Possum Point Players adds ‘Ragtime’ matinee Sept. 23

September 13, 2023

With the original six performances of “Ragtime” sold out, Possum Point Players has added a seventh performance, set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.

“Ragtime” concludes a year of reprised shows chosen to celebrate the community theater’s 50th anniversary. The production is sponsored by Kim Benton, State Farm Insurance.

Free parking is available, and all seats are reserved in the air-conditioned theater.

“Ragtime” is directed by Kenney Workman, who also directed the first Possums’ production in 2011. The cast of 48 comes from 15 communities in Delaware and Salisbury, Md.

“Ragtime” takes place at the dawn of a new century in America, wneh everything is changing, and some dare to dream that anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician. All are united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

Area actors of all ages portray the characters in E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel of the same name that led to the musical. Many historic characters, including Henry Ford, Booker T. Washington, Emma Goldman and J.P. Morgan share the story with the author’s fictional creations. On Broadway in 1998, “Ragtime” won Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations.

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