Prince George's Publick Playhouse


Building Stories

An interactive stage show about the various parts to writing and developing stories into plays.

Black History Heroes, Soldiers & Spies

Learn about the black heroes in American history in this stage show featuring Colonel Charles Young and the Buffalo Soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen, and Mary Elizabeth Bowser as she works as a spy for the Union during the Civil War.

Cotton Field to Concert Hall

A young slave leaves the plantation for the opera stage in this heartwarming, multi-media show featuring drumming, singing, dancing, and spoken word for all ages.

Anansegromma of Ghana

Celebrate West African culture at this hands-on, interactive program for families to learn about Ghanaian home-life, kente cloth symbolism, and participate in call-and-response games, storytelling, dance, drumming and more.

Black History Hall of Fame

A stage show recognizing the significant contributions of African Americans in America's past and present.

Editorial Review

Prince George's Little Theatre has lived happily for 20 years in the comfortable Prince George's Publick Playhouse, a state-of-the-art facility converted in 1977 from the art deco-era Cheverly Theatre, a former movie theater. Owned by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the playhouse is an attractive building that seats more than 300 people. While the old Cheverly was still showing feature films in 1960, residents of the neighboring town of Carrollton (since renamed New Carrollton), formed a little theater troupe called the Carrollton Players, which performed in schools, churches and meeting halls in the northern Prince George's County area. To appeal to a broader base of company and audience members, the troupe changed its name in 1962. Today, the company produces four shows a year, including comedies, mysteries, dramas and an annual Christmas production. The troupe has also produced occasional musicals.

Membership is $10 and includes a subscription to the troupe's newsletter, the Spotlight, and the opportunity to participate in theater activities.

-- Leonard Hughes

Mailing address for Prince George's Little Theatre:
6016 Princess Garden Pkwy.
New Carrollton, MD 20784