Twelfth Night at Clarice Smith, Apr 20-22

Twelfth Night at Clarice Smith, Apr 20-22

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tommy Hegarty, Assistant Directed by Lillianna Righter

April 20 – 22, 2018 . 2PM & 7PM

Fri, Apr 20, 2018 . 7:00PM
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 . 7:00PM
Sun, Apr 22, 2018 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

Come see the Maryland Shakespeare Player’s production of Twelfth Night! The Bard’s classic comedy grabs some giggle water and showcases some goofs and lollygags in the Roaring Twenties. The 1920’s in America were times of great precarity. Stuck between the First World War and the Great Depression, Americans enjoyed a period of unchecked wealth, culture, and social change. Twelfth Night exemplifies this precarity — characters are constantly almost running into each other, plots are almost falling apart, all against a backdrop of wealth and high social status. Much like in the ’20s, the role of women in society is questioned and subverted throughout the play.

No tickets required, general admission!

Click here.

Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Hard Bargain Players, Feb 24-Mar 1

Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Hard Bargain Players, Feb 24-Mar 1

The Hard Bargain Players announce auditions for:

Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
By William Shakespeare and abridged by Rachel Wallace
Directed by Rachel Wallace

Audition dates and times:
Saturday February 24 @ 10:00 am
Tuesday February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday March 1 @ 7:00pm‬

Audition Location: TBA

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

This production of the Bard’s will be an abridged version, running at about 90 minutes. Many of the roles will be doubled and any age or gender will be considered for most roles. The breakdown is listed on the website, but can change slightly depending on casting.

Performances are scheduled to run May 18 – June 9, 2018.

Location: Hard Bargain Players

Show dates will be Thursday/Friday/Saturday ‪May 10 – 19.‬ Be prepared to list all conflict dates leading up to the show. Rehearsals will mostly be Tues/Thurs/Saturday, but will also be determined based on actor availability. If you have any questions or cannot make one of the audition dates, please contact the director at rachelw519@gmail.com

For more information see http://www.hbplayers.org/

Register for Summer Camps in Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium

Register for Summer Camps in Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium

Registration is now open for Spring Break and Summer Camps in Greenbelt and Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Summer Camps

City of Greenbelt Recreation Department

Registration for 2018 Spring and Summer camps opens February 1, 2018 for residents and February 15, 2018 for non-residents of the City of Greenbelt. Click here for all opportunities.
NOTE: These are the theater camps. Greenbelt also has summer camps in the areas of Sports, Outings, and others.
2018 Creative Kids Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, biweekly June 18-Aug 10, 2018
2018 Performance Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Aug 13-17, 2018
2018 Camp Encore with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, June 18-July 13, 2018
Show: Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12
2018 Storybook Theater After Care Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, biweekly June 18-Aug 10, 2018

Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier

Registration is now open.
2018 Summer Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, weekly June 18-Aug 31, 2018

Spring Break Camps


City of Greenbelt Recreation Department
Registration for 2018 Spring and Summer camps opens February 1, 2018 for residents and February 15, 2018 for non-residents of the City of Greenbelt. Click here for all opportunities.
2018 Spring Break Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Apr 2 – Apr 6


Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier
2018 Spring Break Camp at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Apr 2-6, 2018

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 12 & 13

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 12 & 13

Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Jeff Lesniak
Music directed by Chris Wells
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell
February 12 & 13, 2018.

Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, with music direction by Chris Wells and choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell, will be held Monday February 12, and Tuesday February 13.

Performances are scheduled to run May 18 – June 9, 2018.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece! Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by the sinister scientist Dr Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the spacecraft. Book by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell.

For more information see http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/Default.asp#audition

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

Auditions for The Merchant of Venice at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 5 & 6

The Rude Mechanicals announce auditions for:

The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Claudia Bach

Monday, February 5, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Community Center, Room 202, 15 Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD 20770.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8pm, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway Greenbelt, MD 20768.

Callbacks: Friday, February 9, 8pm. Greenbelt, MD

Performances: June 15-30 at the Greenbelt Arts Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings in Greenbelt, MD.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All that glisters is not gold. So warns Shakespeare’s increasingly relevant problem play. Through the story of several characters caught in a world rampant with antisemitism and hate, Shakespeare invites us to ask ourselves what makes a villain? What makes a hero? Where do we draw the line between justice and cruelty? And that perhaps the divide between the two is not as simple as we might like to think.

For more information see http://www.rudemechanicals.com/

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