August 15 - September 6
Mrs. Warren's Profession
Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Jacy D'Aiutolo
Produced by Whitney Moore.
During a brief visit from her oft-absent mother, Vivie Warren learns the
truth about her mother's profession. The shocking news sets the stage
for George Bernard Shaw's tale about hypocrisy, sex, money and
morality. Originally banned from public performance, Shaw said about the
play: "Ah, when I wrote that, I had some nerve."
August 23 - 31 Shakespeare on the Green
Measure for Measure:
directed by Bill Jones
Romance, blackmail, deceit, immorality, justice, prison, repentance, marriage - all in
one hour! (Contains mature themes not suitable for children under 13.
Comedy of Errors:
- Saturday August 23 at 4pm and Sunday August 24 at 5:30pm on
the green behind Roosevelt Center
- Saturday and Sunday August 30 - 31 at 2:30pm and 5:30pm
in the Arts Center
Directed by Anna Bonnet.
Slapstick and farce. Mistaken identities with two sets of twins. Twenty-five minutes of fun for
people of all ages! Performances are:
- Saturday August 30 at 11:30am and 1:30pm in the Arts Center
- Sunday August 31 at 1:30pm and 4:30pm in the Arts Center
September 19 - October 11
Written by Susan Sandler
Directed by Norma Ozur
Produced by Beatriz Mayoral
A delightful romantic comedy about family, friendship and fun that takes
place on New York City's lower East side. Meet Izzy, a young bookish woman
with ideals and her Bubbie (grandmother) whose old world traditions collide
with Izzy's contemporary ones. Who will win this struggle of the wills?
And what of Sam, the pickle man? And Hannah, the matchmaker? And Tyler,
the author whom Izzy reveres? Come see the bubbles brew in the pickle
October 31 - November 22
The Rocky Horror Show
Written by Richard O'Brien
Directed by Jeffery Lesniak
This is the story of two clean cut kids who run into car trouble and seek
help at the site of a light down the road. Little do they know that it's
coming from the place where Dr. Frank N Furter is in the midst of his maniacal
experiments. The play is a rock musical, a spoof of science fiction films and
a bizarre story of seduction and sexual confusion (for some).
Halloween opening night performance begins at Midnight.
January 23 - February 7
Children of Eden
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Caird
Directed by Darnell Morris.
This two-act musical is loosely based on the Book of Genesis. The show
deals with many themes and issues told through an age old story. It focuses
on relationships and how the choices we make can affect more than we had
considered. The production presents a refreshing and creative retelling of
the narrative of Adam and Eve in Act I and Noah and of the flood in Act II.
February 13 - 21
Youth Musical: Homeward Bound
Directed by Christopher Cherry.
The Greenbelt Arts Center and the Greenbelt Recreation Department present
Homeward Bound, an original musical by Chris Cherry, based on Homer's
The Odyssey. The story features a heroic quest, a besieged heroine,
assorted monsters, enchantresses, cannibals, and ghosts, as well as magic
food, minor divinities, scheming suitors, a whirlpool, and a shipwreck!
Homeward Bound is performed by a talented cast of young actors ages
13 to 17, with piano accompaniment by Steve Brodd.
Starting January 2, advance tickets for Homeward Bound are on sale Monday
through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30, pm at the Greenbelt Community Center
business office at 15 Crescent Road. Tickets are $6. You can charge your
tickets by phone by calling 301-397-2208.
February 26 - 28
Slanted Lines: Five One-Act Plays by Jacy D'Aiutolo
Thunderous Productions presents a weekend of one-act plays:
"Duet," "Thieves," "Cruelty to Wheat," "Remarks" and "The Barrow Boy" - each from a
viewpoint that is slightly off-center. (Strong Language and Violence - Not recommended for children.)
March 13 - April 4
Written by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Curt Somers.
The Tony Award play and Academy Award winning film takes the stage with
live music! Everyone knows Mozart's music, but what of the mystery involved
in his murder? That's what portends for all who enter the theater and the
realm of intrigue, Mozart's most famous works and the drama of his bitter
enemy, Antonio Salieri as he confronts him on the musical battlefield, where
only one can survive. Experience the challenge in a show worthy of your
April 24 - May 16
The Comic Genius Connection:
The Real Inspector Hound and
For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls
In The Real Inspector Hound:,
two theater critics watch a ludicrous country house "Murder Who-Done-It
Mystery" and somehow get involved in its action. As their actions parallel
those of the actors on stage in the play they are watching everyone is
--more and more. Wonderfully funny! Written by Tom Stoppard, Directed by
Sheilah Crossley-Cox, Produced by Stephen E. Cox.
In For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,
a charming parody of the Tennessee Williams classic, The
Glass Menagerie, with a gay gentleman caller and a male, rather than female
Laura. Although obviously based on Williams' work, this play stands on it's
own as an outstanding example of very serious characters whose neurotic
self absorption makes them irresistibly absurd but endearingly human.
Written by Christopher Durang, Directed by Sheilah Crossley-Cox,
Produced by Stephen E. Cox.
May 22 - 24
According to Us (Remember Me)
Written and directed by Charles Butler
Music composed by Rosanna Tufts and Charles Butler
Performed by guest artists A Company of Strangers.
The Rector of an urban church dies suddenly, leaving the parish garden to
three homeless people. Through memory and retelling the three become others
and yet themselves. This musical shows what happens when one person makes
June 5 - 20
Directed by Bill Jones
A guest production from OutOfTheBlackBox Theatre Company.
A comedy by Joseph Heller on the mal-adaptations human beings make to being
at war. A satirical historical fiction, the play is set during the latter
stages of WWII. Events in the story are repeatedly described from differing
points of view. Its pacing is frenetic, its tenor intellectual and its humor
largely absurd, interspersed with moments of grisly realism.
Not recommended for children
July 10 - August 1
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Music, Lyrics and Book by Clark Gesner.
Directed and produced by Jeffery Lesniak.
Choreographed by Denise A. Levien.
Co-Musical Directed by Jennifer DeLong.
Based on Charles Schultz's comic strip, this delightful musical depicts an
average day in Charlie's life. It is made up of small moments picked from
all the days of Charlie Brown: Valentine's Day to baseball season, from wild
optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both
human and non-human) and strung together into a single day, from bright
uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening.
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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