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Painting Churches
by Tina Howe
Directed by
Mary Beth Levrio

Sept. 14 & 15, 2015
Sept. 14 at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Sq. Road-Gaithersburg
Sept. 15 at the Kentlands Mansion
just across from the Arts Barn at
320 Kent Sq. Road
Call backs Sept. 17, if required, at the Arts Barn
TIME: 7:30 PM

Performance dates are weekends Nov. 6 thru 22
at the Gaithersburg Art Barn

Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, once a famous poet, now is retired. He slips in and out of senility as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home and help them move. Mags agrees, for she hopes as well to finally paint their portrait. She is now on the verge of artistic celebrity herself and hopes, by painting her parents, to come to terms with them and they with her. Mags triumphs in the end as Fanny and Gardner actually step through the frame and become a work of art ineffable and timeless.

FANNY CHURCH – a Bostonian from a fine old family, in her 60s

GARDNER CHURCH – her husband, an eminent New England poet from a finer family, in his 70s

MARGARET CHURCH (MAGS) – their daughter, a painter, in her early 30s

The director is requesting actors to please bring  a prepared 1- 1 1/2 minute monologue.

There will cold readings from the script.

Montgomery Playhouse is a Non-Profit community theater and all staff and performers are volunteers.

For additional information, contact Mary Beth Levrio at:


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Enjoy an eclectic mix of short plays as the Montgomery Playhouse in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg presents the 14th Annual One Act Festival. The festival presents two separate evenings of one act plays in rotation. If you would like to see all the works offered in the festival, you will need to purchase two separate admissions.

July 17 – 26, 2015
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM,
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Admission $20
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