Current Season

April 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Mozart

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.

May 4 at 4pm
Balanchine

The Mariinsky Ballet is one of the world's greatest ballet companies with an astonishing heritage. Before emigrating to the West, George Balanchine studied in St. Petersburg and was a member of the Mariinsky. However, Jewels dates from late in his career, and was premiered in New York.

May 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Rossini

A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola — a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming.

June 25 - July 6
One woman's affectionate look at a subject we can all relate to 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.

July 9 - 20
A comedy by Neil Simon

From Tony, Emmy and Pulitzer Prize-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.

July 23 - August 3
A World Premiere comedy 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.

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.

August 20 - 31
A dark comedy by Harley Granville-Barker

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.

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.

September 17 - 21

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the final show of the season is currently being reworked. We are actively negotiating for a show we are even more excited about and we hope to announce it very soon.

Second Company

10:30am - June 28, July 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26
By Timothy Mason, based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson

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?

August 23, 26, 29, 30 at 2pm; August 25 at 7pm
A comedy/drama by Gus Kaikkonen, from the famous book by Louisa May Alcott, 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.

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All theatre season photos by Deb Porter-Hayes, unless otherwise noted.
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