August 1, 2012

Jane Wisan
Communications Director
(603) 924-9344 ext. 105


The Admirable Crichton at the Peterborough Players
A Comedy by J. M. Barrie

Peterborough, NH (August 1, 2012) – The Admirable Crichton, a comedy by J. M. Barrie, is now playing at the Peterborough Players through Sun., Aug. 12.

Tickets are $37 and $39 on Saturdays. Talkbacks with the actors and director follow the performances on Friday, Aug. 3, and Sun., Aug. 5.

Written in the early twentieth century by the playwright who brought us Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton was one of the most popular and long-running plays of its time. Aristocratic theories are put to the test when a family of distinction and their servants take a yacht trip, only to be shipwrecked on a tropical island. The natural order of things is turned upside down when survival skills become the most valued commodity. Think Downton Abbey meets Swept Away. J. M. Barrie’s social satire targets the English upper class, whom he finds endlessly fascinating and humorous.

Crichton is played by Tom Frey; other equity actors in the large cast are Dale Hodges, Michael Page, Ian Peakes, Karen Peakes, and Kraig Swartz.

The Admirable Crichton
by J. M. Barrie
August 1 – 12; 8 pm Wed – Sat, 4 pm, Sun, 7 pm Tues
Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Rd., Peterborough 03458
Reserved Seating: $37, Saturdays $39
Special on Saturday, August 4: $25 for 35 years and younger

Rated PG
Box Office: (603) 924-7585 or online:

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 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,

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 Admirable Crichton is exclusively sponsored by TD Bank.


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