The Nerd by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-26

The Nerd by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-26

The Nerd
By Larry Shue
Directed by John Degnan
August 11 – 26, 2017

Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence — a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.

Tickets for all shows: $22 Adults, $17 Seniors/18 & Under

Auditions for The Nerd by the Prince George’s Little Theatre, May 8-9

Auditions for The Nerd by the Prince George’s Little Theatre, May 8-9

The Nerd Auditions

The Nerd by Larry Shue will be our first production of the 2017-18 season. It will be directed by John Degnan.

Auditions for”The Nerd” will be held Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th 7:30 pm at The Bowie Playhouse (16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive Bowie, MD 20715) with call backs and rehearsals to follow at the New Carrollton Municipal Center (6016 Princess Garden Parkway New Carrollton, MD 20784). Please try to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to sign in and fill out paperwork. No appointment needed. Auditions to consist of cold readings from the script.

Questions? Contact Director John Degnan, at john.degnan@sigmaspace.com.

Tech week and performance dates are August 2017.

Synopsis: Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence — a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.

Performance Location: Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

For more information including parts to be cast, click here.

Suite Surrender by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, May 1-16

Suite Surrender by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, May 1-16

Suite Surrender, by Michael McKeever
Directed by John J. Degnan

Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances are three weekends, May 1 – May 16, 2015
Friday 5/1/15 at 8 pm
Saturday 5/2/15 at 8 pm
Sunday 5/3/15 at 2 pm
Friday 5/8/15 at 8 pm
Saturday 5/9/15 at 8 pm
Sunday 5/10/15 at 2 pm
Friday 5/15/15 at 8 pm
Saturday 5/16/15 at 2 pm

Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/18 & Under, $13 for Groups of 10+
PGLT Box Office: 301.937.PGLT (7458)

It’s 1942 and the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood’s biggest divas vie for the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this fall-down-laughing riot of a comedy. An all-out love note to those wonderful farces of the 1930s and 1940s.

Auditions for Suite Surrender by Prince George’s Little Theatre, Jan 20 & 22

Auditions for Suite Surrender by Prince George’s Little Theatre, Jan 20 & 22, 2015

“Suite Surrender”, a farce by Michael McKeever, will be PGLT’s third production of the 2014-15 season. It will be directed by John (“Jack”) Degnan.

Auditions for “Suite Surrender” will be held Tuesday, January 20, and Thursday, January 22, 2015 beginning at 7:30 pm. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, January 27. Auditions and rehearsals are held at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton, MD 20784. Rehearsals will start on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The production will run for eight performances from Friday, May 1 through Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Bowie Playhouse.

Synopsis: It’s 1942 and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel with assistants, luggage, and a legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 1930s and 40s.

For more information see: http://www.pglt.org/auditions.html, or contact Jack Degnan at 301-552-6004 or john.degnan@sigmaspace.com with any questions.

Auditionees will be asked to cold read from selected pages in the script and to provide all conflict dates between February 17 and May 16, 2015.

Prince George’s Little Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. No roles or positions are paid.

The Fox on the Fairway by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, May 2-18

The Fox on the Fairway by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, May 2-18

By Ken Ludwig
Directed by John Degnan

Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

May 2 to 18, 2014

Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/18 & Under.

Description: A tribute to the great English farces, this hilarious romp takes audiences on a ride which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously-paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love affair with … golf.