Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Mar 22-Apr 6

Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Mar 22-Apr 6

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:
Leave it to Psmith
A comedy of youth, love and misadventure
By Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse
Directed by Jon Gardner
Produced by Alethia Young, Eliot Malumuth and Susan Breon

Performances: March 22 through April 6, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm

Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

In Leave it to Psmith, Lady Middlewick returns in triumph, having inherited the Dulworthy diamonds. She organizes a house party featuring poets Ralston McTodd and Aileen Peavey, where she can show off the diamonds. With the help of Psmith, her stepson Freddie hatches an elaborate scheme to gain his own share of the inheritance so that he can marry his beloved Phyllis. As the diamonds attract some unsavory interest, Blandings Castle descends into chaos in this hilarious comedy by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse.

Tickets: $20 on-line or $22 at the door. Opening weekend discount: $18 on-line only.

For tickets click here.

Auditions for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Country Wife by the Rude Mechanicals at Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 11-12

Auditions for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Country Wife by the Rude Mechanicals at Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 11-12

Auditions for:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams


The Country Wife
by William Wycherly

Auditions are:
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7pm

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Performances: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: June 14 – 23, 2019
The Country Wife: August 9 – 17, 2019

Want to do theater with the Rudes this year? The Rude Mechanicals will be auditioning both Cat on A Hot Tin Roof and The Country Wife at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 12th. Callbacks will be Thursday, March 14th.

All are welcome to audition. Please arrive between 8-9PM, dress comfortably, relax, and have fun.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof performs at GAC June 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, and 22nd. The Country Wife performs at GAC August 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, and 17th.

The rehearsal schedules will be three nights a week for “Cat”, one night for “Wife”, starting March 18th. Once “Cat” opens, “Wife” will rehearse three nights a week. Final schedule will be determined to account for casts’ conflicts.

Cat on A Hot Tin Roof has been often cited as Tennessee Williams’ masterwork. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it is a drama about the burning conflict and passion that grips a dysfunctional Southern family as it finally confronts and speaks the truth.

The Country Wife is William Wycherly’s 1675 Restoration sex comedy about a rake who convinces society he is impotent, and thus safe in the company of its wives. Given a reset in 1955 New York City, when America Liked Ike… there had to have been a first Mad Man.

Auditions for Cabaret Night at Greenbelt Arts Center, now-Apr 1

Auditions for Cabaret Night at Greenbelt Arts Center, now-Apr 1

Auditions for:
Cabaret Night
Songs I Wouldn’t Normally Get to Sing on Stage

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Greenbelt Arts Center will be holding a ‘Cabaret Night’ on Saturday, June 1. The theme for this evening is ‘Songs I Wouldn’t Normally Get To Sing On Stage”. This can mean a lot of different things: wrong gender, wrong color, wrong type, wrong age….

Regular GAC director Jeffery Lesniak is producing this event. He is now accepting applications to perform, through April 1. Click here for more information.

Performance: June 1, 2019

Disgraced at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 8-30

Disgraced at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 8-30

by Ayad Akhtar
directed by Bob Kleinberg

March 8 – 30, 2019

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar, is the taut drama of Amir Kapoor, an up and coming Muslim American lawyer who has rejected his religious background as overly rigid. Yet, at the insistence of his nephew and Islamic-inspired artist wife Emily, he chooses to attend the trial of an Imam who is charged with financially supporting the Hamas. At a dinner party that includes Amir’s coworker Jory, who is African American, and her husband, Isaac, Emily’s agent, who is Jewish, truths spill out that put Amir’s life in a new perspective. The show presents competing themes of assimilation versus exclusion, religious beliefs versus culture and tolerance versus prejudice.

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

Homeward Bound at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 2-9

Homeward Bound at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 2-9

The 2019 Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical:
Homeward Bound
Written and directed by Chris Cherry
Music Director: Stephan Brodd
Production Designer: Nicole DeWald

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Homeward Bound is a rollicking musical based on The Odyssey by Homer. It tells the parallel stories of history’s most resourceful couple, Odysseus and Penelope. In his quest to return home after the Trojan War, the wily Odysseus surmounts challenges on land, at sea, and in the underworld. Meanwhile, shrewd Penelope must outmaneuver the Ithacan patriarchy to preserve her position, her independence, and her home. In addition to the questing hero and the besieged heroine, this fast-moving story features a runaway prince, scheming suitors, enchantresses, monsters, cannibals, giants, ghosts, a magic veil, a deadly whirlpool, and a shipwreck. Join us and help tell the tale that has enthralled human beings for 2800 years: An epic adventure, a domestic comedy, and an enduring love story.

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