Taratibu Youth Association presents Black Genius at Clarice Smith, Feb 29

Taratibu Youth Association presents Black Genius at Clarice Smith, Feb 29

Taratibu Youth Association Presents “Black Genius”

Saturday, February 29, 2020 . 3PM & 7PM

Sat, Feb 29, 2020 . 3:00PM
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dance Theatre, general admission.

This year TYA highlights BLACK GENIUS on the continent and in the diaspora. We recognize different facets of BLACK GENIUS from science, poetry, music, dance and politics. BLACK GENIUS can be seen in our daily lives but is not acknowledged as major contributions. TYA acknowledges and celebrates the Black Genius that surrounds and reminds us of our genius ancestry and heritage.

Tickets: $30. Click here.

Noises Off at Clarice Smith, Feb 21-29

Noises Off at Clarice Smith, Feb 21-29

Noises Off
Written by Michael Frayn
Kathryn Chase Bryer, director

February 21 – 29, 2020

Fri, Feb 21, 2020 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 22, 2020 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 22, 2020 . 7:30PM
Sun, Feb 23, 2020 . 2:00PM
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 27, 2020 . 7:30PM
Fri, Feb 28, 2020 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre, reserved seating.

What else could go wrong? Tensions run high as Lloyd Dallas, the director of this play’s play-within-a-play, struggles to prepare his accident-prone cast for the opening of British bedroom comedy Nothing On. Missed cues, jealous lovers, a lost contact lens and a troublesome plate of sardines all conspire to ruin the performance. Michael Frayn’s award-winning farce details the hilarity that ensues behind the scenes of a theatrical production as characters attempt to untangle the chaos and salvage the play.

“The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium.” — The New York Times

Tickets: Regular $25, Student/Youth $10. Click here.

Maryland Opera Studio presents Four Freedoms at Clarice Smith, Feb 14

Maryland Opera Studio presents Four Freedoms at Clarice Smith, Feb 14

Opera New Work Reading: Four Freedoms
Maryland Opera Studio
Friday, February 14, 2020 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Grand Pavilion, general admission.

Inspired by FDR’s 1941 State of the Union address — the “Four Freedoms” speech — Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.’s new opera explores these four philosophical pillars and our relationship to them now.

The New Work Reading marks the premiere of the winning piece from the fourth annual UMD Opera Composition Contest. The School of Music’s Maryland Opera Studio and The Clarice’s Artist Partner Program established the UMD Opera Composition Contest in 2016 as part of their ongoing dedication to cultivating and performing new work that addresses socially relevant themes. Information about winning artists will be announced in the fall.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. Click here.

Aline Kuppenheim/Teatro y Su Doble presents Feos at Clarice Smith, Feb 13-14

Aline Kuppenheim/Teatro y Su Doble presents Feos at Clarice Smith, Feb 13-14

Aline Kuppenheim/Teatro y Su Doble presents
FEOS
February 13 & 14, 2020 . 8PM

Thu, Feb 13, 2020 . 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 14, 2020 . 8:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dance Theatre, general admission.

Teatro y Su Doble: FEOS

Inspired by Uruguayan writer Mario Benedetti’s short story “La Noche de los Feos,” Chilean theater troupe Teatro y Su Doble tenderly and playfully express the unlikely meeting of two strangers in line at a movie theater. United by the loneliness caused by their physical deformities, the pair quickly realize that they have much in common. Drawing deeply mature emotions, Teatro y Su Doble craft beautiful scenes that touch the soul, despite—or, perhaps, due to—their fundamental strangeness.

Chilean theater troupe Teatro y Su Doble is a fiercely creative force. Its multimedia storytelling process borrows techniques from puppetry and animation to create a bold analog to traditional theater. “FEOS,” which debuted at Chile’s esteemed Santiago a Mil International Festival in 2015, refines this innovative approach.

Tickets: Regular $25, Student/Youth $10. Click here.

A Doll House at Clarice Smith, Feb 7-15

A Doll House at Clarice Smith, Feb 7-15

A Doll House
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Kathryn Chase Bryer, director

February 7 – 15, 2020

Fri, Feb 7, 2020 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 8, 2020 . 7:30PM
Sun, Feb 9, 2020 . 2:00PM
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 . 7:30PM
Thu, Feb 13, 2020 . 7:30PM
Fri, Feb 14, 2020 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 15, 2020 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 15, 2020 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dance Theatre, general admission.

Performed by an all-female cast, this production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic A Doll House questions the roles that society assigns to men and women. Set in late nineteenth-century Norway, the play follows Nora, a woman who seeks self-fulfillment and slams the door on the dollhouse that is her marriage. This fresh perspective on the classic play encourages audiences to question what has changed since 19th-century Europe through the interpretations of six women actors playing male and female characters.

Note: This production uses an alternative translation of the title, A Doll House, rather than the more commonly known title, A Doll’s House.

Join us for a post-performance discussion on Sunday, February 9 following the 2PM performance. Panelists TBD.

Tickets: Regular $25, Student/Youth $10. Click here.