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College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center Box Office
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
240-725-5499, ext. 7828
443-550-6199, ext. 7828
301-870-2309, ext. 7828 

Box Office Hours:
Open one (1) hour prior to each performance.
Monday - Friday: hours vary.

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A Raisin in the Sun image "I want to bring quirky off-Broadway comedies, thought-provoking dramas, and crowd-pleasing musical productions to Southern Maryland audiences."

- Keith Hight
  Technical Director and Associate Professor
  College of Southern Maryland

Join us for the 2015-2016 season as we present in-house main stage productions under this category of Main Stage.  Call the Box Office to make your reservations.

Performances, dates, times, and venues are subject to change.  Please watch this page for announcements of any changes, or join our e-news mailing list for information to be delivered directly to your inbox.

Greater Tuna

by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jatson Williams

September 17 and 24  |  7:30 p.m.
September 18-19 and 25 |  8 p.m.
September 26  |  2 p.m.

$15 adults, $12 military/seniors/youth

What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas' third smallest town. The fictitious town of Tuna, Texas, is located in west Texas, about half-way between San Angelo and Hell.

"Greater Tuna" is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.



Music, Lyrics, and Book by Lionel Bart
Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd.
and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin      

McCollum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and  

Jill Furman. - See more at:
Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin      

McCollum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and  

Jill Furman. - See more at:

November 12 and 19  |  7:30 p.m.
November 13-14 and 20  |  8 p.m.
November 21  |  2 p.m.

$15 adults, $12 military/seniors/youth

This is the classic tale of Oliver Twist, an orphan boy who is thrown out of the workhouse and struggles to find a better life. Along his journey, he is sold to an undertaker, made to join Fagin's gang of pick-pockets, taken in by a rich benefactor, and has a run in with the villain Bill Sikes. 

Produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.


Before It Hits Home

by Cheryl L. West

February 18 and 25  |  7:30 p.m.
February 19-20 and 26  |  8 p.m.
February 27  |  2 p.m.

$15 adults, $12 military/seniors/youth

Wendal, a jazz musician who has never managed to make it big, has just been diagnosed with having the AIDS virus. To a string of questioning doctors, he indignantly denies having had any sexual relations with others but by the end of the first act we see him in two simultaneous bedroom scenes, one between him and his fiancee, Simone, who is pregnant, and one between him and his male lover, Douglas, who is actually a married man and father. In these combined scenes, Wendal's denial and confusion are painfully obvious as he tries to hide the truth about his health from both of his partners; he seems especially intent to hide from Douglas the extent of his undisclosed promiscuity. In the second act, Wendal has drifted away from both Simone and Douglas, unable to sustain the lies that had been keeping his two worlds apart and in balance. He returns home to his mother and father, but upon confiding the truth to them, he is abandoned by his mother who, in a wrathful explosion of raw emotion, indicts Wendal for immorality and takes with her his teenage son from a previous marriage. Wendal's father, however, overcomes his facade of masculine pride and takes up caring for Wendal in his final days, eventually enacting a tentative reconciliation between the family members only in time for Wendal to die. The final image of the play lingers as Simone reappears, her own health and the life of her unborn child in question.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.