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Calvert County Watermen’s Festival The 11th annual Calvert County Watermen’s Festival will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Watermen’s Wharf in Solomons. Perhaps best known for the boat docking contest in which work boats and charter boats compete within their divisions for cash, prizes and trophies, the Watermen’s Festival will feature food, beer and soft drink sales and exhibits by sponsors. Live entertainment will be provided by Deanna Dove. Call 410-326-3929 or go to www.calvertwatermen.org.
CSM’s Theatre Company Announces Cast for ‘Red Herring’ Sept. 20
The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company presents its cast for the dinner and dessert productions of “Red Herring,” a play by Michael Hollinger.
The story follows three love stories, a murder mystery and a nuclear espionage plot in a noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It’s 1952 and America is on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Einsenhower is on the campaign trail and “I Love Lucy” is on the television. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the harbor or she will lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. “Red Herring” is a blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.
CSM’s cast includes Jamie Burroughs as Lynn McCarthy, Michael Coleman as Senator Joe McCarthy, Priest, Herbert and Woody, both of Mechanicsville; Kendall Garton of Hollywood as Maggie Pelletier, Taylor Scott Hines of White Plains as James Appel; Jhonni Jones of Welcome as Mrs. McCarthy; Alex LaClair of La Plata as Major Hartwell, Harry and Bartender; Mitchell Landon of Great Mills as Frank Keller; Danielle LeDoux of Indian Head as Mrs. Kravitz; Alexis Miller of Crofton as Clerk; Jessica Ramsay of Upper Marlboro as Mrs. Van Nostrand; Kenneth L. Waters of Waldorf as Petey, Chairman and Dr. Kasden; Charles Watley of Charlotte Hall as Andrei Borchevsky.
Dessert theatre performances include beverages and dessert and are at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and 27. Tickets are $15 for all ages. Dinner theatre performances include dinner, dessert and beverages and are at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21 and Sept. 28-29. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors or military members with ID and $15 for youth ages 12 and under. Early reservations are requested to ensure adequate quantities of food. Email email@example.com, call 301-934-7828 or go to www.csmd.edu/arts.
The College of Southern Maryland’s Theatre Company production of Michael Hollinger’s “Red Herring” will be performed as a dessert theatre production at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and 27 and as a Dinner Theatre production at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21 and Sept. 28-29 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata campus, Fine Arts Center at 8730 Mitchell Road in La Plata. From left are cast members Kendall Garton as Maggie Pelletier and Danielle LeDoux as Mrs. Kravitz.
Steel Magnolias at Three Notch Theatre
The Newtowne Players presents Steel Magnolias, Sept. 21 through Oct. 7. Concerned with a group of gossipy Southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, Robert Harling’s play is alternately hilarious and touching -- and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness that underlies the antic banter of its characters. Performances will run at Three Notch Theatre at 21744 S. Coral Drive in Lexington Park at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Go to www.newtowneplayers.org.
The Port Tobacco Players to perform ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’
We’ve all seen the movie with Gregory Peck, now see “To Kill A Mockingbird” like you’ve never seen it before at the Port Tobacco Playhouse at 508 Charles St., La Plata, Sept. 21 through Oct. 7.
Told through the eyes of “Scout,” a feisty tomboy, “To Kill a Mockingbird” carries the audience on an odyssey through the fires of prejudice and injustice in 1935 Alabama.
Peopled with a cast of eccentrics, Maycomb, “a tired and sleepy town” finds itself the venue for the trial of a man wrongfully accused of a grave crime. Atticus Finch, Scout’s widowed father and a deeply principled man, is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a young negro, for whom a guilty verdict from an all-white jury is a foregone conclusion. This masterpiece based on the book by Harper Lee, is a must-see.
Call 301-932-6819 or go to www.ptplayers.com.