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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DATE NIGHT: UNDER 35 SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. More.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.