The Birds at Hard Bargain, Oct 7-22

The Birds at Hard Bargain, Oct 7-22

The Birds
By Conor McPherson
Based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier
Directed by Michael Margelos

October 7 – 22, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8pm
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8pm
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8pm

Location: Hard Bargain Players

Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson—a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. They find relative sanctuary but not comfort or peace; there’s no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside.

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, The Birds, Conor McPherson, Daphne du Maurier, Michael Margelos

Evil Dead: The Musical by the Hard Bargain Players, Oct 4-19

Evil Dead: The Musical by the Hard Bargain Players, Oct 4-19

Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt

Directed by Michael Margelos
Music direction by Derek T. Pickens

Hard Bargain Players at 2001 Bryan Point Road • Accokeek, MD 20607.

Performances
October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8:00 PM

Synopsis
Five unsuspecting college friends go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and discover a book that will unleash an ancient evil upon the world. The classic cult films are put to music in this bloody (literally), hilarious production that will capture your heart and swallow your soul!

***DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE SHOW, NO ONE UNDER 17 WILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND WITHOUT PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN***

Cast

Ash – Draper Ccarter
Linda – Aimee Bonnet
Cheryl – Sarah Carlson
Scott – Rob White
Shelly Annie – Bridget Devlin Burke
Ed – Charles Watley
Jake – Quentin Nash Sagers
Female Fake Shemp – Samantha Baker
Male Fake Shemp – Seth Lohr

***There will be a “Splatter Zone” in the first two rows. These seats will be on a first-come basis. Make sure you get here early if you want to get bloody! Ponchos will be for sale before the show.***

You are encouraged to make reservations at hbplayersboxoffice@gmail.com as this show WILL sell out. There is limited seating in the theater and standing room will be offered if the show sells out. Please inquire day of, before coming down, if the show is sold out. The house manager can be reached at 301-653-4806 after 5:00PM.