Day 216: Maryland Community Theatre Festival this weekend in Lexington Park!

In conjunction with the Maryland Community Theatre Festival Association, NTP will onceagain host the annual weekend festival of one-act plays, showcasing community theater groups from around the state. Part of the American Association of Community Theatre’s national competition, this weekend brings many of the most talented and creative community theater performers, writers, directors, and technicians together to showcase their work.

The original one-act play, Headquarters, by local author Peter E. Abresch and starring Larry Silvestro and Tessa Silvestro, will represent The Newtowne Players at the festival. Headquarters is about an elderly gentleman facing and coming to terms with the end of his life.

Attendees have the chance to see 11 plays in four sessions (Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.). Individual session passes cost $15, while a festival super pass for all four sessions costs $45. Tickets are available at the door by cash or check only.

Specific session information is as follows:

Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m.:

Headquarters by Peter E. Abresch (The Newtowne Players)
King of the Pekinese Yellowtail by Sarah Brown (Hard Bargain Players)
Witch Hunt by Trish Cole (College of Southern Maryland)

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m.:

Lovers: Winners by Brian Friel (Silver Spring Stage)
Good Business Sense by Emmett Loverde (Port Tobacco Players)

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.:

Stuck by Audrey Cefaly (Silver Spring Stage)
Pillow Talk by Peter Tolan (Montgomery Playhouse)
Surf and Turf by Rosemary Frisino Toohey and Rolin Jones (Thurmont Thespians)

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m.:

Waiting for Dingleman’s Comet by Albi Gorn (Laurel Mill Playhouse)
Community of Two by Terry Kenney (Thunderous Productions)
Get Stuffed by Mark Scharf (New Directions)

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January 13-15, 2012


Three Notch Theatre
21744 S. Coral Dr.
Lexington Park, Maryland



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