Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Peterborough Players Summer Theatre

We are excited about the upcoming summer program at Peterborough Players. Our Theatre Package includes an overnight stay, 2 theatre tickets, and dinner for 2 at a great Peterborough restaurant. Ask about our Theatre Special when booking.

June 20 - July 1
A World Premiere comedy/drama by Jack Neary
NYPD Blue Emmy-award winning actor Gordon Clapp stars in this world premiere as Joe LaCedra, a gangster with unsavory intentions. You will laugh, you will laugh, you will laugh! And you may even shed a few tears.
July 4 - 15
A musical with book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt
A musical chock full of song and dance, based on the Jan de Hartog play The Fourposter, with music by the same team who wrote The Fantasticks.
July 18 - 29
A mystery/comedy adapted by Patrick Barlow from the book by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. Patrick Barlow adapted the play from the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock to create over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four, including Tom Frey and Kraig Swartz).
August 1 - 12
A comedy by J. M. Barrie
Downton Abbey meets Swept Away, from the playwright who brought us Peter Pan! Once a month, Lord Loam invites his servants to the drawing room for tea, whereupon the household is forced to abandon class distinctions for an hour.
August 15 - 26
A comedy by Noel Coward
An audacious comedy, starring Jack Koenig as the popular and pampered actor, Garry Essendine, who is busily making preparations for an extended overseas tour. His plans are complicated by a beautiful stage-struck ingenue and an ardent, aspiring playwright who both insist on his attentions. When his wife, his agents, and his numerous admirers arrive, Garry is hard pressed to escape.
August 29 - September 9
A comedy with heart by Richard Dresser
Two coaches. One believes that his job is to shield the kids from the intense pressure of competition while making sure everyone has a good time. The other coach thinks he should be teaching the kids how to win. Out of these conflicting philosophies, the real issues of the play emerge: how should we raise our children? And what does it mean to be an American man?
September 19 - 23
A comedy by Jane Condon
A hilarious and moving account of how a girl with working class roots became a Greenwich, CT housewife and an award-winning comedian. Janie Condon has been a storyteller and comedian since she was born the youngest of four in an Irish Catholic family and wanted attention. She learned comedy at the knees of the masters, her fellow students at Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton, MA.
Second Company
10:30am Jun 29, 30, July 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 20 & 21
By Catherine Gray, adapted from the book "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen
A heartwarming tale of finding true beauty, happiness, and a sense of belonging. Watch the “ugly duckling” grow into a swan and discover that what’s on the inside is what counts! Suitable for age 4 and up.
Tickets: $8 children, $10 adults
2pm August 18, 21, 24 & 25; 7pm August 20
adapted by Gus Kaikkonen from the book by Louisa May Alcott
Boys—they bring joy as well as troubles! Little Women’s Jo, after inheriting the house, turns it into a school for boys and helps them to be good in studies and to be good human beings. Suitable for age 8 and up.
Tickets: $8 children, $10 adul