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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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Merrily We Roll Along

"Merrily We Roll Along"

By Stephen Sondheim Continues through August 24, 2015
Director: Talley Wilford

Performance Dates:
Thrifty Thursday August 6 at 7pm.
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm August 7 ,8,14,15,21,22.
Sundays at 2pm August 9,16,23.

The Tred Avon Players presents Merrily We Roll Along, Stephen Sondheim's musical with a book by George Furth, opening August 6 at the Oxford Community Center. It is based on the 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. This wonderful musical, winner of a Tony for Original Score and two Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Lyrics & Music is directed by Talley Wilford.

This musical comedy tells the unconventional story of a trio of friends - a composer, his lyricist and the woman who loved him for 20 years -and the diverse path each takes as they navigate the rocky road to success.