Cast of The Weir Announced

Congratulations to our cast for The Weir, thanks to all that came out and auditioned.

Director Brooke L. Howells and Assistant Director Matt Jameson would like to announce the cast for “The Weir”, running October 6-21. Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

CAST

Jack:  John Kirby
Jim:  Anthony Dieguez
Brendan:  Patrick Pruitt
Finbar:  Michael Margelos
Valerie:  Kaitelyn Bauer Dieguez

 

Cast of BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS Announced

Congratulations to our cast for BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS, thanks to all that came out and auditioned.

CAST

Bambi – Hayden Edwards
Mother – Liz Mildenstein
Great Prince – Seth Lohr
Faline – Chloe Lateulere
Gobo – Matt Jameson
Marena/Screech Owl – Elora Edwards
Friend Hare/Ronno – Wyatt Edwards
Jay 1/Nettla – Sara Carson
Jay 2/Ena – Loni Berbaum
Hunter – Richard Gilpin

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Concert this Saturday – July 15th Concert in the Woods: Blues Night

SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Concert in the Woods: Blues Night

Don’t miss this special evening of red hot blues music with three of the most respected blues masters in the Mid Atlantic region.

Linwood Lee Taylor recently finished a four-year stint touring the world with a band led by blues legend Joe Lewis Walker. Not many Blues artists can say they’ve recorded with H.R. of the Bad Brains as well as performed with Albert Collins, but Taylor can.  When you catch his show at the Hard Bargain Farm stage this year, they will have just returned from a series of gigs in the Czech Republic. He has also led his own electric blues trio for over 25 years and together they have performed to rave reviews at most of the major festivals and clubs in the region.

Bassist Steve Wolf has been a fixture on the Washington music scene since the late 60s.  During that time he has performed throughout the United States and Europe with such D.C. area notables as Danny Gatton, Tom Principato, Phil Wiggins, The Nighthawks, Catfish Hodge, Deanna Bogart, Bob Margolin,  Big Joe Maher, and a diverse group of national artists ranging from Chuck Berry, The Coasters and Bo Diddly to Doctor John, Brian Auger and Springsteen sax man Clarence Clemons. His well respected work in the blues arena has led him to back Chicago blues legends Sunnyland Slim, Pine Top Perkins, Charlie Musselwhite, Guitar Junior (Luther Johnson), and many others.

Steve will be joined in the rhythm section by drummer extraordinaire Joe Wells.  In addition to being regular members of The Linwood Taylor Band, Joe and Steve remain one of the most in demand rhythm teams in the region, backing international recording artists such as Tom Principato and Memphis Gold.  Joe Wells has provided his rock solid drum grooves to such luminaries as Coco Montoya, Bob Margolin, Bill Kirchen, Jimmy Thackery and many others.

Join us Saturday night, July 15, for this Blues concert in the Hard Bargain Amphitheater.

 

Date/Time
07/15/2017
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Buy your tickets here. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door ($13 online for Alice Ferguson Foundation members, $17 at the door).

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

This event is hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and benefits our environmental education and cultural programs.

Auditions for “BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS” July 18th and 22nd

The Hard Bargain Players and director Melissa Gilpin are pleased to announce auditions for “BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS”, our Children’s Theatre production for the 2017 Season.

All interested in auditioning must be at least 15 years of age.

Auditions will consist of cold reads and all who audition should be dressed to move.

Audition Dates are Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 and Saturday July 22nd at 8:30 a.m.

Audition location: Hard Bargain Amphitheater, 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD. Please note auditions will be held at the top of the hill.

Cast needed: 4 men 5 women with some roles being doubled (could cast up to 5 men and 8 women) Please note that while parts are specified for men/women this does not mean the actors playing the roles need to be those specified genders.

Show dates are September 8 & 15 (8:00), September 9 &16 (3:00), September 10 &17 (3:00). Please bring a list of conflicts with you to auditions as rehearsals will be planned based on actor availability.

If you have any questions please contact the director at mel.gilpin81@gmail.com

Show Synopsis: Here for the first time is a stage version of the original story of Bambi written by Austrian novelist Felix Salten in the 1920s. Bambi: A Life in the Woods is an eloquent and haunting tale of growing up in a superbly theatrical and sensitive work of theatre, appealing to children and adults alike. Bambi becomes heir to his father, the great prince. After Bambi encounters and masters for the first time the novel feelings of love, fear, loneliness and independence, he comes to understand that all of Earth’s creatures are guided by a greater force than themselves—all are dependent on each. Intertwined in this great story is Bambi’s growing awareness of the fragility of the forest environment and the impact of human encroachment on all of the forest inhabitants.

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Auditions for “The Weir” July 18th, 20th, and 22nd

The Hard Bargain Players are pleased to announce auditions for “The Weir”, our fall 2017 show.  The players have a tradition of putting on a “spooky” show in October, and this year is no exception!

Show Synopsis: In a bar in rural Ireland, the local men swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a young woman from Dublin who recently moved into a nearby “haunted” house. However, the tables are soon turned when she spins a yarn of her own.

Audition Dates and Times: Tuesday, July 18th and Thursday, July 20th at 7 pm, and Saturday, July 22nd at 10 am (this date/time will also be used as callbacks if needed).

Audition Location: Hard Bargain Amphitheater, 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Maryland.  Please note, July 20th and July 22nd auditions will be held at the top of the hill. July 18th auditions will be held on the amphitheater stage.

Cast Needed:
4 males, 1 female

Jack – ages 50-60
Brendan – ages late 20s- mid 30s
Jim – ages late 30s-50
Finbar – ages 40-50
Valerie – ages late 20s- mid 30s

*Please note that you do not have to fit exactly into the age groupings but must be able to play these ages convincingly.*

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Irish accents will be used for this show but are not necessary for auditions. (However, feel free to prepare your accent for auditions if you wish!)

Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm from October 6 – 21, 2017. Be prepared to list conflict dates leading up to the show. Rehearsals will be determined based on actor availability.

If you have any questions, please contact the director at blhowells@gmail.com.

Open Mic Night this Sunday – July 2nd

SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Hard Bargain Amphitheater invites you to participate in this OPEN MIC night event on Sunday July 2 at 8pm til 10pm. This FREE event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome. Audience seating is on a first-come-first-served basis

All performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

This event is hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and benefits our environmental education and cultural programs.

Concert this Friday – June 30th Concert in the Woods: Roses & Rye

SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

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Award-winning Singer-Songwriters~Annette Wasilik, Nicole Belanus, Lynn Hollyfield and Kevin Dudley join together as a supergroup~Roses and Rye. Each are accomplished solo performers and combined are a powerhouse of songwriter’s with compelling stories presented with tight vocal harmonies and intricate instrumentation~guitars, ukulele, melodica, mandolin and percussion. Beautiful music, song after song.

More about the artist:
www.lynnhollyfield.com
www.AnnetteWasilik.com
www.NicoleBelanus.com
www.KDudleymusic.com

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door ($13 online for Alice Ferguson Foundation members, $17 at the door).

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

Click here to learn more about the artist.

Buy your tickets here. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door ($13 online for Alice Ferguson Foundation members, $17 at the door).

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

This event is hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and benefits our environmental education and cultural programs.

The Normal Heart – this Sunday, June 25th for ONE NIGHT ONLY

Special Performance – ONE Night Only

THE NORMAL HEART
By Larry Kramer
Benefiting the It’s All About the Love Scholarship and the American Foundation for AIDS Research
Directed by Matt Jameson
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 7:00pm

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

 

Fact:

Pre-1980s

It is widely believed that HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920 when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to humans. Up until the 1980s, we do not know how many people were infected with HIV or developed AIDS. HIV was unknown and transmission was not accompanied by noticeable signs or symptoms.

While sporadic cases of AIDS were documented prior to 1970, available data suggests that the current epidemic started in the mid- to late 1970s. By 1980, HIV may have already spread to five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia). In this period, between 100,000 and 300,000 people could have already been infected. – courtesy of www.avert.org

Make your reservations online by going to our Ticket Information and Reservations page.

Doors open at 6:00pm for drinks, snacks, a silent auction, and a meet and greet with the cast and crew! All proceeds go to amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research. Donations are being accepted in lieu of admission.

Cast

Craig Donner/Hiram Keebler/Grady: Taylor Scott Hines
Mickey Marcus: Matt Jones
Ned Weeks: Zack Ball
David/Tommy Boatwright: Sean Michael Fraser
Dr. Emma Brookner: Carmel Ferrer
Bruce Niles: Patrick Pruitt
Felix Turner: Michael Margelos
Ben Weeks: Craig Hower
Examining Doctors: Ensemble

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Concert this weekend – June 24th Concert in the Woods: Tamara Wellons

SPECIAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

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Join us for an evening concert featuring the soulful modern R&B music of singer, songwriter and performer Tamara Wellons.

Preview the sound and voice of Tamara Wellons at tamarawellonsmusic.com

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. ($13/15 for Alice Ferguson Foundation members, respectively). Cash only at the door.

Refreshments are available. Performances are outdoors, so comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bug spray are highly recommended!

Artist Biography:
Tamara was inspired by a variety of traditional spirituals and revival hymns, blues, funk and soul that soundtracked her youth. She’s emerged a stunningly versatile artist whose aesthetic encompasses soul, jazz and soulful house. She has performed nationally and internationally, including at the prestigious Jazz Café in London.

When she’s not singing about change and societal growth, Tamara is fostering it through community work. She holds a degree in elementary education, and continues to nurture the community through music workshops and classes. She is also a resident artist with the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, regularly supporting the healing process through integrative health delivery of music services to patients, hospital staff, and family.

This event is hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, and benefits our environmental education and cultural programs.

 

You can find the dates and ticket information here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/alice-ferguson-foundation-12845599135