The PTP Board of Directors has been reviewing Governor Hogan's 3 stage reopening plan, as well as information from the Charles County Arts Alliance and other local theater groups. Based on this information, Port Tobacco Players has decided to move forward based on the assumption we will not be able to get audiences back into our theater until March 2021. Therefore, the Board has voted to move the remainder of our 2019-2020 season back a full year until our prospective March 2021 reopening date, on the following tentative schedule:
Patrons who have previously purchased single tickets to any of these three productions will be contacted by the Box Office staff and offered the opportunity to change to Flex tickets, turn the purchase into a donation, or receive a refund. PTP Season Pass holders should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
La Plata, MD — Today, Port Tobacco Players delivered 65 masks and caps to Charles Regional Medical Center ICU. The masks and caps are much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) that will help medical personnel serve the community in a safe and hygienic manner. Members of the local theater have been sewing the masks and caps for the past few weeks, using material from the theater’s costume department and personal sources.
Having completed the first group, next up they will be working on 150 masks and caps for CRMC’s ER. Masks have also been delivered to local nursing homes, clinics and residents. Sewing has been completed by: Chris and Lisa Magee, Joselle Gilpin, Pat Brennan, Christin Lockhart, and Christy Dewees Orthner.
Founded in 1947, the Port Tobacco Players have been entertaining Charles County in their current location since 1974. PTP performs six shows per season and countless road productions with their Encore and Encore Kids touring companies. The Port Tobacco Players are dedicated to continuing the tradition of providing quality theater to the citizens of Southern Maryland.
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To Our PTP Patrons,
In response to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and local and state governments, we are pausing all productions at Port Tobacco Players and closing the theater to the public and our membership effective immediately. The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority.
Sadly, the remaining performances of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown have been cancelled. We thank the dedicated cast and crew for their efforts to bring a fun, family friendly show to our stage and are grateful for the performances that were able to be seen last weekend.
The box office will be contacting everyone who had purchased a ticket for Charlie Brown to give you the following options:
Thank you for your patience as we navigate these challenges. We promise to update you whenever there is new information. The best ways to receive the latest news are to bookmark this website, follow our Facebook page, and sign up for our E-NEWS mail letter using this link.
If you have questions, you can contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Box Office at 301-932-6819. We will return your calls as soon as we can.
Finally, we thank you for supporting the arts and particularly your support of the Port Tobacco Players. Our community theater is our extended family and our hearts go out to everyone in the community affected by this epidemic. Please stay safe and take good care.
Until the curtain opens again,
Port Tobacco Players Board of Directors
P.S. If you are so moved, please consider a donation to Port Tobacco Players to support the theater during this uncertain time. Your gifts will help us cover operational expenses until the theater reopens. You can make a donation right here on our website.