As home to the renowned Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and The Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown has long enjoyed a rich heritage in the arts. So it should come as no surprise that the Hub City is also home to one of America’s oldest community theater groups, The Potomac Playmakers.
The Hagerstown Women’s Club created the Playmakers in 1926 after a motion by member Mary Lemist Titcomb, a nationally recognized figure made famous for her work with public libraries and the founder of the bookmobile concept. Titcomb felt that a formal theater group would help get the local community involved in the theatrical performances the Women’s Club put on throughout the year. Her hunch was correct. For more than eight decades The Potomac Playmakers have been committed to bringing a broad range of productions to Washington County.
Potomac Playmakers, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit community theater company in business since 1926.
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol:
December 5-7 and 12-14, 2014
Friday and Saturday Shows @7pm
Sunday Shows @ 2pm
The Women's Club
31 S. Prospect Street
Charles Kopack will direct the comedy, which portrays Jacob Marley’s back-story, leading up to his posthumous visit with Scrooge on Christmas Eve. Possible additional performances at local venues TBA.
THE STORY: "Marley was dead, to begin with…"—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.
Produced with a grant from Washington County Arts Council.
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