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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.

Our Next Audition

Auditions for the Tred Avon Players' production of Arthur Miller's drama "All My Sons" will be held at the Oxford Community Center June 28, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. Readings will be from the script. Actors who cannot make these dates or times should contact the director, Ed Langrell, at (410) 310-5660 or by email at The script calls for five males (two ages 55 to 65, two 28 to 35 and one 30 to 40), and four females ( two ages 25 to 30/35 and two 55 to 65 and 40 to 50, respectively).

Miller's awarded-winning play follows the Kellers, an all-American family, through revelations about their past and the reality of their present as they navigate the relationships between fathers and sons and cope with love and loss. Performances are Thrifty Thursday Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays October 21, 22, 28, 29 and Nov. 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. and Sundays Oct. 23, 30, and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Call For Plays and Directors

Tred Avon Players is actively looking for director for the 2017 season. We will be doing 4 comedies for the year. We can supply a play if a director does not have one in mind. They need to contact Susan Patterson at

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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Season Tickets

Our Upcoming Production:

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"A Man Of No

A Man Of No Importance

by Terrence McNally
Directed by Joe Tyler

Performance Dates:

Opening night, on August 11 at 7 p.m., is "Thrifty Thursday."

The other performances are scheduled for
Fridays and Saturdays,
August 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27 at 8 p.m.
Sundays May 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m..

The Tred Avon Players's production of Terrence McNally's "A Man of No Importance" will open Aug. 11 at the Oxford Community Center. Directed by Joe Tyler, this critically acclaimed musical tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can't share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde's play "Salome" in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love "that dare not speak its name." But the redemptive power of theater changes his life and brings his friends back to his side. "A Man of No Importance" is a rare gem in the canon of musical theater, one which combines the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical.

The play debuts Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. with "Thrifty Thursday." featuring two-for-one tickets. Other performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees Aug. 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. 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 grants 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.

Photo caption: The Cast of "A Man Of No Importance."