Kurt Weill Festival: Street Scene at Clarice Smith, Apr 12-20

Kurt Weill Festival: Street Scene at Clarice Smith, Apr 12-20

Kurt Weill Festival:

Street Scene
Kurt Weill, composer
Elmer Rice and Langston Hughes, librettists

April 12 – April 20, 2019

Fri, Apr 12, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 14, 2019 . 3:00PM
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 20, 2019 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre.

The Maryland Opera Studio presents Weill’s Street Scene, a work that brilliantly combines elements of opera and musical theater and that is widely acknowledged as one of the composer’s masterpieces. Set in a crowded tenement in 1940s New York City, the opera portrays life among a diverse group of working-class immigrants and the climactic events of one sweltering summer day. Based on a story by Elmer Rice with lyrics by Langston Hughes, Street Scene addresses social justice issues, race and the complexity of human relationships.

Sung in English with supertitles.

Tickets: General admission $25, Students/Youth Free. Click here.

The Black Nativity at Bowie State University, Nov 29-Dec 7

The Black Nativity at Bowie State University, Nov 29-Dec 7

The Black Nativity
by Langston Hughes
Directed by Eric Ruffin

Saturday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m.

Description: The Theater Alliance presents Langston Hughes’ classic retelling of the Christmas story, directed by Eric Ruffin. An ensemble cast performs the tale from an Afro-centric perspective, infused with rich gospel, blues, funk, jazz music and griot-style storytelling.

Location: Black Box Theater, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Bowie State University

Tickets: General: $35; Senior (60+): $20; Student; $20; BSU Student/Faculty/Staff: $10. Buy tickets on-line.

Bob Bartlett