whether a seasoned performer or new to the stage, all levels are welcome to join our team of rising stars!

12-week intensive program fee: $500 residents/ $650 non-residents

The program starts on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Rehearsals for JAPA are on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the Prince George’s County Room, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742)

Performance Dates: Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018

For more information see: https://www.mncppc.org/2457/Junior-Academy-for-the-Performing-Arts

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema presents Suddenly at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-2

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema presents Suddenly at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-2

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema
Suddenly (based on stories by Etgar Keret)

December 1 & 2, 2017. 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

Daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning.The living and the dead; dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness and compassion. We encounter a strangely endearing group of imprisoned misfits hell bent on holding a mirror up to nature and smashing it into smaller shards. The only way they can free themselves is to allow the release of these stories, no matter the cost.

Adapted from acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret’s book of short stories, this multimedia performance inventively combines puppetry, theatre and film, exploring what happens when the story begins to control the story teller.

The development of this piece began during Zvi Sahar’s teaching residency in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance studies in Spring 2017, working in collaboration with UMD students and faculty.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25+, Student/Youth: $10

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