Category Archives: 2016-2017

2016 One Acts

The Montgomery Playhouse and Silver Spring Stage are combining their One Act Festivals this year. The dates of the combined festival are August 18-28. Auditions for the One Acts will take place at Silver Spring Stage on Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 PM and on Monday, June 27 at 7:30 PM. Please prepare a one-minute monologue (some material will be provided for those that don’t wish to do this). Cold readings from the various scripts will also be used.

Submissions for the 15th Annual One Act Festival

The Montgomery Playhouse is accepting submissions to direct for the 15th Annual One Act Festival. We will also accept submission of original work plays.

As you may know, The Arts Barn has decided to use that space during July and August for full-scale productions. As a result, the Montgomery Playhouse is currently looking for alternate venues for the One Act Festival. The One Acts will be performed in either August or September depending on the venue. As soon as this has been established we will determine the dates of the production as well as the audition dates.

Because of this uncertainty, we are asking for shows that would require a minimum of staging. Please keep this in mind as you consider the play you would like to select. This is new territory for us all.

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2016-2017 Season

The Montgomery Playhouse is please to announce its season for 2016-2017.

POSTMORTEM by Ken Ludwig
November 4-20, 2016; Tickets: $20
In partnership with the Gaithersburg Arts Barn/Arts on the Green
Actor William Gillette, famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, invites the cast of his latest play to his pseudo-medieval castle in Connecticut for a séance. What follows is a clever who-done-it packed with both suspense and laughter. Recommended for ages 15 & up.

AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER by Wendy Wasserstein
May 12-28, 2017 (closes Memorial Day Weekend); Tickets: $20
In partnership with Gaithersburg Arts Barn/Arts on the Green
As a respected health crusader and devoted wife and mother, Dr. Lyssa Hughes seems perfect for the role of U.S. Surgeon General, until a chance remark at a fashionable brunch sets off a media feeding frenzy. A comic and moving tale about the pitfalls that await political appointees. Recommended for ages 15 & up.