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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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Lives Interupted

"Lives Interupted"

Created by Betty Dorbin, Steve Clyburn, David Foster and Alex Handy

Director: Alex Handy

Performance Dates:
Thrifty Thursday October 22 at 7pm.
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm October 23,24,30,31 Nov. 6,7.
Sundays at 2pm October 25, November 1.

Instead of a final Sunday matinee, there will be a special show to celebrate Veterans Day on Nov.11 at 7 p.m.

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. “Lives Interrupted,” the Tred Avon Players final production of the current season, salutes our greatest generation for their sacrifices, literally placing their lives on hold to fight a war between good and evil. Opening Oct. 22 and directed by Alex Handy, it also provides an opportunity to honor the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve and protect our country through military service. Originally presented in 2010, “Lives Interrupted” played to sold-out audiences—including an added, unscheduled performance--throughout its run at the Oxford Community Center.

Theatergoers will also have the opportunity to see an extraordinary collection of never-been-seen World War II photographs shot by the late Norman Harrington of Oxford. The exhibition, “Up Close: WWII Through the Lens of Norman Harrington,” is presented in partnership with the Oxford Community Center and the Tred Avon Players and will be on display at the OCC through November 8. The show premiers with a special talk on Saturday, October 17, at 4 p.m. by Lisa Harrington, Norman Harrington’s daughter.

Dates for performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 6, 7 at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.

Instead of a final Sunday matinee, there will be a special show to celebrate Veterans Day on Nov.11 at 7 p.m.

"Thrifty Thursday," featuring two-for-one tickets Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
Visit to buy tickets online or call 410-226-0061 to reserve seats.