Season 2005-2006

Once More With Feeling
A collection of three favorites from the 2005 One Act Festival
September 9th – 17th, 2005

The Way to Miami by Donald Steele
As a couple prepares for a life of retirement in Miami, the wife begins to have second thoughts.
A Betrothal by Lanford Wilson
Two unsuccessful flower show exhibitors come to realize that if they combine forces, they can develop a new strain that would dazzle even the most obtuse judge.
Patient A by Lee Blessing
Highlighting the Kimberly Bergalis AIDS case and the media and political circus surrounding it.

Book of Days
By Lanford Wilson
September 23rd – October 9th, 2005

DC Metro Community Theatre Premiere! An intriguing, colorful, and thoroughly engrossing depiction of contemporary smalltown life. When a sudden death disrupts a close community, the moral and religious core of the town is exposed, revealing a tear in the community’s trust and faith in each other. Due to mature language, not recommended for those under 15.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged]
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
November 4th – 26th, 2005

London’s longest-running comedy is making a run over to America! Take all thirty-seven plays written by William Shakespeare, fold in his one hundred and fifty-four sonnets, mix together with three talented actors and cook in an intimate venue for just under two hours, and you have a recipe for a great evening’s entertainment. Come join us for this wildly entertaining evening of Shakespeare, minus Sir Laurence Olivier.

An Evening with Shaw
December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th, 2005 at 7:30pm

Spend an Evening with George Bernard Shaw with the Montgomery Playhouse production of two one act plays. The first is an adaptation of Jerome Kilty’s Dear Liar. This is a play that is based on the correspondence between Mr. Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the woman with which he had a forty year relationship and who originated the role of Eliza Doolittle in his Pygmalion. The second play is one of his one act plays, Overruled, which was first performed in 1912 and which was so well received in this summer’s One Act Festival.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By Barbara Robinson

Join us for our First Annual production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Playing for one weekend only. In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids– probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem– and the fun– when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Moon Over Buffalo
By Ken Ludwig
January 20th – February 5th, 2006

This backstage farce by the author of Lend Me a Tenor, is stuffed with comic invention. An acting couple are on tour in Buffalo with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives. Fate gives them one more chance at the movies in the form of Frank Capra, en route to catch the matinee. Come and enjoy the nonsense and hilarity.

The Glass Menagerie
By Tennessee Williams
February 17th – March 12th, 2006

A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty. Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility. She lives in poverty and is striving to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, Tom and Laura. Experience the magic Williams casts with his extraordinary talent.

Murder on the Nile
By Agatha Christie
March 24th – April 9th, 2006

Match wits with the queen of crime! A beautiful heiress is murdered while on her honeymoon cruise on the Nile. The passengers on board discover they have more in common than they thought, as everyone has a motive! All the mix of eccentric characters, and the wonderful twists and turns we expect from Christie.

The Rivals
By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
May 26th – June 11th, 2006

This brilliant comic masterpiece satirizes the pretentiousness and sentimentality of high society. An immensely popular comedy of manners, The Rivals features memorable characters including the lovely Lydia Languish, her suitor, Capt. Jack Absolute, and Lydia’s aunt, the infamous Mrs. Malaprop. This show cleverly revolves around false identities, romantic entanglements, and parental disapproval and is sure to entertain and delight audiences of all ages.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged]
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
June 9th – 18th, 2006

They’re Back by Popular Demand! A reprise performance in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg. Performances at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. For reservations, call 301-258-6394.
London’s longest-running comedy is making a run over to America! Take all thirty-seven plays written by William Shakespeare, fold in his one hundred and fifty-four sonnets, mix together with three talented actors and cook in an intimate venue for just under two hours, and you have a recipe for a great evening’s entertainment. Come join us for this wildly entertaining evening of Shakespeare, minus Sir Laurence Olivier.

One Act Festival – 2006
July 21, 22, 28, 29, August 4, 5

Group A (21st, 29th, 4th)
November Women by Kate McGrath
directed by John Bartkowiak
The Rats by Agatha Christie
directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
Press Cuttings by George Bernard Shaw
directed by John Allnutt

Group B (22nd, 28th, 5th)
Sex Lives of Superheroes by Steven Gregg
directed by Cassandra Hoye
Fifth Planet by David Auburn
directed by Amanda Marie Imhof
Writing Sucks by Casey Jones
directed by Paul Shoop
A Skewed Nude by Kim Zelonis
directed by Kim O’Sullivan

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