The Happenstance quintet delves into Ancient Greek Mythology with guest artist Craig Jaster generating a live musical score. In a pared-down 1940’s aesthetic a chorus of workers, like bees, assemble lightning bolts and mines the Underworld. Like Sisyphus they must endlessly repeat their tasks. With an ample smattering of amusement, the performers invoke the Muses, offer Sacrifice, suffer Hubris, consult Oracles, and meet Fate as they portray an array of mortals and Gods whose flaws reflect their own.

Presented by Happenstance Theater

Show Type
Running Time
75 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$17 - $23

Discount Tickets Available $17.00 Student/Senior/Military

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Box Office Phone: 301-699-1819

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 06/18/2019 - 07/01/2019
Sunday 3:00pm--
Monday 8:00pm--
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 8:00pm--
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 3:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 06/24/2019 - 8:00pm Pay What You Can
  • 07/01/2019 - 3:00pm Student Matinee
  • 07/01/2019 - 8:00pm Pay What You Can
Performer Role
Mark Jaster Ensemble (Discordia, Proteus, Charon)
Sabrina Mandell Ensemble (Aristaeus, Fate, Hera/Grace, Sphinx, Oracle)
Gwen Grastorf Ensemble (Orpheus, Fate, Athena/Grace)
Alex Vernon Ensemble (Oracle, Paris, Hades, Phaethon)
Sarah Olmsted Thomas Ensemble (Eurydice, Fate, Aphrodite/Grace, Sphinx, Helios)
Craig Jaster Ensemble/Musician
Production Personnel
Happenstance Theater
Mark Jaster & Sabrina Mandell
Costume Designer
Sabrina Mandell
Sound Designer
Craig Jaster
Movement for plays
Happenstance Theater
Musical Director
Craig Jaster
Lighting Designer
Kris Thompson
Craig Jaster


Joe's Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
About the Venue:
Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity. Based in Mount Rainier, Maryland, Joe’s serves more than 70,000 visitors annually. Through programs and productions in education, performing arts, and work readiness, Joe’s integrates progressive education, creativity, and youth development.

Getting There

  • West Hyattsville (Green Line)
  • Take the train to West Hyattsville. Take a short bus ride on the F1 or F2 bus. ALL BUSES STOP AT 34th STREET AND RHODE ISLAND AVE IN MT RAINIER. Walk up 34th Street to the first stop sign and make a left on Bunker Hill Road, Joe’s is immediately on your left.


  • Free onsite parking
  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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