Category Archives: Drama

Starting one Week from Tonight!

Take it from me, you will not be disappointed in this hilarious play performed by our very own Collingtonians.  It is really a hoot, or I should rather say a honk.

Three French veterans of the Great War—Gustave, Philippe, and Henri—sit ensconced on their terrace and bemoan the tedium of life in a home for old soldiers. Where are the glories of past campaigns; where are the women; why put up with Sister Madeleine? And what, pray, is so dangerous about February 12th? Why not flee to Indochina, or least have a picnic? And what are the waving poplars across the hill telling them? Perhaps they should join the flight of the wild geese.

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The play will be produced Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 15, 16, and 17 at 7:00 in the Collington Auditorium.

Grant and Margaret Bagley Appearing in This Play about Teresa of Avila, Starting July 14 at Greenbelt Arts Center.

This folks, is your chance to see Grant Bagley as an Inquisitor and Margaret as a nun.  You have been warned!  (Review here.)


Opens July 14, Greenbelt Arts Center


by Anthony Ernest Gallo
Directed by Beatrix Whitehall
A guest production from Seventh Street PlayhouseAll Teresa of Avila wants is to open Carmelite convents and attain an elevated state with God. First, she has to deal with a nervous novice, two lusty friars, a nosy Royal mistress, the Church hierarchy, and the Spanish Inquisition. Will she survive?Featuring: Emily Canavan, Renate Wallenberg, Margaret Bagley, Hazel Thurston, George Spence, John Starrels, James McDaniel, Beatrix Whitehall, Grant Bagley, Steve Rosenthal, Sam Simon, and Rodney Ross.

July 15, 15, 21, & 22 at 8PM
July 16 & 23 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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Steel Magnolia Photos

Peter Pund took these photos of what looks like an impressive performance by the Drama Committee from a couple of weeks ago.  Enjoy.

More info, and the poster are here.


“Steel Magnolias” To Be Performed Friday and Saturday in the Auditorium

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Resident Tim Sabin Writes:

Steel Magnolias, a play by Robert Harling which enjoyed high success on Broadway, has been adapted for production by Collington’s Drama group with Tim Sabin as director. Marilyn Haskel is providing musical background.
Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13 in our Auditorium at 7 p.m.

The cast includes Pat Howard, Joan Smith, Pauline Matheo, Lisa DeCarol, Maja Keech and Marion Henry with Eloise Branche as understudy.

A trial performance on Friday, August 5 before the residents of our Health Center proved rewardingly successful.


The Bagleys Featured in Prince George’s Sentinel Article on “That Eaton Woman” at the Greenbelt Playhouse

Readers of this website will know that Collington residents Grant and Margaret Bagley are appearing in That Eaton Woman at the Greenbelt Playhouse.

Their participation is now noted in the Sentinel:

Margaret Bagley and her husband, Grant, have been married for 55 years. They moved to Prince George’s County the year they officially became a couple. The active retirees also act in “The Eaton Woman.”

“We learned to work here, we learned to raise a family here, we learned everything we know here, and now we’re learning how to enjoy life and do the things that we never thought we could,” Grant said. “Prince George’s County is a friendly place to do these things. It’s more acceptable. It’s not as competitive.

“You can try things and say, ‘Gee, I’m trying this for the first time,’ and people will accept it, and it’s not as threatening. It’s a wonderful community because it offers us those opportunities, and it offers opportunities that a lot of people just don’t realize, because they don’t come and look at us here.”

The article, which includes a great cast photo, describes the play as:

[R]evisit[ing] controversy, women’s roles in Washington society, morality and the sobering reality that gossip is nothing new.

When President Andrew Jackson appointed John Henry Eaton as his Secretary of War, the ladies of Washington society ostracized Eaton and his new wife, the beautiful Margaret “Peggy” Eaton. The outspoken and flirtatious woman married her second husband less than year of mourning her first, who died unexpectedly. John and Margaret were rumored to have had an affair when Margaret was still married to John Timberlake. Thereafter, scandalous gossip took on a life of its own.

The play will run at the Greenbelt Arts Center through July 17.

Go to for ticket information.