Hard Bargain Players Theater in the Woods
Location: 2001 Bryan Point Road • Accokeek, MD 20607
On many summer evenings the Amphitheater at Hard Bargain Farm shoots light beyond branch and leaf. Under this canopy of towering trees, local music and theater come alive, and after a brief stroll down a lit path, the best-kept secret in central Maryland reveals itself.
Built in the early 1930s by Alice and Henry Ferguson, the original stage was merely a half-circle of concrete set in a natural amphitheater in the woods of their Hard Bargain Farm. For many years the Fergusons used the amphitheater as a place to gather with their friends and neighbors on summer evenings. They would entertain themselves by dressing up in elaborate costumes and putting on amateur plays.
It became a Hard Bargain tradition.
Theater in the Woods is an outdoor amphitheater and the Hard Bargain Players perform rain or shine. Shows are only canceled in the event of severe weather conditions. There is limited covered seating and umbrellas are encouraged. Comfortable clothing and bug spray are also highly recommended.
2001 Bryan Point Road • Accokeek, MD 20607
Contact Doris Sharp • 240-766-8830
Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations: Making a reservation is as easy as sending an email to email@example.com Please be sure to include the show, date of performance, and number of tickets you are reserving.
The Weir at Hard Bargain, Oct 6-21
By Conor McPherson
Directed by Brooke L. Howells
October 6-21, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm
Location: Hard Bargain Players
In a small bar called The Weir in a rural town in Ireland, three local men are settling down for the night, enjoying good beer and company. Their normal routine is shaken up when their friend Finland enters the bar and introduces them to Valerie, an attractive woman from Dublin who has just moved into an old haunted house in the town. As the night (and the amount of liquor) progresses, each local from the bar starts to tell a tale of ghostly happenings in the town. What starts as innocent braggadocio between the men turns into a real fright when Valerie reveals a real, haunted tale of her own from the past. Examining chances of missed opportunity and the loneliness that results in it, The Weir is a haunting play with its roots in Irish folklore.
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 Weir, Conor McPherson, Brooke L. Howells