LAUGHING STOCK is a hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet, and Charley's Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.
Tickets are $22 for adults, and $11 for students (fees included). May 2 is “Half Price Preview Thursday.”
Performances are Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30pm with Sunday Matinees at 2pm.
This program is sponsored in part by revenues from the Talbot County Arts Council, which is funded by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
Many thanks to our patrons who purchased 2019 Season Tickets!
Season Ticket Sales closed for 2019 at the conclusion of our winter production, Four Weddings and an Elvis.
2020 Season tickets will go on sale in October 2019 with our fall production, The Prisoner of Second Avenue.
OUR NEW TICKETING SYSTEM
We are happy to introduce our new ticketing system from Vendini Inc.
Buying Single Tickets Online
Buying tickets online is the easiest way to get into your seats. Go to our website, tredavonplayers.org to purchase tickets, buy season passes at a discount, make a donation, or just join our mailing list.
There is a modest service charge for each single show ticket, $2 for a $20 ticket, and $1 for a $10 ticket. You can print the tickets at home, send them to your smart phone, or use will-call at the box office. Whichever option you choose, just come to the theater and go directly to check in. Give us your name or present your ticket for scanning and you can go to your seats.
Season Ticket Flex Passes
When you purchase a Season Ticket Flex Pass, you will receive an email notification and a receipt. The cost of one Season Flex Pass is $70 and there are no service charges. That saves you $18, almost the price of a ticket, and you will have priority seating! These passes will be on sale on our web site but they do expire after our last show of the season.
To redeem your flex passes yourself, click the "Get Tickets" link at tredavonplayers.org or from our Facebook page facebook.com/tredavonplayers.
Once you get to the event page and select your dates, enter your information and proceed to the purchase screen. Depending on your device, it may be slightly different, but look for the "Redeem Benefits", or "I am Redeeming Benefits". Select how many you wish to redeem and complete the transaction.
Call us on our Reservation Line
Call us at 410-226-0061. You can always make a reservation, but advance tickets will have priority seating. Season Ticket Flex Pass Holders, press 6, give us your name, which dates you wish to attend, and how many tickets to redeem. We will process it for you and send you an email confirmation.
Email us at BoxOffice@tredavonplayers.org
Email us at BoxOffice@tredavonplayers.org with your name, which dates you wish to attend, and how many tickets to purchase or redeem. We will process it for you and send you an email confirmation.
Buy at the Door
You can always come to the theater the night of the show, and we will sell you tickets for that night, or you can buy Season Ticket Flex Passes and redeem them for priority seating that night!
We are convinced that this new system will be a benefit to you. We hope you will agree!
Donate to Tred Avon Players
Tred Avon Players relies on financial support and volunteer efforts to help keep the theater operational. Ticket sales help defray the costs of productions, but having additional monies on hand is important to ensure funds are available to maintain other programs and general upkeep. Tred Avon Players is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
Please consider making a donation today!
The Tred Avon Players, Inc. (TAP) is a non-profit Maryland corporation, organized in 1982 to present plays and musicals at the Oxford Community Center, in Oxford Maryland. Since the first sold-out melodramas in August of that year, TAP has grown in community stature and artistic merit to present a mix of plays and musicals each year in one of the most beautiful towns on the Eastern Shore, for a growing, enthusiastic audience.
Our Mission 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!
Oxford Community Center – Home of the Tred Avon Players since 1982
In 1982 the Oxford School was slated for the wrecking ball. A group of local citizens decided that it might be salvageable as a community center. Among various justifications for the cause was the thought (put forward by the local Postmaster, Bill Tull) that the center would be a “good place to put on amateur shows and such.” The first melodramas used refrigerator crates for flats and tin cans for lighting instruments but the whole idea worked.