Mother Earth and Me at the Publick Playhouse, Apr 17

Mother Earth and Me at the Publick Playhouse, Apr 17

Midweek Matinee
Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour: Mother Earth and Me

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour: Mother Earth and MeThe magic of earth science takes center stage in this fun, interactive Discovery Theater original as we explore the origins of our planet, the water cycle, and our important role in the ecosystem, as well as folklore about the “big blue marble” we call home. Kick off Earth Month by pledging to become an Earth Warrior—and find out some great ways to start right away!

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

The Story of Anne Frank at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 20

The Story of Anne Frank at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 20

Midweek Matinee
The Story of Anne Frank

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

The Story of Anne Frank. This meticulously researched production provides an engaging and accessible approach to this time in history as it tells the story of a remarkable young woman. Celebrating the courage and strength of Anne and her companions in the Secret Annex, The Story of Anne Frank offers an opportunity to reflect on a young person’s perseverance in the face of unimaginable odds.

Recommended for grades 6-8

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies, Language Arts

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

Flight School: The Musical at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 15

Flight School: The Musical at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 15

Midweek Matinee
Flight School: The Musical

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Flight School: The Musical Penguin is excited to go to the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Although Penguin is ready to live on the wind he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. But Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded, so with the help of some friends, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! Based on the popular book by Lita Judge.

Recommended for grades Pre-K-3

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

We Can Do It! American Women in History at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 7

We Can Do It! American Women in History at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 7

Midweek Matinee
We Can Do It! American Women in History

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

We Can Do It! American Women in History When two students explore the attic of a museum, they meet some amazing women from history face to face. “We Can Do It!” celebrates the courageous, confident women who have helped shape our country, from Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

A Woman Named Truth at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 1

A Woman Named Truth at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 1

Midweek Matinee
A Woman Named Truth

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

A great African American leader in the 1800s, Sojourner Truth was born a slave but was freed when she was in her 20s. As an abolitionist, religious leader, and advocate for women’s rights, she became a national figure. During the Civil War she aided the Union troops by bringing supplies, working in a hospital, counseling freed slaves, and encouraging soldiers with her sermons and hymns. You’ll be inspired by the life and work of this remarkable woman in this moving new play with music.

Recommended for Grades 4-7

Curriculum Connections: African American History, Character Education, Music, U.S. History, Women’s Studies

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more