The War of the Worlds at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 28-Feb 4, In Person

The War of the Worlds at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 28-Feb 4, In Person

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script
based on the novel by H. G. Wells
by Howard E. Koch
directed by Larry Simmons

January 28 – February 4, 2022

Friday, January 28th at 8pm
Saturday, January 29th at 2pm
Saturday, January 29th at 8pm
Sunday, January 30th at 2pm
Sunday, January 30th at 5pm
Friday, February 4th at 8pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Broadcast from New York’s Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover is now available to bring to life onstage to thrill and chill audiences.

Everyone who enters theater must show their vaccination card and id. All actors and actresses must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. Masks are required by Prince Georges County.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk ins. If you are part of a group, please have one member of your party purchase tickets for the whole group so that we may sit you together.

Patrons must be fully vaccinated and bring identification and their vaccination card. Masks must be worn when in the building.

Tickets are priced at only $10 each for everyone as part of our Welcome Back.

Buy tickets here.

For further information, please call 301-617-9906, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Girls of the Garden Club at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 13-Oct 6

Girls of the Garden Club at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 13-Oct 6

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Girls of the Garden Club
by John Patrick
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday September 13, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019
Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Rhoda Greenleaf (Sam David) is devoted to gardening and wants to land the presidency of the local garden club. Standing in her way is the incumbent, Lillybelle (Barbara Gasper), who peppers her speech with French phrases and is a general pain in the neck. Despite help from other club members, Rhoda’s effort to oust her is stalled, until her daughter’s boyfriend (Zach Polignone)) comes up with a novel idea — a talking plant!

A hilarious new play which, as the title suggests, deals with the indomitable ladies whose lives revolve around the often outlandish doings of the local garden club. “GIRLS is a delight because it reflects reality. For every comic characterization onstage you can recall someone in your own life as a douoffstage.” — Chronicle-Telegram.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Performances run weekends from Friday September 13, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Girls of the Garden Club by Laurel Mill Playhouse, July 17 & 18

Auditions for Girls of the Garden Club by Laurel Mill Playhouse, July 17 & 18

Auditions for Girls of the Garden Club
by John Patrick
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

July 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
July 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

A hilarious new play which, as the title suggests, deals with the indomitable ladies whose lives revolve around the often outlandish doings of the local garden club. “GIRLS is a delight because it reflects reality. For every comic characterization onstage you can recall someone in your own life as a douoffstage.” — Chronicle-Telegram.

Performances will be Friday September 13, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019.

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

Moon Over Buffalo at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 23-Apr 15

Moon Over Buffalo at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Mar 23-Apr 15

Moon Over Buffalo
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday March 23, 2018 through Sunday April 15, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family — including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend — must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard — one man with two mistaken identities — and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion — the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. Performances run weekends from Friday March 23, 2018 through Sunday April 15, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557 or Larry Simmons Email: actor98@comcast.net.

Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 23-28

Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 23-28

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for:
Moon Over Buffalo
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo will be held on:
January 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM
January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM
January 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. LMP is all volunteer community theater. No appointment necessary. Bring a head shot or photo and conflicts.

Performances are scheduled to run from March 23, 2018 to April 15, 2018.

For more information, see: https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php

It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family — including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend — must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard — one man with two mistaken identities — and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion — the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.