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TAP Presents “Four Weddings and an Elvis”

February 14, 2019 @ 12:00 am - February 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am

The Tred Avon Players will open its 2019 season with “Four Weddings and an Elvis,” by Nancy Frick and directed by John Norton, in February at the Oxford Community Center.

“Four Weddings and an Elvis” is composed of four wedding scenes that all take place in one Las Vegas wedding chapel. Sandy, the four-times-married-three-times-divorced owner of the wedding chapel, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies.

The 2019 season of the Tred Avon Players opens with “Four Weddings and an Elvis” on Valentine’s Day at the Oxford Community Center.

In the comedy “Four Weddings and an Elvis,” we witness four of her funniest: Bev and Stan, who are getting married by the King himself as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant aging Hollywood stars who are tying the knot as a publicity stunt and are vexed by an aging Elvis who doesn’t know who they are; and Fiona, a tough ex-con, and Martin, a gentle postal-worker, who are trying to get married before the police arrive. The last wedding, Sandy’s fifth and final, brings all the characters together.

“Four Weddings and an Elvis” runs February 14 through 16 and February 21 through 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, and $11 for students. February 14 is “Half Price Preview Thursday.”

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.

For more information, contact John Norton at john@declarity.com.

The Oxford Community Center is located at 200 Oxford Road in Oxford. Visit tredavonplayers.org for tickets.

Tred Avon Players 2019 Season Announced

In 2019, Tred Avon Players (TAP) will present three more productions following its season opener, “Three Weddings and an Elvis,” in February.

TAP presents “Laughing Stock,” by Charles Morey and directed by Zack Schlag, in May. “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. TAP audiences will 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.

In August, TAP brings “It Shoulda Been You” to the stage. Directed by Joe Tyler, the musical’s book and lyrics are by Brian Hargrove and music and concept by Barbara Anselmi. The charming, funny and original new musical, “It Shoulda Been You” invites audiences to a wedding day that will never be forgotten, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, when the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” It’s up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.

In late autumn, TAP will present “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” by Neil Simon and directed by Ed Langrell. 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.

For more information about season or individual tickets, contact John Norton at john@declarity.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.tredavonplayers.org.

TAP productions are held at the Oxford Community Center,  located at 200 Oxford Road in Oxford. Visit tredavonplayers.org for tickets.


February 14, 2019 @ 12:00 am
February 17, 2019 @ 12:00 am


Oxford Community Center
200 Oxford Road
Oxford, MD 21654 United States
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