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Alvin Trask, Chair
Email: alvin.trask@montgomerycollege.edu
phone: 240-567-5250


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Montgomery College's Theatre Arts Department Season 2018-19 

Our Current Season:

Rockville Campus

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HAIR! Production Photos

October 2018
Directed by Dennis Mulligan
Music Direction by Dr Jay Crowder & Jonathan Tuzman
Choreographed by Patricia "Pep" Targete


Synopsis:
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler
Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre

Hair tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active,  long-haired hippies of the " Age of Aquarius" living a  bohemian life in New York City and fighting against  conscription into the  Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their  conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to  resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his  pacifist principles and risking his life.

~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_(musical)

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Nathan, the Wise

November 2018

Directed by Chelsea Radigan

Performances:
Wednesday, Nov 7th to Saturday, Nov 10th, 8pm; Sunday, Nov 11th, 2pm
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Synopsis:
Written by Ephraim Lessing, Adapted by Michael Bloom

Set in  Jerusalem  during the  Third Crusade , it describes how the wise Jewish merchant Nathan, theenlightened  sultan   Saladin , and the(initially anonymous)  Templar  bridge their gaps between  Judaism Islam  and  Christianity . Its major themes are friendship, tolerance, relativism of God, arejection of miracles and a need for communication.

~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_the_Wise


Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus 

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Glass Menagerie

Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27, 8pm
Sunday, October 28, 2pm
Friday & Saturday, November 2 & 3, 8pm
Sunday, November 4, 2pm

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November 2018

Synopsis:
Written by Tennessee Williams

Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle of middle age, shares a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son Tom, in his early twenties, and his slightly older sister, Laura. Although she is a survivor and a pragmatist, Amanda yearns for the comforts and admiration she remembers from her days as a fêted debutante. She worries especially about the future of her daughter Laura, a young woman with a limp (an after-effect of a bout of polio) and a tremulous insecurity about the outside world. Tom works in a shoe warehouse doing his best to support the family. He chafes under the banality and boredom of everyday life and struggles to write, while spending much of his spare time going to the movies — or so he says — at all hours of the night.

~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glass_Menagerie


Rockville Campus

The Compleat Female Stage Beauty

February 2019
Directed by TBD

Auditions:
Monday, December 3rd, 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, December 4th, 4pm to 7pm

CallBacks:
Friday, December 7th, 12pm to 4pm

Performances:
Wednesday, February 20th, to Saturday, February 23rd, 8pm
to Sunday, February 24th, 2pm

Synopsis:
Written by Jeffrey Hatcher

In 1661 the most famous portrayer of female roles on the London stage was a performer named "Kynaston." Like every other player permitted to enact such roles, Kynaston was a man. A celebrity artist shining bright at the crest of the Restoration, Ned or Mr. K, as he's called, is applauded onstage and off for his interpretations of Shakespeare's tragic ladies: Ophelia, Cleopatra, especially his Desdemona and his famous "death scene." But when an unknown named Margaret Hughes plays Desdemona one night at an illegal theater, instead of stopping the show, the ever-game King Charles II changes the law to allow women to act. By the stroke of a pen, Kynaston's world is turned upside-down. He loses his cachet, his livelihood, his lover and his sense of self. And as such women as the king's own courtesan, Nell Gwynn, and Kynaston's former dresser, Maria, become stars, his own light disappears until fate and his desire for revenge give him a chance to take the stage again.

~ http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=3749


Our Student Showcase

April 2019

Directed by TBD

Auditions:
Tuesday, February 26th,  4pm to 8pm
Wednesday, February 27th, 4pm to 8pm

CallBacks:
Friday, March 1st, 12pm to 7pm

Performances:
Thursday, Apr 18th & Friday, Apr 19th, 8pm; Saturday, Apr 20th, 2pm

Synopsis:
Written and Performed by our MC Students.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Social Darwinism

March 2019

Synopsis:
Written by Angela Gant

SocialDarwinism is an absurdist socio-political comedy that follows a familial group: an Alpha Male, Alpha Female, Second Banana, Subordinate Female, Adolescent Male, Adolescent Female, Outside Male, and Outside Female as they move through several different social classes. The plays looks at racism, male homosexuality, and feminist ideals. Additionally, Social Darwinism shows the subjugation of women, which changes as the play evolves.

~ http://www.angelagant.com/plays/social-darwinism/


the war dirty little war

HAIR!

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URINETOWN

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rise up in protest

My aMeriCa: Perspectives on the American Dream

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stockmans face the city
ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE 
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Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play
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Fall 18 Academic Calendar (pdf - 599kb)
Fall 18 Academic Calendar (doc - 80kb)
Spring 19 Academic Calendar (pdf - 178kb) 
Spring 19 Academic Calendar (doc - 59kb)

Pipelines 2018-19:  
HAIR!, October 2018
Nathan, the Wise, November 2018
The Compleat Female  Stage Beauty, February 2019
Student Showcase 2019, April 2019  
Spring Dance Concert, April 2019

DC Metro Theatre Arts

DMV -  Theatre Bloom

DCTheatreScene.com

TheatreWashington.org 

Black Box Players


MC Theatre 2019--20 Season:

Coming in the Spring 2019 

 

Productions:

 

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Mr Burns: a Post-Electric Play

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An Enemy of the People 

Photos by Bill Ryan

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My aMeriCa: Perspectives on the American Dream

Photos by Bill Ryan 

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Urinetown

Directed by Helen Murray 

Photos by Bill Ryan

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 Twelfth Night

Directed by Sasha Olinick

Photos by Jeff Salmore


Twelfth Night

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Avenue Q

Directed by Jessica Lefkow

Photos by Jeff Salmore

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Production Pics 2016-2017

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Bat Boy
Directed by Matthew Bassett

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The Waiting Room
Directed by Dennis Mulligan

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Avenue Q
Directed by Jessica Lefkow

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Twelfth Night
Directed by Sasha Olinick

 


Production Pics 2015-2016

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Godspell 
Directed by David Gram

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Marisol
Directed by Eric Ruffin 

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In the Heights
Directed by Raymond Caldwell 
hoopoe
Conference of the Birds
Directed by KenYatta Rogers







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Contact: Alvin Trask, Chair
Telephone: 240.567.5250
alvin.trask@montgomerycollege.edu


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