Three more chances to catch Love’s Labour’s Lost!

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Photo Credit: Bryan Hebert

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful in the park. Families, singles, picnics, and laughter brought the community together to watch the men of Navarre try to win over the visiting women of France.

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Photo Credit: Garrett Zecker

The forecast for today's performance at 5PM is absolutely beautiful, and we look forward to seeing you at Depot Square Park for another night of Shakespeare!

You have three more opportunities to see our talented cast perform Love's Labour's Lost! Tonight at 5, and August 8 & 9 at 5:00.  Come on down!  We look forward to seeing you!

Also, we encourage you to take photos during the performance and post them to social media!  Be sure to tag our FACEBOOK or TWITTER handles!

 

Shakespeare in the Park 2015!

Our 2015 run of Peterborough's Eighth Annual Shakespeare in the Park begins tonight at 5!

Come to Depot Square Park with a blanket, a picnic, and some friends for our Eighth Annual Shakespeare in the Park. It is shaping up to be a beautiful evening for some fun beside the Contoocook River and Nubanusit Brook with clear skies and a cool breeze! 

Need directions? Here is our location on Google Maps.

You have four opportunities to see Love's Labour's Lost!  Performances are TONIGHT (8/1), TOMORROW (8/2), 8/8, and 8/9 at 5:00PM sharp! Come early to guarantee a good spot!

Can't make it, but would like to check out our program? Here is a PDF of tonight's performance: Love's Labour's Lost Shakespeare in the Park 2015 Program

 


 

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Love's Labour's Lost

Produced by Rob Koch and Mia Moravis for Actors' Circle Theatre

Directed by Wendy Almeida

Sets by Chris McCartie

Visual Media, Web, and Promotion Materials by Perpetual Imagination

Our Cast…

Princess of France – Clare Margand

Rosaline – Heather McCormack

Katherine – Eve Pierce

Maria – Ruth Linehan

Jaquenetta, the Wench – Heather Morrison

Ferdinand, King of Navarre – Garrett Zecker

Biron – Kevin Colarusso

Longaville – Eric Jedd

Dumaine – Jason Barshevsky

Don Adriano de Armado – Bert Torsey

Costard, the Swain – Tyler Strickland

Boyet – Gregory Pratt

Dull, the Constable – Emma Keating

Sir Nathaniel, the Curate – Rob Koch

Holofernes, the Pedant – Ben Wise

Forester & Mercade, the Messenger – Henry "Hank" Parkhurst

Moth – Breanne Swanson

 

Shakespeare in the Park Begins Tomorrow!

Join us for Love's Labour's Lost, our Eighth Annual Shakespeare in the Park production directed by long time ACT member Wendy Almeida.  Almeida is bringing her years of stage experience to this new, rollicking production to take place in Depot Square Park the first two weekends of August 2015.  

Come join our communal summer of love on August 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 5:00 PM.

Bring your electric kool-aid in your picnic, and your friends to our Shakespearean Be-In. Let us entertain you while you let your freak-flag fly, baby.

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Love's Labour's Lost

Produced by Rob Koch and Mia Moravis for Actors' Circle Theatre

Directed by Wendy Almeida

Sets by Chris McCartie

Visual Media, Web, and Promotion Materials by Perpetual Imagination

Our cast…

Princess of France – Clare Margand

Rosaline – Heather McCormack

Katherine – Eve Pierce

Maria – Ruth Linehan

Jaquenetta, the Wench – Heather Morrison

Ferdinand, King of Navarre – Garrett Zecker

Biron – Kevin Colarusso

Longaville – Eric Jedd

Dumaine – Jason Barshevsky

Don Adriano de Armado – Bert Torsey

Costard, the Swain – Tyler Strickland

Boyet – Gregory Pratt

Dull, the Constable – Emma Keating

Sir Nathaniel, the Curate – Rob Koch

Holofernes, the Pedant – Ben Wise

Forester & Mercade, the Messenger – Henry "Hank" Parkhurst

Moth – Breanne Swanson

 

Shakespeare in the Park 2015!

Today we begin rehearsals for Shakespeare in the Park 2015!  Love's Labour's Lost is our Eighth Annual Shakespeare in the Park production, and will be directed by long time ACT member Wendy Almeida.  Almeida is bringing her years of stage experience to this new, rollicking production to take place in Depot Square Park the first two weekends of August 2015.  Come join our communal summer of love on August 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 5:00 PM. Bring your electric kool-aid in your picnic, and bring your friends to our Shakespearean Be-In. Let us entertain you while you let your freak-flag fly, baby.

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Love's Labour's Lost

Produced by Rob Koch and Mia Moravis for Actors' Circle Theatre

Directed by Wendy Almeida

Sets by Chris McCartie

Visual Media, Web, and Promotion Materials by Perpetual Imagination

Our cast…

Princess of France – Clare Margand

Rosaline – Heather McCormack

Katherine – Eve Pierce

Maria – Ruth Linehan

Jaquenetta, the Wench – Heather Morrison

Ferdinand, King of Navarre – Garrett Zecker

Biron – Kevin Colarusso

Longaville – Eric Jedd

Dumaine – Jason Barshevsky

Don Adriano de Armado – Bert Torsey

Costard, the Swain – Tyler Strickland

Boyet – Gregory Pratt

Dull, the Constable – Emma Keating

Sir Nathaniel, the Curate – Rob Koch

Holofernes, the Pedant – Ben Wise

Forester & Mercade, the Messenger – Henry "Hank" Parkhurst

Moth – Breanne Swanson

 

 

Shakespeare in the Park 2014 – Watch Today!

This weekend, warm up and dry off with our Seventh annual Shakespeare in the Park 2014 production of The Comedy of Errors!  Don't forget to share our work with the world, friends, and family on the Internet, and click "Watch!" above for more great Actors' Circle Theatre videos!

Actors' Circle Theatre Presents
Shakespeare in the Park 2014
The Comedy of Errors
Filmed Live in HD at Depot Square Park in Peterborough New Hampshire
August 3, 2014
http://www.actorscircletheatre.org

Our 2014 production, the seventh annual Actors Circle Theatre Shakespeare in the Park, was The Comedy of Errors. First performed December 28, 1594, The Comedy of Errors is the earliest and shortest of Shakespeare's works. Based on Pautus' The Menaechmi, it is only one of two of Shakespeare's plays that incorporate the use of the classical unities (the other is last year's The Two Gentlemen of Verona!). It tells the story of a family ripped apart by circumstance, and the hilarious circumstances that lead to the reunification of two sets of twin brothers in Ephesus. 

Directed by Chris McCartie
Film Production by David Teubner

Antipholus of Ephesus (twin to Antipholus of Syracuse) – Bert Torsey 
Antipholus of Syracuse (twin to Antipholus of Ephesus) – Garrett Zecker 
Dromio of Ephesus (servant to Antipholus of Ephesus and twin to Dromio of Syracuse) – Bryan Hebert 
Dromio of Syreacuse (servant to Antipholus of Syracuse and twin to Dromio of Ephesus) – Jason Barshevsky
Adriana (wife to Antipholus of Ephesus) – Kimberley Miller 
Luciana (sister to Adriana) – Clare Margand 
Aegeon (a merchant of Syracuse and father to Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse) – Michael Redmond 
Aemilia (an abbess, and wife to Aegeon) – Wendy Almeida
Solinus (Duchess of Ephesus) – Heather McCormack 
Angelo (a goldsmith) – Alana Korda 
Balthazar (a merchant, and friend to Antipholus of Ephesus) – Tyler Strickland 
Courtezan – Alix Woodford 
Luce (servant to Adriana) – Heather Morrison 
First Merchant – Ruth Linehan 
Second Merchant – Carin Torp 
Pinch – Tyler Strickland
Officer – Ruth Linehan
Gaoler – Henry “Hank” Parkhurst 
Citizens of Ephesus – Mia Moravis, Madeleine Sepe

Music by the U.S. Army Band / U.S. Army Blues is in the Public Domain

Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you to all the members of our current armed forces, all veterans, and those brave Americans no longer with us!

Today, we share our 2013 production of Shakespeare in the Park in its entirety, The Two Gentlemen of Verona!  Enjoy!

Don't forget to share our work with the world and attend this year's production of Love's Labour's Lost live in Depot Square Park!

Actors' Circle Theatre Presents
Shakespeare in the Park 2013

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Filmed Live in HD at Depot Square Park
in Peterborough New Hampshire
August 3, 2013

Our 2013 production, the sixth annual Actors Circle Theatre Shakespeare in the Park, was The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1589 and 1592. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and motifs with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behavior of people in love. The highlight of the play is considered by some to be Launce, the clownish servant of Proteus, and his dog Crab, to whom "the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon" has been attributed.  This year's production was met with rave reviews and an incredibly enthusiastic audience.

August 3, 4, 10, 11, 2013

Directed by Chris McCartie
Film Production by David Teubner

Proteus, a gentleman – Garrett Zecker
Valentine, a gentleman – Jason Barshevsky
Julia, beloved of Proteus – Heather McCormack
Silvia, beloved of Valentine – Kimberly Miller
Antonia, mother to Proteus – Alix Woodford
Duke of Milan, father to Silvia – Michael Redmond
Launce, servant to Proteus – Bert Torsey
Speed, servant to Valentine – Scott Gardner
Lucetta, waiting woman to Julia – Veda Crewe
Panthina, friend to Antonia – Alana Korda
Thurio, foolish rival to Valentine – Bryan Hebert
Eglamour, agent in Silvia’s escape – Chris McCartie
Hostess where Julia lodges – Mia Moravis
First Outlaw – Jakob Stone
Second Outlaw – Alix Woodford
Third Outlaw – Alana Korda
Crab, Launce’s dog – Rosencrantz Zecker (his real name!)

Music: "Play Song" by John Deley and the 41 Players is from the Youtube Audio Library and is licensed for unlimited use in this video.

Shakespeare in the Park 2015 (and 2014, and 2013, etc…)

More information about Shakespeare in the Park 2015 coming soon…

Over the next couple weeks we thought we would share the news that ACT is slowly making our yearly summer Shakespeare a gift to share with the world by posting them online in their entirety! Find all videos in the "Watch!" section of the ACT website, and share them far and wide! 

 

We begin with the Fifth Annual Shakespeare in the Park, THE TEMPEST!

 

Actors' Circle Theatre Presents
Shakespeare in the Park 2012
 
The Tempest
 
Filmed Live in HD at
The Peterborough Historical Society
Rain Location for Depot Square Park
in Peterborough New Hampshire
August 12, 2012
 
http://www.actorscircletheatre.org
 
Our 2012 production, the fifth annual Actors Circle Theatre Shakespeare in the Park, was The Tempest.
 
Director's Note
 
Welcome to the Park. I am to pleased to present the fifth edition of what has now become an Actor's Circle Theatre summer tradition. Some of our cast members have appeared in all of the previous productions (Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merry Wines of Windsor, and As You Like It), while some are not only new to this show, but are performing Shakespeare for the first time. It is both a challenge and a privilege to put together a show with both veterans and newcomers to the stage, and I hope that you will agree that they have all risen to the occasion to bring this poetic tale to life.
 
The Tempest is described as one of Shakespeare's "problem plays," so called because it does not fit neatly into the mold of a tragedy or comedy. While this may be a problem for the scholars, it is a great opportunity for a director and for an audience, because it means that it offers something for everyone. A shipwreck, a love story, murder plots, revenge, broad drunken comedy, music, and magic are all separate threads that are woven together with the Bard's brilliant language to culminate in the triumph of forgiveness. It is said that The Tempest was the last play that Shakespeare wrote. Thanks to your continued support, for Act, it should be one of many more to come.
 
– Chris McCartie
 
Prospero – Bert Torsey
Caliban – Scott Gardner
Ariel – Mia Moravis
Miranda – Clare Margand
Ferdinand – Jakob Stone
Alonso – Michael Redmond
Gonzalo – Peter Eisenstadter
Antonia – Wendy Almeida
Sebastian – Heather McCormack
Adrian – Merrilyn Taylor
Francisco – Sarah Taylor
Stephano – Garrett Zecker
Trinculo – Jason Barshevsky
Boatswain – John Franklin
Master of the Ship – Henry Parkhurst
Manners – Steve Bourque, Jason Barshevsky
Spirits – Emma Crowley
Spirits – Alana Korda
Spirits – Alexandra Woodford
Young Miranda – Alexis McCormack
 
August 4, 5, 11, 12, 2012
 
Directed by Chris McCartie
Film Production by David Teubner
 
Artwork in the public domain:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page#/media/File:Frederic_Edwin_Church_-_Aurora_Borealis_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
 
Music provided by Youtube Audio Library :
Blue Danube – Strauss
Salgre – Jimmy Fontanez
 
Music Provided by Dr Tom Benjamin and the Internet Archive:
"If You Were the Only Girl in the World and I Were the only Boy
by arranged and performed by Dr Tom Benjamin"
https://archive.org/details/IfYouWereTheOnlyGirlInTheWorldAndIWereTheOnlyBoy
Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia

The Play’s The Thing is a HIT!

Check out some of the great press coverage our show at the Peterborough Players has been getting!
 
Thanks to Nicole Colson at the Keene Sentinel:
 
Thanks to Ben Conant over at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript:
 
 
Thanks to Kath Palmer at the Nashua Telegraph:
 
We've even been getting some great feedback on social media! Mark Armstrong posted the following to our Facebook page:
 

A huge congratulations to director Mia Moravis and the entire cast and crew of Actors' Circle Theatre's "The Play's The Thing." I saw the opening night show at the Peterborough Players last night, and enjoyed it tremendously. Very, very funny, and perfectly cast. Some break-out performances, some personal bests, and wonderful enthusiasm from one and all.

The production values were absolutely top-notch: beautiful period costumes and props, great hair and makeup, and Chris McCartie's set was fantastic. I thought the show was on a par with The Players' own drawing room comedies, and they, of course, set a high standard.

Wonderful show, keep breakin' legs, and thanks to one and all for a very enjoyable evening! 

 

You still have three chances to catch The Play's The Thing!
 
Tonight! Friday, May 8, 7:30 PM
Tomorrow! Saturday, May 9, 2PM
Tomorrow! Saturday, May 9, 7:30PM
 
All shows are at the Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH
 
Tickets are available by clicking "Tickets" above, or by making a reservation with Rob Koch by calling 603-924-3876 to make reservations! Can't wait to see you there!

ACT Exclusive: The Play’s The Thing interview of Director Mia Moravis

Producer and Director Mia Moravis discusses the script, cast, direction, and preparation for The Play's The Thing! Don't miss it at the Peterborough Players, May 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 PM.  *New Matinee Performance Added! May 9 at 2PM!* Tickets available by clicking "Tickets" above!

Actors' Circle Theatre presents P. G. Wodehouse's adaptation of Ferenc Molnár's 1920s hysterical comedy, "The Play’s The Thing," about a lovely young starlet caught in a flirtatious tête-à-tête with an aging actor, and how the situation is rectified in order to protect her honor – and the heart of her betrothed!

"The Play's The Thing" features many of the Monadnock region's grand thespians! 

May 7, 8, and 9, 2015, 7:30 PM, and a 2PM Matinee on May 9, 2015

at 

Peterborough Players Main Stage
55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH

The cast: 

Mason Amadeus as Albert Adam

Scott Gardner as Almady

Chris Pratt as Johann Dwornitschek

Clare Margand as Ilona Szabo

Jonathan Flower as Mansky

Bryan Hebert as Mell

Peter Eisenstadter as Sandor Turai

Madeleine Sepe & Ruth Linehan as The Lackeys

Tickets are: 

$15/General Admission; $12/Students & Seniors

Click "tickets" above

or

Call our Managing Director Rob Koch at 603-924-3876 to make reservations!

Producer / Director: Mia Moravis 

Set Design: Chris McCartie; 

Lighting/Sound Design: Lisa Dustin Perreault 

Costume Designer: Veda Crewe

Stage Manager: Madeleine Sepe

Assistant Set Designer/Costumer: Ruth Linehan

Video production and promotional graphics by Perpetual Imagination

http://www.perpetualimagination.com

Music is in the public domain from the U.S. Army Band

ACT Exclusive: The Play’s The Thing interview of Peter Eisenstadter

Peter Eisenstadter, who plays Sandor Turai in The Play's The Thing, discusses his role and process in preparing for The Play's The Thing! Don't miss it at the Peterborough Players, May 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 PM.  *New Matinee Performance Added! May 9 at 2PM!* Tickets available by clicking "Tickets" above!

Actors' Circle Theatre presents P. G. Wodehouse's adaptation of Ferenc Molnár's 1920s hysterical comedy, "The Play’s The Thing," about a lovely young starlet caught in a flirtatious tête-à-tête with an aging actor, and how the situation is rectified in order to protect her honor – and the heart of her betrothed!

"The Play's The Thing" features many of the Monadnock region's grand thespians! 

May 7, 8, and 9, 2015, 7:30 PM, and a 2PM Matinee on May 9, 2015
at 
Peterborough Players Main Stage
55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH

The cast: 


Mason Amadeus as Albert Adam
Scott Gardner as Almady
Chris Pratt as Johann Dwornitschek
Clare Margand as Ilona Szabo
Jonathan Flower as Mansky
Bryan Hebert as Mell
Peter Eisenstadter as Sandor Turai
Madeleine Sepe & Ruth Linehan as The Lackeys

Tickets are: 
$15/General Admission; $12/Students & Seniors
and are available at http://www.actorscircletheatre.org 
or
Call our Managing Director Rob Koch at 603-924-3876 to make reservations!

Producer: Mia Moravis 
Set Design: Chris McCartie; 
Lighting/Sound Design: Lisa Dustin Perreault 
Costume Designer: Veda Crewe
Stage Manager: Madeleine Sepe
Assistant Set Designer/Costumer: Ruth Linehan

Video production and promotional graphics by Perpetual Imagination

http://www.perpetualimagination.com

Music is in the public domain from the U.S. Army Band