Coming to Round House Silver Spring
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| Area premiere of Cherry Smoke |
Round House's Silver Spring Series presents...
By James McManus
Directed by Jessica Burgess
Featuring Tim Getman, Julia Proctor, Jjana Valentiner, and Cliff Williams
Fri., Aug. 27 & Sat. Aug. 28 at 8pm,
Sun., Aug. 29 at 2pm, Thu.,
Sept. 2 - Sat., Sept. 4 at 8pm,
Sun. Sept. 5 at 2pm
Round House Theatre Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Road (next to AFI Silver Theatre)
Metro: Silver Spring (approx. 3 blocks away) - If your plans include taking Metro to Round House Silver Spring during Labor Day weekend, please scroll down for important info
This magical, visceral, uncompromising drama won the 2006 Princess Grace Award for playwriting and launched James McManus' career across the globe. The DC area premiere is directed by Jessica Burgess and features Tim Getman, Julia Proctor, Jjana Valentiner, and Cliff Williams.
Fish's fists hit hard, and his rage runs red-hot. His childhood sweetheart, Cherry, sees miracles everywhere - and finds magic in Fish's arms. But Duffy - Fish's brother, cut man, and trainer - sees the trail of broken bones & dripping blood leading Fish straight to jail again. Will Fish be strong enough to fight his way out from under the rusting steel shell of Pittsburgh's poverty - and lift Cherry, Duffy & Duffy's wife Bug out with him?
Cherry Smoke contains adult themes and language. It's recommended for age 16 & above.
$15 general admission
$10 for RHT subscribers, patrons age 30 & under, senior citizens, groups of 10+
Call 240.644.1100 or click here.
| 2010/11 Silver Spring Series |
| Photo of Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell by Danisha Crosby|
We'll be announcing the rest of our 2010/11 Silver Spring Series schedule soon - watch for info in an upcoming email and on our web site. In the Silver Spring Series, Round House presents an eclectic lineup of theatre, music, and dance performances by some of the exciting artists and groups that call Montgomery County and the DC area home.
The Silver Spring Series will include a Halloween performance by RHT favorites Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, and Happenstance Theater in a new show called Cabaret Macabre. Happenstance describes it as "inspired by Amphigorey," a "dark little Cabaret [that] will bring out the Victorian Gothic in us all, " and a "Dickensian romp through the damp cobbled alleys of poetry, variety, and song." Dance company-in-residence Contradiction Dance also returns to the Silver Spring Series.
| Heyday Players Master Classes |
The Heyday Players presents their second session of Master Acting Classes. This is an opportunity for our Heyday Players performance troupe as well as other interested seniors to expand their skills and general knowledge of the performing arts. Class subjects will include Improvisation, Movement, and Vocal Performance.
The Fall Session will be held on Tuesday mornings from 10:15am - 12:15pm and run for 8 classes Sept. 21 - Nov. 16. The program is for seniors only and tuition is only $50 for the entire fall session. If you're interested in participating, contact the RHT Education Center at 301.585.1225.
| Days Off at Round House |
Round House kicks off a new program called "Days Off at Round House." The Round House Education Center will be open on the following dates during the 2010/11 school year when Montgomery County Public Schools are closed:
Tue., Sept. 14
Fri., Oct. 15
Mon., Nov. 1
Tue., Nov. 2
Mon., Jan. 24
Thu., Mar. 31
For a flat fee of $85 per day, parents can drop off their students in grades K - 7 at Round House's Education Center on Wayne Avenue in downtown Silver Spring to participate in a variety of theatre, visual arts, and storytelling activities on these "Days Off" from school. Parents can drop students off at the Education Center between 8am and 9am and the program day ends at 5pm. Students must be registered by the Friday before the program date in order to participate. If you register your child for all 6 dates in advance you'll receive a discounted rate of $450. For more info, contact us at 301.585.1225 or email email@example.com.
| Forum Theatre and Contradiction Dance |
Forum Theatre returns to our black box in 2010/11 as theatre company-in-residence. Their first show, Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad and translated by Linda Gaboriau, starts performances on Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 23. For info on Forum's 2010/11 season at Round House Silver Spring, click here.
Contradiction Dance, our dance company-in-residence, is offering classes this fall for children, teens, and adults at our Education Center. Register by Sept. 5 for their "Early Bird Discount." Click here for info.
Photo of Karl Miller and Alexander Strain by Melissa Blackall. Contradiction Dance photo courtesy of Contradiction Dance.
| Metro closing Labor Day weekend |
Metro will close five Red Line stations during the Labor Day holiday weekend from 10pm on Friday, Sept. 3, to closing on Monday, Sept. 6, as the agency undertakes a major rehabilitation and rebuilding project. The Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton, and Glenmont Metrorail stations will be closed during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 5am.
To help people get around the work zone, Metro will operate free shuttle buses between the Fort Totten and Glenmont Metrorail stations. Metro recommends that customers build an extra 40 minutes into their travel plans if they need to pass through the work zone.
For more info (including suggested Metrobus lines to use Labor Day weekend in order to avoid the Red Line closure between Fort Totten and Glenmont), click here.