Safe Space

SAFE SPACE By R. Eric Thomas Directed by Ben Kleymeyer January 31 – February 23, 2020 Performed at the Clifton Mansion Unlocking the past can be a dangerous thing. The past comes back to haunt in more ways than one, in this Clue!-inspired farce from award-winning playwright and internet juggernaut R. Eric Thomas (Elle, New York Times). When white non-profit executive Helen discovers a locked door in the definitely-not-a-former-plantation she’s inherited, black locksmith Courtney comes to her rescue, and that’s where the trouble begins. Add to the mix Charlotte, the ghost of a formerly enslaved person, and Ryan, Helen’s MAGA-loving brother, and contention […]

Almost, Maine

Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective will present “Almost, Maine,” a play by John Cariani, January 24–26, 2020, in Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the college’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. As northern lights hover in a magical, star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in sweet, hilarious, and unexpectedly powerful ways – at exactly the same time. With “Almost, Maine,” Arts Collective is proud to feature the work of cast members and production creatives who are seasoned veterans and first-time performers, including HCC students, alumni, staff, and guest artists. The […]

Almost, Maine

Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective will present “Almost, Maine,” a play by John Cariani, January 24–26, 2020, in Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the college’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. As northern lights hover in a magical, star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in sweet, hilarious, and unexpectedly powerful ways – at exactly the same time. With “Almost, Maine,” Arts Collective is proud to feature the work of cast members and production creatives who are seasoned veterans and first-time performers, including HCC students, alumni, staff, and guest artists. The […]

Almost, Maine

Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective will present “Almost, Maine,” a play by John Cariani, January 24–26, 2020, in Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the college’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. As northern lights hover in a magical, star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in sweet, hilarious, and unexpectedly powerful ways – at exactly the same time. With “Almost, Maine,” Arts Collective is proud to feature the work of cast members and production creatives who are seasoned veterans and first-time performers, including HCC students, alumni, staff, and guest artists. The […]

Almost, Maine

Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective will present “Almost, Maine,” a play by John Cariani, January 24–26, 2020, in Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the college’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. As northern lights hover in a magical, star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in sweet, hilarious, and unexpectedly powerful ways – at exactly the same time. With “Almost, Maine,” Arts Collective is proud to feature the work of cast members and production creatives who are seasoned veterans and first-time performers, including HCC students, alumni, staff, and guest artists. The […]

“E2”

Power, gender and sexuality collide in Bob Bartlett’s contemporary reimagining of Christopher Marlowe’s tale of England’s infamous ineffectual king. Affairs of state that shocked Renaissance audiences are as close to this moment as they were in their own. Edward alienates his queen and court when he elevates his “favourite” to the level of consort. As we witness the newly crowned monarch navigate a love affair that could be the downfall of his monarchy, we are asked: what price do we pay when we make the personal political? “E2” opens October 31, 2019, with a limited run through November 17 in […]

“The Suitcase/Der Koffer”

Presented by Rep Stage and Howard Community College’s Music Department In this multilingual music theatre work, a woman finds a suitcase filled with history, memories, and the remnants of a life in movement. Neither concert, nor opera, nor play, nor performance art, The Suitcase/Der Koffer is influenced by all these forms, as three performers present objects, documents, events and images from the lives of the displaced, real and imagined Free, no tickets required. October 18, 2019, 7:30 PM. Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Monteabaro Recital Hall. 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD, 21044. Please follow and like us:

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play By Anne Washburn Directed by Bill Gillett October 10-12, 7:30pm October 13, 2:30pm After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of “The Simpsons” episode “Cape Feare” entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. A tribute to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of […]

“Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins”

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, presents Stephen Temperley’s stunning play, “Souvenir,” which tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a famous society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano. Her “singing” career culminated in a single 1944 Carnegie Hall concert. Hilarious and poignant, “Souvenir” is told through the eyes of Foster’s accompanist, Cosme McMoon. Runs September 5–22. Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. A post-show discussion will be held following the performances on September 8, 13 and 20. A pre-show lecture will be held at 12:30pm on […]

MAMMA MIA!

What young girl doesn’t want her father at her wedding?  So when Sophie finds her mother’s diary, she discovers there are three possible men who could be her father.  She secretly invites all three to return to the exotic Greek island they last visited 20 year ago, in a quest to discover which one is her father.  At the same time her unsuspecting mother has invited her friends to come and reminisce before the wedding.  The non-stop laughs and exhilarating dance numbers ensue through the hits of ABBA including:  “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance […]