Performances

Upcoming Events

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Masks are required at all times regardless of vaccination status inside the Publick Playhouse. Patrons must also maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet and will receive assigned seating during performances. If you are sick, we ask that you please stay home. Patrons who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted into the facility.




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In-Person Event


Film: Soul

Friday, October 22, 2021, 11 am - 12:40 pm

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. Rated PG| Duration 1h 40min

Rated PG | Duration 1 hr 40 min

All Ages Welcome

Cost: $3

Call 301-277-1710 or  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.


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Fore•word: Conversations and Readings

A Conversation with Bassey Ikpi

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 4 - 5 pm

Click Here to watch.

Hosted and curated by the critically acclaimed writer Derrick Weston Brown (the inaugural Poet-In-Residence of Busboys & Poets), this hour-long series is a colorful mash-up that is a one-on-one, up-close-and-personal discussion of the writing life beyond the stage and page.

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In-Person Event


Full STEAM Ahead: An Epic Story Adventure 

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 11 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 2 pm

Join InterAct Story Theatre in an interactive story experience creating an original story rooted in STEAM concepts and skills. This audience participation theatre experience engages all ages in creative problem solving. 

For All Ages

FREE

Call 301-277-1710 or CLICK HERE to register online.

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Virtual Program


African Dance Workshop

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6 - 7 pm

Get moving and feel the beat in an interactive demo and African Dance workshop. All Levels Welcome.

For Ages 18 and Up

Cost: $5/Residents; $7/Non-Residents

Call 301-277-1710 or CLICK HERE to register online.

Virtual Workshops are conducted on the Microsoft Teams Platform

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Virtual Program


African Drumming Workshop

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6 - 7 pm

Feel the rhythm and join our community of drummers for an interactive demo and African Drumming session. All Levels Welcome.

For Ages 18 and Up

Cost: $5/Residents; $7/Non-Residents

Call 301-277-1710 or CLICK HERE to register online.

Virtual Workshops are conducted on the Microsoft Teams Platform

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In-Person Event


Warren Wolf: The History of Vibes

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 8 - 9:15 pm

Celebrated vibraphonist Warren Wolf plays live at the Publick Playhouse showcasing the styles of many popular vibraphonists in recent history including Roy Ayers, Bobby Hutcherson, Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Cal Tjader, and more. All ages welcome.

Cost: $25/Adults; $20/Seniors, Students, and Children

Call 301-277-1710 or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.


Past Events

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Fore•word: Conversations and Readings

A Conversation with B. Sharise Moore

Sunday, September 26, 2021, 4 - 5 pm

Hosted and curated by the critically acclaimed writer Derrick Weston Brown (the inaugural Poet-In-Residence of Busboys & Poets), this hour-long series is a colorful mash-up that is a one-on-one, up-close-and-personal discussion of the writing life beyond the stage and page.

Click Here to watch.





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Mute: Dance Silenced by COVID

Film Screening and Artist Talk
Sunday, October 17, 2021, 4 - 5:15 pm

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. Mute: Dance Silenced By COVID, written and directed by local DMV artist Shawn Short.