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News Release, Port Tobacco PLayers

La Plata, MD — Thursday, April 30th, Port Tobacco Players delivered 65 masks and caps to Charles Regional Medical Center ICU. The masks and caps are much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) that will help medical personnel serve the community in a safe and hygienic manner.

Members of the local theater have been sewing the masks and caps for the past few weeks, using material from the theater’s costume department and personal sources.

Having completed the first group, next up they will be working on 150 masks and caps for CRMC’s ER. Masks have also been delivered to local nursing homes, clinics and residents. Sewing has been completed by: Chris and Lisa Magee, Joselle Gilpin, Pat Brennan, Christin Lockhart, and Christy Dewees Orthner.

Founded in 1947, the Port Tobacco Players have been entertaining Charles County in their current location since 1974. PTP performs six shows per season and countless road productions with their Encore and Encore Kids touring companies.

The Port Tobacco Players are dedicated to continuing the tradition of providing quality theater to the citizens of Southern Maryland.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...