2018 Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12

2018 Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12

Cymbeline
“Boldness be my friend! Arm me, audacity.”
By William Shakespeare

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they explore Shakespeare’s epic fairy tale. In ancient Britain, the virtuous Princess Imogen is slandered by an ingenious villain, separated from her young husband, and schemed against by her murderous stepmother, who seeks to put her own descendants on the throne of King Cymbeline. This sweeping romance features Roman invaders, kidnapped princes, magic potions, and multiple cases of mistaken identities. With the fate of Britain hanging in the balance, the various plots converge and secrets are revealed. But who will live happily ever after?

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 12 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets are free, but advanced reservations are required. Call: 301-397-2200.

Camp Encore presents Romeo and Juliet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 12-13

2017 Camp Encore presents Romeo and Juliet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 12-13

Camp Encore presents:
Romeo and Juliet
“My only love sprung from my only hate”
By William Shakespeare
Directed and adapted by Kate Magill Robinson

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they delve into Shakespeare’s most iconic tragic love story. Rival gangs – the Capulets and the Montagues – patrol the streets of Verona, ripping the city into factions as they play out an age-old vendetta. Against the backdrop of this epic feud, Romeo Montague crashes a Capulet party with his friends, and there he first sets eyes upon the beautiful Juliet, the heir to the Capulet family. The star-crossed lovers attempt to live out the passion of their hasty romance and secret marriage, amidst the violence of their families’ feud. But fate, fortune, and a series of cataclysmic circumstances steer them off-course toward their inescapably tragic end.

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Not recommended for those under 12.

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 12 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 13 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets are free but must be reserved by emailing katemagill3@gmail.com. Some shows will sell out in advance.

Camp Encore presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 13-14

Camp Encore presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 13-14

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
What fools these mortals be!
By William Shakespeare

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders on an adventure of magic and mischief, set in the Forest of Athens, where Fools, Fairies and Folly abound! The script will use Shakespeare’s original language, combined with original music, movement, and stage combat. Teen actors will tell the story of two groups of mortals — the mismatched lovers and the hilarious amateur actors (the ‘rude mechanicals’) — who retreat to the forest, only to find it inhabited by a troupe of feuding and mischievous faeries. Will everything be set right before the royal wedding in the morning? Come find out, as we present one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies!

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets: Email katemagill3@gmail.com with: Your name, the performance you wish to attend, and the number of seats you’re requesting. You will receive a reply, confirming your reservation. There are no physical tickets. All seats are general seating (no reserved seats). Audience members will check in with the reservation list upon arrival, so if you make a reservation for a large group, please tell them what name to give upon arrival.

Lotsa Lazzi at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11

Camp Encore presents Lotsa Lazzi at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11

CAMP ENCORE Ages 13-17

Lotsa Lazzi!

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders on a hilarious exploration of the raucous roots of western comedy. Commedia dell’ arte originated in the Italian Renaissance with stock comic characters and recognizable comic bits (called lazzi). It permeated European theatre for several hundred years and has inspired theatre artists from Shakespeare to Saturday Night Live. In this ensemble-based camp, students will take on stock characters and play with Lotsa Lazzi, as we explore what makes us laugh and learn to build a performance driven by physicality, music, dance, rollicking scenarios and slapstick comedy. So bring your funny, and let’s play.

At the end of the camp session, campers will present a live theater performance at the Greenbelt Arts Center. Students unable to attend the entire session may enroll, but their participation in the shows may be limited. If your camper has significant schedule conflicts with the camp schedule, please consult Kate at katemagill3@ gmail.com before enrolling. Attendance in the final week and at both shows is mandatory to enroll.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00 pm and Thursday, July 11 at 4:00 pm