Destiny’s Child

“A Girl Named Destiny” Opens at The Venus Theatre Play Shack March 22

By Annamarya Scaccia

Love is a battlefield—or, at least, a comic frontier.A Girl Named Destiny

That, if nothing else, is the basis of Rand Higbee’s play, “A Girl Named Destiny,” which opens at the Venus Theatre Play Shack, 21 C Street, in Laurel on Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m., running through Saturday, April 14. The first selection of four brand new plays in the Venus Theatre 2012 Bold Hope Season, “A Girl Named Destiny” follows the lives of Joe and Destiny as they comically weave through their failing relationships, trying to navigate their lives as they search for the answers, until one day they meet each other and everything they’ve longed for falls into place. The multiple characters featured in this all-ages play are performed by just two actors, adding to the layers of complexity and astounding art that deepen the realistic but hopeful mystique of the romantic comedy by the Minnesota-based playwright.

“A Girl Named Destiny” runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., with matinees at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and April 1, respectively. There will be a dedicated press performance at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. “A Girl Named Destiny” is directed by Deborah Randall, and features actors D. Grant Cloyd and Ann Fraistat. Higbee will attend the second week of the play’s run, marking his first East Coast visit.

The Venus Theatre 2012 Bold Hope Season is a celebration of the power of love and the obstacles of life as the Venus Theatre pays homage to those C Street lives lost in December’s boating accident at Sandy Point.

A Girl Name Destiny Shot 2For more information, visit or call the box office at 866-811-4111.

“A Girl Named Destiny” by Rand Higbee

March 22 – April 14

8 p.m., $20

The Venus Theatre Play Shack, 21 C Street, Laurel, MD 20793

PHOTO BY: Curtis Jordan
Featuring Actors D. Grant Cloyd as Joe and Ann Fraistat as Destiny


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