The Muses – Original Works Project at Clarice Smith online live performance, May 9

The Muses – Original Works Project at Clarice Smith online live performance, May 9

The Muses – Original Works Project
Saturday, May 9, 2020. 5PM

Special Announcement:

Due to COVID-19 this event will be an online performance on Saturday, May 9 at 5:00PM. Watch the livestream here.

Watch Livestream.

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online live performance.

The Muses proudly present their Original Works Projects, a memorable night of short plays created and produced by students.

Free, no tickets required

She Kills Monsters by Clarice Smith online live performance, May 7

She Kills Monsters by Clarice Smith online live performance, May 7

She Kills Monsters
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jared Mezzocchi and Lisa Nathans

May 7, 2020, 8pm

Watch Livestream.

Special Announcement:

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this will be an online, site-specific, audience integrated performance. The production will only be performed once, on Thursday, May 7 at 8PM. Watch the livestream here.

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online live performance.

After the sudden and tragic death of her younger sister Tilly, Agnes Evans discovers a mysterious fantasy gaming notebook that offers clues into her sister’s life. Risking her own real-life relationships, Agnes enters the action-packed world of Dungeons and Dragons brimming with dominatrix warrior women, ogres and fairies to understand Tilly’s world and mourn her death. This touching story draws on nerd culture and queer representation to explore themes of sisterhood, loss and acceptance.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, TDPS has found creative solutions to keep teaching, learning, and creating in an online environment. Originally scheduled for the Kogod Theatre, She Kills Monsters has moved to Zoom and the livestream of this online performance will be on Thursday, May 7 at 8PM. The audience will experience the play in real time as it is performed by actors in their homes.

Playwright Qui Nguyen has given his full support and blessing to reimagine this play for the digital world.

“Nguyen is a refreshing, break-the-rules writer—he has a ready embrace of pop culture, high-school speak and ‘High Fidelity’ cool, and he also has a mission to redeem gaming geeks everywhere….” — Chicago Tribune

Free, no tickets required.

Maryland Opera Studio presents Four Freedoms at Clarice Smith, Feb 14

Maryland Opera Studio presents Four Freedoms at Clarice Smith, Feb 14

Opera New Work Reading: Four Freedoms
Maryland Opera Studio
Friday, February 14, 2020 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Grand Pavilion, general admission.

Inspired by FDR’s 1941 State of the Union address — the “Four Freedoms” speech — Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.’s new opera explores these four philosophical pillars and our relationship to them now.

The New Work Reading marks the premiere of the winning piece from the fourth annual UMD Opera Composition Contest. The School of Music’s Maryland Opera Studio and The Clarice’s Artist Partner Program established the UMD Opera Composition Contest in 2016 as part of their ongoing dedication to cultivating and performing new work that addresses socially relevant themes. Information about winning artists will be announced in the fall.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. Click here.

Opera Double Bill: Signor Deluso & Down in the Valley at Clarice Smith, Feb 7 & 9

Opera Double Bill: Signor Deluso & Down in the Valley at Clarice Smith, Feb 7 & 9

Opera Double Bill: Signor Deluso & Down in the Valley
by OperaTerps
February 7 & 9, 2020 . 8PM

Fri, Feb 7, 2020 . 8:00PM
Sun, Feb 9, 2020 . 8:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, general admission.

OperaTerps presents a double bill of Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso and Kurt Weill’s Down in the Valley. As the School of Music’s first student-run opera company, OperaTerps provides undergraduate musicians the opportunity to participate in a major musical undertaking while enriching cultural life on campus and in the College Park community.

Free, no tickets required. Click here.

Going the Distance at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 4

Going the Distance at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 4

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 10:15 am & noon

Going the Distance

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: Race to the finish line with two inspiring African American athletes who changed sports history in Discovery Theater’s original Olympian musical play. Cheer along as Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph overcome childhood illness, infirmity, and poverty to become the world’s fastest man and woman, winning the greatest honor in athletics, the Olympic gold medal. Soaring anthems and lively songs speak to the heart and soul of the winner in all of us!

Recommended for grades 3 to 5.

Tickets: Free for Title 1 Prince George’s County Public Schools.