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Contact:
Keith Stevens
kstevens@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344

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Emmy® Award Winner Returns To The Players
Gordon Clapp stars in new romantic comedy, STELLA & LOU.

Peterborough, NH (August 24, 2015) – Gordon Clapp, Emmy® Award winner for his role in NYPD Blue, returns to star in the Peterborough Players’ sixth production of the season, The play is Bruce Graham’s new romantic comedy, STELLA & LOU. It debuts Wednesday, August 26th at 7:30pm.

STELLA & LOU takes place in a South Philadelphia bar and it is an intimate exploration of friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time.

The Philadelphia Inquirer calls it “A Philly-voiced play with universal depth.” and the Chicago Tribune Globe says “beer and wisdom flow freely.” Author Bruce Graham, a Philadelphia native, has won global recognition for his plays including multiple Barrymore Awards.

Gordon Clapp is a veteran of stage, screen and television. He is currently co-starring in NBC’s Chicago Fire. Gordon’s co-star in STELLA & LOU is Kathy Manfre. Gordon and Kathy starred together in Auld Lang Syne, a 2012 production of the Peterborough Players. Ms. Manfre won the New Hampshire Theatre Best Actress Award for that production and this season she directed our Second Company production of The Jungle Book.

STELLA & LOU is directed by Gus Kaikkonen, Artistic Director of the Peterborough Players.

STELLA & LOU plays from August 26th to September 6th. Tickets are $39 each. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets one hour before any show for $15.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

STELLA & LOU is co-sponsored by Belletetes and MINI of Bedford.

The theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 90 minutes from Boston.

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About Peterborough Players 
The Peterborough Players, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. It has been globally recognized as one of the most important regional theatres in North America. The Wall Street Journal has called the Peterborough Players “American summer repertory theater at its most accomplished.”  Information about the organization can be found at www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Monadnock Region.

For STELLA & LOU Hi-Res Photos, Players logos and digital assets visit:  http://goo.gl/mrvv13

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Steve Jackson
Director of Marketing
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
sjackson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office
(212) 645-4742 cell

 


Contact:
Keith Stevens
kstevens@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344

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Screwball Comedy Comes to The Players
Peterborough Players premieres “Born Yesterday” on August 12th.

Peterborough, NH (August 7, 2015) – The Peterborough Players fifth play of the season is Garson Kanin’s acclaimed comedy, “BORN YESTERDAY”. It debuts Wednesday, August 12th at 7:30pm.

Woody Allen calls it, “The best all-time American stage comedy.” Brooks Atkinson of the New York Times reviewed it as “the essence of theatre.”

A Broadway triumph, Born Yesterday is a deliciously witty screwball comedy. Millionaire junk-dealer Harry Brock goes to Washington to buy a Senator, and in the process hires a sophisticated writer to polish up his seemingly dim-witted girlfriend, Billie Dawn. Brock soon learns that a little learning can be a dangerous thing. A comedy of men, women and politics that ran for three years on Broadway and made Judy Holliday a star. The author, Garson Kanin, wrote the screenplay for many memorable films including the celebrated Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn films: Adam’s Rib and Pat & Mike.

BORN YESTERDAY stars many Players’ favorites including Karen Peakes (Charley’s Aunt, Arms and the Man, The Foreigner, Measure For Measure, The Admirable Crichton), Jack Koenig (Laughing Stock, Present Laughter, Absurd Person Singular, Seagull), Kraig Swartz (Charley’s Aunt, The Voysey Inheritance, Absurd Person Singular, The 39 Steps, Intimate Exchanges), Lisa Bostnar (The Circle, The Voysey Inheritance, The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, The Man Who Came To Dinner), Tom Frey (Charley’s Aunt,The Granite State, The Circle, 2 Hands 4 Pianos, Outside Mullingar), Bridget Beirne (Charley’s Aunt, The 39 Steps, The Voysey Inheritance, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Outside Mullingar), Michael Page (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Circle, The Voysey Inheritance, Outside Mullingar) and Steven Walters (Charley’s Aunt, NBC’s Friday Night Lights).

The production is directed by Gus Kaikkonen, Artistic Director of the Peterborough Players.

BORN YESTERDAY plays from August 12th to the 23rd. Tickets are $39 each. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets one hour before any show for $15.

Book your tickets now 603-924-7585 or go to PlayersTix.com and use your MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

BORN YESTERDAY is exclusively sponsored by Sequoya Technologies Group, LLC.

The theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 90 minutes from Boston.

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About Peterborough Players 
The Peterborough Players, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. It has been globally recognized as one of the most important regional theatres in North America. The Wall Street Journal has called the Peterborough Players “American summer repertory theater at its most accomplished.”  Information about the organization can be found at www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Monadnock Region.

For BORN YESTERDAY key art, actor photos, and Players’ logos and digital assets visit:  http://goo.gl/mrvv13

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Steve Jackson
Director of Marketing
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
sjackson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office
(212) 645-4742 cell

 


Contact:
Keith Stevens
kstevens@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344

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Classic Farce Comes to The Players
Peterborough Players premieres “Charley’s Aunt” On July 29th.

Peterborough, NH (July 27, 2015) – The Peterborough Players fourth play of the season is Brandon Thomas’ classic comedy farce CHARLEY’S AUNT. It debuts Wednesday, July 29th at 7:30pm.

First performed in England in 1892, CHARLEY’S AUNT has been performed around the world many times and multiple film and television versions have been produced. This is the fourth time it has been produced at the Peterbrough Players. It was first produced in 1941 and subsequently in 1946 and 1979. The 1979 production was directed by the then artistic director of the Players, Chuck Morey. Mr. Morey has returned to the Players this season to once again direct CHARLEY’S AUNT. Last season, Mr. Morey brought his own new play, Granite State, to the Players and directed the production.

One of the most successful and entertaining farces of all time, CHARLEY’S AUNT centers on two Oxford undergraduates without an appropriate chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. A quiet luncheon turns into a hilarious masquerade as the young ladies are introduced to the boys’ friend posing as Charley’s Aunt from Brazil — where the nuts come from. When the real aunt shows up, classic comedic confusion ensues!

CHARLEY’S AUNT stars a trove of audience favorites including Kraig Swartz (The Voysey Inheritance, Absurd Person Singular, The 39 Steps, Intimate Exchanges), Lisa Bostnar (The Circle, The Voysey Inheritance, The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, The Man Who Came To Dinner), Tom Frey (The Granite State, The Circle, 2 Hands 4 Pianos, Outside Mullingar), Bridget Beirne (The 39 Steps, The Voysey Inheritance, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Outside Mullingar), Michael Page (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Circle, The Voysey Inheritance, Outside Mullingar) and Karen Peakes (Arms and the Man, The Foreigner, Measure For Measure, The Admirable Crichton.)

CHARLEY’S AUNT plays from July 29th through August 9th. Tickets are $39 each. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets one hour before any show for $15.

Book your tickets now 603-924-7585 or go to PlayersTix.com and use your MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

CHARLEY’S AUNT is co-sponsored by RiverMead and Saved.

The theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 90 minutes from Boston.

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About Peterborough Players 
The Peterborough Players, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. It has been globally recognized as one of the most important regional theatres in North America. The Wall Street Journal has called the Peterborough Players “American summer repertory theater at its most accomplished.”  Information about the organization can be found at www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Monadnock Region.

For CHARLEY’S AUNT key art, actors photos, and Players logos and digital assets visit:  http://goo.gl/mrvv13

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Steve Jackson
Director of Marketing
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
sjackson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office
(212) 645-4742 cell

 


Contact:
Keith Stevens
kstevens@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344

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Irish Romantic Comedy From Author
of Moonstruck Comes To Players

Peterborough Players debuts Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley.

Peterborough, NH (July 10, 2015) – The Peterborough Players third play of the season is John Patrick Shanley’s touching and romantic comedy OUTSIDE MULLINGAR. The play debuts Wednesday, July 15th at 7:30 p.m.

Shanley is best known for writing the Tony Award® winning play, Doubt, plus the Academy Award® winning film Moonstruck. Stanley has worked extensively in theatre and motions pictures as a writer. Some of his most famous screenplays include Joe Versus The Volcano (also directed), The January Man and Alive.

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is Shanley’s latest stage play and it had its world premiere in New York in 2014. It received 2 Drama Desk nominations and one Tony Award® nomination for Best Play. The New York Times called it “Shanley’s finest work since Doubt.”

No more beautiful or loving play has appeared on Broadway. Set in rural Ireland, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR tells the story of the Muldoon and Reilly families, and of their rival heirs, Anthony and Rosemary. Each are loners, eccentrics, approaching 40, and just possibly, meant for each other. This romantic comedy is a very Irish story filled with delightful off-kilter humor, and so tender it could melt a stone.

It stars a quartet of the Peterbrough Players’ most acclaimed professional actors: Bridget Beirne, Tom Frey, Dale Hodges and Michael Page. The production is directed by Peterborough Players’ Artistic Director, Gus Kaikkonen.

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR runs from July 15th through the 26th. Tickets are $39 each. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets one hour before any show for $15.

Book your tickets now 603-924-7585 or go to PlayersTix.com and use your MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

 

The theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 90 minutes from Boston.

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About Peterborough Players 
The Peterborough Players, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. It has been globally recognized as one of the most important regional theatres in North America. The Wall Street Journal has called the Peterborough Players “American summer repertory theater at its most accomplished.”  Information about the organization can be found at www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Monadnock Region.

For OUTSIDE MULLINGAR key art, actors photos, and Players logos and digital assets visit:  http://goo.gl/mrvv13

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Steve Jackson
Director of Marketing
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
sjackson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office
(212) 645-4742 cell

 


Contact:
Keith Stevens
kstevens@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Keene Wine Importer Sponsors Peterborough Players Summer Music Festival

Centeur Imports sponsors live music before Players' performances.

 

PETERBOROUGH, NH (July 2, 2015) — The Peterborough Players signed a major sponsorship agreement for their new "Summer of Stars" Music Festival tent located next to their theatre. Centeur Importers, based in Keene, New Hampshire is the sole sponsor of the music festival for the 2015 season.

 

One hour before 3 performances per week (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), local music artists will perform under the tent for the Peterborough Players’ audiences. However, no ticket is required for these music performances, so anyone can stop by, even if they are not attending one of the plays. Music will include classical, blues, jazz, country and folk. 

 

Centeur Imports is the only importer of Slovakian wines in the U.S. They also distribute a wide variety of Italian wines.  The Players will sell Centeur's wines at the tent and at their concession area inside the theatre.

 

“The 'Summer of Stars' music tent will provide our audiences with a magical way to start their night at the Peterborough Players. They can enjoy a glass of wine, listen to some talented musicians under the tent and then enter the theatre and see one of our great summer productions.” said Steve Jackson, Director of Marketing of the Peterborough Players.

 

Centeur Imports' sponsorship will benefit the introduction of their wines into the region and beyond. "We are very proud to be the inaugural sponsor of this new event at the Players. We believe it will provide a great showcase for our award-winning Eastern European and Italian wines. It should be a fun experience for old and new fans of the Players," said Brian Green, owner and founder of Centeur Imports.

 

Musical artists scheduled to appear at the "Summer of Stars" Music Festival include Andrew Koutroubas, Ted Mann, Bob Pettegrew, Walden Whitham, Jose Lezcano & Brazilian Trio, Bernie & Louise Watson, Marybeth Hallihan and Larry Brown. More artists will be announced over the summer.

 

The tent provided for the summer promotion was made possible by a donation from its owner, Monadnock Tent and Event of Greenfield, NH.

Information about schedules and events at the music festival can be found at www.peterboroughplayers.org/summerofstars

 

For Summer of Stars & Centeur Imports logos, photos, please visit:

https://goo.gl/LH1nnr

 

For hi-res Photos, Players logos and digital assets visit: 

http://goo.gl/mrvv13

 

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About Peterborough Players 

The Peterborough Players, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. It has been globally recognized as one of the most important regional theatres in North America. The Wall Street Journal has called the Peterborough Players "American summer repertory theater at its most accomplished."  Information about the organization can be found at www.peterboroughplayers.org.

 

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation - Monadnock Region.

 

 

About Centeur Imports LLC

Centeur Imports LLC was created by Brian and Jana Green to import wine and mead from Central Europe.  More than ten years ago, Brian had been traveling and working around Central Europe and had the opportunity to sample many fine Slovak, Czech, Austrian, and Hungarian wines and mead, and found himself wondering "Why isn't anyone importing this stuff to America?" Brian assumed that it was just a matter of time. After Brian and Jana were married in 2008 they realized that the time was ripe to build the bridge from Central Europe to bring some of the unique and exquisite wines and mead into the USA.  After officially establishing our business in 2013, we now have a line of delicious wines available from Slovakia, and are working diligently to expand our product line to include more wines and mead from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy.

www.centeurimports.com

 

 

For media and press inquiries contact:

Steve Jackson

Director of Marketing

Peterborough Players

P.O. Box 118

55 Hadley Road

Peterborough, NH 03458

sjackson@peterboroughplayers.org

(603) 924-9344 office

(212) 645-4742 cell

 

Brian E. Green

Founder

Centeur Imports LLC

115 N. Lincoln St.

Keene, NH 03431

bgreen@centeurimports.com

(603) 499-5808

 


Contact:
Keith Stevens
Managing Director
kstevens@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 108

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Swan Lake by the Bolshoi Ballet
The Peterborough Players continues its Arts on Screen Season
Sunday, January 25, 1 p.m.

Peterborough, NH (January 20, 2015) – Swan Lake by the Bolshoi Ballet will be broadcast in high-definition at 1 p.m., January 25 at the Peterborough Players Theatre. The presentation was captured live in Moscow and is part of the Players’ Arts on Screen 2014–2015 season. Tickets are $20 or $15 with a valid student i.d. and can be purchased online at peterboroughplayers.org or at the door. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 90 minutes before the event. Swan Lake runs 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Piotr Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried. White swan by day, human by night, Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. Siegfried is made a knight and he must choose a wife that night. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake.

The Libretto and choreography for this production are by Yuri Grigorovich.

Swan Lake
Sunday, January 25 at 1 p.m.
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
Tickets are $20 or $15 with a valid student i.d.
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system.

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014-15 Arts on Screen Season is sponsored by Sequoya Technologies Group LLC.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 108

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Two Arts on Screen Events at the Peterborough Players:
NT Live: Frankenstein October 25 at 8pm and Bolshoi Ballet: The Legend of Love October 26 at 1pm

The Peterborough Players continues its Arts on Screen Season with theatre and ballet.

National Theatre’s Frankenstein Saturday, October 25 at 8pm

Peterborough, NH (October 20, 2014) – National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

Frankenstein
Saturday, October 25 at 8pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
Reserved Seating: $20 (Student tickets with valid ID $15)
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

The Bloshoi Ballet’s The Legend of Love Sunday, October 25 at 1pm

Peterborough, NH (October 20, 2014) – The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning — her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen’s own lover, the painter Ferkhad.

This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines.

Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.

The Legend of Love
Sunday, October 26 at 1pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
Reserved Seating: $20 (Student tickets with valid ID $15)
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system.

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014-15 Arts on Screen Season is sponsored by Sequoya Technologies Group LLC.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 108

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE MET: LIVE in HD at the Peterborough Players
Verdi’s Thrilling Shakespearean Tragedy, Macbeth
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1pm

Peterborough, NH (October 1, 2014) – The Peterborough Players’ sixth season of Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live transmissions begins October 11 with Verdi’s Shakespearean drama Macbeth, starring Anna Netrebko in her first Met performances of the vocally and dramatically demanding role of Lady Macbeth. Former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble’s acclaimed production, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi, features a starry cast including Željko Lučić in the title role, Joseph Calleja as Macduff, and René Pape as Banquo.

PRESS QUOTES:

“This was Ms. Netrebko’s night... Her sound was plush yet smoky, her voice powerful yet unforced... This was incisive, exacting Verdi singing, with gleaming top notes. She is a soprano with star power in the best sense, a charismatic expressivity that pervades every element of her performance. Mr. Lučić is an elegant baritone with a distinctive voice, burnished, mellow, a little earthy. He has ample power and smooth legato phrasing. The formidable bass René Pape makes a gravely dignified Banquo... tenor Joseph Calleja was in ardent, excellent voice as Macduff... and the Met choristers sang the grieving, powerfully understated chorus, one of Verdi’s finest, with affecting eloquence.” — The New York Times

“With her resonantly beautiful voice, Anna Netrebko is a riveting presence in Verdi’s opera... Her securely projected low-lying phrases obviate the need for a strident lower register à la Callas, and her voice sails to high D flat.” – Financial Times

“This was Anna Netrebko’s first Lady Macbeth at the Met, and she grabbed the role by the throat and did not let go.” Željko Lučić gave a ‘dramatically compelling and vocally nuanced performance... His final, rage-fueled call to battle was harrowing. Luisi led a thrilling performance from the pit, weaving spooky atmospheres and wringing every drop of drama from the score.” — NY Classical Review

Macbeth
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Saturday, October 11 at 1pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
Reserved Seating: $25 (Student tickets with valid ID $20)
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system.

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014-15 Arts on Screen Season is sponsored by Sequoya Technologies Group LLC.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 108

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All in Good Fun
to close the Peterborough Players Season

Peterborough, NH (September 3, 2014) – The last show of the Peterborough Players 2014 season is a new play developed and performed by Talene Monahon called All in Good Fun. The show will run from September. Tickets are $39 on Saturdays and $37 all other days.

It is a story all too common in the news today: A well-respected school, praised for safe campuses and happy students, is plagued with high-profile hazing exposés, sexual assault scandals, and controversies over campus Greek life. All in Good Fun, is a theatrical documentary that examines the complex nature of social life and fun on college campuses through the view of those within one.

This moving and funny play uses the words of more than 25 students, faculty and staff at Dartmouth College to get an inside look at college life today, with all the good and bad that goes with it. Talene Monahon (seen on the Players’ stage in 2013’s Seagull) developed the piece by conducting interviews while she was a student at Dartmouth. Directed by Marina McClure (another Dartmouth graduate) All in Good Fun asks the question that has echoed across the country: How do these students reconcile the paradox of loving the college and campus that is their home with the fear and outrage created by these isolated events? This eye-opening docu-drama gets to the very heart of college living and finds the strength inside the collegiate community that stands up to what might be brushed off as All in Good Fun.

All in Good Fun
Developed by Talene Monahon
Wednesday, September 17 through Sunday, September 21
Wed. – Sat. at 8:00 pm and Sun. at 4:00 pm

Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
Reserved Seating: $37, Saturdays $39
Rated PG-13 (Strong language, adult situations)
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system.

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014 Season is sponsored by Monadnock Paper Mills. The 2014 IT Sponsor is Sequoya Technologies Group LLC. All in Good Fun’s co-sponsor is the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 108

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
A musical about the life of the legendary country singer

Peterborough, NH (August 27, 2014) – Next up at the Peterborough Players is a musical tribute to one of most famous country singers of all time. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline tells the story of the life of phenomenal singing sensation. The show will run from September 3 through September 14. Tickets are $39 on Saturdays and $37 all other days.

From small-town Virginia to the bright lights of Carnegie Hall, Patsy Cline’s legend is a monument to ambition, grace and talent. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is a tribute to Patsy’s spirit and a celebration of the music of her life. Brigit Beirne (The 39 Steps, Present Laughter) will star as Patsy herself, singing the joys and tragedies of Cline’s extraordinary life.

Our live band will play more than twenty of Cline’s best-known songs (including Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Walkin’ After Midnight and more), blending theatre and music into a magical evening for all audiences. Tom Frey (2 Piano 4 Hands) directs this musical journey and Players favorite Kraig Swartz co-stars as Little Big Man, a hilarious country DJ with a lot of love for Patsy Cline.

“Beirne re-creates the star’s voice and style, doing never less than excellent work on two dozen Cline classics.” — Edge Boston

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
By Dean Regan
Wednesday, September 3 through Sunday, September 14
Wed. – Sat. at 8:00 pm, Sun. at 4:00 pm, Monday Off, Tues. at 7:00 pm

Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
Reserved Seating: $37, Saturdays $39
Rated PG-13
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system.

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014 Season is sponsored by Monadnock Paper Mills. The 2014 IT Sponsor is Sequoya Technologies Group LLC. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’s exclusive sponsor is Sequoya Technologies Group LLC.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.PeterboroughPlayers.org
603-924-9344, Ext. 108
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Voysey Inheritance: A New York Smash-Hit
Brought to the Players

Peterbrough, NH (August 11, 2014) – Next up at the Peterborough Players is a darkly comic play about money, family and fraud, The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville-Barker. The show will run from August 20 – August 31. Tickets are $39 on Saturdays and $37 all other days.

Edward Voysey, an idealistic young lawyer, is given a partnership in his family’s estates and trusts law firm, only to discover that his beloved father is an early 20th century Bernie Madoff. Populated by the Voysey family, a willful collection of eccentrics worthy of Shaw or Oscar Wilde, The Voysey Inheritance is a shrewd, elegant comedy, which questions the value of ordinary morality in the making of money.

This show is particularly special to the Peterborough Players and our artistic director, Gus Kaikkonen. Gus’s first production of The Voysey Inheritance was at the Mint Theater in New York in 1999. The Mint’s website credits this production for “putting the Mint Theater on the map.” The production was so wildly successful that the theatre remounted the production in 2000 for another popular run.

Gus finally has the opportunity to bring The Voysey Inheritance to the Peterborough Players, along with some of the all-star cast that made the first production such a smash-hit. Kraig Swartz and Lisa Bostnar, who have become recurring favorites at the Players, are reprising their roles as Edward and Honor Voysey. The great George Morfogen (best known for his role as Bob Rebadow in HBO’s OZ) will also be returning to his role as family patriarch Voysey, Sr. They will be joined on stage by some of the favorite faces of the Players stage including Tom Frey, Bridget Beirne and Michael Page.

Complementing the performance is original music composed by Ellen Mandel and an award-winning team of designers including sets by Charles Morgan (3-time NH Theatre Award-winning scenic designer), costumes by Sam Fleming (Seagull, 2013 NH Theatre Award), and lights and sound by Kevin Frazier (Measure for Measure, 2011 NH Theatre Award).

The Voysey Inheritance
By Harley Granville-Barker

Wednesday, August 20 through Sunday, August 31
Wed. – Sat. at 8:00 pm, Sun. at 4:00 pm, Monday Off, Tues. at 7:00 pm

Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough, NH 03458
Reserved Seating: $37, Saturdays $39

Rated PG 
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or Online: www.PeterboroughPlayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. 

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344,www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014 Season is sponsored by Monadnock Paper Mills. The 2014 IT Sponsor is Sequoya Technologies Group LLC. The Voysey Inheritance’s exclusive sponsor is Grove Street Fiduciary Inc.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.PeterboroughPlayers.org
603-924-9344, Ext. 108
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Circle: A Witty, Comedy of Manners
at The Peterborough Players

Peterbrough, NH (August 1, 2014) – The Peterborough Players are pleased to present The Circle by Somerset Maugham. Chosen as one of the 100 greatest 20th century plays by Britain’s National Theatre,The Circle is a charming and funny tale of high-society intrigue. The show will run from August 6th – August 17th. Tickets are $39 on Saturdays and $37 all other days.

When Arnold Champion-Cheney was a boy, his mother, Lady Kitty, scandalously decamped to the Continent with her husband’s best friend. Now, decades later, the eccentric Lady Kitty and her aging paramour, Lord Porteous, return to England at the invitation of Arnold’s young wife, Elizabeth. Why is Elizabeth so fascinated by Lady Kitty? How will Arnold hold his respectable political career together with his hurricane of a mother back in the mix?

Gus Kaikkonen directs this wonderful journey of humor, love and mystery. Starring some of the favorite faces of the Peterborough Players including Lisa Bostnar (The Granite State, Laughing Stock), Tom Frey (Two Pianos, 4 Hands, The 39 Steps), Michael Page (Laughing Stock, Seagull) and more. With gorgeous costumes from the 1920’s designed by Lara de Bruijn (Measure for Measure - 2011 NH Theatre Award Best Costume Design) and a beautiful set by Charles Morgan (Measure for Measure - 2011 NH Theatre Award Best Set Design), The Circle is one theatrical experience you do not want to miss.

The Circle
By Somerset Maugham

Wednesday, August 6th through Sunday, August 17th
Wed. – Sat. at 8:00 pm, Sun. at 4:00 pm, Monday Off, Tues. at 7:00 pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough, NH 03458
Reserved Seating: $37, Saturdays $39

Rated PG-13 
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or Online: www.PeterboroughPlayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. 

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344,www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014 Season is sponsored by Monadnock Paper Mills. The 2014 IT Sponsor is Sequoya Technologies Group LLC. The Circle’s co-sponsors are RiverMead and Belletetes.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.PeterboroughPlayers.org
603-924-9344, Ext. 108
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Granite State: A World Premiere Comedy
at The Peterborough Players

Peterbrough, NH (July 14, 2014) – Next up at the Peterborough Players is the World Premiere production of The Granite State, written and directed by Charles Morey. Players fans will remember Morey as the writer/director of last year’s hugely popular comedy, Laughing Stock (winner of six 2014 NH Theatre Awards, including Best Production and Best Director). The show will run from July 23 – August 3. Tickets are $39 on Saturdays and $37 all other days.

The Granite State is a smart and topical new comedy about aging, love, loss, literature, family - and blackmail. It is about both the responsibility of being an artist and the price one pays - not to mention the price one pays for being related to an artist. George is a famous novelist who has secluded himself in a New Hampshire farmhouse where he broods upon the death of his third wife and his fears of aging. When he unexpectedly wins a major literary prize with a serious cash award attached, his world collapses into chaos upon the arrival of his son and future daughter-in-law; his new girlfriend, a beautiful and smart Russian stripper with a passion for literature; and his two ex-wives, one, an actress, the other, once the model for the “iconic sixties feral-child hippie sex goddess” in George’s first major novel, now a Texas Tea Party stalwart. The inevitable explosion of recriminations, ego, need, jealousy and greed is fueled by extreme weather, Russian food and plenty of vodka but ultimately resolved by a bundle of forgotten letters and a chainsaw.

Charles Morey was the Artistic Director at the Peterborough Players for many years. His plays Laughing Stock, Figaro and Dracula have been performed around the globe. He is joined by a talented cast of new and familiar faces to the Peterborough Players: Anderson Matthews, Tom Frey, Lisa Bostnar, Joyce Cohen, Karron Graves and Beverly Ward (whom Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal recently called “boldly varied and unfailingly convincing” in his review of Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Peterborough Players).

The Granite State
By Charles Morey

Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, August 3
Wed. – Sat. at 8:00 pm, Sun. at 4:00 pm, Monday Off, Tues. at 7:00 pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough, NH 03458
Reserved Seating: $37, Saturdays $39

Rated PG-13 
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or Online: www.PeterboroughPlayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. 

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344,www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014 Season is sponsored by Monadnock Paper Mills. The 2014 IT Sponsor is Sequoya Technologies Group LLC. The Granite State’s exclusive sponsor is C&S Wholesale Grocers.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.PeterboroughPlayers.org
603-924-9344, Ext. 108
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4th of July Specials at the Peterborough Players

Peterborough, NH (June 30, 2014) – The Peterborough Players invites you to spend the holiday with us. On Friday, July 4th the Players will have specials for both of our productions running:

For the Second Company's The Emperor's New Clothes at 10:30AM we are offering $4 tickets for both children and adults on the 4th. Start you holiday off with a show that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

We are also offering 2 Tickets for $40 for Family Secrets at 8PM. This one hilarious and poignant comedy that everyone can relate to is one that you won't want to miss. Take advantage of these prices and spend your Independence evening laughing with us.

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system.

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014 Season is sponsored by Monadnock Paper Mills. The 2014 IT Sponsor is Sequoya Technologies Group LLC. Family Secrets’s exclusive sponsor is People’s United Bank. The Second Company sponsor is The Kingsbury Fund.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.PeterboroughPlayers.org
603-924-9344, Ext. 108
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Next at the Peterborough Players:
Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Peterborough, NH (June 30, 2014) – The Peterborough Players continues the 2014 season with a hilarious comedy by the great American playwright, Neil Simon. Last of the Red Hot Lovers opens on July 9th and runs through July 20th. Tickets are $39 on Saturdays and $37 all other days.

From Tony, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Neil Simon, Last of the Red Hot Lovers follows long-married Barney Cashman as he crashes through a mid-life crisis of his own devising. A gentle soul, with no experience in adultery, Barney determines to have one passionate tryst before the world passes him by. His attempts to find his inner Casanova provide a hilarious look at a decent man who just can't succeed in sinning.

Starring Kirby Ward as Barney Cashman and his wife Beverly Ward (both last seen at the Players in 2012's I Do! I Do!) as all three of Barney's attempted love interests: The blunt, experienced adultress, Elaine; the actress with a few loose screws, Bobbi; and the staunch moralist, Jeanette. This riotous play with have you rolling in the aisles with laughter.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers
By Neil Simon

Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 20
Wed. – Sat. at 8:00 pm, Sun. at 4:00 pm, Monday Off, Tues. at 7:00 pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough, NH 03458
Reserved Seating: $37, Saturdays $39

Rated PG-13
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or Online: www.PeterboroughPlayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system.

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014 Season is sponsored by Monadnock Paper Mills. The 2014 IT Sponsor is Sequoya Technologies Group LLC. Last of the Red Hot Lovers's exclusive sponsor is TD Bank.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peterborough Players Opens its 2014 Season with
Family Secrets

Peterborough, NH (June 11, 2014) – The Peterborough Players starts off our 2014 season with an affectionate one woman show that everyone can RELATE to. Family Secrets by Sherry Glaser and Greg Howells opens on June 25th and runs through July 6th. Tickets are $39 on Saturdays and $37 all other days.

Family Secrets is a masterful and vivid portrait of an American family in a series of side-splitting scenes. Carolyn Michel (from 2011’s The Lady with All the Answers) stars as five members of the Fisher family, who all have skeletons in their closets. The secrets, hilariously revealed, convey the joys and struggles of parenting, health, childbirth and love.

Michel has performed this show up and down the coast to great acclaimed. You won’t want to miss the start of this great season.

“Michel moves through each character with relative confidence and distinctive traits that make them related individuals. More importantly, she finds the pathos without making it maudlin, as well as the humor that helps the family survive.”

Herald Tribune Sarasota

“This is laugh-out-loud theater. It is a very funny and poignant play.”

Democrat and Chronicle

Family Secrets
By Sherry Glaser and Greg Howells

Wednesday, June 25 through Sunday, July 6
Wed. – Sat. at 8:00 pm, Sun. at 4:00 pm, Monday Off, Tues. at 7:00 pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough, NH 03458
Reserved Seating: $37, Saturdays $39

Rated PG
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or Online: www.PeterboroughPlayers.org

The Peterborough Players theatre is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and is equipped with a hearing assistance system.

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Hi-resolution photos and Key Art available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.

The 2014 Season is sponsored by Monadnock Paper Mills. The 2014 IT Sponsor is Sequoya Technologies Group LLC. Family Secrets’ exclusive sponsor is People’s United Bank. 

 

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
All in Good Fun at the Peterborough Players
September 17 -21

Peterborough, NH (May 12, 2014) – The Peterborough Players are happy to add All in Good Fun, to our 2014 Season. This play replaces the previously announced Hold These Truths. This 2013 United Solo Festival Bestseller was developed by Talene Monahon (a 2013 Second Company member seen in Seagull and Snow White) during her time at Dartmouth College as a theatrical snapshot into the social environment of college today.

It is a story all too common in the news today: a well-respected college, praised for safe and happy campus life, is suddenly exposed for hidden Greek-life hazing and sexual assault scandals. All in Good Fun  uses the words of over twenty-five students, faculty and alumni of Dartmouth College to shed light on the paradox of school spirit and outrage these scandals expose. Developed and performed by Talene Monahon, this theatrical documentary opens a window into collegiate life to uncover the darkness brushed off as “all in good fun.”
 
2014 Season
Family Secrets – June 25 - July 6
The Last of the Red Hot Lovers – July 9 - 20
The Granite State – July 23 - August 3
The Circle – August 6 - 17
The Voysey Inheritance – August 20 - 31
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline – September 3 - 14
All in Good Fun – September 17 - 21
 
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Season. Single tickets will go on sale June 1st at www.PeterboroughPlayers.org
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Peterborough Players logo or hi-resolution theatre photos available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-7585, www.PeterboroughPlayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.
 
2014 Season sponsored by Monadnock Paper Mills. IT Sponsor for 2014 is Sequoya Technologies Group, LLC. All in Good Fun is co-sponsored by the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
603-924-9344, Ext. 108

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peterborough Players Annual Meeting Announcements
The 2014 Season and More

Peterborough, NH (February 10, 2014) – At its annual meeting on February 8th, the Peterborough Players announced the lineup of plays for its 2014 Summer Season, welcomed new board members and announced the winner of the Flanders Award for best equity actor of the 2013 season.

The 2014 Season of Seven Main Stage Plays:

Subscriptions are on sale now. Single tickets available June 1st.

FAMILY SECRETS – June 25 – July 6
One woman’s affectionate look at a relatively painful subject by Sherry Glaser
Family Secrets
is a masterful and vivid portrait of an American family in a series of side-splitting scenes. Carolyn Michel (from 2011’s The Lady with All the Answers) stars as five members of the Fisher family, who all have skeletons in their closets. The secrets, hilariously revealed, convey the joys and struggles of parenting, health, childbirth and love.

THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS – July 9 – 20
A comedy by Neil Simon
From Tony, Emmy and Pulitzer-winning author Neil Simon, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers follows long-married Barney Cashman as he crashes through a mid-life crisis of his own devising. A gentle soul, with no experience in adultery, Barney determines to have one passionate tryst before the world passes him by. His attempts to find his inner Casanova provides a hilarious look at a decent man who just can’t succeed in sinning.

THE GRANITE STATE – July 23 – August 3
A hometown comedy World Premiere by Charles Morey
Chuck Morey’s comedy Laughing Stock, produced last season at the Players, won 6 NH Theatre Awards, including Best Production and Best Director. His new play concerns George Gordon, “America’s greatest living author,” who is living a happy quiet life in Hancock, NH, until he wins the prestigious Hochmueller Award and its $2 million cash prize. The famous writer’s world becomes anything but quiet when his ex-wives, son and mistress all come knocking at the door. Who is there to celebrate, and who just wants a piece of the prize?

THE CIRCLE – August 6 – 17
A comedy of manners by Somerset Maugham
From the era of Downton Abbey, The Circle is a comedy of high-society intrigue. When Arnold Champion-Cheney was a boy, his mother, Lady Kitty, scandalously decamped to the Continent with her husband’s best friend. Now, decades later, the eccentric Lady Kitty and her aging paramour, Lord Porteous, return to England at the invitation of Arnold’s young wife, Elizabeth. Why is Elizabeth so fascinated by Lady Kitty? How will Arnold hold his respectable political career together with his hurricane of a mother back in the mix? The Circle, chosen as one of the 100 greatest 20th century plays by Britain’s National Theatre, is the prolific Somerset Maugham’s finest work for the stage.

THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE – Aug. 20 – 31
A dark comedy by Harley Granville-Barker, adapted by Gus Kaikkonen
Edward Voysey, an idealistic young lawyer, is given a partnership in his family’s estates and trusts law firm, only to discover that his beloved father is an early 20th century Bernie Madoff. Populated by the Voysey family, a willful collection of eccentrics worthy of Shaw or Oscar Wilde, The Voysey Inheritance is a shrewd, elegant comedy, which questions the value of ordinary morality in the making of money.

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE – September 3 – 14
A musical about the legendary country singer by Dean Regan
From small-town Virginia to the bright lights of Carnegie Hall, Patsy Cline’s legend is a monument to ambition, grace and talent. Starring Players favorite Bridget Beirne in the title role, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is a tribute to her spirit and a celebration of the music of her life. This moving piece features twenty of Cline’s best-known songs, blending theatre and music into a magical evening for all audiences.

TBA – September 17 – 21
We are in the process of negotiating an exciting one-person show to conclude the season. We can’t give much away until everything is finalized, but we will be making an announcement about this final show as soon as we can.

Second Company Plays for Children and Their Families:

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES – 10:30 am – June 28, July 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26
By Timothy Mason, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
A classic story gets brought to life: an emperor obsessed with fashion, a nation of people who live to serve him and two oddly loveable con artists ready to take him for all he’s worth. What will it take to rescue the empire when everyone seems to be fooled by The Emperor’s New Clothes?

LITTLE WOMEN – 2:00 pm – August 23, 26, 29, 30; and 7:00 pm – August 25
A comedy/drama by Gus Kaikkonen, from the famous book by Louisa May Alcott, music composed/adapted by Ellen Mandel
Little Women returns to the Peterborough Players and the March sisters grow up for a whole new generation. Romantic Meg, tomboyish Jo, gentle Beth and precocious Amy are back; and even though times are tough and money is short, their infectious pursuit of life and romance is unstoppable. Composer Ellen Mandel blends period music with original songs to bring the entire March family vividly to life on our stage.

New Ticketing System Update:

The Peterborough Players is proud to announce they have changed their online ticketing system. Active now, you can go online to www.PeterboroughPlayers.org and order tickets and pick your seat for any of the HD Events this spring. Summer Theatre subscriptions will not be available online this year while the new system is implemented, but single tickets will be available on June 1st. Barn Door Passes can be purchase online now.

Announcement of New Trustees and Recognition of Outgoing Trustees:

Three new members of the Board of Trustees were elected: Sue Callihan of Peterborough, Daniel Henderson of Hancock and Peter Tibbetts of Dublin. The four trustees whose terms expired were thanked for their service on the Board: Peterborough residents Stephen Gelbach of Jaffrey, Julie Middleton of Temple, Dana O’Brien of Dublin and Peterborough resident, Cathie Sage.

Winner of the Flanders Award:

A 2008 bequest from Charles Flanders created an endowment, the proceeds of which are used to award the best performance by an Equity actor each season. The winner is voted on by the Peterborough Players Board of Trustees. The 2013 winner was Jack Koenig who appeared last season in Seagull, Laughing Stock (taking home the 2013 NH Theatre Award for Best Actor as well for this role) and Absurd Person Singular. Previous winners have been Ian Peakes, Kraig Swartz, Pamela Bob, Lisa Bostnar, and Tom Frey.

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The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

 

Contact:
George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
603-924-9344, Ext. 108

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peterborough Players Annual Meeting
February 8, 2014 – Public Invited to This Free Event

Peterborough, NH (January 30, 2014) – The Peterborough Players will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 5:00pm after the Metropolitan Opera, Rusalka, at the theatre, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. The public is invited to this FREE event and reception.

Highlights include the 2014 summer season announcement, the 2013 season recap, review of the successful housing project, and the announcement of the Flanders Award for best performance by an equity actor. A small reception will follow the meeting with complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and light hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

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The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

 

George Moura
Marketing Director
gmoura@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
603-924-9344, Ext. 108

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peterborough Players Earn 24 NH Theatre Award
Top 5 Finalist Nominations

Peterborough, NH (December 27, 2013) – The Peterborough Players is pleased to announce 24 finalists for the 12th Annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards. The NHTA announces the top 5 adjudicated finalists in each professional category from the shows chosen for nomination. This year, the Players nominated SEAGULL and LAUGHING STOCK in the Drama/Comedy - Professional division.

Both shows had finalists nominated in all 10 categories they were eligible for, with 12 finalists for each show, including Best Production, Best Director and Best Actor and Actress.

The Awards will be presented on January 25 at the Stockbridge Theatre in Derry. If you would like to attend the ceremony, tickets can be obtained by calling 603-437-5210 or visiting https://tickets.stockbridgetheatre.com/

Congratulations to all of our finalists!

Best Production
Laughing Stock
Seagull

Best Director
Chuck Morey - Laughing Stock
Gus Kaikkonen - Seagull

Best Actor
Jack Koenig - Gordon Page in Laughing Stock
Jack Koenig - Trigorin in Seagull

Best Actress
Lisa Bostnar - Sarah McKay in Laughing Stock
Lisa Bostnar - Arkadina in Seagull

Best Supporting Actor
Michael Goodfriend - Tyler Taylor in Laughing Stock
Gus Kaikkonen - Vernon Volker in Laughing Stock
Michael Page - Sorin in Seagull
Jed Resnick - Treplev in Seagull

Best Supporting Actress
Erin Neufer - Mary Pierre in Laughing Stock
Dale Hodges - Daisy Coates in Laughing Stock
Erin Neufer - Nina in Seagull
Talene Monahon - Masha in Seagull

Best Costume Designer
Lara de Bruijn - Laughing Stock
Sam Fleming - Seagull

Best Scenic Designer
Bill Clarke - Laughing Stock
Charles Morgan - Seagull

Best Sound Designer
Matt Tibbs - Laughing Stock
Kevin Frazier - Seagull

Best Lighting Designer
John Eckert - Laughing Stock
John Eckert - Seagull

The full list of finalists from all theatres can be found here: http://www.nhtheatreawards.org/nhta-12-top-finalists.aspx

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Hi-resolution photos will be available upon request.

The Peterborough Players, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. Peterborough Players, PO Box 118, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458, (603) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region. The 2013-14 HD season is sponsored by Sequoya Technologies LLC

©2015 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.