Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Current and Upcoming Plays in New England

Currently (or Soon to Be) on stage in the coming month:

At The Huntington in Boston, Kate Burton and her real-life son Morgan Ritchie face off as the teacher and student in the classic “The Corn is Green” now through February 8th. Here is a review in The Boston Globe, and another review online at the Examiner.

Harvard University’s American Repertory Theater will present “End Game” by Samuel Beckett February 14th through March 15th.

The Majestic Theater of West Springfield, Massachusetts presents the comedy “Lumberjacks in Love” by Fred Alley and James Kaplan until February 15th.

Boston’s Colonial Theater currently features “Frost/Nixon” starring Stacy Keach through February 8th.

The Bushnell of Hartford, Connecticut will present the musical “Jersey Boys” from February 4th through February 22nd.

“Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen opened last night at Maine’s Portland Stage Company, and will run through February 22nd.

If you have an opportunity to see any of these shows, please let us know and share your thoughts.

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  1. Mark your calendars for the Peterborough Players upcoming season:

    •Bad Dates – A Comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Rated PG-13 – June 17-28
    •The Breath of Life – A Drama by David Hare, Rated PG-13 – July 1-12
    •I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – A Musical Comedy with book
    and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music by Jimmy Roberts, Rated PG-13 – July 15-26
    •Little Shop of Horrors – A Musical Comedy with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, Rated PG-13 – July 29-August 16
    •Heartbreak House – A Comedy by George Bernard Shaw, Rated PG – August 19-30
    •Copenhagen – A Drama by Michael Frayn, Rated PG-13 – September 2-13
    •The Santaland Diaries – A Comedy by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Montello, Rated PG-13 – September 16-27 (not suitable for children)

    Second Company shows for children and their families:
    • The Just So Stories – by Rudyard Kipling, adapted and directed by Sevanne Martin – 10:30 AM June 26 and 27, July 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25
    •Anne of Green Gables – dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the book by L. M. Montgomery –2PM August 22, 26, 28, and 29, 7PM August 24

    To order subscriptions, go online to, or call the Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10AM-3PM at (603) 924-7585.

    The Peterborough Players will hold auditions and interviews for the 2009 season from 6-10PM, Monday, March 2 (please call 924-9344 for a slot). 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. In addition to these sessions for the regular season, the Players will also see any high-school aged students interested in participating in its Ascending Stars collaborative project. Scripts are available for perusal at the Players office. All are welcome to audition on March 2. To schedule a time or to obtain further information, call 603-924-9344.