Katherine Fahey’s Crankies at the Greenbelt Community Center, Oct 7

Katherine Fahey’s Crankies at the Greenbelt Community Center, Oct 7

Katherine Fahey presents Crankies

Katherine Fahey will present a series of intimate, table-top shadow puppet shows. Fahey creates exquisite, narrative “crankies” – backlit, hand-cranked panoramas with cut paper imagery combined with live-animated shadow puppets and music. The program will open with a visualization of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and a childhood memory of Baltimore’s arabber produce vendors and their colorful horse-drawn carts. Additional pieces will include a remembrance of the artist’s father and his love of birds, and two ghost stories to kick off the Halloween season.

Artful Afternoon Sunday, first Sunday of every month, 1pm to 4pm.
Craft project from 1pm to 3pm.
Performance at 3pm.
Studio open house and sale, 1-4pm, with the Community Center’s Artists in Residence.

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Performance and craft workshop are free.

The Hidden Guest at the Greenbelt Community Center, July 21 & 22

The Hidden Guest at the Greenbelt Community Center, July 21 & 22

ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION OF
THE HIDDEN GUEST
Greenbelt Community Center Auditorium, 15 Crescent Road

Saturday, July 21, 7:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 3:00pm

The comedic mystery, The Hidden Guest, was Greenbelt’s first high school drama club production, performed in 1938. The venue for this anniversary production will be the Community Center auditorium, where the high school students performed the play 80 years ago. The play will be performed by the staffers of Greenbelt Recreation’s performing arts camps. All profits from ticket sales will go toward the camp scholarship fund. For tickets, call 301-397-2208 or visit the Community Center business office.

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Tickets: $5 minimum donation. Call 301-397-2208.

What Are You Going to Be? at the Greenbelt Community Center, June 23 & 24

What Are You Going to Be? at the Greenbelt Community Center, June 23 & 24

THE FEDERAL THEATRE PROJECT AND GREENBELT
Featuring an 80th anniversary presentation of Betty Smith’s one-act play:
What Are You Going To Be?

Greenbelt Community Center Auditorium, 15 Crescent Road

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7:00pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00pm

This 80th anniversary multi-media event, hosted by Chris Cherry, will recount the highlights of the WPA’s Federal Theatre Project and its connections with Greenbelt and the town’s first amateur theatrical group, the Greenbelt Players. The program will include a narration and slideshow, song performances by talented Greenbelt vocalists, and a presentation of the one-act Federal Theatre Project play, What Are You Going To Be? The play, recently rediscovered in the FTP archives at the Library Of Congress, was presented by the Greenbelt Players in the Greenbelt Community Center auditorium eighty years ago, on June 23, 1938. The play’s author, Betty Smith, was then a struggling writer, whose employment by the Federal Theater Project enabled her to keep writing. She eventually produced the world-famous novel, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. The novel’s central characters, Francie Nolan and her family, were sketched by Smith in the one-act play. The Old Greenbelt Theatre will show the film version of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, on Monday, June 25, giving Greenbelters the opportunity to trace echoes of the play in the film. Following the multi-media presentation and play performance on June 23, a reception will be held to mark the opening of the new permanent exhibit, The Federal Theater Project and Greenbelt.

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Tickets: $5
For tickets, call 301-397-2208 or visit the Community Center business office.

Time Will Tell at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

Time Will Tell at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

The 2018 Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical:
Time Will Tell: Teens and Tunes in Tugwell Town
Written and directed by Chris Cherry
Music Director: Stephan Brodd
Production Designer: Nicole DeWald

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Time Will Tell is a time-traveling story about Sally Jones, a present-day Greenbelt teenager who finds herself transported to 1937 Greenbelt, with all her modern ideas about gender equality intact. As she makes new friends and joins the cast of Greenbelt’s first high school musical, the sparks fly — especially between her and Tommy Martin, the handsome and earnest president of the Drama Club. Together, they learn that progress is an idea that advances with the times, but that love is never out of date. This funny, heart-warming show serves up a delectable slice of Greenbelt history, accompanied by the hit songs of the day. Greenbelters and their friends will love this crowd-pleasing musical, presented as a Greenbelt Legacy 80th Anniversary event.

Tickets: $5; advance sales at 301-397-2208

Register for Summer Camps in Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium

Register for Summer Camps in Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium

Registration is now open for Spring Break and Summer Camps in Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Summer Camps

City of Greenbelt Recreation Department

Registration for 2018 Spring and Summer camps opens February 1, 2018 for residents and February 15, 2018 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.
2018 Creative Kids Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, biweekly June 18-Aug 10, 2018
2018 Performance Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Aug 13-17, 2018
2018 Camp Encore with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, June 18-July 13, 2018
Show: Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12
2018 Storybook Theater After Care Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, biweekly June 18-Aug 10, 2018

Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier

Registration is now open.
2018 Summer Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, weekly June 18-Aug 31, 2018

Spring Break Camps


City of Greenbelt Recreation Department
Registration for 2018 Spring and Summer camps opens February 1, 2018 for residents and February 15, 2018 for non-residents of the City of Greenbelt. Click here for all opportunities.
2018 Spring Break Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Apr 2 – Apr 6


Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier
2018 Spring Break Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 2-6, 2018