Happy Easter! Celebrate the holiday and spring at one of these fun events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, April 19-21, 2019.
See “Stick Fly” on Stage This Weekend
The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies present “Stick Fly” this week on campus.
The show, which is directed by guest artists Denise J. Hart of Howard University, opens on Wednesday, April 17, through Sunday, April 21. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. April 17-20 and at 2 p.m. on April 21. An informal talk-back with cast, crew, and director follows the opening night performance.
The play will take place in the Bruce Davis Theater in Montgomery Hall on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus. Tickets are $4 for teachers,
students, senior citizens, and Arts Alliance members; and $6 for general
admission. To make reservations, email the theater box office at [email protected] or telephone
“Stick Fly” is playwright Diamond’s comedy-drama of the depiction of generational conflict among an affluent contemporary African American family and friends, tackling issues of gender, race, class, and privilege
in a searing way.
Written in 2008, the play follows members of the LeVay family, who gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend. Brothers Kent and Flip have each brought his girlfriend home to meet the parents for the
first time. Kent’s fiancée, Taylor, an academic whose absent father was a
prominent author, struggles to fit into the LeVay’s upper-crust lifestyle.
Kimber, on the other hand, a self-described WASP who works with inner-city
schoolchildren, fits in more easily with the family.
Joining these two couples are the demanding LeVay patriarch, Joe, and Cheryl, the daughter of the family’s longtime housekeeper. As the two
newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, long-standing family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.
For more information, visit http://www.smcm.edu/tfms/.
Library Offers Accessible STEAM Fun for All
Science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) skills are key to every child’s success in this increasingly technological world. The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and
FutureMakers invites you to come play and learn at the Charlotte Hall Library!
The organizations will present accessible STEAM activities on Saturday, April 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road in Charlotte Hall. This event is open to all families with children ages 5 to 10, with or without special needs. Register in advance at https://www.stmalib.org/.
Swing Into Spring with Ballroom Dancing!
Get into spring on the right step at the monthly ballroom dance in Great Mills!
The Knights of Columbus of Holy Face Church will host a swing and ballroom dance on Saturday, April 19, from 7 to 11 p.m. The dance will take
place at Little Flower School, Route 5 in Great Mills.
The dance begins with a beginner-level dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by music for dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. No experience required, and singles are always welcome. Bring a snack to share; water will be provided.
Cost is $10 per person. For more information, email [email protected] or call 240-577-0153.
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