THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Directed by Gené Fouché
Musical Direction by Alison Shafe
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” chronicles the experiences of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. A quirky yet charming cast of overachievers, for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time, will warm your heart, tickle your funny bone and perhaps teach you a valuable lesson: winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser!
March 4 through March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall • Some adult content, recommended for ages 12 and older
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students, and the McDaniel College community.
Written by John Moletress (adapted from the play “Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner)
Directed by John Moletress
In Moletress’ version of Büchner's fragmented 1837 tragedy of a young, broken soldier, the tale is transported to present day Charles County, Maryland. When Wendell plays Doom, he plays in his gas mask. In the kitchen, mother Mary washes her mouth with Beam as she imagines her former days as the crowned Queen Nicotina. Father Bundy hears noises while he cleans his gun. Mike and Doc have a garage band, but they're not very good. Alice, wife of Mike, obsesses over her cashier scan time. And their son Andrew likes to play football but has a bum knee.
April 15 through April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, veterans, and the McDaniel College community.