“Mr. Wilson’s portrayal of Thurgood Marshall is spot-on and convincing.” – Steve Charing.
Synopsis: “You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.” So said Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who changed the face of American jurisprudence. He argued and won the Brown v. Board of Education decision, ending racial segregation in the schools, after a long and strategic journey that began with ending the “separate but equal” mandate in Maryland law schools. Spend an evening with the late Justice at this one-man show, and consider just how far we’ve come… or have we?
2. Spring Awakening by Wildwood Summer Theatre at Gaithersburg Arts Barn.
“‘Spring Awakenin’” as a piece of art explores the dangers of ignorance and the tragedy of innocence corrupted and it is beautifully performed by the cast.” – Kristin Franco.
Synopsis: Based on Frank Wedekind’s play of the same name, Spring Awakening depicts a dozen young people making their way through the thrilling, complicated and mysterious time of sexual awakening.
3. King Kirby at Off The Quill.
“‘King Kirby’ is a hidden gem that is one of the best plays I have seen this year.” – Peter Orvetti.
Synopsis: Even the origin stories have an origin story. For over 50 years, Jack Kirby was the driving force behind the most iconic comic book characters in American pop culture. This is the story of the work that made the marvels.
4. Alice and the Book of Wonderland at Annapolis Shakespeare Company.
“‘Alice and the Book of Wonderland’ is like a story that you wish would never end…” – Jeanie Casison.
Synopsis: A compelling new version of a beloved classic, Alice and the Book of Wonderland is a bright and witty adaptation by Sally Boyett and Donald Hicken. ASC’s retelling reveals a fast-paced tale designed to delight young and old in an exciting new version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in which an inquisitive young woman named Alice is drawn into a fantastical world where logic is illogical and the absurd makes sense. Through a series of dramatic vignettes creatively linked together by ASC’s new adaptation, Alice makes her way through the fantastical terrain of Wonderland: a place where her experiences become curiouser and curiouser. ASC’s Alice and the Book of Wonderland will be set in the Victorian world of Oxford and employs a dynamic union of contemporary technology and theatrical magic.
5. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by The Talentmachine Company, Inc.
Show Dates: August 4 – 9 & August 10 – 13, 2017.
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All tickets are General Admission
All seats are $13 until July 4th ($2 discount)
After July 4th all seats are $15
Where: St. John’s College, Key Auditorium, Annapolis, Maryland.
Synopsis: This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit? Musical numbers include The Wage of Sin, Perfect Strangers, Both Sides of the Coin, Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead and Moonfall. The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the play’s most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as a prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale!