News Archive

Peterborough Players Announces 2015 Summer Season

Seven plays including Broadway comedies, a classic farce, a screwball comedy, a contemporary drama and a “new” play by Shakespeare will mark the 82nd season at the Peterborough Players. The first show of the season opens June 17 and the season wraps up on September 13. More.

Peterborough Players to hold Auditions and Interviews

The Peterborough Players will hold auditions and interviews for the 2015 season starting at 7:00 PM Thursday evening, March 12 at the Players’ theatre located at 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough. More.

Treasure Island Rescheduled

Due to the latest winter storm, we are rescheduling Treasure Island.


We will now present the show at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 4. All tickets held for Treasure Island will be honored April 4. If you cannot attend on the new date or have questions, please call the box office at (603) 924-7585. More.

Three New National Theatre Productions Announced

We are pleased to announce three new plays to add to our National Theatre portion of the Arts on Screen Season 2014:

Of Mice and Men 
on Sunday, March 22 at 1pm

The Hard Problem on Sunday May 3 at 4pm

Man and Superman on Sunday, May 17 at 4pm

Announcing - A New England Carol

A New England Carol
A Staged Reading by Friends of the Players based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

December 19 and 20 at 7:30pm at the Peterborough Players
Tickets: $15 (cash or check) — No reservations More.

Detour Directions for Macbeth Oct. 11

Getting around Peterborough on Saturday, October 11 for Verdi’s Macbeth More.

2014 Auction Items

Our 2014 Gala and Auction will be held on Saturday, November 1st at 5:30pm. Our theme this year is Yesterday, a flashback to 1964 and the British Invasion. As usual, at the Auction, you can find an Open Bar, Delicious Hors d’Oeuvres and Desserts, Professional Entertainment, Costume Contest, Raffles and, of course the SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS. More.

Arts on Screen Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for our 2014-15 Arts on Screen Season are now available. More.

Whitmore Award Ceremony

On Saturday, August 30th, after the 2pm show of Little Women, we will be holding our annual James Whitmore Award Ceremony. More.

Friends of the Players Scratch-Off

We are pleased to announce the start of a brand new summer raffle:

The Friends of the Players Scratch-Off Raffle. More.

Bolshoi Ballet: On Screen at the Peterborough Players

The Peterborough Players is pleased to announce new events in our Arts on Screen season. In addition to The MET: Live in HD we will now offer the Bolshoi Ballet in High Definition. More.

Rate the Play Surveys

The Peterborough Players is pleased to announce that you may now fill out our audience surveys online this year. Tell us what you think and help us make the Peterborough Players even better. More.

Saturday Night Cabarets

The Peterborough Players' Saturday Night Cabarets are back! Throughout this season, after any Saturday performance, you can enjoy a FREE extra show. Featuring our Second Company and Equity actors, these Cabarets are filled with stunning performances of classic Broadway tunes, radio hits and even original songs. More.

4th of July Specials!!

In honor of our nation's independence, we have a couple of very special deals for the 4th of July. Come spend part of your holiday at the Players! More.

Some Special Days of FAMILY SECRETS

Our 2014 Season opens with Family Secrets on June 25th - July 6th. Be sure to check out some of the special events happening over it:

Opening Night - Wednesday, June 25th
After the show, enjoy a complimentary reception with light hors d'oeurves with some of the cast and crew. More.

All in Good Fun

All in Good Fun at the Peterborough Players
September 17 -21


Announcing the 2014-15 Met: Live in HD Season

We are pleased to announce that we are continuing our Met: Live in HD series again for their 2014-2015 Season. There will be 10 wonderful productions next season. Tickets will go on sale in late August, but be sure to mark your calendars now! More.

Recognizing James Rebhorn

James Rebhorn, an actor who graced the Peterborough Players’ stage in the 1980's and 90's passed away in his New Jersey home on March 21, at age 65. Players’ patrons will fondly remember Mr. Rebhorn as Lennie in Of Mice and Men (1981), as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1994) and as Austin in Later Life (1998). More.


Puccini's La Boheme - Encore screening at 7pm on April 5

Because the 1pm show has almost completely sold out the Met Opera has allowed us to open up an encore screening at 7pm on April 5th. Tickets are available now, so get them before this showing fills up too! More.

2014 Local Auditions

The Peterborough Players will be hosting local auditions and interviews for our 2014 season on Thursday, March 13 from 7pm to 10pm at the Players' theatre. These auditions are for members of Actors's Equity, non-Equity actors interested in non-union roles available this season, or for individuals interested in joining the Players' Second Company as an intern or apprentice. More.

2014 Board of Trustees Updates

The Peterborough Players would like to announce some incoming and leaving members of the Board of Trustees for 2014.

Three new members of the Board of Trustees have been elected:  Sue Callihan of Peterborough, Daniel Henderson of  Hancock and Peter Tibbetts of Dublin. We are very excited to have them aboard.


Peterborough Players Annual Meeting February 8th

The Peterborough Players will host its Annual Meeting on February 8th immediately following The MET: Live in HD performance of Rusalka (around 5 pm). At this meeting we will be announcing our 2014 Summer Theatre Season as well as discussing some exciting new developments for the new year. A small reception will follow the meeting. More.

12th Annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards

The Peterborough Players is pleased to announce that we took home 7 awards at the 12th Annual NH Theatre Awards, including Best Production – Drama/Comedy for Laughing Stock. Laughing Stock brought in 6 awards and Seagull won one. We also had 11 other Top 3 Finalists among our nominees. More.

Peterborough Players Earn 24 NH Theatre Award Top 5 Finalist Nominations

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. More.

2013 Auction & Gala: As Time Goes By

The Peterborough Players 2013 Auction & Gala will be held this year on Saturday, November 2nd at 5:30pm.


Please R.S.V.P. by October 26th. More.

2013 Cash Calendar Raffle

The Peterborough Players is doing a Cash Calendar Raffle for the 2013 Season. Here’s how it will work: More.

Announcing the 2013 Season!

We are getting ready for our 80th Anniversary and are thrilled to offer a season of past favorites (and new soon-to-be favorites) to mark the occasion!

Say Goodnight Gracie opens the season and stars Joel Rooks as George Burns, the beloved comedian/raconteur.

11th Annual NH Theatre Awards

Congratulations to Peterborough Players winners at the 11th Annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards!

For THE 39 STEPS: Kraig Swartz, Best Supporting Actor in a Play; Benjamin Marcum, Best Sound Design. More.


Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

All are invited to the Peterborough Players’ Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 10, 6:30 pm, at the Theatre. We need YOU to make it a PARTY!

Highlights: More.

The 2012 NH Theatre Awards Top 5 Finalists are in!

The Peterborough Players has been nominated for our work in Auld Lang Syne, The 39 Steps and The Admirable Crichton and received a number of finalists in the professional theatre category for each production! More.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING KICK-OFF EVENT - Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

All are invited to the official kick-off celebration of the Peterborough Players’ On-Campus Housing Initiative on Sunday, August 5, 7:00 pm, at the Theater. James Whitmore, Jr., renowned actor and director of NCIS and other current television shows, will provide the opening remarks. More.


Auld Lang Syne, a world premiere comedy/drama by Jack Neary, starring Emmy-Award winning actor Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue) starts our 2012 summer season on June 20th at 8pm and runs thru July 1st. The season continues with a musical, followed by five shows to lift your spirits and make you laugh: More.

Players Wins Big at NH Theatre Awards!

The Players had a great night at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards! We were nominated in 10 categories and were honored to take home 8 awards. Here is the list of our winners:

John Eckert – Best Lighting Design, Measure for Measure

Kevin Frazier – Best Sound Design, Measure for Measure More.

2011 NH Theatre Award Nominations!

The Peterborough Players has been nominated for 20 — yes, 20 — NH Theatre Awards, for its work in Ancestral Voices and Measure for Measure. The nominations, in the professional theatre category, are for the following awards: More.


The staff and Board of Trustees at the Peterborough Players wish to express deep appreciation to everyone who supports our nonprofit theatre in so many ways — audience members, donors, volunteers, Corporate Sponsors, and advertisers. We couldn’t be here without you! Thank you for your help in nurturing our award-winning professional theatre. More.

In the Wings volunteer Judy Stockwell wins 2011 Spirit of New Hampshire Award

Judy Stockwell has been volunteering in one way or another as part of the In the Wings volunteer program at the Peterborough Players for more than 50 years! She was honored by Volunteer NH and the Office of the Governor with a 2011 Spirit of New Hampshire Award, in recognition of her devoted service to our nonprofit theatre. More.

Tom Frey Wins Award for Best Equity Actor of 2011 Season

Actor Tom Frey was awarded the coveted Flanders Award at a surprise presentation during the annual Gala & Auction: Travels with Charlie on November 5th, 2011. More.

If You Can't Make It to the Auction . . .

If for some reason you cannot come to the Annual Gala & Auction: Travels with Charlie on Nov. 5, but you would like to bid on some of the items, there are two ways to do it: More.


Two-for-One tickets (two for $42) for anyone 35 years-old or younger on Saturday nights only. ID is required at the Box Office. Book Date Night tickets through Box Office: (603) 924-7585. More.

Wall Street Journal Praises Ancestral Voices

The Wall Street Journal’s drama critic, Terry Teachout, reviewed the Players’ Ancestral Voices, by A.R. Gurney. Mr. Teachout says, “Mr. Kaikkonen’s cast is exemplary, with top honors going to David S. Howard... . The soft-spoken delicacy of Mr. Howard’s performance is but one highlight of a show rich in understated pleasures.” More.

2011 Mini Cooper Raffle!

The Peterborough Players is raffling off a brand new 2011 Mini Cooper car. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit our nonprofit theatre. Only 500 tickets will be sold in total! The cost of each raffle ticket is $100 and the winning ticket will be drawn on August 28th, 2011, at 3:45pm. More.

Getaway Easy Travel Package!

The Getaway Easy package gives vacationers a unique New England getaway, just a car ride away! The deeply discounted package includes two theatre tickets to a Players’ show, double-occupancy room at a local inn or hotel, and dinner and breakfast for two. More.

Players Listed in NY Times Summer Theater Listing

The Peterborough Players is listed with the best of them in the New York Times special summer theater listing of great stages to go to in the upcoming season. More.

Flanders Award Winner Announced

The winner of the 2010 Flanders Award was announced at the Players’ Annual Meeting on Feb. 12, 2011. Lisa Bostnar was awarded this honor for her work during the 2010 season.


The Peterborough Players will hold its Annual Meeting at 7:00 PM, Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Peterborough Players Theatre, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough.

Register for the NH Pro Theatre Auditions and Job Fair

New Hampshire students and others interested in working in professional theatre are encouraged to register for the upcoming 2011 New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association Auditions and Job Fair, scheduled to take place at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center for the Arts on February 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More.

Players Nominated for 16 NH Theatre Awards!

The Peterborough Players has been nominated for 16 awards by the NH Theatre Awards for Freud’s Last Session and Tartuffe. The NH Theatre Awards recognizes achievements and exceptional talent in New Hampshire in three divisions: professional, community, and youth. More.

Chuck Morey Announces Retirement

Charles (Chuck) Morey, artistic director of Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Theatre Company, has announced that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season. Morey has been the artistic director at the Pioneer since 1984; the 28-year stint makes Morey the longest tenured sitting artistic director in any major American regional theatre.

Video Excerpt of "This Verse Business"

If you loved the world premiere of This Verse Business by A. M. Dolan, starring Gordon Clapp, you’ll love this short video! This Verse Business premiered this past September to an appreciative audience. More.

Lunch Served At the Opera!

New this season: Backstage Boxed lunches at the opera! Catered by Sunflowers Restaurant and Fine Catering, Backstage Boxes must be pre-ordered. Plan for a relaxing and tasty lunch, served backstage on the Peterborough Players stage! More.

2010 Whitmore Award Presented

The 2010 James Whitmore Award, established through the William D. Eppes Endowment Fund, was presented on Saturday, August 28th to Kelsey Bevins, a member of the Peterborough Players Second Company. More.

The Wall Street Journal Review

The Wall Street Journal reviewed Tartuffe on opening night and gave it a great review!  Reviewer Terry Teachout praises Players’ Artistic Director Gus Kaikkonen’s original translation of Molière’s most popular play, and gives praise to the cast, set, and theatre as well. More.

Fundraising Partners

The Peterborough Players reaches out to other nonprofits in the community by inviting them to host fundraising events on dress rehearsal nights or at a children’s show. More.


Look for our Kayak Raffle during the month of August in the Players lobby! Eastern Mountain Sports graciously donated a Perception Sport Sound 9.5 Kayak, now hanging from the rafters in front of our fireplace. We’ve also included a kayak paddle and a day of instruction with Ed Germain in the raffle. More.

Come to the Cabaret!

Come hear actors and Second Company interns sing some of your favorite show tunes – THIS SATURDAY NIGHT – July 31 – immediately after The Foreigner, approximately 10:45 PM. (This is the last weekend for The Foreigner; tickets are still available.) More.

Great Reviews & NYC Buzz

Freud’s Last Session, by Mark St. Germain, suggested by "The Question of God" by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., gets great reviews in The Keene Sentinel and The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript (7/8/10), and the Nashua Telegraph (7/15/10). More.

First Friday Panel Discussion, July, 2nd, 5:30 p.m. at Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery

"Theatre as a Medium: Translating Visual Arts to the Stage"

Go behind the curtain with "Theatre as a Medium: Translating Visual Arts to the Stage," a free community colloquy - a collaboration between Sharon Arts Center and the Peterborough Players. More.

Rave Reviews in NYC for Gus Kaikkonen

Peterborough Players’ Artistic Director Gus Kaikkonen has garnered rave reviews for his work on Dr. Knock in New York City’s Mint Theater. The New York Times says “Gus Kaikkonen stages his witty translation with a finely tuned rhythm . . . .” More.

Players Partners with RideShare Program

Need a ride? Give a ride? Help us go greener by carpooling! Not only will you be helping the environment but sharing rides will help us fill the house. Giving rides will not only help someone who may need a ride, but you may also find opportunities to expand on the "Peterborough Players" experience by sharing post-show critiques with your carpool!   More.

2010 Season Announced!

The 2010 Season was announced at the Players' February 19th Annual Meeting. The season promises to provide a lot of laughs and intriguing thoughts to ponder. More.

ANNUAL MEETING - Friday, Feb. 19, 7 PM

The Peterborough Players will hold its Annual Meeting at the Players theatre on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 PM. The evening starts with complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the official meeting at 7:30 PM. More.

Heartbreak House Wins 5 NH Theatre Awards

The Peterborough Players won five awards at the eighth New Hampshire Theatre Awards ceremony on February 5th. The Players’ production of the classic Shaw comedy Heartbreak House garnered the prestigious awards and was represented in the top three finalists' list in four additional categories. More.

Players Nominated for 19 NH Theatre Awards!

Actors, directors, and designers have been nominated in various categories for Peterborough Players' Heartbreak House and Little Shop of Horrors. The eighth annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards night will take place on stage at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Feb. 5th, 2010. More.

London's National Theatre Simulcast at the Players!

Transmitted from the National Theatre on London’s Southbank comes Nation, a world premiere. Based on a novel by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Mark Ravenhill, this brand new play will be recorded in front of an audience and shown on the Players’ 10’ X 16’ screen. More.

A Prairie Home Companion ? Live! in HD Coming to the Players!

A live simulcast of the famous radio show, hosted by Garrison Keillor, will be at the Players theatre on Thursday, February 4 at 8 PM. The show is expected to run for 2 hours, and will replay for an Encore performance on Tuesday, February 9 at 8 PM. More.

Gala & Auction a Show of Community Support

Our 21st Annual Gala & Auction theme was Community Counts: Celebrating the Monadnock Region, and celebrate we did! The Players’ theatre bubbled with good conversation and laughter on November 7th, as people circulated around the lobby and backstage area viewing the silent auction items up for bid. More.

The Met: Live in HD Gives Opera a Boost!

Aida Selling Fast
Opera fans - and those just dipping their toes in operatic water - loved Tosca, the first opera in The Met: Live in HD series at the Peterborough Players. Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi, will be shown Saturday, Oct. 24th, and is rapidly outpacing ticket sales for Tosca. More.

1st Annual Flanders Award

Kraig Swartz was awarded the first annual Flanders Award after the September 18 "Talk Back" of The SantaLand Diaries. More.

Opera at the Players!

The Peterborough Players will be one of the select venues, worldwide, to host The Met: Live in HD opera series. This is a fabulous opportunity for audiences to enjoy seeing the Metropolitan Opera performances at a local venue, simulcast via satellite, live on a large screen in the Players theatre. More.

James Whitmore Award Presented at Peterborough Players

Robert Hinds was awarded the James Whitmore Award on Saturday, August 29th, in a brief ceremony after the final performance of Anne of Green Gables at the Peterborough Players. More.

The Wall Street Journal Gives Rave Review of Heartbreak House

“I last saw Heartbreak House three years ago on Broadway in a big-budget version . . . . This one is better – vastly so,” says theatre critic Terry Teachout in his review of the Peterborough Players Heartbreak House in The Wall Street Journal. More.

James Whitmore Memorial Service

A memorial service for the late James Whitmore will be held Sunday, August 23rd, 8 p.m. at the theatre, to celebrate and commemorate Mr. Whitmore’s life. More.

Second Company Honored at Dinner

Second Company interns enjoyed a dinner in their honor Sunday evening, August 9th, at Noone Falls, catered by Sage With Thyme. More.

Peterborough Players on TV 13 Nashua

The Peterborough Players is featured in a half-hour show on WYCN TV 13 Nashua called 142 Main. See behind-the-scenes interviews with Little Shop of Horrors designers and directors who make the stage and costumes come to life (and in this case, we mean that literally!). More.

Little Shop of Horrors Ticket Special

We want you to be able to enjoy coming to Little Shop of Horrors as a family! ALL tickets for children and students - up through and including college - will be just $20 for the entire 3-week run of Little Shop of Horrors. More.

Saturday Special for Peterborough Players The Breath of Life

Two for $40 Tickets Plus Free Post-Performance Cabaret More.

Come to the Peterborough Players Open House!

Saturday, July 11th, 1–4 p.m.
Ever wonder what goes on backstage? More.

Peterborough Players Featured in Monadnock Living Magazine

Check out the article about the Peterborough Players in the spring/summer issue of Monadnock Living magazine. More.

Profitable Nonprofit Partnerships

Peterborough Players Teams Up with Local Nonprofits

Times might be challenging, but nonprofits are finding ways to help each other as they continue to fulfill their own missions to serve the community. More.


Come hear the Peterborough Players Second Company sing, sing, sing! More.

Benefit Performance of Just So Stories for Recreation Allies Network, Saturday, June 27th

The Recreation Allies Network (RAN) is holding a fundraiser in collaboration with the Peterborough Players on Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. for a performance of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories. More.

Humpty Dumpty on the Lam!

Our Humpty Dumpty costume was stolen on May 16 from the costume tent at Children & the Arts Day! Please return it, no questions asked! More.

High School Actors Collaborate with Professional Theatre

Peterborough Players Ascending Stars Project Begins 

 Talented high school actors from Conval, as well as some who are home schooled, are collaborating with the Peterborough Players to perform and produce I Remember Mama, to open on June 3. More.

Box Office Opens for Single Ticket Sales

Box Office Opens for Single Ticket Sales June 1st. 

Current Box Office Hours (Through June 1):

Monday - Friday 10 AM - 3 PM More.

Box Office Opens for Barn Door, Student Pass

Box Office Opens for Barn Door and Student Pass Reservations on May 15.

Barn Door Pass - This subscription has the most flexibility!  7 or 6 Admissions to use in any combination.  More.

2009 Key Dates

April 4:
Deadline to Keep Your Subcription Seats
Deadline for the "Win a Free Barn Door Pass" Drawing


May 15:
Box Office Opens for Barn Door and Student Pass Reservations


June 1:
Box Office Opens for Single Ticket Sales More.

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All theatre season photos by Deb Porter-Hayes, unless otherwise noted.
All Met Opera photos courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.