Greenbelt Arts Center

Greenbelt Arts Center

http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770, 301-441-8770.

The Greenbelt Arts Center, known as GAC, is a community theater in Greenbelt that produces 4 or 5 shows per year and hosts an additional 3 or 4 guest shows per year. They also have a few musical concerts. Tickets can be purchased through their website.


Upcoming Events:


Rude Mechanicals present Arden Now (As You Like It) at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-Sep 3

The Rude Mechanicals present
Arden Now (As You Like It)
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Melissa Schick, Diana Dzikiewicz, and The Company
Director: Melissa Schick
Assistant Director: Eric Honour
Composer: Diana Dzikiewicz

August 18 to September 3, 2017

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Recommended for ages 13 and up. This show contains profanity.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Using William Shakespeare’s As You Like It as a framework, this play celebrates the diversity of love using modern concepts of romance, relationships, gender, and sexuality. The show takes place in a gender blank alternate universe where gendered pronouns are unnecessary. The story line is also altered to represent love in its many forms. We feature monogamous relationships, polyamorous relationships, kinky relationships, and asexual queerplatonic friendship. The show is scored with live music and we borrow songs and poems from other sources to round out the experience. You’ll even see Shakespeare in languages including Spanish, French, Tamil, Italian, and ASL. Come see the delightful chaos in the Forest of Arden, and see it resolved by Hymen, the God of Enthusiastic Consent, along with a special appearance from Orlando’s long lost sibling to wrap the whole thing up in a bow. You might even get a snack at the end, we’re just saying.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Rude Mechanicals, As You Like It, William Shakespeare, Melissa Schick, Eric Honour, Diana Dzikiewicz


Wolf Pack presents Midnight Cigarette at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 8-24

Wolf Pack Productions presents
Midnight Cigarette
September 8 – 24, 2017

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Wolf Pack Productions, Midnight Cigarette


Beau Jest at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Oct 20-Nov 11

Beau Jest
By James Sherman
Directed by Norma Ozur

October 20 – November 11, 2017

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Sarah’s close and loving family would certainly object — very loudly — if they were to meet her choice of boyfriend. What to do, what to do? He’s coming to celebrate Dad’s birthday! Aha! Clever Sarah has chosen a “pretend” beau that will meet with everyone’s approval! Or will he? This charming and delightful comedy may provide a solution to her dilemma.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.
Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Beau Jest, Norma Ozur


The Wizard of Oz at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Nov 24-Dec 17

The Wizard of Oz
Directed by Jon Gardner
Music Directed by Daniel Flores
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Produced by Win Britt

November 24 – December 17, 2017

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Dorothy and Toto travel to Oz and join a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion in search of the Wonderful Wizard. The beloved musical movie version of The Wizard of Oz is brought to life on the GAC stage with Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys, Ruby Slippers, Munchkins and more. Songs include “Over the Rainbow,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” “Yellow Brick Road” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” This high-energy show will delight your whole family. Directed by Jon Gardner, Music Directed by Daniel Flores and Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell. Produced by Win Britt.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, The Wizard of Oz, Jon Gardner, Daniel Flores, Rikki Howie Lacewell, Win Britt


Almost, Maine at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 26-Feb 17

Almost, Maine
Directed by Bob Kleinberg

January 26 – February 17, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. In this whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance, knees are bruised, hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Almost Maine, Bob Kleinberg


Angel Street at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 2-24

Angel Street
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell

March 2 – 24, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Handsome, kindly Mr. Manningham indulges and protects his young wife, who seems confused and forgetful. It’s concerning, because Mrs. Manningham’s mother went insane. Could the young woman be taking after her mother? How will her behavior affect her marriage? Experience the uncertainties of the Manninghams’ lives in this tale, which was the basis for the classic movie, Gaslight.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Angel Street, Pauline Griller-Mitchell


Baskerville at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 13-May 5

Baskerville
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett

April 13 – May 5, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Yes, that Baskerville, a comedic take on Conan Doyle’s famous story by the darling of Broadway, Ken Ludwig. Holmes, Watson and 40 other characters (played by 3 other actors) gallop through the English countryside in search of a murderer. They find butterflies, red herrings, love, and plenty of laughs along the way! Directed and produced by the Ruby Griffith award winning team of Ann Lowe-Barrett and William Powell Jr.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Baskerville, Ann Lowe-Barrett, William Powell Jr


Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18-Jun 9

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Jeff Lesniak

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.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Jeff Lesniak, Rikki Howie Lacewell, Bob Carlton, The Tempest, William Shakespeare


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