Past Productions


April 12 - 28, 2024

Book by Neil Simon

Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager

In a story based on the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager, a wisecracking composer finds a new, offbeat lyricist, but initially, the match is not one made in heaven. The two undergo a series of trials and overcome a number of hurdles before finding true love by the final curtain.

by R. Hamilton Wright
Directed by Vanessa Markowitz

             London. 1887. Queen Victoria's Jubilee. Buffalo Bill's Wild West is the hottest ticket in town and its star, Miss Annie Oakley, travels to Baker Street to ask Sherlock Holmes to find her missing brother. What ensues is a tale of international intrigue, multiple murders and a war for supremacy over the London underworld. Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem was produced September 16-October 1, 2023 at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn.


KCP was glad to be included in 2023's annual "Walking with Shakespeare" experience featuring a scene from "The Merchant of Venice." Walking With Shakespeare. We celebrated the Bard’s birthday with a stroll through the spring air!  


Directed by Bruce Hirsch

Kentlands Community Players will presented "Sink Deep" as part of the 2023 MCTFA one act festival to be held February 10th and 11th, 2023 

Just because it's glitters, doesn't mean it's pretty! Told in mockumentary style through the eyes of six pageant-obsessed women, Skin Deep is a scathing comedy about the world of child beauty pageants.

 Winner Samuel French Off Off Broadway Play Festival. 


Directed by Amber Champ

The Hollow was produced January 13-29, 2023 at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. Read the review here:  An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, arguably Christie’s finest comic grande dame. Dr. Cristow, the Harley Street lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place, we find his dull but devoted wife, Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor, Henrietta and his former lover and Hollywood film star, Veronica. Also visiting are Edward and Midge, whose romantic assertions are likewise thrown into the mix. As the list of romantic associations grows so does the list of potential suspects when Cristow is shot dead. Nearly everyone has a motive, but only one of them did the deed.  




Stage Adaptation of Oscar-Winning Film Will Be Presented Over Two Weekends


Kentlands Community Players produced Shakespeare in Love, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, for a limited run May 6-8 and a special Memorial Day weekend reprise May 28 and 29, 2022. The show was staged at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg.


Kentlands Community Players, in partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, presented two one acts plays virtually on January 16, 2021

The One Acts were produced by Elizabeth Weiss and Meredith Fogle


KCP's first virtual production  an adaptation of the musical "Together Again for the First Time,"  revolves around seven friends who performed musically together while they were in college.  Peter & Evelyn had planned to host a reunion at their lake house in beautiful Lake Arrowhead, California, a few hours outside of Los Angeles. Then the COVID pandemic hit. So now, seven forty-something friends will gather online for a reunion to re-connect and reminisce about their younger days as a group of college student-musicians in Southern California. It’s not ideal, but it’s what life allows right now. 


"Shoulda Coulda Woulda" was presented by Kentlands Community Players on November 22 and 23 at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Shoulda Coulda Woulda is an interactive play about five community theatre volunteers holding auditions for an upcoming production. The audience becomes the group gathered to audition for the play-within-the-play. Surrounding the two scenes in which audience members audition by reading scenes from the play-within-the-play, guided by the production crew, we get a peek into some of the background drama behind the auditions. We also find out that two of the crew members have recently found themselves in a budding romance after years of shared friendship. 

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Kentlands Community Players presented "Play On!" as its debut production! 

”Play On!” was performed April 26th and 27th,  2019 at 8:00 PM at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn.  

Play On! By Rick Abbot

One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The director/theatre manager, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge. Gerry, however, had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its premiere! It doesn’t help that the cast is disgruntled, and the playwright accidentally deletes the entire sound effect board. All of the disasters come to fruition in Act III when the company performs the actual show with hilarious mishaps as every turn. Play On! is a hilarious love letter to community theatre.


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