Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center presents
Old Time Radio
Directed by Rikki Howie

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

December 2020:
Suspense – Twas The Night Before Christmas
My Friend Irma – Irma Wants Extra Money for Christmas

January 2021:
My Pal Patsy
Death Calls at Dinner
Cat Wife

February 2021:
Fibber McGee and Molly – Valentine Candy
Lights Out – The Locked Room Mystery

Online performance, click here.

No Ways Tired at Clarice Smith, Feb 28, Online

No Ways Tired at Clarice Smith, Feb 28, Online

No Ways Tired: A Celebration of Black History Month

Sunday, February 28, 2021 . 7PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Faculty, students and guest choirs come together for a concert celebrating Black History Month curated by the School of Music’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Committee and in partnership with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA). Hosted by CAAPA’s Executive Director Terri Allen with remarks by the College of Arts and Humanities’ Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, this jubilant celebration will shine a light on history and amplify the call for racial justice in the present through spirituals, narration, poetry and other musical works by Black composers. Guest choirs include the CAAPA Chorale, the Carter Legacy Singers and the Heritage Signature Chorale. The program will also feature the UMD Symphony Orchestra’s virtual performance of George Walker’s Lyric for Strings and conclude with the Black National Anthem Lift Every Voice and Sing, originally presented over the summer by Nicole Heaston of the Purple Robe Song Series and performed by professional singers including voice and opera faculty Kevin Short.

This event was pre-recorded for the health and safety of the artists and staff. This virtual performance will be available for you to watch from home on Vimeo. Please do not come to the building.

Tickets: Free; Tickets Required. Click here.

Solomon and Marion at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 27-Mar 7, Online

Solomon and Marion at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 27-Mar 7, Online

Solomon and Marion
By Laura Foot Newton
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett

Saturdays and Sundays, February 27 & 28, March 6 & 7, 2021
Streamed online via YouTube; may be viewed anytime between 9am and 11pm on performance days. Live talk-back with the playwright on Sunday, February 28 at 2:30pm

“Solomon and Marion” is the story of the unlikely friendship between:

Marion Banning, a white 63-year-old South African Woman of English descent. Marion is solid, has her feet on the ground – a wry sense of humor, generous and infinite need. She has lost her son and her husband and her will to live is diminished because of that.

Solomon Xaba, a young 19-year-old South African man of color from rural Xhoza. Inquisitive, aloof and fragile. He is thin because of a liver disease.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Audience warning: adult themes and language

Online performance, click here.

Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) at the Greenbelt Community Center, Feb 21, Online

h3>Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) at the Greenbelt Community Center, Feb 21, Online

City of Greenbelt Black History Month presentation:
Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED)

Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd. Online.

Join us for special activities celebrating Black History Month! All ages welcome.

The Female RE-Enactors of Distincton is a group of ladies who desire to teach American history that perhaps has been forgotten or overlooked. Please join us in promoting the accomplishments of the African American Civil War Soldiers and the women who supported their fight for freedom.

Free performance. Register for this event at https://bit.ly/38JRX5a

Machinal at Clarice Smith, Feb 18 & 20, Online

Machinal at Clarice Smith, Feb 18 & 20, Online

Machinal
By Sophie Treadwell
Brian MacDevitt, director

February 18 & 20, 2021 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 18, 2021 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Written and set in New York City during the Prohibition Era, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal is based loosely on the trial of Ruth Snyder, who murdered her husband in the 1920s. The story traces the life of a young woman navigating the twisting corridors of mental illness in an increasingly mechanized world. This production’s cinematic, expressionistic storytelling alternates between feelings of darkness and oppression and expressions of love, light and beauty.

“…a rare and disturbing beauty.”—Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Tickets: Free; Tickets Required. Click here.