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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.

Auditions for LIGHT UP THE SKY

Auditions for award winning Moss Hart's classic 1940's play, LIGHT UP THE SKY are scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 and Thursday January 28th at the Oxford Community Center. All roles (9 males/4 females Ages 30 to 70 years) are open and auditions will be from script.Performance dates and times are April 28 at 7 pm; Sundays, May 1 & 15 at 2 pm; and April 29 & 30th; May 6,7,13, 14 at 8 pm.

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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 Next Production:

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"House On
               The Cliff"

House On The Cliff By George Batson
Director: Jay Juppé

Performance Dates:

Thrifty Thursday February 11 at 7pm.
Friday and Saturday February 12, 13, 19 at 8pm. February 18 at 7pm and Feb 20 at 2pm and 8pm. Sunday February 14, 21 at 2pm.


Tred Avon Players opens 2016 season with classic thriller

The Tred Avon Players launch their 2016 season in February withThe House on the Cliff, a classic mystery/comedy, at the Oxford Community Center. Directed by Jay Juppe, the play opens February 11 and runs through February 21.

"The House on the Cliff", written by George Batson, is set in a remote house overlooking one of the Great Lakes. It features a small but alluring cast of characters: a fragile heiress confined to a wheelchair, her blonde and beautiful stepmother, a suave doctor, an irritable housekeeper, a vivacious nurse, and a handsome, young physician. From the opening curtain, the audience is treated to a series of strange and inexplicable events that lead to a shocking climax.

TAP veterans Rob and Lynn Sanchez play Dr. Lane and Nurse Pepper, respectively, while Lauren Spyker takes on the role of heiress Ellen. Kimberly Cox plays Karen, the stepmother, Toby Scrupski handles the part of housekeeper Jenny, and Michael Valliant plays Dr. Phillips.

Performances are Fridays, Feb. 12 and 19 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays, Feb. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Thrifty Thursday, featuring two-for-one tickets, is Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. For tickets and information, visit or call 410-226-0061.