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.


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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.


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Upcoming shows:


Fences at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 9

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
National Players: Fences
by August Wilson

Friday, December 9, 2022, 7pm

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

Set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s, Fences depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star now scraping by as a sanitation worker. Part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, Fences explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones while also illuminating one family’s struggles in the Jim Crow era.

$20, or $15 seniors or students. Click here.

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Winter Fables at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 13

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
Education on Stage: Winter Fables

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 10am

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

These ancient stories have so much to tach even the most modern of audiences. Winter Fables is an imaginative show that features some of winter’s most well-known tales and lessons. Join us as we explore tales of the Ant and the Grasshopper, the Country Mouse and City Mouse, The Old Man and his Gold, and many more relatable stories for the winter season.

$8. Click here.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Winter Fables


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 20

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
Education on Stage: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 10am and 11:15am

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

At times heartwarming and hilarious, this charming Christmas musical is complete with a jolly Santa, reindeer on the roof, moonlight on the snow, Ma and Pa in their caps, and sugarplums dancing in the dreams of hope children. Our careworn poet, Clement Moore, is struggling to write a Christmas poem. Clement, uninspired until his eyes and heart are opened by the loving, joyous images all about him in his own home and family, beings drafting his immortal poem with these words, ‘Twas the night before Christmas. His poem is a delight to his family and to many generations of families who cannot imagine Christmas without a visit from St. Nicholas.

$8. Click here.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Twas the Night Before Christmas, Clement Moore


Puppet Making Workshop at the Publick Playhouse, Jan 10-31

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
Puppet Making Workshop

Tuesdays, January 10 – 31, 2023, 7pm

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

This workshop series focuses on the power of making puppets, moving puppets, and voicing puppets. Participants will work with fabric, paper, glue, scissors, thread, needle, and several accessories to create magical characters that focus through breathing. Watch as these original creations’ locomotion and voice come alive!

$18. Click here.

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Stage Lighting Workshop at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 7-28

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
Stage Lighting Workshop

Tuesdays, February 7 – 28, 2023, 7pm

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

This workshop series helps directors, choreographers, dancers, and actors learn the science, strategies, and secrets of stage lighting in rented venues. Starting with the basics of stage lighting systems, this residency takes the participants through all the skills and knowledge to identify and select instruments, read light plots and paperwork, hang and focus instruments and create looks and cues. Particular attention will be paid to working within the confines of resident and repertory plots. Safety and professional standards are emphasized.

$18. Click here.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Stage Lighting Workshop, Instruction, Theater Tech


The Maggie Walker Story at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 7

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
Education on Stage: The Maggie Walker Story

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 10am & 11:15am

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

This compelling drama is a tribute to Maggie Walker, a great American woman from Richmond, Virginia, who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by African American students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expenses of poor African Americans, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived.

$8. Click here.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, The Maggie Walker Story, Education on Stage, Education


Black History in Motion at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 10

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
Black History In Motion

Friday, February 10, 2023, 10:30am

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

Celebrate Black History Month with seniors from throughout Prince George’s county and beyond with a historical journey highlighting the contributions of African Americans through musical performance at The Publick Playhouse.

$7. Click here.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Black History in Motion


Let it Shine at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 16

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
Education on Stage: Let It Shine

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 10am

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.
This powerful production introduces audiences to poignant events and notable names of the civil rights movement. The show focuses on the tumultuous years between 1955 and 1968 and shines a light on important milestones in our history. Highlighted events include the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), Brown v. Board of Education, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and more. Join us as these major events come to life through stories and songs.

$8. Click here.

Tags: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Cheverly Maryland, Education on Stage, Let It Shine



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