Anna Kusinitz, Lynn Sanchez, Gina Brent, Jena Latham, Corrie James, Ezra Vervin, and Leigh Marquess.
Thrifty Thursday Preview
May 3 at 7pm
Opening Night Celebration
Friday May 4 at 8pm
Fridays and Saturdays
May 5, 11, 12, 18, &19 at 8pm
May 6, 13, & 20 at 2pm
Tred Avon Players presents the sophisticated comedy of The Women by Claire Booth Luce, opening May 3. Director Tom Quimby reprises the all-time, standing-room-only hit of 1990. The original 1936 play and the 1939 movie featured stars of the era such as Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Marjorie Main, Joan Fontaine, Hedda Hopper, and Joan Crawford.
Fun Day for All! Dog Walk benefits Talbot Humane!
Saturday April 28th The Fun Begins at 8AM!
Join the fun of Oxford Day Saturday, April 28 for a Dog Walk and Show to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane. Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals in its care; places adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter services. More information at Talbot Humane!
Tred Avon Players holds auditions for the sophisticated drama of “The Women” by Clare Boothe Luce. Director Tom Quimby reprises the all time SRO hit of 1990. Based on the 1936 play starring Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Marjorie Main, Joan Fontaine, Hedda Hopper, and Joan Crawford, “The Women” follows the lives of a circle of wealthy Manhattan women and their story of marital conflict, friendships, and coping with changing values and lifestyles. It’s a classic portrayal of the fairer sex meeting the challenges of love, rivalry and self-fulfillment during the beginning of women’s liberation.
Auditions are February 28 and March 1 at 7pm and Saturday, March 3 at 10am at the Oxford Community Center. Forty-four delicious female roles, some major, some tiny. All facial, ethnic and figure types are encouraged to audition, whatever your experience. Most of the roles are in the 17-55 range with a few 55-70 and one young (8-ll) girl.
Newcomers to TAP and the stage are especially encouraged. Performance dates for “The Women” are May 3-26. Visit www.tredavonplayers.org for information.
Sunday December 4 ~ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
"Past to Present... Benoni Street to Pleasant"
Eight distinctive homes and two historic churches comprise this years' event. Self-guided tour begins with check-in at Church of the Holy Trinity. Pick up your map, which is your ticket into the homes, and be sure to check out the selection of unique raffle items before heading out. A light lunch will be available onsite for purchase.
Tickets $30 advance, $35 door. Please mail payment to OCC, thank you!
Enjoy Live Music!
Holy Trinity: 12:30 pm - Martha Britt, organ
St. Pauls: 2:00 pm - Betty Boda/Linda Andrew, harp & guitar. 3:00 pm - Tidewater Chamber Singers Quartet
"Scribes of the Shore” returns to Oxford on November 20, with a focus on local authors and/or local subjects. This unique opportunity to meet several of the region’s established as well as emerging authors will be held at the beautifully restored St. Paul’s Church on South Morris Street in Oxford. Founded in 2003, the event was inspired by local author Bill Shepard, a former career diplomat who served as Consul General in Bordeaux.
Each author will speak, answer questions, sign books and be honored at a reception following the program. Presented under the joint sponsorship of the Oxford Community Center, the Oxford Library, and Mystery Loves Company bookstore in Oxford. The event is free and open to the public.
Kathy Harig of Mystery Loves Company will moderate the panel of authors. For more information, please contact the Oxford Community Center at 410-226-5904.
Class Times: Saturdays March 12, 19, and 26, 3-5 pm
Location: Aesthetic Alternatives Studio, Sherwood
Price: $15 per student, per class, materials included
Does your child love art and animals? This fun and exciting art class offers young artists opportunities to draw, paint and sculpt while discovering the wonders of the animal world. Children in this class will learn realistic art techniques, discover animal artists of the past, and study a variety of animals through art. Projects will include: zoomorphic lettering, animal illustrations, animal paintings, animal sculptures and much more! Take one class or take them all for a special discount. Registration and RSVP required. Visit www.outsideartlessons.com to register.
Class Times: May 7, 1-3pm
Location: Aesthetic Alternatives Studio
Price: $20 per person, or $10 per person, if you bring your mom!
This class will make a wonderful Mother's Day gift and provide a special opportunity to visit with mother while making beautiful flower pins with her in the quant art studio of Sherwood village. A unique method of combining clay, rhinestones and other materials to make one-of-a-kind flower pins will be demonstrated. All materials included in the price. RSVP required by calling (410) 212-9320. Visit www.outsideartlessons.com to register
The Tred Avon Players conquers the heat of summer to bring you chills of laughter with the outrageous humor of Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies” opening August 13.
Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies” is a hilarious insight into love, back stage humor and desperation centering around two English Shakespearean actors. These down on their luck actors can’t seem to catch a break and are reduced to performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the picturesque hills and farms of the Amish country. A chance meeting heightens the potential for disaster and comedy as these resourceful actors learn that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two English nephews. Deciding to pass themselves off as the beloved long lost relatives for cash creates all new challenges and dilemmas for these two would-be heroes.
“Leading Ladies”, in which the setting is Ludwig’s hometown, first premiered at the Alley Theatre in Houston in the fall of 2004 under the author’s direction and was destined for Broadway. An internationally acclaimed playwright, Ken Ludwig has had a number of hits on Broadway, in London and throughout the world including, “Lend Me A Tenor”, “Moon Over Buffalo”, “Twentieth Century”, and “Postmortem”. Mr. Ludwig is an Associate Artist of the Alley Theatre in Houston. He is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, an Honorary Trustee of the Shakespeare Guild, and has served on the New Play Committees of the National Endowment for the Arts and the American College Theater Festival, where he annually chooses and presents the Mark Twain Award for outstanding comic performance and has established the Ken Ludwig Playwriting Scholarship.
The talented Tred Avon Players have done it again! This romantic comedy “Who Am I This Time?” (by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. with additional dialogue by local writer David Foster) will have you smiling in no time! The scenes flow seamlessly – additionally impressive because of the multiple scene changes. Kudos to Lawrie Jessup for the modular set design!
The TAP team always work together to produce an inspired show. However, lead actor Captain Charles D. Baker and lead actress Leigh Marquess get a special Mid Shore Life commendation. The duo flawlessly switches between multiple characters with ease and grace – keeping the audience in stitches.
Look at our video clip of the audition scene, flip through our photos – then secure your tickets for this charming show!
Opening, May 7 at 8 pm, with TAP’s customary complimentary opening-night champagne reception.
Other performances are Fridays and Saturdays, May 8, 14, 15, 21, & 22 at 8 pm, and Sunday matinees on May 9, 16, 23 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Thrifty Thursday returns on May 20 at 7pm with two-for-one tickets, students are free.
All performances are at the Oxford Community Center. For reservations or information, call 410-226-0061 or order tickets on line at www.tredavonplayers.org.