Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18-Jun 9

Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18-Jun 9

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Jeff Lesniak
Music directed by Chris Wells
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell

May 18 – June 9, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece! Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by the sinister scientist Dr Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the spacecraft. Book by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell.

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Baskerville at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 13-May 5

Baskerville at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 13-May 5

Baskerville
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett
Produced by William Powell, Jr.

April 13 – May 5, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Yes, that Baskerville, a comedic take on Conan Doyle’s famous story by the darling of Broadway, Ken Ludwig. Holmes, Watson and 40 other characters (played by 3 other actors) gallop through the English countryside in search of a murderer. They find butterflies, red herrings, love, and plenty of laughs along the way! Directed and produced by the Ruby Griffith award winning team of Ann Lowe-Barrett and William Powell Jr.

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

Angel Street at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 2-24

Angel Street at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 2-24

Angel Street
By Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell

March 2 – 24, 2018
March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24 at 8PM
Sunday matinees: March 11 & 18 at 2PM

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Angel Street (better known in the USA as Gaslight) takes place in 1880 in an old Victorian house in Pimlico, London. Mr Manningham is slowly trying to drive his wife, Mrs Manningham, insane (her mother died of insanity) by playing demonic tricks on her. Why? Because, very briefly, many years ago a murder took place in the house and the murderer was looking for some precious rubies which have never been found. One evening when Mr. Manningham is out a visitor calls – it is Inspector Rough who during the course of the evening convinces Mrs. Manningham that her husband is a maniacal killer. He enlists the aid of Elizabeth, the Manningham’s housekeeper. The other character is Nancy, a young flirtatious parlor maid who sets her cap on Mr. Manningham.

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

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 12 & 13

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 12 & 13

Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Jeff Lesniak
Music directed by Chris Wells
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell
February 12 & 13, 2018.

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, with music direction by Chris Wells and choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell, will be held Monday February 12, and Tuesday February 13.

Performances are scheduled to run May 18 – June 9, 2018.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece! Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by the sinister scientist Dr Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the spacecraft. Book by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell.

For more information see http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/Default.asp#audition

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

The Rude Mechanicals announce auditions for:

The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

Monday, February 5, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Community Center, Room 202, 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD 20770.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway Greenbelt, MD 20768.

Callbacks: Friday, February 9, 8pm. Greenbelt, MD

Performances: June 15-30 at the Greenbelt Arts Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings in Greenbelt, MD.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare’s increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

For more information see http://www.rudemechanicals.com/

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