Equivocation at Hard Bargain, Aug 4-19

Equivocation at Hard Bargain, Aug 4-19

EQUIVOCATION
By Bill Cain
Directed by Craig Hower
August 4-19, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm

Location: Hard Bargain Players

A Shakespeare-style play about telling the truth in difficult times. William Shakespeare finds himself between a powder keg and the crown in this brilliant new play by Bill Cain that premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2009.

England, 1605: A terrorist plot to assassinate King James I and blow Parliament to kingdom come with 36 barrels of devilish gunpowder! Shagspeare (after a contemporary spelling of the Bard’s name) is commissioned by Robert Cecil, the prime minister, to write the “true historie” of the plot. And it must have witches! The King wants witches! But as Shag and the acting company of the Globe, under the direction of the great Richard Burbage, investigate the plot, they discover that the King’s version of the story might, in fact, be a cover-up. Shag and his actors are confronted with the ultimate moral and artistic dilemma. Speak truth to power—and perhaps lose their heads? Or take the money and lie? Is there a third option—equivocation? A high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances, EQUIVOCATION gallops from the great Globe to the Tower of London to the halls of Parliament to the heart of Judith, Shag’s younger daughter, who finds herself unexpectedly at the very heart of the political, dramatic and—ultimately—human mystery.

Tickets for Hard Bargain Players performances are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

To reserve tickets, click here.

Tags: Hard Bargain Players, Accokeek Maryland, Equivocation, Bill Cain, Craig Hower

Auditions for The Weir by Hard Bargain, July 18-22

Auditions for The Weir by Hard Bargain, July 18-22

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!

THE WEIR
By Conor McPherson
Directed by Brooke L. Howells
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Location: Hard Bargain Players

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.

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.

For more information click here. If you have any questions, please contact the director at blhowells@gmail.com.

Auditions for Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Hard Bargain, July 18-22

Auditions for Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Hard Bargain, July 18-22

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.

BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS
Based on the story by Felix Salten
Adapted by James DeVita
Directed by Melissa Ball
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Location: Hard Bargain Players

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.

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.

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.

For more information click here. If you have any questions please contact the director at mel.gilpin81@gmail.com

The Normal Heart at Hard Bargain, June 25

The Normal Heart at Hard Bargain, June 25

THE NORMAL HEART
By Larry Kramer
Special One Night Only Performance
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

Location: Hard Bargain Players

A special one-night-only benefit performance of a largely autobiographical play about the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City. Some will be familiar with the story from the TV film of the same name.

Tickets for Hard Bargain Players performances are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

To reserve tickets, click here.

Auditions for Equivocation by the Hard Bargain Players, May 8-13

Auditions for Equivocation by the Hard Bargain Players, May 8-13

Auditions for EQUIVOCATION
By Bill Cain
Directed by Craig Hower

Location: Hard Bargain Players

A Shakespeare-style play about telling the truth in difficult times. William Shakespeare finds himself between a powder keg and the crown in this brilliant new play by Bill Cain that premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2009.

The Hard Bargain Players in Accokeek, Maryland and Director Craig Hower are looking for five men and one woman to accomplish this dynamic cast.

Auditions will be held May 8, 10 at 7 pm and May 13 at 10 am at the Hard Bargain Amphitheater, 2001 Bryan Point Rd.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. If you would like to prepare a monologue, that will be welcome. Come dressed to move.

Performances: August 4-19, 2017, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm.

For more information, click here.