Dear Peterborough Players,
"Walk right in, sit right down.” The voice of Bridget Beirne – or was it Patsy Cline? – still rings in my ears weeks after the last note sounded on stage. How often that is the case with what we see and hear at Peterborough Players, themes and language and characters returning to pose questions or revive the pleasures of a performance.
And you can “let your mind roll on” throughout the year, through the familiar sequence of the seasons of the theatre, with live theatre, and screenings from The Met: Live in HD, and the National Theatre Live keeping us warm through the winter.
But behind the scenes, nothing beats the excitement of finalizing a plan for the summer – this year including a musical and a mystery, along with a range of plays known and new – and readying for the arrival of astonishingly gifted college students and recent graduates to form the second company.
The ground hasn’t thawed from winter, but our Artistic Director Gus Kaikkonen and Managing Director Keith Stevens are putting all the pieces together to launch the first play in June. Gus and Keith have been doing this for 25 years!!! Selecting plays, auditioning hundreds of actors, hiring technical staff, setting the season in motion so that each production emerges – from just two weeks of rehearsal – polished and compelling. We shall want to applaud Gus and Keith for their 25-year run especially this season, but they will only want to know what you enjoyed in the most recent production.
We can all play a role in readying for another outstanding summer season. Preparing for the season entails deposits and royalties and purchases and contracts. Donations early in the year make these commitments possible. I hope you will join me in making a gift to Peterborough Players that will help launch a sparkling 2020 summer season.
Please consider making a generous donation today. Your gift at this time will make a difference.
With warmest thanks,
President, Board of Trustees
PS -- Your contribution is vital to keeping the Players vibrant. Thank you!