Upstage Artists

Upstage Artists

Location: Performing at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville MD, 20705
Email: info@upstageartists.com

Website: https://www.upstageartists.com/

UpStage Artists was formed in July 2019 when a group of artists and friends decided they wanted to create a community theater experience for anyone who wanted to give it a try. Their goal was always to remind those who work with us and those who attend our shows that theater is fun. They perform at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Beltsville. 

THEIR MISSION
~To bring high quality theatre and arts programs to the residents of Maryland​​
~To produce innovative and approachable theatre, classics, as well as new works​
~To provide educational programming and performance-based theater curriculum for students and teachers 
~To provide professional training for actors and lovers of theatre


Upstage Artists presents Arsenic and Old Lace, Feb 17-26

Upstage Artists presents:
Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Rick Bergemann

February 17 – 26, 2023

Location: Upstage Artists, performing at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville MD, 20705

Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when he discovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell Abby and Martha before they stumble upon the body themselves, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor, they killed him! Between his aunts’ penchant for poisoning wine, a brother who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and another brother using plastic surgery to hide from the police—not to mention Mortimer’s own hesitancy about marriage—it’ll be a miracle if Mortimer makes it to his wedding. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison: family.

Tickets: TBA. For more information click here.

Tags: Upstage Artists, Beltsville Maryland, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Arsenic and Old Lace, Joseph Kesselring, Rick Bergemann


Upstage Artists presents A View from the Bridge, Jun 2-11

Upstage Artists presents:
A View From The Bridge
by Arthur Miller
Directed By John Cusumano
Assistant Directed By Michael and Megan Safko

Show dates: June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 2023

Location: Upstage Artists, performing at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville MD, 20705

Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife Beatrice and his niece Catherine. When Beatrice’s cousins Marco and Rodolpho enter the US illegally, desperate to find work having fled the poverty of Sicily, the pair is welcomed into the Carbone home. But as Rodolpho and Catherine fall in love, Eddie’s adoration of his niece is no longer touching, but terrifying. Simmering with jealousy and obsession, Italian-American immigrant life of 1950s Brooklyn colours Miller’s searing drama of tragic proportions. The universal story of family, immigration and justice cuts deeply.

Tickets: TBA. For more information click here.

Tags: Upstage Artists, Beltsville Maryland, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller, John Cusamano, Michael Safko, Megan Safko


Upstage Artists presents The 39 Steps, Sep 15-24

Upstage Artists presents:
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan
Directed By Rick Bergmann

Show dates: September 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2023

Location: Upstage Artists, performing at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville MD, 20705

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Tickets: TBA. For more information click here.

Tags: Upstage Artists, Beltsville Maryland, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow, John Buchan, Rick Bergemann


Upstage Artists presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Dec 1-10

Upstage Artists presents:
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By Barbara Robinson
Directed By John Cusumano

Show dates: December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2023

Location: Upstage Artists, performing at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville MD, 20705

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Tickets: TBA. For more information click here.

Tags: Upstage Artists, Beltsville Maryland, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Barbara Robinson, John Cusamano



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