The Finger at Venus Theatre, Sep 19-Oct 13

The Finger at Venus Theatre, Sep 19-Oct 13

Collaborative Iterations:
The Finger
by Doruntina Basha

September 19 – October 13, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm.

The Finger draws its impetus from a vacuum, from a family bereft, and the implacable dynamics between two women. In it, a disappearance calls for-and exacts-rituals in the gap between life and death.

Location: Venus Theatre.

Going into the Fall, Venus will produce, “The Finger” by Doruntina Basha. She is a playwright who lives in Kosovo and this will be the first time her play is produced on this side of the ocean. http://oralhistorykosovo.org/doruntina-basha/

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 Afflicted: Daughters of Salem at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 15-20

Auditions for Afflicted: Daughters of Salem at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 15-20

Auditions for Afflicted: Daughters of Salem
Directed by Daniel Johnston
Assistant Directed by Lori Bruun
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Thursday, August 15th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, August 17th, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday, August 20th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

In 1691 Puritan New England, fear and superstition were rampant. Singing, dancing and amusement of any kind was forbidden. The devil was everywhere. Five girls coming of age in
Salem Village, desperate for release of their thoughts and feelings, find an ally in Tituba, a slave who longs for freedom. Deep in the woods the girls make a pact and build a sisterhood. Then alliances are formed, promises made and broken, power taken.

Afflicted:
Daughters of Salem tells the story of the Salem girls—Abigail Williams, the leader, Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren and Betty Parris, and the events that led up to the infamous Salem witch trials. This origin story examines how these teenage girls became accusers and caused 20 people to be put to death for witching.

Auditions will include lightly prepared readings from sides and some movement. Please were clothes you can move in. LMP is all volunteer community theater. No appointment necessary. Bring a head shot/photo and be prepared to list all conflicts from August 26th-November 10th. Show Dates: October 18th-November 10th. Shows are Friday & Saturday @ 8pm and Sundays (11/03, 11/10) at 2pm. All Roles are open. Any questions Email: maureencrogers@gmail.com or call Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557.

Fame Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 2-18

Fame Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 2 – 18

Fame! Jr.
Book by Jose Fernandez
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers

August 2 – 18, 2019
Friday August 2, 2019 through Sunday August 18, 2019
Matinee performances on Sundays August 4, 11 and 18 at 2:00 P.M

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

The Music Theater Intensive at Laurel Mill Playhouse presents Fame! Jr. and a Kids’ Cabaret

Following the international acclaim of the hit motion picture, television series and stage show, Fame The Musical JR. is nothing short of a global phenomenon. Fame JR. features a high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song) and a touching coming-of-age story.

Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre, International. Performances run weekends from Friday August 2, 2019 through Sunday August 18, 2019 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $17. 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.