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THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS | 2019—2020 SEASON

PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE

PRINCE GEORGE’S


Table of Contents Welcome .............................................................................. 3 Weekend Performances ...................................................... 4 Platinum Series ................................................................... 12 Family Fun Series .............................................................. 18 Teen Nights ........................................................................ 20 Sprout Film Festival ........................................................... 21 Education on Stage! ........................................................... 22 Tiny Tots .............................................................................. 30 Behind the Scenes ............................................................. 33 Hearts & Arts ....................................................................... 34 Art Exhibitions .................................................................... 36 Auditions ............................................................................. 39 Information and Directions ............................................... 40

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THE PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE opened in 1947 as the Cheverly Theatre, the flagship of the Sidney Lust chain of movie houses. Designed in the art deco style by John Eberson, it was one of the first public spaces in the area to have air conditioning. In the late 1960s, the theater fell into decline and closed. In 1975, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission acquired the property and began an extensive restoration, preserving many of the art deco elements of the building. In 1977, the building was re-opened as the Publick Playhouse, and since then has been a cultural resource that presents outstanding performances, classes, and art exhibitions for all ages.

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Welcome WE ARE THRILLED TO PRESENT OUR 2019—2020 SEASON OF EVENTS. Enjoy affordable high-quality performances by world-class artists, fun-filled educational programs, and thought-provoking art exhibitions and workshops designed to inspire, uplift, and spark creativity in your life. This season features an unbelievable lineup of artists you don’t want to miss. From our Weekend Performances with world-renowned local groups such as the Blackbyrds and the Chuck Brown Band to international artists such as jazz sensation Gretchen Parlato and the Philadelphia dance ensemble PHILADANCO!, at the Publick Playhouse you’ll always find an amazing live experience waiting just for you. The Platinum Series for seniors 60 and better brings you favorites like movie days, tributes, and a comedy hour. Enjoy the Family Fun Series with amazing productions that are perfect for the whole family. We encourage you to explore the season and pick your favorites. There is something for everyone to enjoy. We can’t wait to welcome you all to an exciting new season at the Publick Playhouse! — Staff of the Publick Playhouse

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WEEKEND PERFORMANCES

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Enjoy an amazing 2019—2020 season of live concerts, tributes, and performances.


DC Casineros

José James

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019, 8 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019, 8 PM

¡Azúcar Al Rojo!

Lean On Me:

A Celebration of Latin Dance

José James Celebrates Bill Withers

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an extravaganza of Latin American dance and music. This year’s mesmerizing showcase features the DC Casineros Dance Company and the DC Cuban All Stars Band, whose swirling skirts, tapping boots, and pulsating beats transform the Playhouse stage into a festival.

Celebrating the 80th birth year of the legendary R&B singer-songwriter, Blue Note recording artist José James presents “Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers.” Vetted personally by Mr. Withers himself, the show is an exploration of the deep musical catalog that touched millions of hearts and united communities worldwide. Featuring Withers’ top 10 hits, as well as his soul ballads and rare grooves, James brings both a deep musical appreciation and a contemporary approach to songs such as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Hope She’ll Be Happier,” and “Just the Two of Us.”

Tickets (General Admission): $15/person; $10/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019, 4 PM

Music and the Great Migration:

Tickets (General Admission): $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

Movin’ On Up The Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts is back for an encore performance of this historically relevant musical presentation, including poignant narration, period visual presentation, andb lack classical musicians to describe the migration era and how literature and music impacted the nation with jazz, classical, and the blues. Tickets (General Admission): $15/person

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Sylver Logan Sharp

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019, 8 PM

Holiday Concert: Sylver Logan Sharp Start your holiday season with a dazzling performance by recording artist Sylver Logan Sharp of the legendary group CHIC as she brings a soulful twist to your holiday favorites.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019, 8 PM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019, 4 PM

Tickets (General Admission): $25/person, $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

PHILADANCO!* The Philadelphia Dance Company— PHILADANCO!—electrifies audiences all over the world with its captivating choreography and superbly trained dancers. Founded in 1970, the company is renowned for creating thoughtprovoking dance pieces that reflect a range of modern dance styles and evoke present-day events, performed with exhilarating vitality. Tickets (General Admission): $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

*Also available on the Platinum Series for ages 60 and better (See page 14 for more info) This engagement of PHILADANCO! is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020, 8 PM

Say It Loud Featuring Mousey Thompson & The James Brown Experience Mousey Thompson & The James Brown Experience is an all-star ensemble that performs popular songs of one of the greatest music legends of our time, James Brown. The band performs James Brown’s biggest hits such as “This Is a Man’s World,” “Please, Please, Please,” “Cold Sweat,” and many others. Mousey Thompson & The James Brown Experience puts on an amazing show that will have audiences dancing all night long!

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PHILADANCO!

Tickets (General Admission): $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more


Andre Jackson

Maimouna Youssef

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020, 8 PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020, 8 PM

Valentine’s Day Concert

Afro Blue: We Will Overcome

A Tribute to the Music of Teddy Pendergrass This Valentine’s Day, come and enjoy the sounds of Teddy Pendergrass in “A Tribute to the Music of Teddy Pendergrass.” Don’t miss the sensational R&B recording artist Andre Jackson and the Sudden M-PAC Band as they perform some of Teddy’s greatest hits, such as “Love TKO,” “Turn Off the Lights,” “Close the Door,” “You’re My Latest, Greatest Inspiration.” Tickets (General Admission): $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020, 4 PM

PRAISE Liturgical Dance Festival

Inspiring and colorful, this annual dance festival showcases local talent from the liturgical dance community. Dance companies are selected through an audition (See page 39 for more information).

Join Afro Blue as they release their seventh CD in concert. The program features a wide variety of material, including songs from the Civil Rights Era, original material written by members of the ensemble, unique jazz versions of contemporary tunes, and, their signature Big Band sound on standards such as “Stompin’ at the Savoy” and “St. Louis Blues.” Tickets (General Admission): $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020, 8 PM

Maimouna Youssef

Maimouna Youssef (also known as Mumu Fresh) is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, activist, and acclaimed hip-hop artist. Youssef’s work continues to establish her as a true global citizen, a musical healer, teacher, powerhouse performer, and community pillar. Tickets (General Admission): $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

Tickets (General Admission): $25/person; $20 students, seniors, and groups of 20 or more

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Sweet Honey In the Rock

Gretchen Parlato

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020, 8 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020, 4 PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020, 8 PM

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock is a powerful and unique concert entity that fuses the elastic 360-degree possibilities of the human voice with a theatrical flair that keeps audiences returning for more year after year. Kinetic, cultured, and connected, this internationally renowned Grammy Award® nominated female a cappella vocal quartet has a history of over four decades of distinguished service. Tickets (General Admission): $40/person; $30/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020, 8 PM

World Dance Showcase

One of the enriching benefits of living in the greater Washington, D.C., area is the fabulous diversity of our community. The world beats a path to our doorstep bringing historic and colorful customs, tradition, and folk arts. This annual event will feature breathtaking costumes, authentic music, and the enchanting grace of the dancers that is not to be missed. Tickets (General Admission): $25/person; $15/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

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The Blackbyrds

The Blackbyrds is a jazz-funk fusion group assembled by the legendary jazz artist Donald Byrd. With hits like “Walking in Rhythm,” “Rock Creek Park,” and “Happy Music,” you won’t resist grooving to the music of this classic 1970s ensemble. Tickets (General Admission): $40/person; $30/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020, 8 PM

Gretchen Parlato

In the 10 years since her arrival in New York City, Gretchen Parlato has emerged as one of the most inventive and mesmerizing vocalists of her generation. In an artful communion of space, texture, and a genre-bending repertoire, she has introduced a musical sea-change, making the power of subtlety front and center in jazz. Tickets (General Admission): $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more


Dallas Black Dance Theatre

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020, 8 PM; SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020, 8 PM; AND SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020, 4 PM

Dallas Black Dance Theatre*

For over 40 years, Dallas Black Dance Theatre has mesmerized audiences with spell-bounding performances that keep audiences coming back for more. Their repertory combines classical and contemporary modern works by Alvin Ailey, Elisa Monte, Milton Myers, Asadata Dafora, Dianne McIntyre, Matthew Rushing, Christopher L. Huggins, Ben Stephenson, Twyla Tharp, and others. The company is a diverse multiethnic troupe of well-trained, exciting, and skillful dancers. Tickets (General Admission): $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more *Also available on the Platinum Series for 60 and better (See page 16 for more info)

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020, 8 PM

Liner Notes*

Master teaching artist, dancer, actress, playwright, and director Paige Hernandez and collaborators Baye Harrell, Akua Allrich, and Kris Funn’s Corner Store Jazz Quintet fuse live music, poetry, theatre, and a multimedia design into an electrifying performance that brings together generations of music lovers in celebration. Sing along and dance while this exceptional troupe uncovers the stories behind some of music’s biggest hits.

Liner Notes

Tickets (General Admission): $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more *Also available on the Teen Night Series (See page 20 for more info)

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Cecily

The Chuck Brown Band

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020, 4 PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2020, 8 PM

Cecily:

The Chuck Brown Band

Songs of Love and Freedom D.C.-based vocalist and songwriter Cecily will explore the themes of love and freedom through the work of jazz and soul music luminaries including Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, and more. Tickets (General Admission): $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

Get into that go-go swing with The Chuck Brown Band. The group has toured the world with the Godfather of Go-Go, the legendary Chuck Brown, and now carries the torch to keep the go-go beat alive. This high-energy interactive ensemble will have you saying “Wind Me Up Chuck!” before the end of the night! Tickets (General Admission): $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020, 4 PM

Negro Spiritual Sing-A-Long

Considered by many to be songs of enslaved Africans, a wide selection of Negro Spirituals is beautifully narrated by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell and performed by the Carter Legacy Singers, some joined in by you -- the audience! Learn the history, understand the secrets, and feel the passion of these rich songs while enjoying the moving music produced by the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA). Tickets (General Admission): $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

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Shakespeare in the Parks

Enjoy a free, entertaining, and accessible production of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language, William Shakespeare! Come to the Publick Playhouse for great theatre and a family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays. This FREE performance will delight the entire family.

Shakespeare in the Parks

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2020, 3 PM

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PLATINUM SERIES FOR SENIORS AGES 60 & BETTER The Publick Playhouse Platinum Series provides a variety of affordable, high-quality entertainment just for seniors 60 and better. Platinum live matinees are one-hour long, allowing seniors the opportunity to experience the Playhouse’s most popular performances in a convenient timeline and affordable price. Platinum movies are presented with closed captions when available. (Audio-assist headphones are available upon request.)

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Black Ballerina

BRENCORE ALLSTARS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019, 11 AM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019, 11 AM

PLATINUM MOVIE: Black Ballerina (2016)

Set in the world of classical dance, Black Ballerina tells the stories of amazingly talented black ballerinas from several generations who face racism, exclusion, and unequal opportunity while pursuing their dreams to dance. Interviews are combined with stunning archival footage and photography to explore how the challenges of the past still exist in the ethereal world of ballet today. The film includes the story of Joan Myers Brown, founder and artistic director of The Philadelphia Dance Company, PHILADANCO!, featured this season at the Publick Playhouse. Ages 60 & better; FREE Rated G | 59 min, closed caption not available

A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band with Special Guest R&B vocalists Jamar Dukes and Jon Williams take audiences on a walk down memory lane with hit songs by Marvin Gaye including “Distant Lover,” “What’s Going On,” and “Inner-City Blues.” Audiences will also enjoy the sounds of Curtis Mayfield’s hits such as “Superfly,” “People Get Ready,” “Pusherman,” and more. Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person

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PHILADANCO!

Green Book

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019, 11 AM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019, 11 AM

PHILADANCO!*

PLATINUM MOVIE:

Dynamic, diverse, and dazzling! The Philadelphia Dance Company – PHILADANCO! – electrifies audiences all over the world with its captivating choreography and superbly trained dancers. Founded in 1970 by Joan Meyers Brown, the company is renowned for creating thought-provoking dance pieces that reflect a range of modern dance styles and evoke present-day events, performed with exhilarating vitality. The Platinum Series performance is an interactive hour-long program that includes Q & A with the dancers. Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person *Also available on the Weekend Performance Series (See page 6 for more info) This engagement of PHILADANCO! is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Green Book (2018)

Academy Award-winning film for best picture, Green Book, follows the true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. The film, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, examines racism, segregation, and an unlikely friendship. Ages 60 & better; FREE Rated PG-13 | 2h 10min; closed caption available


BRENCORE ALLSTARS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019, 11 AM

Motown and More at the Holidays Come celebrate the holidays with the BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band as they perform traditional renditions of the timeless classics, as well as more modern arrangements, and original songs of the season, from gospel to Motown. Bring holiday cheer and enjoy a fantastic time with the music of the season that we all know and love. Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019, 11 AM

A Holiday Sing-Along Warm up your vocal cords and sing with a live band! Join the BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band as they lead a sing-a-long style program featuring popular holiday tunes.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 11 AM FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020, 11 AM

Step Afrika! Feel the powerful movement of Step Afrika! Enjoy an hour-long interactive program that blends the percussive dance style of stepping practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities. Infused with songs, storytelling, and humor, this show is sure to get audiences on their feet! Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person

Step Afrika!

Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person

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Christie Dashiell

Afro Blue

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020, 11 AM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020, 11 AM

PLATINUM MOVIE:

Songs for Civil Rights:

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Based on the book by James Baldwin, Director Barry Jenkins (Academy Award-winner for best picture for Moonlight), takes audiences back to 1970s Harlem, where an engaged couple is ripped apart when one is wrongfully accused of a crime. While seeking justice for her fiancé, a girl relies on her Harlem community to make it through the storm. Ages 60 & better; FREE Rated R | 1hr 59 min; closed caption available

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020, 11 AM

Valentine’s Day Concert Featuring Christie Dashiell

Known for her soulful jazz-centric style, Billboard-charting jazz vocalist Christie Dashiell and her quartet present a special Valentine’s Day performance. Music will include songs from her critically acclaimed debut album Time All Mine. Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person

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Then and Now

Afro Blue celebrates Black History Month with their unique jazz versions of the most influential songs from the Civil Rights Era. This is followed by a presentation of original material, written by members of the ensemble, that speaks to current events. We’ve come a long way, but there is still much further to go. Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020, 11 AM FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020, 11 AM

DALLAS BLACK DANCE Theatre*

The incredible Dallas Black Dance Theatre is back with a new program of modern, jazz, and spiritual dance by celebrated choreographers planned especially for the “Sassy Seniors” of the Publick Playhouse. The Platinum Series performance is an interactive hour-long program that includes Q & A with the dancers. Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person *Also available on the Weekend Performance Series (See page 9 for more info)


The Sapphires

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020, 11 AM

PLATINUM MOVIE: The Sapphires (2012)

It’s 1968 and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship, and war when their all-girl R&B group, The Sapphires, entertain the U.S. troops in Vietnam. The year 1968 was the year that changed the world.

Clean Comedy With Ms. Gayle and Friends

Ages 60 & better; FREE Rated PG-13 | 1hr 43 min; Closed caption available

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020, 11 AM

Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire

This side-splitting comic pokes fun at her country upbringing in rural Virginia, television shows, and various hard knocks of life. A favorite with all audiences, Ms. Gayle will uplift your spirits and have you rolling in the aisles with her uproarious, but clean, commentary and down-home humor. Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person

Ms. Gayle

From the funk and “earthy” grooves to the sophisticated and complex lyrics and orchestrations, join us as we celebrate a memorable catalog of songs with the Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band. Ages 60 & better Tickets (General Admission): $10/person

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020, 11 AM

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Come and join us on Saturday afternoons for live performances that are family friendly and outrageously fun for all ages.

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Dance of Hope

FAMILY FUN SERIES


Holidays Around the World

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019, 2 PM

Holidays Around the World

’Tis the season for hilarity! When the tour guides for Worldwide Tours get separated at holiday time, a worldwide adventure awaits. As they travel around the world in search of each other, these guides share what they learn about the season from a wide variety of places and cultures. Celebrate holidays from all over the globe—the Lohri Festival, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and more! Tickets (General Admission): $5/person

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020, 2 PM

Dance of Hope Dance of Hope brings Uganda’s cultural experience to global audiences of all ages. Experience passionate rhythms, sensational sounds, and exhilarating and colorful choreography. This vibrant music and dance spectacular brings Africa’s newest cast of young performers aged 11-18, with triumphant turnaround stories, showcasing a resilience birthed out of sounds that embrace creativity, persistence, and change.

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020, 2 PM

Callaloo:

The Trickster and the Magic Quilt Join the Callaloo Kids ensemble as they go on an adventure to the Gullah Sea Islands in search of a long-lost patch for Zoe’s grandmother’s quilt. Celebrating AfricanDiaspora folklore, this performance includes puppetry, drumming, and storytelling for the entire family to enjoy. Tickets (General Admission): $5/person

Callaloo

Tickets (General Admission): $5/person

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Liner Notes

TEEN NIGHTS Don’t miss this exciting series of performances designed for teen audiences.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020, 7 PM

Prince George’s Best Dance Crew Competition This competition features local young, talented, energetic dancers who compete for cash and other prizes. Buy your tickets early so you can support your favorite dance crew. For information about participating in the competition, please call 301-446-3259 or go to arts.pgparks.com. Tickets (General Admission): $5/person

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020, 8 PM

Liner Notes*

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Prince George’s Best Dance Crew Competition

Teen audiences gather for a special evening of live music, poetry, theater, and multimedia. Sing along, dance, and live tweet while this exceptional troupe uncovers the stories behind some of music’s biggest hits. Tickets (General Admission): $5/person *Also available on the Weekend Performance Series (See page 9 for more info)  


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019, 11 AM AND 7 PM

Sprout Film Festival: Live More, Play More, Express More Experience the films that celebrate differences, embrace community, and create transformational experiences for both the filmmakers and the audience. A variety of short films will be viewed in this 60-minute program, hoping to light the spark of greater awareness, understanding, and acceptance by presenting work by and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Reserve tickets online at arts.pgparks.com. Recommended for ages 13 & up; FREE Please contact the box office at 301-277-1710 if accessible seating is needed. Spaces are limited.

A series of midweek matinees for youth generously supported by the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. GEICO Gecko Series matinees are free to qualifying Prince George’s County Title 1 schools, allowing young people the opportunity to experience outstanding performances at the Publick Playhouse. To find a Geico Gecko Series performance, look for the Geico Gecko icon denoted on the “Education on Stage!” and “Tiny Tots Series” performance pages. Please call Group Sales at 301-277-1710; TTY 301-699-2544 to reserve your space.

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EDUCATION ON STAGE! The Publick Playhouse presents a series of midweek matinees that are entertaining, educational performances for the enrichment of local students. Teacher and student guides are available for most programs, and productions run 45–60 minutes to fit field-trip schedules. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket. For reservations, please call Group Sales at 301-277-1710; TTY 301-699-2544. Performances labeled “GEICO Gecko Series” are free to qualifying Prince George’s County Title 1 schools. GEICO logo denotes eligible performances.

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Friend Request

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

The Wizard of Oz

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Join Bright Star Theater as they transform this classic book into a two-person play! Follow comic duo Lenny and Mabel down the yellow brick road to the land of Oz and meet all of your favorite characters along the way! Gain courage with the Cowardly Lion, take heart with the Tin Man, and find your wits with the Scarecrow in this fun interactive retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic. Recommended for grades: Pre-K–2 Curriculum Connection: Literature, Literacy Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

One of the first true classics of American literature, this is an authentic retelling of Washington Irving’s wonderful story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. When Ichabod Crane takes a new job as schoolmaster of Sleepy Hollow, he was expecting to have a simple life, but things get complicated very quickly! This tale is just spooky enough to delight any audience as the days get shorter, the air gets colder, and the nights turn long and dark. A perfect introduction to this literary classic. Recommended for grades 3–8 Curriculum Connection: Literature, Literacy Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

Friend Request A series of fun, but serious vignettes, Friend Request explores the good and bad parts of social media and online culture. Technology can be great, but it also comes with some serious temptations and pitfalls. Explore issues like cyberbullying, healthy online behavior, and understanding differences between online friends and friends in real life. Help your student understand the danger and know how to practice healthy behavior online. Recommended for grades 3–8 Curriculum Connection: Character Education, Anti-Bullying Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

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Igor and the Master of STEM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

Igor and the Masters of STEM

Now that he has the keys to the lab, Igor has been busy engineering new and exciting inventions. His latest invention transports ancient and modern-day masters of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to the stage bringing these STEM masters to life! Meet ancient Egyptian engineer Khufu the Great, mathematician Pythagoras, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Madame Curie, and more!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

The Story of Anne Frank World War II was a desperate and intense time for everyone, but it was especially devastating to the Jewish people living under Nazi rule. Through direct accounts from Anne Frank’s diary and the heartfelt retelling of her story by her father, Otto, this production offers an engaging and accessible approach to one of history’s darkest chapters. The courage of Anne Frank and her family is the story of the strength of the human spirit in the most challenging times.

Recommended for grades 3–5 Curriculum Connection: Science, Math Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

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The Story of Anne Frank

Recommended for grades 3–8 Curriculum Connection: History, Social Studies, Literature, Literacy Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

Flow Circus:

Science Is Awesome Explore the world of science and skill toys, where things fall, balance, and spin. Performer Paul Miller will leave students (and teachers) with an urge to pick up and play with the world around them to discover the invisible forces of the physical world such as gravity and kinetic energy. Recommended for grades Pre-K–2 Curriculum Connection: Science Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more


Snow Day

STEP AFRIKA!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

Snow Day:

Step Afrika!

An A Cappella Musical History Snow Day takes students on a whirlwind journey through time, tracing the history of a cappella singing from its roots in chant, barbershop, and doo wop to present-day pop and rock. Students are introduced to elements of music theory–including harmonic voice parts and vocal drumming (beatbox) techniques– then invited to learn harmony parts and sing together. This energizing performance explores the extensive capabilities of the human voice and inspires creativity and musicality in students of all ages. Recommended for grades Pre-K–2 Curriculum Connection: Music Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

Step Afrika’s highly interactive performance for students highlights the rhythm, physicality, and history of stepping and culminates in a group activity in which students can join the performance. The program shares the ties between stepping, college life, and academic achievement. It introduces the concepts of teamwork, discipline, and commitment. Performers incorporate world traditions, demonstrated through the lively South African gumboot dance. Students enjoy learning basic step choreography and discover how dance brings people and cultures together. Recommended for grades 3–8 Curriculum Connection: Math, English, History, Geography Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

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Going the Distance

Let it Shine

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

Once Upon a Moon

Let It Shine:

From the beginning of time, we have gazed into the night sky with wonder and curiosity at the moon shining down on us—and wished that we could journey there. In this enchanting new show for the youngest audience members, performers and puppets spin new and old stories about the moon’s magic and introduce the exciting Apollo mission that brought us to its surface. What new worlds can we dream about next? Recommended for grades Pre-K–2 Curriculum: Literature, Science Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

Going the Distance

Race to the finish line with two inspiring African American athletes who changed sports history in Discovery Theater’s original Olympian musical play. Cheer along as Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph overcome childhood illness, infirmity, and poverty to become the world’s fastest man and woman, winning the greatest honor in athletics, the Olympic gold medal. Soaring anthems and lively songs speak to the heart and soul of the winner in all of us! Recommended for grades 3–5 Curriculum Connection: History Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more 26 | 2019—2020 SEASON

The American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) This powerful production will introduce audiences to poignant events and notable names of the Civil Rights Movement. This acclaimed show focuses on the tumultuous years between 1955 and 1968 and shines light on important milestones in our history, including: the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the SCLC, Brown v. Board of Education, the Sit-In Movement, the Freedom Riders, the March on Washington, and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Viewers can expect to meet important figures and hear inspiring songs of the era. Recommended for grades 3–8 Curriculum Connection: History and Social Studies Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more


Into the Great Unknown

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

Into the Great Unknown

Leadership, courage, and adventure take the stage in this inspiring new play from the Smithsonian highlighting the history and heroism of adventurers and explorers such as Matthew Henson and Barbara Hillary, Artic explorers; Stagecoach Mary of the wild, wild west; Guion Bluford, the first black astronaut; and Sophia Danenburg, modern mountaineer and first African American to climb Mt. Everest. Recommended for grades 3–5 Curriculum Connection: Language Arts, Social Studies, History Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

We Can Do It:

American Women in History In celebration of Women’s History Month, join the cast of Brightstar as they present an incredible adventure featuring some of the world’s most remarkable female pioneers. Discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhart, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony, and more!

We Can Do it

Recommended for grades 3–8 Curriculum Connection: Language Arts, Social Studies, History Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

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Rainforest Air

Science of Spring

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

Rainforest Air

The Wonderful World of Simple Machines

Enjoy music and magical tales from the heart of the rainforest. This powerful ecological message from the animals, plants, and people that live in the rainforests of South America, Central America, and Puerto Rico will have young audiences singing, playing instruments, and dancing Merengue. Recommended for grades 3–5 Curriculum: Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, Green Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

Science of Spring The magic of earth science takes center stage in this fun, interactive Discovery Theater original as we explore the indigenous and modern science behind the greening of the year. Using science, culture, and history, we examine humanity’s relationship to the natural “new year”—a time when the earth and its creatures experience the rebirth, regeneration, and new growth. Seed germination pairs with the story of Persephone returning from underground; and the science and mystery of a simple egg link with new birth and lamb, bird, and bunny tales; the earth science of warming spring weather create a great atmosphere for learning and fun. Recommended for grades 3–5 Curriculum Connection: Science, Social Studies Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more 28 | 2019—2020 SEASON

This lively, hands-on introduction to the scientific principles and properties of simple machines will provide students with an unforgettable close encounter with levers, inclined planes, screws, wedges, pulleys, and the wheel and axle. The antics of the actors and audience participation (with help from a special guest) will bring the concepts of simple machines alive for young audiences in a way no other encounter will. This acclaimed show is sure to educate, as well as entertain. Recommended for grades 3–5 Curriculum Connection: Language Arts, Science Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more


THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020, 10:15 AM AND 12 NOON

“Who’ll help me plant the seed?” asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. “Not us,” say the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But, “a hen’s gotta do what a hen’s gotta do,” and so our crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. But, the tricks of the conniving fox combined with the hen’s common sense add adventure and a sound moral lesson to this classic, feel good, foot-stompin’ country musical. Recommended for grades Pre-K–2 Curriculum: Folk Tales, Language Arts, Reading, Science, Music, Peer Pressure, Self-Esteem, Character Development Tickets (General Admission): $8/person; $6/person groups of 20 or more

The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen

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TINY TOTS Small children will enjoy these short programs specially designed for them. Performances are 35–45 minutes long and feature performers and puppets who know how to make little kids smile while they learn. For reservations, please call Group Sales at 301-277-1710; TTY 301-699-2544. Performances labeled “GEICO Gecko Series” are free to qualifying Prince George’s County Title 1 schools. GEICO logo denotes eligible performances.

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Mucha Música

Dino Babies

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019, 9:30 AM AND 11:15 AM

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019, 9:30 AM AND 11:15 AM

Mucha Música:

Dino Babies

A Musical Journey Through Latin America Audiences are transported to Latin America to experience the many rhythms and unique instruments from different regions while learning about the three cultures that shaped Latin music: Indigenous, European, and African. Audiences sing, play instruments, and dance salsa.

Marvelous original music and colorful puppetry animate the world of science through the one subject that ignites everyone’s imagination: dinosaurs! Dino Babies playfully explores human and dinosaur babies’ similarities and environmental effects on dinosaur adaptability. Award-winning artists Ingrid Crepeau and Michele Valeri of Dino Rock present an interactive program that children will long remember.

Recommended for grades Pre-School – Kindergarten Tickets (General Admission): $5/person

Recommended for grades Pre-School – Kindergarten Tickets (General Admission): $5/person

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Anansegro of Ghana

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020, 9:30 AM AND 11:15 AM

Anansegro of Ghana: African Drum, Songs, Stories, and Games

Come join a “royal elder” and musician of a typical West African village! Native Ghanaian Kofi Dennis offers an exhilarating and memorable performance of traditional music, storytelling, and dance. Through “call and response” songs, games, and drum rhythms on authentic instruments, Anansegro offers an engaging, first-hand exploration of West African cultural traditions. Students will be up and dancing with this lively artist in an unforgettable experience. The program addresses themes of cooperation, courage, hope, caring, and sharing.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020, 9:30 AM AND 11:15 AM

Aesop’s Fables

These fables from the legendary Greek storyteller Aesop have been delighting young and old alike for thousands of years, and they still have a message for us today. Perfect for younger audiences, these classic tales entertain but also share a strong message about treating others fairly and knowing right from wrong. Stories like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Lion and the Mouse,” leave audiences with a message that is both timely and timeless!

Recommended for grades Pre-School – Kindergarten Tickets (General Admission): $5/person

Aesop’s Fables

Recommended for grades Pre-School – Kindergarten

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Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020, 9:30 AM AND 11:15 AM

Little Red and the Big Bully Wolf The woods are scary enough without having to worry about a big bully howling in the shadows! Follow Little Red and meet her friends—the three little pigs, the boy who cried wolf, and more—as they learn to face their fears and stand up to the Big Bully Wolf! Learn to identify, report, and resist bullying as we follow Little Red on her journey to grandma’s house. Recommended for grades Pre-School – Kindergarten Tickets (General Admission): $5/person

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020, 9:30 AM AND 11:15 AM

The Velveteen Rabbit

In the world of toys, life begins when humans leave the room. When one group of toys discovers a velveteen rabbit, they discover what it means to be truly loved. Adapted from the classic book by Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit tells the story of the unconditional bond between a boy and his toy bunny and the meaning of becoming “real.” Recommended for grades Pre-School – Kindergarten Tickets

BEHIND THE SCENES SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019, 11 AM AND 1 PM

Theater Technology for Kids

Lift the curtain at the Publick Playhouse and take an interactive tour of the science backstage that makes the “magic” happen on stage. Tour will include lighting and automation, sound systems, and special effects. Note: Registration required. No sandals or open-toed shoes. Girls encouraged! Ages 9-12 (with accompanying adult); FREE; registration required


HEARTS & ARTS:

Dance and Movement Classes The Publick Playhouse is pleased to present our Hearts and Arts series of workshops and classes in fitness and performance-based movement. These events will get you up and moving on the stage of the Publick Playhouse. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to move like the star you are while you get your heart pumping to the beat.

TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 5, 12 & 26 AND DECEMBER 3, 2019, 2–3 PM

Gentle Yoga for Beginners Learn why millions of people of all ages are enjoying the benefits of yoga. Calm your mind, stretch your muscles, improve your balance, and feel better when you join this class specially designed for people who are new to yoga. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and water. Space is limited; advance registration is recommended. Ages 18 & up; FREE; registration required

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019, 6–7 PM

Master Class With PHILADANCO! Contemporary Dance for Youth

Dancers ages 8-14 learn contemporary dance techniques from the professionals of PHILADANCO! Spaces are limited; advance registration is recommended. Cost: $20/student; $10/observer

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019, 7:45–9 PM

Master Class With PHILADANCO!

Contemporary Dance for Teens and Adults Dancers ages 15 & up learn contemporary dance techniques from the professionals of PHILADANCO! Spaces are limited; advance registration is recommended. Cost: $20/student; $10/observer

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TUESDAYS, MARCH 10, APRIL 14, MAY 12 & JUNE 2, 2020, 2–3 PM

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020, 6–7:30 PM

Sound Meditation

Experience a serene environment where you can explore a deep state of relaxation to bring about balance and peace. Focused breathing techniques combined with guided meditation will allow a tranquil start to your relaxation journey. Settle into stillness and prepare to experience a heightened state of relaxation through Sound Meditation. Feel yourself slip into a peaceful, meditative state as the calming sound waves of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, bells, chimes, and vocal tones surround you. Space is limited; advance registration is recommended. Ages 18 & up; FREE; no registration required

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020, 7–9 PM

Master Class With Dallas Black Dance Theatre: African Dance for Teens and Adults

Dancers ages 15 & up learn African Dance techniques from the professionals of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Spaces are limited; advance registration is recommended.

Master Class With Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Liturgical Dance for Youth This popular class is designed for dancers ages 8–14 and covers praise movements and combinations that can be used in worship services or performances. Spaces are limited; advance registration is recommended. Cost: $20/student; $10/observer

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020, 7:45–9:15 PM

Master Class With Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Liturgical Dance for Teens and Adults

Dancers ages 15 & up learn praise choreography from the professionals of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Spaces are limited; advance registration is recommended. Cost: $20/student; $10/observer

Cost: $20/student; $10/observer

MONDAYS, MAY 11, 18, 2020, 6:30–8 PM

Asa! Fitness

This premier low-impact workout evolution is an engaging fusion of modern club movements and cultural African energy in an upbeat total body endurance experience! Check out this interactive demo as experts showcase the power of Asa! Fitness. Spaces are limited; advance registration is recommended. Ages 16 & up Cost: $10/person

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ART EXHIBITIONS

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Nico Gozal

Gallery Open MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9 AM – 5 PM The Publick Playhouse supports local visual artists by providing opportunities to exhibit their art work throughout the season. Enjoy art works in a variety of media and subject matter, including still life photography, painting on silk, and much more! Then, join us for a series of public receptions where you can meet the artists and learn more about their art work. For inquires on how to submit work for consideration for future calls for entries, please contact stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com.


Rafael Rodriguez

Wayson Jones

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 – MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 – THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020

Public Reception for the Artists: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7-9 pm

Public Reception for the Artist: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7-9 pm

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Wayson R. Jones: Works

In this exhibition, various artists celebrate their Hispanic heritage through a variety of media and techniques, including painting and collage. Each artist draws from personal experiences of their respective native cultures to create both figurative and abstract works. Artists featured include Osbel Peña (Cuba), Juliana Vallejo (Colombia), and Rafael Rodriguez (El Salvador).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 – THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020 Public Reception for the Artist: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7-9 pm

Nipun Manda:

Wayson R. Jones is a 2-D artist that creates using a variety of materials including paints, pastels, canvas, paper, and wood. Much of his work is influenced by the ’50/’60s TV and movies of his childhood. His monochromatic works are stark and show a deep contrast between solid black and blinding white hues. The presence of his works is weighed by their scale, texture, and use of contrast. His pieces in this format are typically divided horizontally and filled with various gels, pigments, or other materials in a spontaneous and often reductive way that build up the composition. His work, while often abstract in form, also embodies elemental themes such as the earth, sky, planets, or bodies that seek to evoke the vastness and wonder of the world.

City Lights

Nipun Manda is an artist who works in a number of media. He incorporates visual, emotional, and psychological impressions of urban tension, raw emotions, and harsh realities tempered with gentle optimism and beauty. He uses emotion, inspiration of nature, and mankind to become living imagery in a joy of whimsical transformations. His abstract Expressionism often contains the spontaneous act of aesthetics and artistic expression of inner and outer spaces.

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Janet Matthews

Nico Gozal

THURSDAY, MARCH 26 – THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020

THURSDAY, MAY 28 – THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2020

Public Reception for the Artist: Thursday, April 2, 7-9 pm

Public Reception for the Artist: Thursday, June 4, 7-9 pm

Small Tales:

Ternion: Painting on

Janet Matthews is a photographer who explores psychological themes through evocative still life and landscape images. Her background in drawing and painting has influenced her approach to photography, as she often incorporates hands-on methods into her work. Her Vignettes and Small Anxieties series places small figures in images based on both personal experience and metaphorical situations that allow the viewer to use their imagination to interpret the scene.

Nico Gozal creates 2-D works using handpainted silks that fuse his Indonesian ancestry with the culture of America. Three different series will be presented together to show Gozal’s range of subject matter within the medium. Each painting is delicate and intricate, sometimes also having a fluid or sculptural quality on the surface as well. Other influences of his work include the music and languages of the world. He hopes to stimulate and draw out personal experiences and responses from his viewers while also transcending boundaries of race, language, culture, religion, and ethnicity.

Photography by Janet Matthews

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Silk by Nico Gozal


AUDITIONS The Publick Playhouse offers opportunities for aspiring dancers and actors to participate in the performing arts. All auditions are held at the Publick Playhouse; however, application procedures and deadlines differ, so please check the individual listings carefully.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019, 10 AM – 6 PM

PRAISE Dance Festival Auditions Liturgical dance companies, studios, ministries, and individual dancers are invited to audition for the annual PRAISE Liturgical Dance Festival. The festival will be presented on Sunday, February 23, 2020, 4 PM. Bring a CD of the music and audition one complete work in costume; the piece presented in the audition should be one you wish to perform at the festival. Auditions are by appointment. For an application, call 301-277-1710; TTY 301-699-2544. Application deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019, 5 PM.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020, 10 AM – 6 PM Snow Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10 Am – 6 Pm

Shakespeare in the Parks Auditions Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks brings free, entertaining, and accessible productions of works by the greatest playwright of the English language to communities throughout Prince George’s County. It also provides opportunities for county-based directors, designers, actors, and musicians to share their creativity and expertise with county residents of all ages. All acting positions are paid; performances are scheduled July 5–20, 2020, in open-air locations in Prince George’s County. Auditioning actors must be 18 years or older and should present a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Actors need not be county residents to audition. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule, send an email to Artistic Director, Christopher Dwyer at dwyer.pgshakes@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2020, 10 AM – 6 PM SNOW DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020, 10 AM – 6 PM

World Dance Showcase Auditions Performers of traditional, culture-specific dance styles (ages 16 years and older) may audition for the 18th Annual World Dance Showcase. Adjudicators will select six groups to perform in concert on Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8 pm, with each group receiving an honorarium of $600. Those selected will have a custom lighting design created for them using state-of-the-art computerized lighting displays available at the Publick Playhouse. A professional high-definition video recording of each dance is made available to the selected dance companies after the March performance. The audition piece may include any traditional work of 15 minutes or less. Work must be auditioned in finished form with costumes. General stage lighting, microphones, and CD/mp3 players will be provided. Music may be live or pre-recorded. For more information, contact Christel Stevens at christel.stevens@pgparks.com or at 301-446-3238; TTY 301-699-2544.

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Prince George’s

PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE for the Performing Arts

Theatre Hours: Administrative offices are open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5 pm. Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5 pm and two hours before every performance. Art Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 am – 5 pm To Purchase Tickets Online: Visit arts.pgparks.com To Purchase Tickets by Phone: Ca l l 3 0 1 -2 7 7 -1 7 1 0 ; TTY 301- 699- 2544 Box Office Ticket Policies: The Box Office accepts cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. A $25 fee will be assessed for returned checks. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket; children under age one who sit on parents’ laps will be issued a special ticket at no charge. All ticket sales are final; tickets may not be refunded or exchanged. Accessibility: The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. Renting the Playhouse: For information about renting the theatre, visit arts.pgparks.com or call 301-277-1710, TTY 301-699-2544. A rental brochure is also available. Location: 5445 Landover Road (Route 202), Cheverly, MD 20784 at the intersection of Route 450. Patrons may take Metro Bus F1, F8, F2, or T18 or Prince George’s The Bus 18 to the theatre. (Connect to F2 Metro Bus from Cheverly Metro Station, or ride T18 Metro Bus from the New Carrollton Metro Station.) Parking is free; there are three lighted parking lots adjacent to the theatre. Driving from Maryland: Take I-495 to the Baltimore/Washington Parkway South, exit at “Cheverly, Route 202,” and turn right on Route 202. The theatre is 1/2 mile on the left. Driving from Washington, D.C., or Virginia: Take New York Avenue or I-295 to the Baltimore/Washington Parkway and exit on Route 202. Turn left on Route 202. The theatre is 1/2 mile on the left. Contact: Phone 301-277-1710; TTY 301-699-2544; Fax 301-277-8816; arts.pgparks.com To receive email updates about special events, programs, and performances, please email PublickPlayhouse@pgparks.com.

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