The Muses – Original Works Project at Clarice Smith, Dec 9

The Muses – Original Works Project at Clarice Smith, Dec 9

The Muses – Original Works Project (Fall)
Sunday, December 9, 2018 . 3PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre.

The Muses proudly present their Original Works Projects, a memorable night of short plays created and produced by students.

Free, no tickets required

5 Courses of Funny Fare at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 8-19

5 Courses of Funny Fare at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 8-19

5 Courses of Funny Fare
by award-winning local playwright, Jim Wise
Directed by Lori Bruun, John Cusumano, Hillary Mazer Stisham, Gerald George, and Rick Bergmann
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Laurel Mill Playhouse is having 2 weekends of One Acts written by Dr. Jim Wise. The One Acts will perform on:

Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 2018
Matinee performances on June 10 and June 17 at 2:00 P.M.
Friday, June 8th at 8pm
Saturday, June 9 at 8pm
Sunday, June 10th at 2pm
Friday, June 15th at 8pm
Saturday, June 16th at 8pm
Sunday, June 19th at 2pm

One show will also be performing at Riderwood at 2pm on June 23rd.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

ISO
Directed by Lori Bruun

Norman and Gloria, two thirty-something veterans of too many disastrous first date encounters meet on a blind date at an all together too pricey Manhattan restaurant for Norman’s budget. This was the early 1990’s, a decade before Match.com and internet-dating became all the rage. “In search of” personal ads in the classifieds was then the popular way to meet someone new. Norman and Gloria do not arrive alone at the restaurant. No indeed. Each party is accompanied by their own respective alter egos. In this comedy/farce, Norman and Gloria each proceed to commit one faux pas’ after another as the audience begins to seriously wonder whether either or both of these hapless singles might possibly self destruct before the first course is even served.

Mugger in the Park
Directed by John Cusumano

This one act comedy takes place in Central Park, NYC and is part of a trilogy entitled, Central Park Trilogy. An elderly woman sitting alone on a bench in a deserted park can be a dangerous thing–But for whom?

Anniversary A Salt
Directed by Hillary Mazer Stisham

“Celebrating” almost thirty years of marriage, Frank and Sylvia sit down to a home cooked meal served up with the usual side dishes of complaints, criticisms and communication errors du jour. Unexpectedly, their newly wed daughter and son-in-law drop in for crisis intervention over their first marital tiff. What follows in this one-act comedy only proves– well, we’re not exactly sure what it proves.

Estelle Vs. The Washington Redskins
Directed by Gerald George

Estelle has had it with being a football widow. Set during the mid 1990’s football season, her husband, Arnie, spends every weekend and Monday nights glued to the T.V. watching the games. In desperation, Estelle turns to newspaper advice columnist, Ann Landers. Ann suggests Estelle do something dramatic to gain her husband’s attention. She does just that in this comedy/farce.

Seymour Levine Visits The Headshrinker
( A scene from the novel and play adaptation of The Caterpillar Club)
Directed by Rick Bergmann

The year is 2006. Seymour Levine, 82, a cantankerous, World War II veteran and widower has been referred to geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Arnold Simpson, for a mental status examination prior to his admission into an assisted living facility located near his home in Bowie, Maryland. Seymour’s mind suffers from early signs of dementia, but more problematic is that he is haunted (literally) by survivor guilt related to the war and a fellow paratrooper he failed to save. The fallen comrade, Private Billy Flynn, appears as a wise-cracking, skirt-chasing, chain-smoking, bespectacled ghost who is seen by Levine and the audience, though invisible to others. If you would like more information email John Cusumano at actpro1@live.com Subject 1 Act Festival or Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com!

Performances run weekends from Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 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.

Buy tickets here.

Weekday Players Original Works Project at Clarice Smith, May 8

Weekday Players Original Works Project at Clarice Smith, May 8

Weekday Players Original Works Project

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 . 7:30 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

The Weekday Players proudly presents their Original Works Projects, a memorable night of short plays created and produced by students.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required

Auditions for One-Act Play Festival at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 15-16

Auditions for One-Act Play Festival at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 15-16

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for 2 weekends of One Acts written by Dr. Jim Wise.

Sunday, April 15th at 7pm
Monday, April 16th at 7pm

Performances June 8 – 19, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

For more information see https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php, contact producer Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or e-mail maureencrogers@gmail.com, or e-mail the theatre at LMP@laurelmillplayhouse.org.

One-Act Play Festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Apr 10-12

One-Act Play Festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Apr 10-12

One-Act Play Festival

Location: Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt. In the Drama Room (004).

April 10 – 12, 2018 at 7pm
Performances each night will be different plays.

At Roosevelt every Spring, we hold our One Act Festival, in which we showcase many different One Acts. Each One Act is about 10 to 15 minutes, and they are all student directed (and in some cases, even student written). They are a fun opportunity for students to experiment with the different aspects of putting on a play, and get a closer look at how many things actually go into making a play.

The ERHS Theatre Department One Acts Festival will take place in the Room 004 Blackbox, Tuesday through Thursday, April 10-12. Students will be presenting 22 One Act Plays over the course of the 3 day festival- with performances by ALONIZ each day. ​​

The plays include Mutually Assured Destruction by Don Zolidis, a 10-play set dealing with the tumultuous and funny relationship between siblings, two separate collections of plays dealing with the difficult topic of bullying, a play exploring the pressures of growing up Perfect, an examination of a couple’s relationship spanning childhood into retirement, and an… interesting look at the relationship between the silverware in our kitchen drawers. All of the plays have been selected by students, and 21 of the plays are directed by students.
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Tickets are $10 at the door, but will be available during all lunches (or from Mrs. Hawk before or after school) until Monday, April 9th, at the special price of $20 for 3 tickets- that’s less than $1 per play! Seating is limited, so get your tickets early.