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.
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Tred Avon Players’ open 2017 season with “The Cemetery Club”
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 www.tredavonplayers.org <http://www.tredavonplayers.org> 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.