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Norma Ozur

The Greenbelt Arts Center family is very saddened to share the passing of past President, Director, Actor and "Queen of Everything" Norma Ozur. For decades, Norma was deeply involved in productions, the management of the Arts Center, and was a force to be reckoned with and whose loss resonates throughout the metro DC area theater community. Norma was always fun, and she was not above tweaking our expectations and conventions. The Greenbelt Arts Center reveres her memory, and sends our love and condolences to Norma's friends and family.

Help Wanted

Assistance is needed at the theater on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10 AM, to rotate the seating area to the thrust configuration which will be used for our upcoming productions. People are needed to uninstall the acting area, reconfigure the seating platforms, and put up walls. Bring a screw gun and/or some strength, and give us a hand.

Saturday, June 1

Cabaret Night

A talented group of recent GAC performers in an evening of 'Songs I Normally Wouldn't Get to Sing on Stage', in this special fund-raiser for Greenbelt Arts Center.

With Harper Chadwick, Tiffany Chadwick, Susan Harper, Meg Nemeth, Emily Neubauer, Melanie Pino-Elliott, Laura Reiss, Joey Rolandelli, and Stephen Yednock.

June 1 at 8PM

Ticket prices: $10 General Admission
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Opens June 14:

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams
a guest production from the Rude Mechanicals
Directed by Michael McCarthy

Cat on A Hot Tin Roof has been often cited as Tennessee Williams' masterwork. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it is a drama about the burning conflict and passion that grips a dysfunctional Southern family as it finally confronts and speaks the truth.

June 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8PM
Sunday matinee: June 16 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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Auditions for Wild Party by Andrew Lippa, will be held on Tuesday June 4 and Wednesday June 5 at the Greenbelt Youth Center, 99 Centerway (map), at 7:30. Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday June 6.

Please prepare a song; bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Come dressed for movement, and be prepared to read from the script. Please provide a resumé and a headshot (if you have one) and have your conflicts handy.

A steamy prohibition tale, that tells the story of lovers Queenie and Burrs, who decide that their mutually abusive relationship can be fixed by throwing the party-to-end-all parties. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, the decadence reaches a climax, as does Burrs' jealously. A gun gets fired, but who's been shot?

Director Jeffery Lesniak, along with musical director Elizabeth Alford and choreographer Rikki Howie Lacewell, are casting the following characters.

Queenie (female, 20-30, Alto, F3-F5)
Blonde and beautiful. Sexy. Looks a little older and more tired than her age would indicate. Afraid of being alone. Has become addicted to Burrs' presence and ravenous sexual appetite.
Burrs (male, 30-40, Tenor, G3-A5)
Handsome. A professional clown. Dangerous and charming all at once. Sexually ravenous and drawn to Queenie like a moth to the flame. Hurts somewhere deep inside, and slowly descends into jealous insanity.
Black (male, 25-35, Tenor, F3-G5)
Strong, handsome, and poised without being posed. An enigmatic loner. Protective. No-nonsense kind of guy who cannot understand Queenie's attraction to Burrs. African-American.
Kate (female, 20-30, Alto, F3-E5)
A lush. Likes to be the "life of the party." Always looking out for number one, and is jealous of Queenie. Sexy, sensual, and confident.
Madelaine True (female, 40-55, Mezzo, A3-E5)
A tired woman with slanted eyes and a cruel mouth. An announced lesbian. Sexually hungry. Blunt and very dry.
Eddie (male, 30-45, Tenor, A3-A5)
Mae's husband who is perhaps even more dim-witted than she is. A big oaf. Can be a lovable teddy bear but also a quick tempered brute. Adores his wife.
Mae (female, 25-45, Mezzo, A3-D5)
Eddie's wife. Sweet and beautiful, but not particularly bright. Adores her husband and dotes on him.
Dolores (female, 30-45, Mezzo, A3-A5)
A party-goer pitching ideas and hoping to score with Sam. A wild woman of the night.
Sam (male, 30-50, Tenor, A3-A5)
Busy producer and "attention whore." Trying to avoid the outrageous pitches made by Dolores, until it becomes sexual.
Oscar D'Armano (male, 25-35, Tenor, A3-B5)
Phil's brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant.
Phil D'Armano (male, 25-35, Tenor, A3-A5)
Oscar's brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant.
Nadine (female, 16-18, Mezzo, A3-A5)
The only minor at the party. Waifish and somewhat naïve. She is in over her head and trying to keep up.
Max (male, 25-35, Tenor, A3-B5)
One of the party goers and a member of the usual "gang." He is full of life and energy.
Ensemble (male and female, all voices)
Party goers.
All roles are open and unpaid. Notice: all roles require intimate personal contact and some state of undress.

Rehearsals will be a couple evenings during the week, and some time over the weekend (actual days and times depending on cast availability). More often as tech and opening get closer.

Performances are weekends August 30 - September 15.

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
Greenbelt Arts Center is a 100-seat blackbox theater, with plenty of free on-site parking.
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