Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The theater will perform the holiday classic two weekends only, beginning Dec. 7.
If this holiday season has you feeling a little "bah, humbug," the Silver Spring Stage's hour-long performance of A Christmas Carol may do the trick. The theater will present its version of the classic play based on the book by Charles Dickens two weekends only, Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. There will also be a "pay what you can" preview of the play Thursday, Dec. 6. Silver Spring's Ebeneezer Scrooge was adapted by Michael Hardwick, directed and co-produced by Pauline Griller-Mitchell and co-produced by Natalie McManus, who also narrates the play. Nick Sampson plays Scrooge, Brendan Murray is Bob Cratchit and two actors, Ian Murray and Camden …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A true story about the lives of four women working in a 1920s clock factory comes to life in a new play.
“This is not a fairytale, although it starts out like one. This is not a tragedy, although it ends like one,” is one of the first lines said in the Silver Spring Stage play These Shining Lives according to producer Seth Ghitelman. Written by Melanie Marnich, These Shining Lives is based on a true story about four women who work in a clock factory in Chicago in the 1920s. After working in the factory for several years, the women begin to develop health problems and this play is about their courage to stand up against their work conditions, Ghitelman explined. But Ghitelman wants to make it clear that the purpose of the play is not for the “women to appear as victims.” The audience will experience “a lot of laughter and a lot of sadness when…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The local theater is mounting a play loosely based on Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.
The real-life political stage can be plenty dramatic, even for the most seasoned of Beltway insiders. Silver Spring Stage is offering up a campaign thriller with all the scandal and intrigue you'd expect from an actual presidential campaign, the Gazette reports. Farragut North is loosely based on Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign and stars an actual former political staffer, the newspaper reports. The play, written by Beau Williams, a former staffer of Howard Dean and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, also served as the inspiration for The Ides of March, a film starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling. Director Bridget Muehlberger thinks that the political play will resonate well with Silver Spring audiences: “I kind of note […
Monday, December 19, 2011
Adaptation of A Christmas Carol gives whole family a chance to get in the holiday spirit.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Silver Spring Stage, a local theater company, performs Michael Hardwick adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with four members of Silver Spring’s Murray family – dad Brendan, mom Kirsten, daughter Kelsey and son Ian involved in the production. During the show's last weekend, Brendan said expressed how performing with his family has been very special to him. “Both of my children are acting on stage; my daughter helped paint the set, as did my wife who also helped with costuming, hospitality, and backstage logistics; I occasionally ran the sound board. To have the whole family participate in the creation of such a beautiful end product is a rare gift,” he continued. The production transplanted the familiar tale of Ebenezer …
Here are five things to know as you start your day.
Good morning, Silver Spring! Here are five things to know this Monday to help you keep up-to-date about what’s going on in the community: 1. Expect a sunny day, with temperatures in the 50s, according to the National Weather Service. Later on tonight, the skies should get cloudy, with temperatures in the high 30s. 2. If you missed the crime summary for the past week, keep a tab on crime in the downtown area. 3. The Commercial and Economic Development committee is hosting a meeting to plan for the upcoming Taste the World in Fenton Village event. The meeting starts tonight at 7 p.m. inside of the Silver Spring Civic Center located at One Veterans Place. 4. County Executive Isiah Leggett is looking for three new members to sit on the …