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Tred Avon Players Present “A Murder Is Announced”

A delightful who-dun-it for the whole family to enjoy!

The original production was conceived in 1993 and adapted by Leslie Darbon from an Agatha Christie novel, this enchanting whodunit is about a perfectly ordinary small English village thrown into chaos when a notice appears in the local paper, “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m.”

The people living there have no idea what the ad is about. Several villagers arrive at the house under the false pretenses of “just happened to be in the neighborhood”. At exactly 6:30, the lights go out and a man enters the room shining a flashlight in everyone’s face. Then shots are heard.

What follows is a classic Agatha Christie intrigue of diverse motives, concealed identities, more murder, and an indomitable Inspector to follow the twists and turns of the case. Enjoy intriguing, funny characters and Miss Marple at her best in deciphering the confusing clues and circumstances of the murders with a dramatic confrontation that will keep everyone guessing up to the final curtain.

Friday & Saturday Evenings at 8pm
October 21, 22, 28, 29
November 4 & 5
Sunday matinees at 2 pm
October 23, 30
November 6

Oxford Community Center, Oxford.410-226-0061 www.tredavonplayers.org/

Theatre on the Shore

Church Basement Ladies
Friday, February 19, 2010
Todd Performing Arts Center
Chesapeake College, Wye Mills
Dinner 6 p.m.; Show 8 p.m.
Dinner and show – $55/person. Show only – $35/person. Groups of 25 or more – show only – $30; Dinner &; show – $45. Dinner in the TPAC lobby includes buffet, beverage & gratuity.


This hilarious musical comedy is a celebration of the church basement kitchens everywhere and the wonderful, unsung women who work there. The script is dead-on, the music is toe tapping, the humor is delicious and the cast includes some of the funniest people we have ever assembled on our stage. Dinner and show – $55/person. Show only – $35/person. Groups of 25 or more – show only – $30; Dinner & show – $45. Dinner begins at 6 pm in the lovely TPAC lobby & includes buffet, beverage & gratuity. Location: Todd Performing Arts Center, Theatre

Friday, February 19, 2010 – Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury
2 & 8 p.m.


Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie’s battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. Played on Broadway by Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, this couple offers a staunchly affirmative tribute to country folk. Dillard, still singing the music which used to infuriate his father, has an exuberant scene in which the audience becomes his public at a fairground concert. Can Dillard woo his mother away from the recalcitrant ghost? Will development swallow up the family farm? Only Annie can decide.

Seven Keys to Baldplate
Friday, February 19, 2010 – Sunday, February 28, 2010
Oxford Community Center, Oxford
Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; Thurs., 7 p.m.


Seven Keys to Baldplate is a comedy/mystery/farce that will have you laughing and guessing until the final moment. Billy Magee, a writer of popular fiction, makes a wager that he can write a novel about Baldpate Mountain within twenty-four hours. In order to win this wager he goes to Baldpate Inn, the most lonesome spot on earth, to get away from melodrama. Instead of seclusion, crooks, murderers, ghosts, pistol shots, policemen, and dead people walking about the halls interrupt him. Directed by Zach Schlag. February 12–28. Presented by the Tred Avon Players at the Oxford Community Center, Oxford.