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You 'autumn' know what the fall play schedule looks like High schools stage shows this month and next  

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) fall play season is going back to nature with “Into the Woods” and “In a Grove,” getting caught in “Charlotte’s Web,” and delving into an investigation with “DNA” before it’s “Curtains.”

During the weekend of Nov. 16 to 18, Henry E. Lackey High School will stage “DNA,” a play that delves into bullying and peer pressure with a dash of crime drama. The PG-13 rated show starts at 6:30 p.m. each evening. Lackey is at 3000 Chicamuxen Road in Indian Head.

North Point High School is performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7 p.m., Nov. 16 through 18. The school is setting the classic William Shakespeare comedy in the 1950s. Tickets are available at North Point is at 2500 Davis Road in Waldorf.

Thomas Stone High School remains in spooky season with “In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories,” which explores the supernatural history of a bygone village. The shows are 6:30 p.m., Nov. 16 through 18. Thomas Stone is at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf.

Maurice J. McDonough High School is preparing “Curtains,” a musical comedy whodunit. Go behind the scenes as a musical comedy-loving detective investigates the murder of an actress. The shows are 7 p.m., Dec. 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. Dec. 3. The show is a teen edition of the show and is rated PG. Get tickets at

Join the Baker and his wife when La Plata High School takes a trip “Into the Woods,” weaving the Brothers Grimm stories into a Tony-winning musical. Shows are 6:30 p.m., Dec. 7 to 9. La Plata is at 6035 Radio Station Road in La Plata.

Visit St. Charles High School and meet some pig in “Charlotte’s Web,” Dec. 8 through 10. Follow the story of Wilbur and his friends as they tell this classic story. Shows are at 7 p.m., Dec. 8 to 9, and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 to 10. For tickets, go to

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is creepy and kooky, and altogether ooky, with the musical “The Addams Family,” at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17 and 18. On Nov. 19, catch a 3 p.m. show. The La Plata campus of CSM is at 8730 Mitchell Road.

Westlake High School kicked off the fall play season earlier this month with a production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”  

A showcase of this year’s plays can be found at the CCPSTV Vimeo site at

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.


The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.


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