Edna and Mel are a struggling, middle-aged, empty nested, middle class couple living in New York City. Mel loses his job, the apartment is robbed, Edna gets a job, Mel loses his mind, Edna loses her job. Combine all that with more minor tribulations of nosy neighbors, helpful relatives, and exact bus fares. The couple suffers indignity after indignity (some self inflicted), and when they seem on the verge of surrender, they thumb their noses defiantly and dig the trenches for battle.


Performances are Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30pm with Sunday Matinees at 2pm.


Tickets are $22 for adults, and $11 for students (fees included). October 24 is Half Price Preview Thursday.


Tred Avon Players is sponsored in part by revenues from the Talbot County Arts Council,
which is funded by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Upcoming Auditions!


Nov. 6, 7, & 11 at 7:00pm


at the Oxford Community Center


Additional details coming soon!


7:00 pm Tuesday, October 29 at the Oxford Community Center


Have you ever attended a play at Tred Avon Players or another community theatre and thought “That looks like fun, I wonder if I could do that?” Have you always wanted to try your hand at acting but have been nervous about actually trying? For anyone interested in getting on stage for the first time, or getting back on stage after a long time, TAP will hold a workshop on “How to Audition for a Play” at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29 at Oxford Community Center, 200 Oxford Rd. The program is free, and intended to be both fun and informative.


“How to Audition for a Play” will cover a variety of subjects, including: how to find out when local community theatres hold auditions; how to obtain copies of plays; determining what role to audition for; the fundamentals of preparing yourself for an audition; and the practical aspects and logistics of auditions. Participants will then have an opportunity to take part in a just-for-fun (but fairly realistic) practice audition, doing “cold readings” of dialog from various plays. The workshop will be run by Lynn Sanchez and Brian McGunigle, both of whom have extensive experience on stage with TAP and other local theatre groups.


The training session is timely, since auditions for the first show in our 2020 season – Charley’s Aunt – will begin the following week.  Director Allison Lynch anticipates casting six men and four women in the show and hopes the cast will include some newcomers to the stage.


Anyone interested in attending “How to Audition for a Play” should contact Brian McGunigle at mcgunigle.brian@gmail.com to reserve a spot.


2020 Season


Season Tickets are now on sale for 2020 
and will be available for purchase until the conclusion of our winter production, Charley's Aunt.


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 redeem your Season Flex Passes 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.

TAP is supported in part by grants from