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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Publick Playhouse Fall Programming Announced by Dept of Parks and Rec, Pr. Geo. County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021

Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311


M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces

Fall Programming at Publick Playhouse

Riverdale, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is pleased to announce a variety of programs available this Fall at Publick Playhouse in Hyattsville, MD. Currently scheduled for September and October are:

September 16 - October 28

Featured Artists: María Luisa Benavides “Maripi” & María Brito - This art exhibit celebrates Hispanic Heritage and culture through the artwork of two female artists. María Luisa Benavides, also known as Maripi, is inspired by the biodiversity and culture of her home country, Costa Rica. She creates colorful paintings, often in mandala forms, that feature vivid color and intricate designs. María Brito is a painter that is inspired by the vitality of plants and living nature, often recalled from her home country of Venezuela. Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4pm

September 24, 11 am - 12:45 pm

Film: The Sapphires - It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship, and war when their all-girl R&B group, Sapphires, the US troops in Vietnam. 1968 was the year that changed the world. Rated PG-13| Duration 1 hr 43 min. For Ages 60 and better. Cost $3

September 25, 8 pm - 9:15 pm

Warren Wolf: History of the Vibes - Join us as we celebrated the music of vibraphonist Warren Wolf! Wolf will showcase the styles of many popular vibraphonists in recent history, including Roy Ayers, Bobby Hutcherson, Lionel Hampton, and Cal Tjader. Cost $25/Adult; $20/Seniors, Students, and Children

October 2, 8 pm - 9:15 pm

Panamanian Folkloric Group: Patria y Saloma - Prince George’s Publick Playhouse is proud to present Patria y Saloma for an evening of Panamanian culture. A dance troupe composed of men and women wearing folkloric outfits will perform traditional dances. The dancers will be accompanied by live musicians with traditional outfits, dances, and songs. Dances and outfits represent different regions in Panama. This group specializes in keeping these traditions alive and helps us celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Cost $25/Adult; $15/Seniors, Students, and Children

October 7, 6 - 7 pm

Asa! Fitness Virtual Workshop and Demo - Asa! is an upbeat, high-energy, low-impact dance fitness program fusing modern African club dance movements and exercise science designed for participants of any level. Check out this interactive demo as experts showcase the power of Asa! Fitness. For Ages 18 and up. Cost: $5

Oct 9, 16, and 23, 2 - 3 pm

Halloween Costume Making - Join us for a 3-session workshop exploring the fun and fanciful art of making costumes. Learn about costume design. Develop your imagination skills as you create your own costume piece in time for Halloween festivities. For Ages 13 and Up. Activity # 15601-567A. FREE

October 17, 4 pm - 5:15 pm

Mute: Dance Silenced by COVID, Film Screening and Artist Talk - Join us for a film screening and artist talk of Mute: Dance Silenced By COVID, written and directed by local DMV artist Shawn Short. Mute: Dance Silenced by COVID is an Award-Winning short documentary of six US dancers and their experiences within the initial months of COVID. A “light on the other end of the tunnel” story, Mute: Dance Silenced By COVID also speaks on personal reactions to George Floyd’s murder, artist unemployment, new hopes, and creativity. All Ages Welcome. FREE

October 22, 11 am

Film: Soul - After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. Duration 1h 40min. Rated PG. For Ages 60 or Better. Cost: $3

For information on these and other offerings, visit

About Publick Playhouse

Since 1947, the historic Playhouse continues to serve as a popular venue for music and modern dance, musical theater, historical drama, educational programs and monthly events for seniors. With its ornate sky scene and plush seating for 494, the theatre is one of the two surviving Art Deco theatres in Prince George's County. To learn more, visit

About the Department

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 


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