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TAP Presents: A Man of No Importance

August 11, 2016 - August 28, 2016

The Tred Avon Players’ production of Terrence McNally’s “A Man of No Importance” will open Aug. 11 at the Oxford Community Center. Directed by Joe Tyler, this critically acclaimed musical tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets he can’t share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde.

When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde’s play “Salome” in the local church hall, he confronts the forces of bigotry and shame over a love “that dare not speak its name.”

But the redemptive power of theater changes his life and brings his friends back to his side. “A Man of No Importance” is a rare gem in the canon of musical theater, one which combines the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical.

The play debuts Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. with “Thrifty Thursday,” featuring two-for-one tickets. Other performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees Aug. 14, 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students with ID. For tickets, visit www.tredavonplayers.org or call 410-226-0061.

The Tred Avon Players are funded by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive, and from the Talbot County Arts Council.

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