2022 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 10-24

2022 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 10-24

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

2022 Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks presents The Tragedy of Macbeth

Description: Join Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks triumphant return, to a park near you, with our actionpacked production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth. Inspired by the novel-turned-movie Gangs of New York, this 1850’s interpretation features some of the region’s best stage combat artists and seasoned actors. Paired with Shakespeare’s iconic language, this fast paced 90-minute adaptation will leave audiences breathless. Bring your lawn chair, a picnic, and enjoy the Bard under the stars with Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks!

Performances July 19-24, 2022.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Sunday, July 10th at 3 pm, Fairwood Community Park Amphitheater 12390 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, MD 20720
Rain Location: Glenn Dale Community Center 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale MD 20769

Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 pm, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902

Thursday, July 14th at 7:30 pm, Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Kettering, MD 20774
Rain Location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 15th at 7:30 pm, Montpelier Mansion Grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708
Rain Location: Deerfield Run Community Center 8870 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20708

Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 pm, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Sunday, July 17th at 3:00 pm, John Addison Concert Hall Harmony Hall Art Center, 10702 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD 20744

Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm, Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain Location: Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782

Thursday, July 21st at 7:30 pm, David C. Driscoll Community Park, 3911 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, MD 20781

Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 pm, Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Sunday, July 24th at 3 pm, Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20784

Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the county, making great theatre available to everyone. For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.

Love Letters at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 7-24

Love Letters at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 7-24

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Love Letters
by A. R. Gurney
Directed and Produced by Maureen Rogers

July 7 – 14, 2022

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them.

You will see your favorite performers and personalities from Laurel Mill Playhouse, the American Legion, City of Laurel and the Laurel Historical Society. Note that we have Thursday evening performances, Saturday afternoon performances as well as our normal Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances.

Schedule of performances and actors for each date and time are as follows:

Thursday, July 7th at 8pm: Marge McGugan & Ron Able
Friday, July 8th at 8pm: Marge McGugan and Ron Able
Saturday, July 9th at 3pm: Lorraine Brooks & John Cholod
Saturday, July 9th at 8pm: Ilene & David Chalmers
Sunday, July 10th at 2pm: Carol & Tim Evans

Thursday, July 14th at 8pm: Ilene & David Chalmers
Friday, July 15th at 8pm: Lorraine Brooks & John Cholod
Saturday, July 16th at 3pm: Carol & Tim Evans
Saturday, July 16th at 8pm: Christine & Dion Johnson
Sunday, July 17th at 2pm: Ilene & David Chalmers

Thursday, July 21st at 8pm: Lesley & John Brinton
Friday, July 22nd at 8pm: R. Anne Hull & John Cholod
Saturday, July 23rd at 3pm: Christine & Dion Johnson
Saturday, July 23rd at 8pm: Leena & Sanjeev Dev
Sunday, July 24th at 2pm: Meera Narasimhan & Ken Krintz

Ticket prices: $15 General Admission.

LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.

Buy tickets here.

For further information, contact Maureen Rogers at lmp508main@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Auditions for Dial M for Murder at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 23

Auditions for Dial M for Murder at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 23

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Auditions for Dial M for Murder
by Frederick Knott
Directed by Patrick Pase
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Auditions:
Thursday June 23 at 7pm -8:30pm
Saturday June 25 at 11am -12:30pm
Wednesday June 29 at 7pm -8:30pm
Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on June 29.

Cold readings from the script. 6 roles. All roles open!

Production dates from September 16 -October 2, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Normally the last 2 Sundays of run at 2pm.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.

For more information, click here.

Sign up now for 2022 Summer Camps and Classes

Sign up now for 2022 Summer Camps and Classes


Prince George’s County classes:

Click here and enter keyword “theatre” and “theater”.

Junior Academy of the Performing Arts Summer Camp, biweekly, June 27 – August 5, 2022
Theater Camp, Mixed Ages, biweekly, June 27 – August 19, 2022
Virtual Clubhouse: Performing Arts, Ages 6-12, July 18 – 22, 2022


City of Greenbelt Recreation Department

Click here for the 2022 Summer Camp Brochure. Camps include combinations or choice of virtual and/or in-person participation. Registration begins April 11 (residents) or April 18 (non-residents.)

Creative Kids Camp, half or full day, Ages 6-12, biweekly, June 27 – August 19, 2022. Performance will be Summer Circus.
Camp Encore, Ages 13-17, Fooles, Faeries & Frivolity, June 27 – July 8, 2022. Performance July 8 at 11:30am
Camp Encore, Ages 13-17, Scenes, Swords & Soliliquies, July 11 – July 22, 2021. Performance July 22 at 11:30am

There are a variety of before and after camp activities including dance, circus skills, and mask-making.


Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

Click here for Bowie CPA’s summer theater camp, Broadway Bound, August 1-12, 2022


Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier

Click here for Joe’s Movement Emporium Summer Camp Program
Camps are weekly, July 20 through August 26, 2022


Laurel Mill Playhouse

Click here for Laurel Mill Playhouse’s summer theater camp, Willy Wonka Jr., June 7 through August 21, 2022


The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 29-May 22

The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 29-May 22

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Musical
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film

Director – Michael Hartsfield
Musical Director – Mimi McGinniss
Producer – Maureen Rogers

April 29 – May 22, 2022

Friday April 29 at 8pm
Saturday April 30 at 8pm
Friday May 6 at 8pm
Saturday May 7 at 8pm
Friday May 13 at 8pm
Saturday May 14 at 8pm
Sunday May 15 at 2pm
Friday May 20 at 8pm
Saturday May 21 at 8pm
Sunday May 22 at 2pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken Mayand Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful Romani woman, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

Ticket prices:
Adults $23, Children 18 and under, Seniors 65 and over and active duty military: $18

LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.

Buy tickets here.

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