2010 season

by Neil LaBute
Directed by Craig Hower

January 15 or 16
Maryland Community Theatre Festival Association
Round House Theatre
8641 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

Kristen Page-Kirby
Michael Mortensen
Michael Margelos
Mel Gilpin

Bash is a collection of three darkly humorous one act plays written by Neil LaBute. Each play features seemingly harmless, good hearted, everyday people who nevertheless find themselves in very, very bad situations.

by A. R. Gurney
Directed by Suzanne Donohue

March 26, 27, April2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8:00 PM
Black Box Theatre
4185 Indian Head Highway
P.O. Box 1098
Indian Head, MD 20640

by Jim Leonard Jr.
Directed by Sean Michael Fraser

June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8:00 PM
Potential rain dates include June 16 & 23, 2010 at 8:00 p.m

Set in the fictional town of Zion, Indiana during the Great Depression, The Diviners is the story of a disturbed young man named Buddy who holds the ability to divine water. When former preacher C.C. Showers shows up, the townspeople are abuzz-they’ve been without a preacher since their church burned down-and a cathartic friendship is born between him and Buddy. The Diviners is a play about ordinary people dealing with sudden tragedy. These are honest, well-intentioned people who suffer a crisis of faith in the face of hard times. The boy’s innocent wisdom meets the preacher’s tired cynicism and leads to discoveries for both. This is a play that speaks to a sense of community during a very dark time in our nation’s history. It is a beautiful, haunting play that will stick with you long after it’s over.

Buddy Layman – Matt Jones
Jennie Mae Layman – Sarah Carlson
Ferris Layman – Robbie Jones
C.C. Showers – Brian Donohue
Norma Henshaw – Juliette Chagnon
Darlene Henshaw – Jade Bartlett
Goldie Short – Heather James
Basil Bennett – Randy Sena
Luella Bennett – Joanne Fuesel
Melvin Wilder – Patrick Ogden
Dewey Maples – Dillon Kercher

by Peter Shaffer
Directed by David M. Thomas

August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM

Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer telling the story of Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man, Alan Strang, who has a pathological religious/sexual fascination with horses. By treating Dysart concedes that he will destroy Strang’s passion “…passion can be destroyed by a doctor. It can not be created. Winner of the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play.

Martin Dysart – David James
Alan Strang – Rob White
Nurse – Joselle Gilpin
Hester Salomon – Kaylene Lewek
Frank Strang – Neil Towhig
Dora Strang – TBD
Horsman/Nugget – Jivon Lee Jackson
Harry Dalton – Randy Sena
Jill Mason – Melissa Gilpin
Horses – TBD