by Anthony E. Gallo
A guest production by The Seventh Street Playhouse
Seventy years ago, American forces liberated Rome from Nazi occupation.
This fact-based, two-act drama deals with that tragic period in Italy during
the Hoocaust when fifteen hundred Jews were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz. The drama touches on the role of the Church and the Holocaust, and examines forgiveness amidst three conversions. Rome's aloof and scholarly Chief Rabbi Israel Zolli loses faith following the apparent slaughter of his Polish family. He receives asylum in the Vatican, where he comes to appreciate Jesus as God suffering for humanity. The Rabbi rediscovers faith and converts to Roman Catholicism. This is seen as a betrayal of his spiritual duty and a defection to the age-old enemy. Was his conversion one of conviction or merely gratitude? What does he demand at his baptism that eventually removes a major symbol of discrimination?
July 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 8:00.
July 20 and 27 at 2:00
Ticket prices: $17 General Admission, $14 Students/Seniors/Military
In Our Gallery
"Patterns", a mixed media exhibit by Betsy Marks Delaney, through September 1
Pictured is "Encampment, Pennsic War"
Now accepting applications for next season
Request slots in our schedule for our
2014-2015 season (starting September 1, 2014).
Project Submission Form, and submit as soon as possible.
For information or questions concerning the Guidelines or Application
please send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-441-8770.
Auditions for Death by Design, by Rob Urbinati, will be held at the theater, on
Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27, at 7:00. Callbacks, if needed will be Thursday, August 28.
Director Ann Lowe-Barrett is casting 4 men and 4 women, ages 20-70.
Rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights.
Performances run November 7-23.
All roles are open and unpaid.
- (40s to 60s) The maid. Irish, crabby, warm-hearted.
- (20s to 40s) The chauffeur. Cockney, charming, clever. Has a roving eye for the ladies.
- Edward Bennett
- (40s to 60s) The playwright. Urbane, vain. Has an outsized notion of his writing ability.
- Sorel Bennett
- (40s to 60s) The actress. Glamorous, daffy. Has on outsized notion of her acting ability.
- Walter Pearce
- (40s to 60s) The politician. Stiff, conservative, thoroughly dislikable.
- (20s to 40s) The radical. Emphatic, fiery. Walter is the embodiment of everything he holds in contempt.
- Victoria Van Roth
- (30s to 50s) The Bohemian. Intense, artistic, and rather hypocritical.
- (20s to 40s) The visitor. Sweet, shy, blind as a bat.
Announcing our Next Season
Just announced: Our 35th season
- Death by Design, November 7-23, 2014
- Clybourne Park, January 30 - February 21, 2015
- Evil Dead: The Musical, March 6-28, 2015
- Choking Out The Kudzu (an original musical), April 10-26, 2015
- A Raisin in the Sun, May 15 - Jun 6, 2015
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piques your interest.
Greenbelt Arts Center programs are supported in part through grants from
the City of Greenbelt and the Maryland State Arts Council, and gifts from
other generous donors. We thank them for their continued support.
All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated. For reservations or more
information call 301-441-8770.
Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770
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