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Maryland Community Theatre Festival Association
MCTFA Festival 2017
The two shows selected to go to ESTAFest 2017
April 6-9, 2017
Wilmington, DE
Montgomery Playhouse
Virtual Reality
by Alan Arkin
SIlver Soring Stage
The Pirate and the Caterpillar
by Jacy D'Aiutolo
The full list of awards presented can now be found on the website!
The 2017 Maryland Festival is dedicated to the memory of Leta Hall
A memorial service for Leta will be held February 4th at 11 am
Grace Episcopal Church in SIlver Spring

Accepting Original Scripts
Watermelon Inc.
2017 Watermelon One Act Festival
This is just a reminder that script submissions for the 2017 Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF) is due VALENTINE’S DAY (14 Feb 2017).  
Please email scripts and submission forms in word format to

This year we have a representative from the Dramatists Guild of America ( on the adjudication panel. 
Given this special opportunity to obtain constructive feedback, we are allowing submissions of scripts that have been participants in past WOAFs
as long as they have not been professionally published.

2017 WOAF will be hosted by
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
at the Bruce Davis Theater |
June 3-4 (with tech-ins scheduled evening of the 1st and all day on the 2nd).
Please go to for festival rules and more information.

Opens March 10th
Bowie Community Theatre
Night Watch
by Lucille Fletcher
March 10-26, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note: Add’l Saturday matinee March 18 – 2PM
Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park
16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
(Handicapped parking and theatre facilities available)
Bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Bowie Food Bank in exchange for one FREE concession item!
Reservations: (301) 805-0219 or
Ticket Prices: $22/adults, $17/Seniors (62+) & Students
(Group rates available)
Cash, Check and Major Credit Cards accepted.
Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. 
Elaine's terror grows as she sees (or thinks she sees) a murder committed in the townhouse across the way.  After several "crying wolf"
calls to the police, all to no avail, and a visit from a psychiatrist hired by her husband, Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown. 
Should Elaine commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment?  From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved -
Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga -
all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws toward its riveting and chilling climax.
The British Players
Bernard Shaw's
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
Produced  by  Pauline  Griller-Miller  &  Eileen  Kent.
Performances: Friday,  March 24 – Saturday, April 9,   2017
Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
For further information please contact Pauline Griller-Mitchell, director at: 
or Eileen Kent, co-producer at: