Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Address: 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD 20784

Phone: 301-277-1710

Website: http://arts.pgparks.com/Our_Facilities/Publick_Playhouse.htm

Known for its comfortable, inviting space and great acoustics, the Publick Playhouse is one of the best performing arts venues in the greater Washington, DC area. Conveniently located less than half a mile from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and close to I-495, the Playhouse serves as a popular venue for music and modern dance, musical theater, historical drama, educational programs and monthly events for seniors. The Publick Playhouse is owned and operated by the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation. See their website for a variety of music, dance, films and other events. Listed below are the theater events.


Midweek Matinee and Tiny Tots Thursday at the Publick Playhouse

Midweek Matinee: Frequent shows for kids at 10:15am and 12:00 noon. See below.

Tiny Tots Thursday: Shows for pre-school kids Thursdays at 9:30am and 11:15am. See below.


Upcoming shows:


A Woman Named Truth at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 1

Midweek Matinee
A Woman Named Truth

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

A great African American leader in the 1800s, Sojourner Truth was born a slave but was freed when she was in her 20s. As an abolitionist, religious leader, and advocate for women’s rights, she became a national figure. During the Civil War she aided the Union troops by bringing supplies, working in a hospital, counseling freed slaves, and encouraging soldiers with her sermons and hymns. You’ll be inspired by the life and work of this remarkable woman in this moving new play with music.

Recommended for Grades 4-7

Curriculum Connections: African American History, Character Education, Music, U.S. History, Women’s Studies

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Midweek Matinee, A Woman Named Truth, Sojourner Truth


Emergency! at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 3

Daniel Beaty: Emergency!

Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Daniel Beaty: Emergency! A slave ship suddenly appears in present-day New York harbor, setting off a series of events and reactions from more than two dozen characters, all embodied in this astonishing, Obie award-winning, one-man performance. Heralded by the Cincinnati CityBeat as “a masterful performer,” actor, poet, singer, and writer Daniel Beaty (a regular of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam) weaves a narrative that is a stirring commentary on what it is to be human with the longing to be free.

Tickets: $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

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Breach of Peace at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 3

Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Platinum Live – Mike Wiley: Breach of Peace

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Platinum Live – Mike Wiley: Breach of Peace On May 24, 1961, 19-year-old Jean Thompson boarded a Trailways bus in Montgomery, Alabama with 11 other young Freedom Riders bound for New Orleans – and history. Within three months, approximately 300 other riders took up the mantle to desegregate busses, following the path of the first brave few. Actor and playwright Mike Wiley stars in this one-man play that is a living monument to those remarkable men and women who faced violence and arrest in their courageous fight for just and equal treatment for all.

Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Mike Wiley, Breach of Peace, Platinum Live Series


Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 20

Midweek Matinee
Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King “Struggle for Freedom” celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the context of the American Civil Rights Movement. Featuring songs from the era, this production offers us the opportunity to experience the heroic moment when Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat, The Great March on Washington of 1963, and many more of the key events that shaped both the civil rights movement and our country.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Curriculum Connections: History, Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing), Social Studies

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Struggle for Freedom, Dr. Martin Luther King


Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 22

Tiny Tots Thursday
Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9:30 am & 11:15 am

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man African and African American cultures come alive when The Story Man’s wit and wisdom captivates youngsters’ imagination through drumming, call and response games, music and, of course, inspired, light-hearted stories.

Recommended for grades Pre-K- 2

Tickets: $5/person

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Baba Jamal Koram, The Story Man, Tiny Tots Thursday


We Can Do It! American Women in History at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 7

Midweek Matinee
We Can Do It! American Women in History

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

We Can Do It! American Women in History When two students explore the attic of a museum, they meet some amazing women from history face to face. “We Can Do It!” celebrates the courageous, confident women who have helped shape our country, from Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, We Can Do It, Midweek Matinee


Flight School: The Musical at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 15

Midweek Matinee
Flight School: The Musical

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Flight School: The Musical Penguin is excited to go to the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Although Penguin is ready to live on the wind he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. But Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded, so with the help of some friends, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! Based on the popular book by Lita Judge.

Recommended for grades Pre-K-3

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Flight School The Musical, Midweek Matinee


The Story of Anne Frank at the Publick Playhouse, Mar 20

Midweek Matinee
The Story of Anne Frank

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

The Story of Anne Frank. This meticulously researched production provides an engaging and accessible approach to this time in history as it tells the story of a remarkable young woman. Celebrating the courage and strength of Anne and her companions in the Secret Annex, The Story of Anne Frank offers an opportunity to reflect on a young person’s perseverance in the face of unimaginable odds.

Recommended for grades 6-8

Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies, Language Arts

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, The Story of Anne Frank, Midweek Matinee


Mother Earth and Me at the Publick Playhouse, Apr 17

Midweek Matinee
Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour: Mother Earth and Me

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour: Mother Earth and MeThe magic of earth science takes center stage in this fun, interactive Discovery Theater original as we explore the origins of our planet, the water cycle, and our important role in the ecosystem, as well as folklore about the “big blue marble” we call home. Kick off Earth Month by pledging to become an Earth Warrior—and find out some great ways to start right away!

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more. This performance is supported by a grant from the GEICO philanthropic foundation; free tickets are available for qualifying Title 1 schools.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Mother Earth and Me, Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour, Midweek Matinee


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