Hard Bargain Players

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.

Website: http://www.hbplayers.org/

2001 Bryan Point Road • Accokeek, MD 20607

Contact Doris Sharp • 240-766-8830

Via Email: hbplayersboxoffice@gmail.com

Reservations: Making a reservation is as easy as sending an email to hbplayersboxoffice@gmail.com Please be sure to include the show, date of performance, and number of tickets you are reserving.

Upcoming Events:


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.

Tags: Hard Bargain Players, Accokeek Maryland, The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer, It’s All About the Love Scholarship, American Foundation for AIDS Research, Matt Jameson, Benefit


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.

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


Bambi: A Life in the Woods at Hard Bargain, Sep 8-17

BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS
Based on the story by Felix Salten
Adapted by James DeVita
Directed by Melissa Ball
September 8-17, 2017
Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm

Location: Hard Bargain Players

An eloquent and haunting tale of growing up, in a superbly theatrical and sensitive work that will appeal to children and adults alike.

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, Bambi A Life in the Woods, Felix Salten, James DeVita, Melissa Ball


The Weir at Hard Bargain, Oct 6-21

THE WEIR
By Conor McPherson
Directed by Brooke L. Howells
October 6-21, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm

Location: Hard Bargain Players

A modern-day drama in which the characters tell tales with supernatural and spooky twists.

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


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