Anne Arundel County Digest

October 26, 2012

Audition notices

•Auditions for Anne Arundel Community College Theater's production of "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 19-20 in the Humanities Building, Room 112, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The play has roles for three actors of either gender, ages 18-35. They will be asked to read from the script. Actors need to possess strong comic timing and the ability to improvise and ad-lib. Show dates are Feb. 7-16. For more information, call Lars Tatom at 410-777-7125 or email him at ltatom@aacc.edu.

•The Colonial Players will hold auditions Oct. 28-29 for the two-character play "Trying" at 2132 Renard Court in Annapolis. The play is a fact-based drama about the prickly relationship between an 81-year-old judge and his young female assistant. Information: thecolonialplayers.org.

'Anthem'

St. John's College will host a screening of the documentary film "Anthem" at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. A Q&A session will follow the screening. This is a free event, but donations are welcome. The movie tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's creation of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and explores the role of music and patriotism during the War of 1812. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.

'Titus Andronicus'

The Naval Academy's drama group, The Masqueraders, performs Shakespeare's first and bloodiest tragedy Nov. 2-4 in Mahan Hall. The play is about a battle-hardened veteran returning home to a turbulent political environment. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Tickets are $10 per person or $8 per person for groups of 10 or more. Call 410-293-8497 or go to usna.edu for more information. Not recommended to children younger than 13.

'The Crucible'

Annapolis Area Christian School's drama program presents Arthur Miller's play at 7 p.m. Nov. 2-10 at the school, 109 Burns Crossing Road in Severn. Winner of a 1953 Tony Award, Miller's play focuses on a farmer, his wife and a young servant girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. Tickets are $12; $8 for students. Information: 410-846-3541 or email lwayne@aacsonline.org.

Theater

2nd Star Productions presents "Oklahoma!" Nov. 9-Dec. 8 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 3 p.m. matinee Sundays. Tickets are $20; $17 for seniors and students. For reservations and more information, call 410-757-5700 or 301-832-4819.

Fashion show

The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County will host a pre-holiday "Fashion Show and Luncheon" on Nov. 14 at Chartwell Golf & Country Club, 1 Chartwell Drive in Severna Park. Doors open at 11 a.m. for shopping and cocktails. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by the fashion show and a raffle for a diamond pendant. Models will be wearing fashions from Alpaca International in Annapolis, and vendors will offer handbags, hand-painted silk scarfs, baskets, and other items. For reservations and more information, call 410-451-8034 or go to rwaac.com.

Craft fair

The Pasadena Senior Activity Center holds its annual Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 15-16 at 4103 Mountain Road. More than 20 local vendors will offer handmade crafts, needlework, jewelry, accessories and more. The event also will feature a silent auction and door prizes. Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. For more information or to reserve a vendor table, call 410-222-0030.

'Crimes of the Heart'

The Dignity Players present Beth Henley's play about family, complex relationships, lost love and the ways a family manages to compromise through Nov. 3 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and more information, call 410-266-8044, ext. 127, or go to dignityplayers.org.

'Sunlight'

The Colonial Players present this drama with political overtones about strained family relationships through Nov. 17 at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a 7:30 p.m. show Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $15 and $20. Information: 410-268-7373 or thecolonialplayers.org.

Tax season

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to help seniors and low-income adults with their 2012 tax returns. Participants will be trained by the IRS and the Maryland Comptroller's Office. They will help only with simple 2012 income tax returns, which will be filed electronically. Volunteers do not do tax returns involving partnerships or corporations, self-employed persons or rental properties. Volunteers are not required to have a financial background, but certified public accountants, attorneys, bookkeepers and those with financial training are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers will be stationed at one of the county's senior activity centers and will be available by appointment between Feb. 4 and April 5. For more information, call 410-222-6717.

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