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

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Met Opera’s “Roberto Devereux” To Be Shown On Screen at Players
Met Opera’s “Roberto Devereux” presented on screen this Saturday April 16, 2016 at Peterborough Players.

Peterborough, NH (April 11, 2016) – Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills — and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. The production will be presented in HD at the Peterborough Players on Saturday, April 16th at 1pm.

The Met Live series is presented live from New York City’s Lincoln Center. Met Live audiences also receive extras: insider interviews plus live behind-the-scenes video of the production.

Met Live tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $20. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

The Peterborough Players Theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 80 miles 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.

The Arts on Screen – Met Live series at the Peterborough Players is sponsored by Silver Direct.

For key art, photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: http://bit.ly/1QHLI1Y

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Paige Johnson
Administrative & Marketing Assistant
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
pjohnson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office


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

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DON QUIXOTE” Is Next Bolshoi at the Players
Bolshoi’s dazzling ballet about the eccentric hero Don Quixote is on screen at Peterborough Players – Sunday, April 10th 1pm

Peterborough, NH (April 5, 2016) – Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on a journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love.

The Bolshoi’s panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, Don Quixote is quintessential Bolshoi and not to be missed!

DON QUIXOTE is presented this Sunday, April 10th at 1pm as part of the Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series.

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound.

Bolshoi Ballet tickets for Don Quixote are $20 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Ticket price for children and students (current ID required) are $15. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

The Peterborough Players Theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 80 miles 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.

Arts on Screen Bolshoi Ballet series is sponsored by Silver Direct.

For key art, photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/FwAEPy

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Paige Johnson
Administrative & Marketing Assistant
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
pjohnson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office


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

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Puccini’s Breathtaking Opera Madama Butterfly To Be Shown On Screen at Players
Met Opera’s “Madama Butterfly” presented on screen this Saturday April 2, 2016 at Peterborough Players.

Peterborough, NH (March 29, 2016) – The title character of Madama Butterfly — a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage — is one of the defining roles in opera.

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Kristine Opolais reprises her acclaimed portrayal of the title role, opposite Roberto Alagna as Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. The production will be presented in HD at the Peterborough Players on Saturday, April 2nd at 1pm.

The Met Live series is presented live from New York City’s Lincoln Center. Met Live audiences also receive extras: insider interviews plus live behind-the-scenes video of the production.

Met Live tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at www.PeterboroughPlayers.org Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $20. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

The Peterborough Players Theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 80 miles 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.

The Arts on Screen – Met Live series at the Peterborough Players is sponsored by Silver Direct.

For key art, photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: http://bit.ly/1QHLI1Y

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Paige Johnson
Administrative & Marketing Assistant
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
pjohnson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office


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

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SPARTACUS is Next Bolshoi at the Players
Bolshoi’s signature ballet and epic tour de force on screen at the Peterborough Players – Sunday, March 13th 1pm

Peterborough, NH (March 7, 2016) – In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. Yury Grigorovich’s SPARTACUS was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strength for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. SPARTACUS is presented this Sunday, March 13th at 1pm as part of the Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series.

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound.

Bolshoi Ballet tickets for SPARTACUS are $20 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Ticket price for children and students (current ID required) are $15. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

The Peterborough Players Theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 80 miles 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.

The Arts on Screen Bolshoi Ballet series is sponsored by Silver Direct.

For key art, photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/FwAEPy

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Paige Johnson
Administrative & Marketing Assistant
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
pjohnson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office


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

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Peterborough Players Local Auditions
Players 2016 auditions & interviews will be March 10th at 6pm.

Peterborough, NH (March 1, 2016) – The Peterborough Players will hold auditions and interviews for the 2016 season starting at 6:00 PM Thursday evening, March 10 at the Players’ theatre located at 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. Artistic Director Gus Kaikkonen will see auditions from members of Actors’ Equity, non-Equity local actors, and from those interested in joining the Players’ Second Company as an intern or apprentice.

Equity members should prepare two contrasting monologues. The audition will be a general one for the entire season, not necessarily for specific roles. Non-Equity actors who are not interested in a season-long internship or apprenticeship will audition for possible supporting roles in the Players’ larger-cast productions. Non-Equity actors should have at least one monologue prepared (memorized is preferred but not necessary) and be ready to read from one of the scripts from the season.

The Second Company is comprised of interns and apprentices who make a minimum 11 week commitment to the Players’ season. Intern actors will perform in the two Second Company plays, and many will play a supporting role in at least one of the subscription series plays. In addition, Second Company members work in the various technical shops and offices, and serve on run crews. Work begins for the Second Company on June 9; the earliest release date is August 28. Those interested in performing with the Second Company should prepare a monologue and be prepared to sing something a cappella. In addition to auditions for Second Company actors, interviews will be held for those interested in technical or administrative internships or apprenticeships.

The 2016 season has been announced. Information on the plays will be found on the Players’ website, www.peterboroughplayers.org.

Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule a time or to obtain further information, call 603-924-9344.

The Peterborough Players Theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 80 miles 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 media and press inquiries, please contact:
Paige Johnson
Administrative & Marketing Assistant
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
pjohnson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office


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

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Puccini’s Obsessive Love Story To Be Shown On Screen at Players
Met Opera’s Manon Lescaut presented on screen this Saturday at Peterborough Players.

Peterborough, NH (February 29, 2016) – Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris. Sir Richard Eyre’s new production, set in the 1940s, reunites him with set designer Rob Howell, his collaborator on recent Met productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Werther, and Carmen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts the new staging, which also stars Massimo Cavalletti as Manon’s cousin, Lescaut, and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover. The production will be presented in HD at the Peterborough Players on Saturday, March 5th at 1pm.

“As Manon, the soprano Kristine Opolais sounded as glamorous as she looked. . . And this was another fine night for the conductor Fabio Luisi, who coaxed plush, textured playing from the impressive Met Orchestra, while bringing refreshing restraint and lucid detail to Puccini’s often teeming score.” – The New York Times

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. The Met Live series is presented live from New York City's Lincoln Center. Met Live audiences also receive extras: insider interviews plus live behind-the-scenes video of the production.

Met Live tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $20. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

The Peterborough Players Theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 80 miles 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.

The Arts on Screen – Met Live series at the Peterborough Players is sponsored by Silver Direct.

For key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: http://bit.ly/1QHLI1Y

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Paige Johnson
Administrative & Marketing Assistant
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
pjohnson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office


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

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Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT on screen at the Players
National Theatre production screens at Peterborough Players this Sunday.

Peterborough, NH (February 22, 2016) – The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen 2015-2016 Series announces the screening of London’s National Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s play AS YOU LIKE IT.  The production will be presented in HD at the Peterborough Players on Sunday, February 28th at 1pm.

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at Manchester International Festival) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. This is the third year the National Theatre Live series has been presented at the Peterborough Players.

AS YOU LIKE IT tickets are $20 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $15. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

The Peterborough Players Theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 80 miles 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.

The Arts on Screen National Theatre Live series at the Peterborough Players is exclusively sponsored by H&R Block.

For AS YOU LIKE IT key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/J9lumW

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Paige Johnson
Administrative & Marketing Assistant
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
pjohnson@peterboroughplayers.org
(603) 924-9344 office


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

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Players Announces 2016 Season
Peterborough Players presents a season of comedy, drama and classics.

Peterborough, NH (February 11, 2016) – The Peterborough Players announced today the lineup of productions for the 2016 summer season. This year marks the 83rd anniversary since the Players presented their first production at the barn theatre in 1933.

Artistic Director for over 20 years, Gus Kaikkonen outlined the upcoming 2016 season:

“This season the Players is happy to present a joyous slate of award winning comedies, dramas and new plays. The most famous Socialist named Bernie (until recently), Bernard Shaw will be back on our stage with PYGMALION (August 3 – 14), his best known play. He won the 1938 Academy Award for its screenplay, and he had already won a Nobel Prize for Literature — he remains the only writer to win both. Oh, and he turned down the knighthood he was offered!

Alfred Uhry also won the Academy Award for writing the film version of his own play, DRIVING MISS DAISY (June 22 – July 3) —and the Pulitzer Prize when it was originally produced Off Broadway. DAISY opens our season.

Yasmina Reza’s GOD OF CARNAGE (August 31 – September 11) and Christopher Durang’s VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (July 20 – July 31) both won Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Play, and Ms. Reza picked up London’s Olivier Award for Best Play, as well. Add to that Chuck Morey’s rollicking take on Feydeau, THE LADIES MAN(August 17 – August 28), Sharr White’s moving exploration of human foibles, ANNAPURNA (July 6 – July 17), and Stephan Wolfert’s autobiographical veteran’s tale CRY HAVOC (September 14 – September 18) and you have a summer of programming as varied and exciting as anyone could imagine.

The Second Company will be performing the modern children’s classic MISS NELSON IS MISSING (June 25, July 1, 2, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 22, 23), and a world premiere version of SHERLOCK! (August 20, 22, 23, 27), adapted from A. Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes by yours truly.

Enjoy!”

April 1st is the deadline for last year’s season subscribers to buy 2016 subscriptions and keep their same seats. Barn Door Flex Passes are available for sale immediately and on May 15 the Box Office takes ticket reservations using those passes. Also, starting this year, if you buy two Barn Door Flex Passes with a credit card, you can pay for them in two payments, one payment is made the day you purchase and the other payment is made automatically 30 days later. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa and American Express for all ticket purchases.

The Box Office accepts single ticket sales for all shows starting on Wednesday, June 1st at 10am.

The Box Office can be reached by calling (603) 924-7585. Ticket information can be found at PlayersTix.com.

The Peterborough Players Theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 80 miles 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 Players’ logos and other digital assets for the media, visit:
https://goo.gl/BgUoe7

For media and press inquiries, please contact:
Keith Stevens
Managing Director
Peterborough Players
P.O. Box 118
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
kstevens@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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Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS arrives at Players
National Theatre production screens at Peterborough Players this Sunday.

Peterborough, NH (February 1, 2016) – The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen 2015-2016 Series announces the screening of London’s National Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s most controversial play, CORIOLANUS. An encore presentation will be presented in HD at the Peterborough Players on Sunday, February 7th at 1pm.

CORIOLANUS is Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus features an Evening Standard Award-winning performance from Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role, directed by the Donmar Warehouse’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus.

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. This is third year the National Theatre Live series has been presented at the Peterborough Players.

CORIOLANUS tickets are $20 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $15. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

The Arts on Screen National Theatre Live series is exclusively sponsored by H&R Block.

The Peterborough Players 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 CORIOLANUS key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/J9lumW

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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Met Opera’s Classic Puccini Opera To Be Shown at Players
Turandot presented LIVE on screen this Saturday.

Peterborough, NH (January 25, 2016) – Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece, TURANDOT was first presented in 1926 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. The dazzling opera, set in China, comes to the Peterborough Players theatre this Saturday, January 30th at 1:00 pm. The dazzling Metropolitan Opera production will be shown LIVE from New York’s Lincoln Center on the Players’ big hi-def digital screen.

Nina Stemme takes on the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand, opposite Marco Berti as Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her love. Anita Hartig and Leah Crocetto share the role of Liù, the faithful slave girl. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani.

The New York Times calls it
“unquestionably powerful and undeniably successful.”

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. The Met Live series is presented live from New York City’s Lincoln Center. Met Live audiences also receive extras: insider interviews plus live behind-the-scenes video of the production.

Met Live tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $20. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

The Arts on Screen – Met Live series is sponsored by Silver Direct.

The Peterborough Players 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 key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: http://bit.ly/1QHLI1Y

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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The Taming of the Shrew is Next Bolshoi at the Players
Shakespeare’s comedy transformed into ballet on January 24th.

Peterborough, NH (January 19, 2016) – William Shakespeare's classic comedy, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, is transformed into a ballet specifically for the Bolshoi. It is presented this Sunday, January 24th at 1pm as part of the Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series.

Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Lucentio. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other. Exclusive to the Bolshoi.

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound.

Bolshoi Ballet tickets for The Taming of the Shrew are $20 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $15. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

Arts on Screen – Bolshoi Ballet series is sponsored by Silver Direct.

The Peterborough Players 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 Taming of the Shrew key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players' logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/FwAEPy

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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Met Opera’s Sleeper Hit Comes To Peterborough Players
“Les Pêcheurs de Perles” presented LIVE on screen this Saturday.

Peterborough, NH (January 11, 2016) – The runaway sleeper hit of this year’s Metropolitan Opera season comes to Peterborough, New Hampshire this Saturday, January 16th at 1:00pm. The Met Live’s production of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (“The Pearl Fishers”) will be shown LIVE from New York on the Players’ big hi-def digital screen.

Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met.

The New York Times calls it “theatrical magic... a dream cast.”

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. The Met Live series is presented live from New York City’s Lincoln Center. Met Live audiences also receive extras: insider interviews plus live behind-the-scenes video of the production.

Met Live tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $20. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

Arts on Screen – Met Live series is sponsored by Silver Direct.

The Peterborough Players 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 key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players' logos and digital assets visit: http://bit.ly/1QHLI1Y

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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Peterborough Players scores big with theatre award finalists.
NH Theatre Awards nominates Players with 22 Top Five Finalists.

Peterborough, NH (January 4, 2016) – The Peterborough Players announced today that their 2015 productions of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR and CHARLEY’S AUNT were honored with 22 Top Five Finalists from the 2015 New Hampshire Theatre Awards. The awards presentation will take place on January 23rd in Concord, NH.

In the Professional Drama/Comedy category, the 22 finalists include Best Production for both shows and individual nods to Gus Kaikkonen, Tom Frey (both shows), Bridget Beirne, Michael Page, Dale Hodges, Colleen Hall, Charlie Morgan, Kevin Frazier (both shows), John Eckert (both shows), Chuck Morey, Kraig Swartz, Lisa Bostnar, Steve Walters, Karen Peakes, Alycia Kunkle, Sam Fleming, Roger Hanna, and Ellen Mandel. A complete listing of all finalists can be found here.

“We are so proud of having 22 finalists in this year’s New Hampshire Theatre Awards. It is a testament to the dedication, passion and creativity of our actors and production staff of the Peterbrough Players. We congratulate everyone and wish them them all the best on the 23rd,” remarked Keith Stevens, Managing Director of the Players.

The awards ceremony will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Capitol Center for the Arts (C.C.A), 44 South Main Street in Concord, NH. Tickets for the event can be purchased onlinehere, or by calling the C.C.A. box office (603) 225-1111.

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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 New Hampshire Theatre Awards
Since 2002 the NH Theatre Awards have showcased the state’s remarkable achievements and exceptional talent in locally produced theatre. We continue to encourage, stimulate and recognize creative excellence and exceptional dedication among the players, producers, writers, directors and technicians who bring theatrical magic to the small stages of the Granite State. www.nhtheatreawards.org

For key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/0eCGY9

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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THE MAGIC FLUTE returns to the Players for the Holidays.
Met Opera’s heralded production arrives this Saturday.

Peterborough, NH (December 8, 2015) – A Metropolitan Opera holiday tradition comes to Peterborough, New Hampshire this Saturday, December 12th at 1:00pm. The Met Live’s production of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE will have an encore presentation on the big HD screen.

The Met’s annual holiday opera offers an ideal opportunity for audiences of all ages to celebrate the season. Julie Taymor’s breathtaking and popular production of Mozart’s masterpiece, THE MAGIC FLUTE, takes the stage in its abridged, English language version, with Nathan Gunn as the irrepressible bird-catcher Papageno. This remarkable visual and audio experience makes a great gift for anyone and a wonderful memory for families.

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. The Met Live series is presented live from New York City’s Lincoln Center. Met Live audiences also receive extras: insider interviews plus live behind-the-scenes video of the production.

Met Live tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $20. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

Arts on Screen – Met Live series is sponsored by Silver Direct.

The Peterborough Players 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 THE MAGIC FLUTE key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: http://bit.ly/1QHLI1Y

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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The Lady of the Camellias Comes to Players
Acclaimed ballet with musical score by Chopin presented this Sunday.

Peterborough, NH (November 30, 2015) – The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen 2015–2016 Series presents a LIVE from Moscow presentation of the Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Chopin’s THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS, this Sunday, December 6th at 1pm.

A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier’s tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ novel and accompanied by Chopin’s exquisite score.

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound.

Bolshoi Ballet tickets are $20 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $15. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

Arts on Screen Bolshoi Ballet series is sponsored by Silver Direct.

The Peterborough Players 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 THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/FwAEPy

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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Peterborough Players Promotes #GivingTuesday
Historic Theatre Participates in Global Charitable Giving Day

Peterborough, NH (November 24, 2015) – The Peterbrough Players announced today that they will be giving full support behind #GivingTuesday, a global initiative to promote charitable giving during the holidays. This year the date is set for December 1st, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving as well as the shopping days “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” The Players will post Facebook and Twitter messages and send out email that will encourage people to use this special Tuesday as a day to give personal time or financial support to their favorite local, national or global charities, including the Players.

#GivingTuesday was inaugurated in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y, a cultural center based in New York City. Since then, it has become a global focal point day during the holidays to think about giving back to organizations and individuals who make a difference in our communities. It quickly became become a social media phenomenon through the hashtag #GivingTuesday. There are now over 30,000 #GivingTuesday partners, including small business, non-profits, government agencies and major corporations.

The Peterborough Players has utilized #GivingTuesday since its inaugural year and continues to use it as a platform to ask for year-end giving to the non-profit theatre’s operations and intern program as well as gain awareness for giving back to the community.

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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 GIVING TUESDAY key art, logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/tRQQ4h

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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Peterborough Players Screens Met Opera’s LULU Live
Globally acclaimed production arrives this Saturday.

Peterborough, NH (November 16, 2015) – Opera fans will be able to enjoy a remarkable experience this Saturday in Peterborough, New Hampshire. On November 21st at 12:30pm, The Met Opera’s production of Berg’s LULU will be presented live on the big screen. It has been heralded in the press as a “landmark” production.

Celebrated artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role.

“★★★★...The evening offered revelations.” — Financial Times

“Powerful...Marlis Petersen was dazzling.” — The Washington Post

“Spellbinding...if there’s such a thing as a gold standard for opera, this is it.” — The New York Observer

“Kentridge’s endlessly fertile imagination proved [Lulu’s] equal...Petersen, the world’s reigning Lulu, inhabited the role with astonishing command.” — The Wall Steet Journal

“A landmark night for the Met.” — The Guardian

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. The Met Live series is presented live from New York City’s Lincoln Center. Met Live audiences also receive extras: insider interviews plus live behind-the-scenes video of the production.

Met Live tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585 or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $20. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.

Arts on Screen Met Live series is sponsored by Silver Direct.

The Peterborough Players 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 LULU key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: http://bit.ly/1QHLI1Y

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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Players’ Auction Fundraiser Set For November 7th.
Peterborough Players’ 27th Fundraising Auction promises to be different, daring & dazzling.

Peterborough, NH (October 19, 2015) – The Peterborough Players’ annual fundraising auction and gala is set for Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. This will be the 27th auction the Players has conducted on behalf of its non-profit professional theatre.

This year will bring many changes to the gala and auction. Attendees will be seated at reserved tables on the theatre stage where they can savor hors d’oeuvres and sweets, enjoy a full open bar and bid on live auction items. This year’s event is catered by Sunflowers Restaurant and Catering of Jaffrey.

Another new feature is the ability to pre-bid on the live auction items. Anyone can go to www.peterboroughplayers.org/auction for the link to the live auctions. Those interested in bidding on an item need to register to begin bidding before the event. It is also possible to preview all of the silent auction items at the same part of the website.

Live auction items include many exceptional travel opportunities. You can bid on a one-year membership at one of the most exclusive skiing & sports resorts in the country, The Hermitage Club of Vermont. There are also vacations in Great Britain, Southern France, Québec and Martha’s Vineyard. Additional live auction items include extraordinary wine packages, wine tasting tours, dining, backyard fireworks display, more travel packages, professional Kamado ceramic grill, and tickets to Red Sox, Bruins, Boston Symphony Orchestra and much more.

Over 100 items have been graciously donated to the Peterborough Players for the auction gala.

Prior to the Gala’s live auction will be a fundraising event earlier in the evening entitled, “Paintings In A Pouch.” Over 20 renowned artists from the region were commissioned to do small paintings just for the Players’ auction. Each painting is hidden in a silver pouch and give a separate number. Gala attendees pick a number and discover which artist they received. Artists include: Daniel Thibault, John Sirois, David Dodge, Sue Callihan, Betty Glass, Kim Cunningham, Caleb Massin, Barbara Mahar, Joan Barrows, Joe Caracappa, Gail Hoar, Soosen Dunholter, Lee Dunholter, Maude Odgers and Carolyn Edwards.

“The annual auction has been a pivotal part of our fundraising efforts for the Players and we are always looking to make it a better experience. We received comments that the live auction lasted too long and that sitting in the theatre seats was not convenient for engaging with other people. We listened and reduced the number of live items as well as created reserved table seating. We believe our friends and fans will find this new gala format fun and entertaining. We are also excited we can now allow individuals to pre-bid on the live auction items. It gives people from around the country the opportunity to bid on something they may want and it gives us a chance to increase our revenue,” said Patti Hance, Chairperson of the Auction 2015 Gala.

The Players has engaged professional charity auctioneer, Mark Fodero, to be host, oversee all auction activities and conduct the live bidding process. Mr. Fodero is well known throughout New England for his successful benefit auctions. He has been the auctioneer for many profitable fundraising events including the Currier Museum of Art, RiverWoods Gala, and the Southeast Land Trust.

Tickets for the Auction 2015 Gala are $75 each. Tables of 8 can also be purchased. Prices for tickets are $95 each after October 28th. Tickets can be purchased online at www.peterboroughplayers.org/auction/ or by calling the box office at 603-924-7585.

The Peterbrough Players Auction 2015 is co-sponsored by Jellison Funeral Home and Sequoya Technologies Group, LLC.

The Peterborough Players 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 Auction 2015 logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/Hhnzb0

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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British Restoration Comedy Comes to Players.
National Theatre’s acclaimed “The Beaux’ Stratagem” plays this Sunday.

Peterborough, NH (September 21, 2015) – The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen 2015–2016 Series presents its second National Theatre Live offering, George Farquar’s THE BEAUX STRATAGEM, this Sunday, September 27th at 1pm at the Peterbrough Players Theatre.

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs this revival of George Farquar’s wild comedy of love and cash. The “Beaux”: Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their “Stratagem”: to marry for money.

London’s Time Out calls it “A big, daft romp.”
The London Observer calls it “Fresh, relevant and unstoppably entertaining.”

The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound.

Tickets are $20 each. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets 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.

Arts on Screen National Theatre Live series is sponsored by H&R Block.

The Peterborough Players 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 The Beaux’ Stratagem key art, actor photos, and AOS/Players’ logos and digital assets visit: https://goo.gl/VdD7ND

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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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.


©2016 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.