Hello Friends! Hard Bargain Players Artistic Director Michael J. Margelos here with an important announcement: HBP's 2014 Season!

Yes, I know it has taken a while to get this to you, but I wanted to make sure we had all ends secured before making this announcement. This season will be a shorter one, due to scheduling. But do not worry, friends, as it will still be truly exciting!

We're also looking for submissions for our entry into the Maryland One Act Festival. If you have a great one act you've always wanted to see performed, please submit it to us the same way!

We're looking forward to a great 2014 season!! Audition information for our first production 'ART' may be found on the Audition page.

Keep check back for more exciting events throughout the summer, as we have some great plans in the works!

See you in the woods!

Michael J. Margelos
Artistic Director
The Hard Bargain Players


The Hard Bargain Players (HBP) is comprised of a vibrant group of all volunteer performers, which strives to bring diverse and vibrant arts to Southern Maryland.

The Players' performance space, the Amphitheater at Hard Bargain Farm, is a unique naturally occurring amphitheater that impresses scores of arts patrons each year. Built in the early 1930s by Alice and Henry Ferguson, the original stage was merely a half-circle of concrete set in a natural amphitheater in the woods of their Hard Bargain Farm. For many years the Fergusons used the amphitheater as a place to gather with their friends and neighbors on summer evenings. They would entertain themselves by dressing up in elaborate costumes and putting on amateur plays. It became a Hard Bargain tradition.

The Hard Bargain Players produce and perform a number of full-length productions each year in addition to sponsoring special events, including play reading circles, reader’s theater and children’s theater workshops. They strive to sponsor various theatrical workshops on directing, acting, and playwriting throughout the year for interested members of the local theater community.

The Hard Bargain Players                          circa 1930

Theater in the Woods is an outdoor amphitheater and the Hard Bargain Players perform rain or shine. Shows are only canceled in the event of severe weather conditions. There is limited covered seating and umbrellas are encouraged. Comfortable clothing and bug spray are also highly recommended.