The Play-Arts Guild’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, was presented the week of January 6th, 1930 at the Maryland Theatre.
Robert W. Nicolls was Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. is pictured holding a session with four of his sisters and cousins and aunts: Marie Louise Roulhac, Lee Newman, Margaret Boyer, and Ann Christopher.
The Play-Arts Guild produced one Broadway show. Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience opened on June 25, 1928 at the Theatre Masque in New York, NY
The Maryland Theatre opened its doors on May 10, 1915 in Hagerstown, MD. The building was designed by renowned architect Thomas W. Lamb who also designed The Strand, The Rialto, and The Hippodrome Theatres as well as Madison Square Garden Theatre in NYC along with theatres in England, Egypt, India and South Africa.
Today, the Maryland Theatre seats 1300 and is a premiere performance space for stage shows, musicians, comedians, and more.