Rockville Little Theatre Wins Big at ESTA

The theater's production of 'Pride@Prejudice' was selected as Outstanding Production by Eastern States Theatre Association.

Rockville Little Theatre (RLT) is proud to announce that their production of Pride@Prejudice by Daniel Elihu Kramer was selected Outstanding Production at ESTA (Eastern States Theatre Association) on April 15, at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware. (Participating states included New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland).

Cast and crew of ‘Pride@Prejudice.’ Photo by Ken Kemp.

Pride@Prejudice received several other accolades as well:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting – Niranjali Amerasinghe, Lena Winter, Meghan Williams Elkins, Ian Swank, and Joseph Coracle
  • Outstanding Achievement in Set Design – Bill Pressly
  • Outstanding Achievement in Costuming – Jennifer Georgia
  • Outstanding Achievement in Hair Design – Maureen Roult
  • Outstanding Achievement in Acting – Joseph Coracle
  • Outstanding Achievement in Directing – Laura W. Andruski

The Festival crew also included Producer Teresa Gillcrist and AD/Stage Manager Aaron Skolnik.

More information on ESTA and the festival can be found here:

ESTA Festival Banquet Photo – Outstanding Production Award. Photo by Lauren Swank.

RLT will take Pride@Prejudice next to the National AACT Festival June 12–17, to be performed June 14 in the evening time slot at the Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Louisville.

Pride@Prejudice was originally produced January 27 – February 5, 2023, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville, MD.  The company then submitted a 50-minute cutting of the production for entry into the Maryland State Theatre Festival held February 11-12, 2023 in La Plata, MD.  The Maryland State win allowed RLT to move forward to ESTA (Eastern States Theatre Association) to compete.  ESTA is sponsored, in part, by the American Association of Community Theatres (AACT).

RLT is a proud member of the American Association of Community Theatres.  Founded in 1986, AACT is a nonprofit corporation that serves both individuals and organizations by providing expertise, assistance and support so that community theaters can provide the best possible theatrical experience for participants and audience alike. ( .

Currently celebrating its 75th anniversary season, Rockville Little Theater (RLT) was founded in 1948 and is the oldest continuously operating live 501(c)3 nonprofit theater in the Rockville area. RLT provides high-quality performances at reasonable prices. We strive to entertain, enlighten and educate all who attend our theatrical events. RLT offers an opportunity for community members to step out of their everyday lives and to assume new roles as playwrights, actors, directors, costume designers, set designers, and audiences. Join us at

A pileup of plots in ‘Pride@Prejudice’ at Rockville Little Theatre (review by Alexandra Bowman, January 31, 2023)
Rockville Little Theatre’s ‘Pride@Prejudice’ wins Outstanding Production at Maryland Community Theatre Festival (news story, February 22, 2023)


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