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We love to offer our productions during the day, so a variety of audiences can enjoy our performances. These cultural field trips are available to local schools, home schools, camps, and senior centers.

There are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

  • You must have a reservation.
  • Matinee performances begin at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
  • Ticket price is $5 per person, including chaperones, bus drivers (if attending), etc.
  • Reservations can be made by email ( or phone (301-934-7828), both of which will be responded to in the order received.
  • To make a reservation, please include an approximate number of students and an approximate number of total chaperones that will be in attendance.
  • A final count of attendees is required two weeks before the show date.
  • Payment is required no later than one week before the show date. Your payment will be returned in the event of a weather cancellation.
  • There is no reserved seating for matinee performances.

2017-2018 Performances

Click here for evening and weekend performance times for the following shows.

My Children! My Africa!
by Athol Fugard

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. (note that this performance starts earlier than our typical matinees)
$5 per person

The great South African playwright confronts the tragedy of apartheid in his native land in this compelling tale about the efforts of a humble and humane black teacher in a segregated township to persuade just one young person that education, not violence, is the answer to South Africa's problems.

Originally produced by The Market Theatre, Johannesburg, June, 1989.
Originally produced in New York by The New York Theatre Workshop.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc

Amazing Grace
by Shay Youngblood

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
$5 per person

In the words of Ms. Youngblood, "Amazing Grace is about a little girl who loves acting out stories, those told and read to her by her grandmother as well as ones she reads on her own. She also makes up her own stories, acting out the most exciting parts. When Grace is in her playworld everything to her is real. In her imagination, she becomes the characters: Anansi the Spider, Joan of Arc, Mowgli, Hiawatha. She's a pirate with a peg leg and a parrot, an explorer, and a theater director of a production of 'Cinderella' in which she casts a boy in the title role. Grace's mother is very practical and hopes that Grace will become a doctor, a lawyer or a professional person given the opportunities she herself didn't have. Her grandmother, Nana, believes that Grace can be whatever she wants to be. Grace is told by two of her classmates that she can't be Peter Pan in the school play because she is a girl and because she is black. In the end, Grace shows us that she can indeed do anything she sets her mind to. I selected the West African Anansi story and use traditional storytelling techniques such as songs, rhythm and repetition to teach Grace and her friends a bit of folk wisdom."

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Around the World in 8 Plays
A comedy by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m
$5 per person

Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Guided by a band of traveling Romani, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather's eyes. Always quirky, and sometimes bizarre, these eight tales are filled with magic, mystery, and morals.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (