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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.

 

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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
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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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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

 

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Peterborough Players Opens its 80th Season with
Say Goodnight Gracie

Peterborough, NH (June 24, 2013) The Peterborough Players opens their 80th birthday season on June 26th with Rupert Holmes's Say Goodnight Gracie. Joel Rooks, star of the show's off-Broadway production and national tour, returns as George Burns in this hilarious and heart-warming one-man show, which runs through July 7th.

George Burns achieved much in his century-long life: a rise from an impoverished childhood, a successful entertainment career spanning over 75 years, and a comedic partnership and storybook romance with the hilarious and lovely Gracie Allen. Say Goodnight Gracie finds George Burns at the end of his momentous life, stuck in limbo between this world and the next. To reunite with his beloved Gracie, Burns must tap into all of his abilities to give the Command Performance of his life for God.

Say Goodnight Gracie
by Rupert Holmes
Wednesday, June 26 through Sunday, July 7
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 is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

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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.

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. Say Goodnight Gracie is co-sponsored by RiverMead and Sequoya Technologies Group.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
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Two Special Events in May at the Peterborough Players
Jane Condon Comedy and The Phantom of the Opera

Peterborough, NH (May 2, 2013) For one night only on Friday, May 17, at 8:00 pm, the Peterborough Players welcomes back to the stage Comedian Jane Condon (star of last season’s Janie Condon: Raw & Unchained) for an evening of laughs! As a stand-up comedian, Jane won the Ladies of Laughter contest, won Audience Favorite (NY) on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and has had audiences rolling in the aisles around the country! Last season, you saw the story of how and why Jane became a comedian. Now, see the stand-up act that has made her one of the brightest stars in comedy. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered through the box office at 603-924-7585 or online at www.peterboroughplayers.org

On Sunday, May 19, at 1:00 pm, the Players will bring the 25th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh’s history-making The Phantom of the Opera to the big screen. With a fully-staged, lavish production, set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of the Royal Albert Hall, the event has captivated cinema audiences around the world. Phantom is Broadway’s longest-running show and has been seen by over 100 million people worldwide. This special event features over 200 cast members, orchestra musicians and luminaries involved with Phantom over the past 25 years. Phantom of the Opera at the Albert Hall was filmed in October 2011 and is no longer available for screening—except at the Peterborough Players! Be sure to catch this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Phantom larger than life on the Players big screen. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered through the box office at 603-924-7585 or online at www.peterboroughplayers.org

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

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Hi-resolution 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) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
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EXHIBITION: Great Art on Screen at Peterborough Players
Manet: Portraying Life First in Series

Peterborough, NH (March 28, 2013) The Peterborough Players will present Manet: Portraying Life, on Thursday, April 11, at 8:00 pm, as the first in a new theatrical series of events, bringing the world’s great art exhibitions to cinema screens worldwide. The series entitled EXHIBITION: Great Art on Screen will feature the world’s foremost upcoming art exhibitions, creatively captured especially for the big screen. EXHIBITION begins with a career-encompassing collection of the works of Edouard Manet from the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

The second is a “once-in-a-lifetime” exhibition of the greatest number of Edvard Munch’s works ever from the Munch Museum and National Museum, Oslo. Munch 150 will be shown on Sunday, June 30, at 7:00 pm. The third exhibition, set for screenings on Thursday, October 10, at 8:00 pm, takes place at the National Gallery in London where audiences will see a unique perspective on the masterpieces of Johannes Vermeer. This exhibition is entitled Vermeer and Music.

Each Event Film, hosted by art historian Tim Marlow, will go beyond the gallery with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

EXHIBITION: Great Art on Screen - Manet: Portraying Life
Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 8:00 pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
$15 Adults $10 Students Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

Approximate running time is 1 1/2 hours.

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

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Hi-resolution 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) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

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Met Opera at the Peterborough Players
Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini Broadcast in HD

Peterborough, NH (March 11, 2013) — The Met: Live in HD series will present Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai, to be broadcast live on the Peterborough Players big screen on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at noon. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.

Zandonai’s compelling opera, inspired by an episode from Dante’s Inferno, returns in the Metropolitan Opera’s ravishingly beautiful production, last seen in 1986. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Marcello Giordani are the doomed lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts.

The final opera in the Met’s 2012-13 Live in HD series will be Handel’s Giulio Cesare, which will be broadcast on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at noon.

Sunflowers Restaurant of Jaffrey will provide a variety of delicious savory and sweet “Opera Bites” which will be on sale in the Peterborough Players lobby both pre-show and during intermission.

Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai
Saturday, March 16, 2013, at noon
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
$25 Adults $20 Students
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

Approximate running time is 4 hours. Casting is subject to change without notice.

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

Sequoya Technologies Group is the 2012-13 Opera Season Sponsor.

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Hi-resolution 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) 924-9344, 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.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

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Met Opera’s Parsifal at Peterborough Players
Wagner’s Final Masterpiece Shown Live in HD

Peterborough, NH (February 22, 2013) — The Metropolitan Opera’s stunning production of Parsifal will be broadcast live in HD on the Peterborough Players big screen on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at noon. This is the tenth production in the 2012–13 season of The Met: Live in HD opera series, and it has received rave reviews.

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom in François Girard’s new vision for Wagner’s final masterpiece. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts.

Sunflowers Restaurant of Jaffrey will provide a variety of delicious savory and sweet “Opera Bites” which will be on sale in the Peterborough Players lobby both pre-show and during intermission.

Parsifal by Richard Wagner
Saturday, March 2, 2013, at noon
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
$25 Adults $20 Students
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

Approximate running time is 5 3/4 hours. Casting is subject to change without notice.

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

Sequoya Technologies Group is the 2012-13 Opera Season Sponsor.

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Hi-resolution 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) 924-9344, 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.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

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Peterborough Players Announces Its 2013 Season
and More

Peterborough, NH(February 12, 2013) — At its annual meeting on February 10th, the Peterborough Players announced the lineup of plays (including some of their greatest hits) for its 80th anniversary season this summer; the election of new board members; and the winner of the Flanders Award for best equity actor of the 2012 season.

The 2013 Season of Seven Main Stage Plays:

SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE — June 26 – July 7
A one-man tour de force by Rupert Holmes
George Burns is now miraculously alive and kicking in a stunning multimedia presentation. We discover George in limbo between this world and the next, unable to join his beloved wife and partner, Gracie Allen, until he gives the Command Performance of his lifetime for God. Joel Rooks, who starred in the show’s national tour and off-Broadway revival, stars in an unforgettable performance.

2 PIANOS 4 HANDS — July 10 – 21
A play with music by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt
As children, Ted and Richard don’t have much in common — except for the shared desire to become classical pianists. But does either of them have what it takes? 2 Pianos 4 Hands follows the dynamic and comical journey of two boys into adulthood, their musical aspirations gleaming like the grand pianos that they play masterfully on stage from beginning to end. Players favorite Tom Frey returns to star in this hit from the 2010 season, which tops the list of most-requested revivals.

SEAGULL — July 24 – August 4
A classic by Anton Chekhov in a new version by Gus Kaikkonen
In Chekhov’s masterwork Seagull, unforgettable characters reveal the passion and pathos of everyday life. When famed actress Irina Arkadina visits her family with her lover Trigorin in tow, they become ensnared in a tangle of romance, intrigue and unrequited love. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience this masterpiece.

LAUGHING STOCK — August 7 – 18
A backstage farce by Charles Morey, former Players Artistic Director
A hilarious comedy and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre (any resemblance to the Peterborough Players is purely coincidental, of course), schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley’s Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close. Chuck Morey (who directed last season’s The 39 Steps) returns to direct this big hit from the 2004 season.

ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR — August 21 – September 1
A comedy by Sir Alan Ayckbourn
The party may be in the living room, but the action (and comedy) is in the kitchen! Three couples, three kitchens, three successive Christmas Eves — laugh as relationships change, fortunes rise (and fall, and rise again), and the social order gets all mixed up. A ferociously funny play by the master of British comedy, last seen at the Players in 1977

TBA — September 4 – 15
We can’t announce this classic romantic comedy as it is still playing in New York, but we’re sure you will fall in love with some of the most charming characters you’ll ever meet!

TEA FOR THREE — September 18 – 22
A one-woman show by Eric H. Weinberger
Particularly pertinent in an era of heightened politics, Tea for Three humanizes the political scene with a story both whimsical and deeply moving — a behind-the-scenes look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford. Share the journey of each as she deals with the fishbowl of First Ladydom. Emmy Award–winning actress Elaine Bromka, with over thirty years in film, television, Broadway and Off-Broadway, starred as eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in the PBS show The Presidents. Intrigued by their stories, she went on with playwright Eric H. Weinberger to create this one-woman show.

Second Company Plays for Children and Their Families:

SNOW WHITE — 10:30 am – June 29, July 5, 6, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27
By Marjorie Sokoloff, based on the beloved classic tale
An audience favorite in 2002, this Snow White puts the familiar cast of characters in a whole new light. Join Snow White, all seven dwarves, the handsome prince, the not-quite-so-evil-but certainly-misunderstood witch, a very sassy mirror, and a dancing chicken in a romp the whole family will love!

SCAPINO! — 2:00 pm – August 24, 27, 30, 31; and 7:00 pm – August 26
By Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale, based on Molière’s play Les Fourberies de Scapin (The Pranks of Scapin)
This hilarious play is still talked about from its 1982 production at the Players. A must-see for all lovers of madcap comedy and for the child in all of us…age 8 to 108. Molière wrote his play in 1671; this production brings it alive for today’s audiences in an extraordinarily stylish and extremely funny way.

Announcement of New Trustees and Recognition of Outgoing Trustees:
Seven new members of the Board of Trustees were elected: Linda Caracappa of Sharon, Cy Gregg of Peterborough, Leslie Kenney of Peterborough, Rob Koch of Peterborough, Fred Leventhal of Dublin, Andrew Manns of Peterborough, and Michael Redmond of Jaffrey. The six trustees whose terms expired were thanked for their service on the Board: Peterborough residents Jim Borsari (outgoing president), Jack Burnett, Joyce Gregg, Muriel Henault, and Barbara Miller; and Wilton resident, Jan Brown.

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 2012 winner was Ian Peakes who appeared last season in The 39 Steps and The Admirable Crichton. Previous winners have been Kraig Swartz, Pamela Bob, Lisa Bostnar, and Tom Frey.

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Hi-resolution 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) 924-9344, 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.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

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Peterborough Players Wins 7 NH Theatre Awards
Auld Lang Syne Takes Home 5

Peterborough, NH(February 7, 2013) — The Peterborough Players took home seven awards at the 11th annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards ceremony held on January 26th at Pinkerton Academy’s Stockbridge Theatre in Derry. Auld Lang Syne, a world premiere production, won five awards as follows: Best Production Drama/Comedy; Best Director Drama/Comedy (Gus Kaikkonen), Best Original Playwright (Jack Neary); Best Actor in a Drama/Comedy (Gordon Clapp), and Best Actress in a Drama/Comedy (Kathy Manfre from Peterborough). The 39 Steps took home two awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama/Comedy (Kraig Swartz) and Best Sound Designer (Benjamin Marcum).

In addition to its wins, the Peterborough Players was also a top three finalist in seven categories for The Admirable Crichton, in five categories for The 39 Steps and one category for Auld Lang Syne.

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Hi-resolution 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) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

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Rigoletto to Be Broadcast Live at the Peterborough Players
A New Production in the Met: Live in HD Opera Series

Peterborough, NH (February 4, 2013) — Rigoletto, one of Verdi’s most famous and popular operas, will be broadcast live on the Peterborough Players big screen on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 1:00 pm, as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s The Met: Live in HD 2012-13 season. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.

Award-winning director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering and timeless tragedy of lust, betrayal and revenge in Las Vegas in 1960. Inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack, this production stars Piotr Beczala as the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic as his tragic sidekick Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau as Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda.

Sunflowers Restaurant of Jaffrey will provide a variety of delicious savory and sweet “Opera Bites” which will be on sale in the Peterborough Players lobby both pre-show and during intermission.

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 1:00 pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
$25 Adults $20 Students
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

Approximate running time is 3 1/2 hours. Casting is subject to change without notice.

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

Sequoya Technologies Group is the 2012-13 Opera Season Sponsor.

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Hi-resolution 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) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Peterborough Players Annual Meeting and Party
February 10, 2013 – Public Invited to This Free Event

Peterborough, NH (January 24, 2013) — The Peterborough Players will hold its Annual Meeting and Party on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 6:30 pm at the theatre, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. The public is invited to celebrate with a party that is fun, festive, and FREE!

Highlights include the 2013 (80th anniversary) season announcement, election of trustees, recognition of outgoing trustees, the 2012 season recap, an update on construction of the on-campus housing for interns and actors, and the announcement of the Flanders Award for best performance by an equity actor. Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and light hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Sunflowers Restaurant will be available. To reserve, please call 603-924-7585 by February 5th.

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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:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Peterborough Players Annual Meeting and Party
February 9, 2013 – Public Invited to This Free Event

Peterborough, NH(January 24, 2013) — The Peterborough Players will hold its Annual Meeting and Party on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 6:30 pm at the theatre, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. The public is invited to celebrate with a party that is fun, festive, and FREE!

Highlights include the 2013 (80th anniversary) season announcement, election of trustees, recognition of outgoing trustees, the 2012 season recap, an update on construction of the on-campus housing for interns and actors, and the announcement of the Flanders Award for best performance by an equity actor. Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and light hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Sunflowers Restaurant will be available. To reserve, please call 603-924-7585 by February 5th.

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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:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Met: Live in HD Premiere at the Peterborough Players
Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda Receives Rave Reviews in NYC

Peterborough, NH(January 11, 2013) — The Metropolitan Opera’s premiere production of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda opened recently to rave reviews. The Peterborough Players will broadcast The Met: Live in HD’s extraordinary performance of this magnificent opera on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 1 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and sings with “plush richness and aching beauty,” according to a New York Times review. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings the role of Elizabeth I in her Met debut, and Maurizio Benini conducts. The New York Times review also states “It was hard to imagine a better New Year’s Eve gift to opera lovers than this musically splendid and intensely dramatic performance.”

Delicious savory and sweet “Opera Bites” from Sunflowers Restaurant and Catering are available pre-show and during intermissions.

Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti
Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 1 pm
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
$25 Adults $20 Students
Discounted Subscription Packages Available
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

Approximate running time is 3 1/4 hours. Casting is subject to change without notice

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

Sequoya Technologies Group is the 2012-13 Opera Season Sponsor.

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Hi-resolution photos available upon request.

The Peterborough Players is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Peterborough Players 24th Annual Gala and Auction
Fun-Filled Fundraiser on Saturday, November 3rd

Peterborough, NH (October 25, 2012) – The Peterborough Players will hold its biggest fundraising event of the year — their 24th Annual Gala & Auction: Denim and Diamonds on Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 5:30 p.m. The nonprofit professional theatre is beautifully decorated for the evening and becomes a fun-filled auction arena, with a Silent Auction of 75 items, a Raffle for a 1.25 carat diamond, and a Live Auction hosted by Peterborough auctioneer Charlie Cobb. Hearty gourmet hors d’oeuvres from Sage with Thyme Catering, decadent desserts provided by Sunflowers Restaurant and Catering, an open bar all evening, and live entertainment round out the enjoyment of the Gala & Auction. Tickets to the fundraiser are $75/person, through the Box Office: (603) 924-7585.

Broadway husband-and-wife duo, Beverly and Kirby Ward, who performed in I Do! I Do! this past season at the Players, will be part of the entertainment along with Ellen Mandel on piano and Kraig Swartz as master of ceremonies.

A highlight of the evening will be the raffle drawing of a sparking 1.25 carat, round brilliant cut, VS1 clarity, H color diamond valued at $12,000. Raffle tickets are $25 and can be purchased through November 2 at Hobbs Jewelers in Depot Square, Peterborough; at the Players box office; online (www.PeterboroughPlayers.org), or by phone (924-7585). Raffle tickets will also be sold at the auction up until shortly before the drawing.

Auction items include locally prepared fabulous themed dinners (e.g., a Tuscan dinner for 6, a Moroccan or Spanish Dinner for 8); premium Red Sox and Celtics tickets; a 5-course tasting menu dinner for 8 with wine at Waterhouse Restaurant; a cooking class and wine-tasting for 10-12 people at Pearl Restaurant and Oyster Bar; tickets to musical and theatrical events; gift certificates to area establishments, signature jewelry; clothing, to name just some of the items. There are also trips to great destinations including a week in the English countryside, a week at a farmhouse in the Aurunci Mountains of Italy; seven days on Golden Pond (Squam Lake), 2 Nights at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, 3 nights at the deluxe Charleston Place Hotel in South Carolina, and lots more. Auction items are listed on the Players’ website: www.PeterboroughPlayers.org.

The community shows its support of the area’s 79-year old nonprofit theatre by pulling together in so many ways for this fundraising event: many local retail establishments and individuals donate goods and services to the auction, and a team of volunteers work hard not only on the night of the event, but for a large part of the year, to make sure the event will be fun-filled and successful. For those unable to come to the event, but who would still like to bid on items, left and call-in bids will be accepted and can be arranged by calling the Box Office (603) 924-7585, or by emailing contact information to: info@peterboroughplayers.org.

The 24th Annual Gala & Auction is co-sponsored by Jellison Funeral Home and Sequoya Technologies Group.

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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. 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.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Peterborough Players’ Ground Breaking
To Build On-Campus Housing for Actors and Interns

Peterborough, NH (October 22, 2012) – The Peterborough Players officially broke ground last month to build on-campus housing for its actors and interns. Those attending the lively ceremony on a beautiful late September morning were board and staff members, interns, architects, builders, and friends including comedian, Janie Condon, whose show Janie Condon: Raw & Unchained was the final production of the Players’ 2012 theatre season.

Building is well underway and proceeding smoothly. A new well has been dug, and construction crews and equipment have completed the foundations for six cottages and a separate community building where people can congregate for meetings or casual dining. The cottages will house a total of 24 people.

Richard Monahon Architects of Peterborough drew up the plans for the on-campus housing project, and Ingram Construction of Swanzey is the construction manager. Building will be completed next spring in time for the arrival of interns, actors, and other summer staff

2013 will mark the Peterborough Players 80th season.

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Photos are 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.

 

Contact:
Jane Wisan
Communications Director
jwisan@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Peterborough Players Raises $900,000
for On-Campus Housing of Actors and Interns

Peterborough, NH (August 11, 2012) – The Peterborough Players will break ground later this month to build on-campus housing for its actors and interns. Six cottages, each accommodating four people, plus a separate building where people can gather for meetings or casual dining, are planned for a meadow adjacent to the theatre. The project will be completed in time for the opening of the 2013 season. To date, $900,000 has been raised and/or pledged toward the goal of $1.2 million. This amount also included $155,000 in tax credits from the NHCDFA (Community Development Finance Authority) that in turn benefit the local corporate donors who contributed the $155,000.

The addition of housing will greatly reduce the Peterborough Players’ expenses, since housing for the actors and interns has become increasingly expensive over the years. It will also eliminate the need for extra cars to transport them back and forth to the theater and keep them from having to drive late at night.

A kick-off celebration announcing the On-Campus Housing Initiative was held at the theatre last month. Approximately 125 people attended to hear the plans and listen to the rousing and inspiring remarks by James Whitmore, Jr., son of James Whitmore, Sr., the Hollywood actor who got his start at the Peterborough Players in 1947. James, Jr. is an accomplished actor in his own right and is the director of several popular television series, including NCIS and The Good Wife. Opening remarks were offered by Keith Stevens, Managing Director, and Gus Kaikkonen, Artistic Director. Bob Pettegrew, Campaign Chair, presented an on-screen review of the project.

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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) 924-9344, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

 

Contact:
Lisa Murray
Development & PR Director
lmurray@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

La Traviata in HD at Peterborough Players
Two Presentations of Popular Opera

Peterborough, NH (March 22, 2012) – The Met: Live in HD closes the 2011/12 opera season with Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. Broadcast live via satellite onto the Peterborough Players’ big screen on Saturday, April 14th at 1:00 pm, with an encore presentation on Sunday, April 15th at 1:00pm.

The popular opera has already reached near sold-out status on April 14th, but plenty of tickets are available for the encore presentation on April 15th. Tickets: $25 adults/$20 students, available only through the Box Office: (603) 924-7585 for the 14th, and through the Box Office or Online: www.PeterboroughPlayers.org for the 15th.

Natalie Dessay plays the lead role of Violetta in Willy Decker’s stunning production; this is Dessay’s first Violetta at the Metropolitan Opera. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. Approximate run time: 3 hours, 15 minutes.

The Met: Live in HD — La Traviata
by Giuseppe Verdi
Broadcast live, Saturday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.
Encore presentation, Sunday, April 15, 1:00 p.m.

Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
$25 Adults, $20 Students
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

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Hi-resolution photo 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 2011-12 Opera Season at the Peterborough Players is sponsored by Sequoya Technologies.

 

Contact:
Lisa Murray
Development & PR Director
lmurray@peterboroughplayers.org
www.peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Massenet’s Manon at Peterborough Players
New Production from The Met: Live in HD

Peterborough, NH (March 14, 2012) – The Met: Live in HD’s new production of Manon, by Jules Massenet, will be broadcast live onto the Peterborough Players’ big screen on Saturday, April 7 at 12:00 pm. This visually lush production is sung in French; English subtitles are streamed at the bottom of the screen. Manon is the second to last opera in the 2011/12 series. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 students, available through the Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or Online: www.PeterboroughPlayers.org/tickets.

Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to New York City’s Metropolitan Opera from London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium. Set at the end of the 19th century in France, Manon is a production rich in exquisite costuming and striking sets, inspired by the beginnings of impressionism.

The approximate running time of Manon is 3 hours, 40 minutes with two intermissions; casting subject to change without notice.

The Met: Live in HD — Manon
by Jules Massenet
Saturday, April 7, 12:00 p.m.
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
$25 Adults, $20 Students
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online: www.peterboroughplayers.org

The Peterborough Players is handicapped accessible and is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Free parking available on site.

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Hi-resolution photo 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 2011-12 Opera Season at the Peterborough Players is sponsored by Sequoya Technologies.

©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.