Performing Arts

The arts that Henry and Alice Ferguson so loved are continued today in the collections of paintings and sculptures by Alice and fellow artists at Hard Bargain Farm; and live plays and concerts at the outdoor Amphitheater. “Theater in the Woods” productions by the Hard Bargain Players and performances by local musicians in the “Concert in the Woods” series carry on that Ferguson tradition.

The Diviners presented by the HBPlayers: Robbie Jones as Ferris Layman, William Hardy as C.C. Showers, Matt Jones as Buddy Layman.
The Hard Bargain Players (HBP) are an all-volunteer theater troupe. Their mission is to bring theater arts to the citizens of Prince George’s County and to Central and Southern Maryland, and to produce works by diverse playwrights. They are devoted to providing inexpensive, educational, and uplifting artistic experiences that reflect and invigorate the community’s cultural identity. To learn more about the HBP, visit their website at www.hbplayers.org.

Theater Season

Each year, the Hard Bargain Players present an exciting season of theater and art in Hard Bargain Farm’s wonderful outdoors amphitheater. Keep an eye on this space for upcoming shows:


Theater in the Woods: The Heidi Chronicles
06/22/2018, at 8 p.m.

The Pulitzer Prize winning drama comes to the Hard Bargain Stage for the very first time!


Theater in the Woods: The Heidi Chronicles
06/23/2018, at 8 p.m.

The Pulitzer Prize winning drama comes to the Hard Bargain Stage for the very first time!


Theater in the Woods: The Guys
08/09/2018, at 8 p.m.

In the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Based on a true story.


Theater in the Woods: The Guys
08/10/2018, at 8 p.m.

In the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Based on a true story.


Theater in the Woods: The Guys
08/11/2018, at 8 p.m.

In the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Based on a true story.


Theater in the Woods: The Guys
08/16/2018, at 8 p.m.

In the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Based on a true story.


Theater in the Woods: The Guys
08/17/2018, at 8 p.m.

In the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Based on a true story.


Theater in the Woods: The Guys
08/18/2018, at 8 p.m.

In the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Based on a true story.


Theater in the Woods: Let the Right One In
10/05/2018, at 8 p.m.

Based on the novel and film of the same name, “Let the Right One In” is the haunting tale of a boy’s friendship with a mysterious young female neighbor.


Theater in the Woods: Let the Right One In
10/06/2018, at 8 p.m.

Based on the novel and film of the same name, “Let the Right One In” is the haunting tale of a boy’s friendship with a mysterious young female neighbor.


 

Theater Admission: We begin seating at 7:30 p.m. and the production begins at 8:00 p.m. – we suggest arriving by 7:45 p.m. For more information about these shows and tickets, please visit www.hbplayers.org/.

Performances are held at Hard Bargain Farm Amphitheater (an outdoor amphitheater). Comfortable clothing and bug spray are highly recommended. Please follow signs. Directions

The Hard Bargain Players welcome anyone interested in volunteering on and off stage. For more information contact [email protected] and www.hbplayers.org.

 

Join us for live music in the scenic and historic Hard Bargain Farm amphitheater. This concert series is supported by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and is part of our cultural heritage program, Arts in the Woods. Proceeds benefit our education programs, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Full event lineup can be seen below, and tickets are available here.


 

Steve WolfLinwood Taylor.Steve WolfLynn Hollyfield & Friends

For more information, contact Trey Thomas (240-766-8830 or email).

Refreshments are available. Performances are held at Hard Bargain Farm Amphitheater (an outdoor amphitheater). Comfortable clothing and bug spray are highly recommended. Please follow signs. Directions

Outdoor Children’s Camps

We’re excited to present another season of children’s theater and art camps at our historic Hard Bargain Farm.


 

Theater Camp

Hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, this summer theatre workshop will introduce young theater enthusiast ages 7–14 to the world of the theater. Both kids new to theater and young veterans are welcome, with activities ranging from beginner theater to advanced theatrical concepts and acting techniques.

The workshop will engage and entertain participants as they work in the areas of acting, costuming, character development, and mask building

DATES:
Monday through Friday
June 25 – June 29
9:30 am- 3:30 pm
Ages 7 – 14

Cost: $200 per participant/$180 for Alice Ferguson Foundation members

Application Form: http://bit.ly/ChildrensTHEATERcamp

 


 

Art Camp

Hosted by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, this summer art camp will introduce young art enthusiast ages 7–14 to the world of creativity. Both kids new to art and young veterans are welcome, with activities ranging from beginner to advanced concepts and techniques. 

Each day, students will experience a creative Art curriculum that includes Drawing, Painting, Clay, Origami, T-Shirt Design, Wood Sculpture, and of course our Spectacular Friday ART SHOW. (3:00pm). 

DATES:
Monday through Friday
July 23 – July 27,
9:30 am- 3:30 pm
Ages 7 – 14

Cost: $200 per participant/$180 for Alice Ferguson Foundation members

Application Form: http://bit.ly/childrensARTcamp