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        The Tred Avon Players

The Tred Avon Players, Inc. (TAP) is a non-profit Maryland corporation, organized in 1982 to present plays and musicals in the Oxford Community Center (OCC), an abandoned school building which was saved from the wrecking ball by a group of public spirited citizens. Since the first sold-out melodramas in August of 1982, TAP has grown in community stature and artistic merit to present four (sometimes five) plays and musicals each year for ever-growing numbers of residents on and visitors to the most livable town on the Eastern Shore.

Spy Profile: Fiona Foster on Tred Avon Players and "The Dining Room"

"It is one of the great ironies of small-town life that someone can find a lifelong career in the theater in a community of approximately 800 people, but that seems to have been the case with Fiona Foster and her more than 30 years of working with the Tred Avon Players Theater Company..." Read More

See the whole story from the Talbot Spy here:

Mission Statement

TAP's mission statement is simple: to motivate and train local volunteers in the theatrical arts and to present the best possible production of a wide variety of enjoyable shows.

Although a number of our stage volunteers have professional experience, each one is an amateur - a lover of the stage!

Washingtonian Magazine has described TAP as “the best theatre on the Eastern Shore.” The Easton Star Democrat has noted the “consistent high quality” of TAP’s productions.

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"The Cemetery Club"

by Ivan Menchell

Tred Avon Players’ open 2017 season with “The Cemetery ClubBuy Tickets Online

The Tred Avon Players will launch their 2017 season with “The Cemetery club,” directed by John Norton, opening Feb. 16 and running through Feb. 26 at the Oxford Community Center.
The play, written by Ivan Menchell, is a poignant comedy-drama about three Queens, N.Y. widows who gather once a month to visit their husbands’ graves and talk about life and love. Ida is sweet- tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is the feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is afraid of change and tied to the past. Their convivial relationship, however, is disrupted when Sam, a widower, and the lively Mildred, enter the scene.

Performances of “The Cemetery Club” are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 16 to 25, at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the Oxford Community Center. Thursday, Feb. 16, is “Thrifty Thursday,” featuring two-for-one tickets. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students with ID. For tickets, visit <>  or call 410-226-0061.

The Tred Avon Players are funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and from the Talbot County Arts Council.

Visit to buy tickets online or call 410-226-0061 to reserve seats.