The Potomac Playmakers participated the 2018 Washington County Gives fundraiser. The fundraiser allows community non-profit organizations to receive matching funds for donations pledged during the event. The playmakers raised $2,400 in donations. We also received a generous $1,000 grant from the Hershey Family Foundation. With matching funds, Potomac Playmakers should receive over $3,700 from the event. A big thank you to the community foundation of Washington County, all of the sponsors, and all of the donors. Your support is greatly appreciated.
For the third installment of Potomac Playmakers’ one act play festival, the playmakers solicited entries from local playwrights. Three local playwrights will be featured in this year’s festival. Amelia Lowry, author of “A mother’s love,” is from Hagerstown and recently graduated from the BISFA. Jeffrey Marcum, who penned “Tailored,” resides in Martinsburg, WV. And Charlie Perkins, from Charlestown, WV, is the author of “Where’s Gus?”
These three one act plays will be performed at the women’s club on July 13 and 14 at 8:00, and July 15 at 3:00. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted to defray the costs of stage rental, props, and costumes.
The annual membership meeting for the Potomac Playmakers will be held on Sunday, June 30th at 2:00 at the women’s club on s. Prospect st. In Hagerstown. Come find out what is going on with the playmakers, including the upcoming season and an update on the Potomac Playmakers Performing Arts Center.
Potomac playmakers are thrilled to announce their lineup for the 2019 – 2020 season.
The season starts with little shop of horrors by alan menken and howard ashman. This is a fun musical that first premiered off-off-broadway in 1982. The show will run sept. 6 – 8, and 13 – 15 2019.
Our second show is the porch, a comedy by jack neary. This play about enduring friendships will run nov. 15 – 17, and 22 – 24, 2019.
The shadow box by michael cristofer will be our third show of the season. This pulitzer prize winning drama focuses on end of life scenarios for three different families and how they handle the decision to stop medical treatment. This show will run feb. 21 – 23, & feb. 28 – march 1, 2020.
The last show of the season is play on by rick abbott. This hilarious comedy tells the story of a performing group trying to put on a play in the midst of distractions and interference and an author who keeps changing the script. Our last show will run may 8 – 10, & 15 – 17, 2020.
Keep watching for audition times and more information.
Hagerstown herald mail reported on potomac playmakers’ reboot in 2014.