March 13, 2024

Rockville Civic Ballet to Present ‘Giselle’ on Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17

The Rockville Civic Ballet will present three performances of the classic “Giselle,” a romantic tale of betrayal and forgiveness, over Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville.

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre is located at 603 Edmonston Dr. in Rockville. The performances will be at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on March 16 and at 2 p.m. on March 17.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $13 for seniors (60 and older) and children (12 and under). Tickets can be purchased by contacting the theatre box office at or by calling 240-314-8690. Tickets also can be purchased online at

In the ballet’s story, Giselle has fallen in love with Albrecht, Duke of Silesia, who, disguised as a peasant, courts her. Hilarion, a gamekeeper who is in love with Giselle, suspects the true identity of his rival and soon finds out that Albrecht is not the peasant he claims to be.

Giselle reflects thematic concerns of 19th Century Romanticism, specifically the idealization of peasant life and the intersection of reality and the supernatural. The two themes give the ballet shape.