By area playwrights Nancy L. Funk, Greg Berezuk and Jeffrey N. Johnson.

For the last several years, the Playmakers have given area playwrights the opportunity to see their original plays performed live on stage. For the second year in a row, a playwriting competition was held for playwrights from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. From the wealth of plays submitted, three original pieces were accepted and will be performed in this year's festival! They are as follows –

“Sisters Of The Locker Room” by Nancy L. Funk. In this comic piece, a group of middle-aged and senior ladies banter in the gym locker room after a tough workout, sharing their tales of love and loss. During their conversation, the ladies learn that one of their own has been left by her husband for another woman. The ladies decide to take matters into their own hands by kidnapping the wayward husband and putting him on trial! The script for “Sisters” calls for nine females in their 40’s and older, and one male performer in his late 40’s. “Sisters Of The Locker Room” is directed by Wanda Dittmann, and stars Amy Fox, Cheri George, Lori Goodnow, Christine Miller, Lisa Hatch, Kimberly Jones, Sandra Miles, Colt Smith, Hillary Snesrud, and Rachael Thompson.

“God and Other Well-Intentioned Strangers” by Greg Berezuk. In this drama, a bereaved father takes a moment to himself outside of the reception following his daughter’s funeral. His daughter’s passing has shaken his faith, as he is consumed with the question of “WHY.” After a conversation with his sister, the man finds himself face-to-face with God. What follows next is a conversation that everyone who has experienced a profound loss can relate to. “God and Other Well-Intentioned Strangers” is directed by Jim Zuna, and stars Christine Miller, T.J. Grable, and Paulette Lee.

“Affair At The Hotel Opal” by Jeffrey N. Johnson – In this dramatic piece, a man and his wife are in Paris trying to track down places where his father spent time during World War II. With photographs in his hand, his wife’s input, and the assistance of the local barkeep and staff, the man tries to learn about the father that he never knew. And what does the “Lady Madonna” have to do with it all? “Affair At The Hotel Opal” is directed by Jeff Marcum, and stars Amy Fox, Lisa Hatch, Brian Jones, Jacob Reese, Jake Smith, and Rachael Thompson.

The Fourth Annual One-Act Play Festival By Area Playwrights will be held July 12-14, 2019 at The Women’s Club, located at 31 S. Prospect Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. Showtimes for the festival will be 8 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances, while the Sunday matinee will start at 3 p.m. The festival is a "pay what you can" show with no set ticket price, but donations are gratefully accepted at the door to help defray the costs of the production. Admission is pay-what-you-can. Some plays have mature themes.

The Potomac Playmakers, founded in 1926, is one of the nation's longest running active community theatre groups. For more information, visit The Potomac Playmakers’ website at, email or call (240) 382-7269. Potomac Playmakers, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit community theater company in business since 1926.

*PARENTAL ADVISORY - The show contains adult language and themes, and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.


  • Occurred Saturday, July 13th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Occurred Friday, July 12th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Occurred Sunday, July 14th, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm


The Women's Club

31 S. Prospect St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740


Potomac Playmakers

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