Sandy Spring Friends School



Community Play

The annual SSFS Community Play is a rich opportunity for students, parents, faculty, staff, alums, trustees, and others who are closely tied to the school community to enjoy working together to produce a play or musical. Begun in 1994 by Upper School Arts teacher Bruce Evans, the Community Play is recognized as a signature extracurricular program. It delivers a quality theater experience that is both entertaining and educational for both participants and audience.

The SSFS Community Play Returns in 2024!

Sandy Spring Friends School’s (SSFS) Community Play is back after a hiatus due to the pandemic! Four years after its last full staging, this longstanding, hard-working tradition that is done only through wide-spread involvement from so many areas of our school community, combines our robust arts programming with the connected, inclusive spirit of the School, drawing on our founding history of radical optimism, genuine belonging and courageous risk-taking.

The 2024 production will be Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman, with its engaging stories derived from Ancient Rome and a focus on the theme of change. The play is suitable for audiences aged 7 and up, and performances will be held at 7:00 PM in the PAC on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20.

Previous Community Plays

Past Community Plays have included large musical  productions such as The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as small-cast shows and original productions, such as the 2019 production of Seed Corn. See photos below from our most recent (in-person) Community Play production in 2020 - Matilda

The 2021 Community Play: Virtual Vignettes!

LIVE Show: Feb. 12, 2021 | Last Chance On-Demand: February 13, 2021


Learn More about the 2021 Community Play


2020 Community Play - Matilda