National Players to Perform ‘Animal Farm,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at CSM, Oct. 4, 5

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National Players at CSM: Animal Farm. 10 a.m., Oct. 4 and 5, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The College of Southern Maryland presents the National Players as they perform George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” Revolution has broken out on Manor Farm. The animals have claimed their independence as humans are banished and the new “Animal Farm” will be a beautiful egalitarian paradise. Pigs, horses, goats, donkeys and dogs; all animals are equal. They can build their new utopia, but can they resist the corruption that led to the human’s downfall? This chilling and provocative fable is brought to the stage by The National Players. Shown is Sydney Lemmon as Clover in The National Players production of “Animal Farm.” Photo by Sonie Mathew. These weekday matinee performances are especially intended as field trip opportunities for schools, senior centers, and home schoolers, but seats are also available to members of the general public.Tickets are $5. Reservations are required. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or www.csmd.edu/arts.

 

National Players at CSM: Romeo and Juliet. 8 p.m., Oct. 4, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The College of Southern Maryland presents the National Players as they perform William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Love can be a thrilling ride, bursting the seams of young hearts, making them feel things never felt before. It can also be a dangerous thing, splitting hearts open and sending them past the point of no return. This year America’s longest running classical touring company brings you Shakespeare’s most enduring tale. “The National Players have managed to take this play back to its roots as the soul-wrenching tragedy, pointed-social commentary, and ageless love story that it is,” said Jessica Vaughan of DC Metro Theater Arts. Shown are Britian Siebert as Juliet and Ian Kramer as Romeo in The National Players production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Photo by Sonie Mathew. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, military members with ID and youth in highschool or below. Reservations are strongly encouraged. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or www.csmd.edu/arts.

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