26th Annual Gala & Auction

2014 Annual Gala & Auction


It was 50 years ago...

That The British Invasion Began.

It started as a musical revolution, led by The Beatles from Liverpool, and soon spread to London, the United States and beyond, challenging and changing the world’s ideas of art, fashion, theatre, filmmaking, photography and culture.

On November 1st, join the Peterborough Players for a celebration of that special time in history. Come back with us to the 60s, and enjoy an evening of sumptuous hors d’ouvres, irrestistible desserts, fine wines and delightful
cocktails, all combined with the fun and excitement of silent and live auctions.

**Costume Contest**
Dress up in your 60's finest to compete in our costume sontest for a very special prize! So dress up like Ringo, Twiggy or your own 1964 look and enjoy the fun!

Special Thanks to our Co-Sponsors

What can kinds of items are available at the Peterborough Players' Auction? Take a look at our item list from last year. More information about 2014's items will be available as we get closer.

Items in the 2013 Auction


Two-Week Stay in Apricale, Italy, Located on the Italian and French border on the Riviera, in a Romantic, 1000-year, renovated House

2-Night Retreat and Renewal at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

3 Nights  in Historic Charleston, SC at the beautiful Charleston Place Hotel with a $300 gift card          

A Week in a 2-bedroom English row house in Louth, a charming Georgian market town.

Two- Night Stay for Two at The Westin Boston Waterfront With $100 Gift Card to Scampo, a Lydia Shire Restaurant

Walking Tour of Georgetown, with USA Today Columnist, Craig Wilson, includesTwo-Night Stay, double accomodations, in The Fairmont Washington, DC, and a $250 gift card

View the country’s oldest 4th of July Parade in Bristol, RI, America's Most Patriotic Town, from Linden Place Mansion Picnic with 3-Night Stay (July 3rd, 4th, and 5th) in Waterview Room  at Bristol Harbor Inn

NYC Theatre Trip: Two tickets to the Mint Theater, Two Nights for Two  at a Hilton Hotel in New York City and a $300 Gift Card

Newport Getaway: 2 night stay at Carey Cottage, 2 Guest passes to for a Newport Mansion Tour, a Harbor Cruise on Adirondack II Sail Boat, a $50 Gift Card for Christie's Restaurant at Forty 1 North and an additional gift card $150.

One-Week Stay at a Farmhouse in Campodimele, Italy

One Night Stay for 2 with Breakfast at The Publick House Inn in Sturbridge

3-Hour Segway Tour of Historic Portsmouth, NH by Seacoast Segway with a $100 Gift Certificate for Lunch at Surf Restaurant or Sushi Bar

2 VIP Weekend Passes to the 14th Annual NH Film Festival in Portsmouth, NH, in October 2014 and a $300 gift card toward accomodations at a Hilton Hotel in Portsmouth.

Food and Wine

2 Cases of "Deep Sea" California Coastal wines

5-Course Tasting Menu for 8 People at Waterhouse Restaurant & Bar with Wine

A Case of Exceptionally Fine Wine from Cy Gregg and Stan Fry.

A Marrakech Moroccan Dinner for 8 from Doriti Ltd.

A Taste of Italy for 6 with Patti Mottolese Hance and Joe Caracappa

Dinner for 8 in the Webster Room of The Hancock Inn

Bar-B-Q for 8 at the Greggs

Cocktail Party for 20 at Fox & Moose in Temple, NH with Hors d'Oeuvres from Sunflowers Restaurant & Catering with Piano Music by Bob Pettegrew

Jumbalaya Dinner for up to 8 People at your Home, followed by Live Jazz Music and Drinks. By Jane Wisan

Peterborough Players Board-Prepared Post Theatre Dinner for 8-10

Pre-Theatre Tailgate Picnic & Basket from Sage with Thyme Catering

Star Gazing Evening for 4 with Champagne & Chocolate Picnic

Tree House Dinner for 4 with 4 bottles of wine

4 Pies  with pie basket from Peterborough Basket

Wine Tasting for Four with Lunch at LaBelle Winery


Art and the Arts

Dinner and Boston Symphony Concert

Painting from Sue Callihan

Etching "Her Vision's Luminous Lens" by Rose Marie Bernardi, 5-time McDowell fellow and head of Keene State College’s Art Department

Limited, Signed Edition Serigraph "Broadway in Fashion" by ERTE

Autographed photo of Thornton Wilder and 1940 program from Our Town at the Peterborough Players

2 Tickets to I Puritani at Boston Lyric Opera - May 2014

2 VIP Passes for the Monadnock International Film Festival, Keene, NH, in April, 2014

4 Tickets to The Met: Live in HD - 2013-14 Season and $25 GC

2 Tickets to Any 2014 Electric Earth Concert and $50 GC to Marzano's Trattoria

Light House at Cape Hatteras Painting

Six Tickets to Bye Bye Birdie at MoCo Arts

Victoria Elbroch Print "Nantucket Scenes # 40"

"Mountain Laurel" Pastel Painting by Maryanne Mullett

Wood Engraving, Framed: "Comet Over New Hampshire" by Beth Krommes


4 Red Sox Tickets in the Home Plate Pavilion Club with a tour of Fenway Park

2 Red Sox Tickets

2 Celtics Tickets

Bruins Sports Deck Tickets for 2 with Limo ride to and from arena from LA Limousine


Jewelry and Crafts

Baroque Freshwater Pearl Necklace by Kaarina M. Designs

Beautiful Handmade Oriental Rug by Tribals, Rugs by Hand

Bench-Made Tiger Maple Table from the NH Antique Co-op

Beautiful Handmade 29 string, 4 octave Folk or Celtic Harp

Personalized Park Bench from American Personalized Products

3 Fabric Hat Boxes from Sarah's Hat Boxes

Decorative Ceramic Pot on Wooden Stand from Van Campen's Furniture

Garden Rock Ornament Engraved with the Words "Rock Garden" from Peterborough Marble & Granite Works

Hand-Painted Serving Bowl from Boyd and Doyle

Long Chain Necklace from Gold Dust, Beads & Baubles

A Felted Wool Rendering of One of Santa's Most Important Helpers from Blue Heaven Fiber Arts Studio

Pandora Bangle Bracelet with Comedy/Tragedy Mask Charm from Anthony Toepfer Jewelers

Retablo from Peru Joseph's Coat

Sterling Silver Infinity Necklace from Margit Esser Fine Jewelry Inc

Vintage Pet Bed from Hancock Baskets

Wool Jacket with Fur Cuffs and Wooden Buttons

Lotus Blossom of High Fired Porcelain with Lustre Pottery Genevieve Groesbeck



A Ride on the Monadnock Valley Minature Railroad

Bow and Arrow Training Sessions with Robert Lindberg

1 day of Fly Fishing Instruction from Ken Messina

One Dance Class Per Week for the 2013-2014 Dance School Year from MAMA (Monadnock Academy of Movement Arts)

Scenic Airplane Ride over Monadnock Region for Three People from Silver Ranch Airpark with $50 Gift Certificate to Kimball Farm

Cooking Class for Three at Nori…Oh! Confections

$100 Certificate toward a class or workshop at the Sharon Arts Center


Pamper Yourself

Hair Design & Facial  from James Thomas Salon & Spa and $25 GC from Collections at Laurel & Grove

Full Reiki Session from Marilyn Weir

Illuminating Facial Treatment, a Spa Pedicure with Reflexology and a “Shellac” Manicure from European Esthetics

Jimmy Choo Perfume Gift Set in Hat Box

Massage Gift Basket from Radiessence

One-Hour Reflexology from Healing Hands Nail Salon plus a Lanza Deep Conditioning Treatment at Studio 105 Hair Design

Shampoo, Cut, and Styling at Manhattan East Hair Design


Plan Your Party

$500 Gift Certificate at Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics. Bring this certificate and get an additional $500 certificate free to use that day.

Party at the Peterborough Players with the Big Screen

Rental of Bass Hall for a Party, Business Meeting, or Other Non-wedding Related EventThe Monadnock Center for History and Culture

Rental of Peterborough Players’ On-Campus Housing in May or October

Children’s Birthday Party at Mariposa Museum

Bounce House Rental for a Children's Event from Monadnock Tent Rental

Kids' Birthday Party at the Movies at Peterborough Community Theatre

Tent Rental for an Event from Monadnock Tent Rental


Gift Certificates

$100 Gift Certificate to Hobbs Jewelers

$200 Gift Certificate to The Toadstool Bookshops

$25 Gift Certificate to Miller Bros. - Newton

$50 Gift Certificate to Indian King Framery

$50 Gift Certificate to Anytime Apparel

$50 Gift Certificate to Underneath It All

Pickity Place Gift Certificate

Paw Spaw Gift Certificate and Accessories

$100 Gift Certificate to The Stage Restaurant

$25 Gift Certificate to Ted's Shoe and Sport

2-Night Midweek Stay with Breakfast at Little River Bed and Breakfast of Peterborough, NH, plus a $50 Gift Card



Entire Day of Tree Service from Broad Oak Tree & Shrub Care

Mosquito Magnet “bug killer” from Belletetes

One-Year Membership to The Bond Wellness Center

Family Portrait Session at Marilyn Weir Photography

In-Plant Rug Cleaning at Neatly Done

Piano Tuning from Faller Piano Service

Reserved Parking at the Players for YOU! Peterborough Players

Round-Trip Car Service to Manchester Airport by Janet Reilly

Viking 13" 7-Ply Non-Stick Fry Pan from Your Kitchen Store

3 Hours of Electrical Work East Mountain Electric


©2014 Peterborough Players, P.O. Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458 • Box Office: 603-924-7585 • Administrative Office: 603-924-9344

All theatre season photos by Deb Porter-Hayes, unless otherwise noted.
All Met Opera photos courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.