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

ACT Exclusive: The Play’s The Thing interview of Jonathan Flower

Jonathan Flower, who plays Mansky 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
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

ACT Exclusive: The Play’s The Thing interview of Clare Margand

Clare Margand, who plays Ilona Szabo in The Play's The Thing, discusses her 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. 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
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

ACT Exclusive: The Play’s The Thing interview of Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt, who plays Johann Dwornitschek in The Play's The Thing, discusses his process in preparing for his role! Don't miss The Play's The Thing at the Peterborough Players, May 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 PM. 

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
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

 

ACT Exclusive: The Play’s The Thing Interview of Scott Gardner

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!

Scott Gardner kicks off our newest weekly videos leading up to the performance in an interview where he discusses his work as Almady in the play.

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

May 7, 8, and 9, 2015, 7:30 PM
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

Auditions for Shakespeare In The Park 2015!

Announcing Auditions for Shakespeare in the Park 2015!

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What?

Auditions for ACT's Shakespeare in the Park 2015: Love's Labour's Lost.

April 26, 5PM

AND

April 28, 7PM

(Performances August 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2015) 

Ferdinand, King of Navarre, and his three pals have sworn “not to see ladies, study, fast, not sleep” for three years. Unfortunately, their timing is a bit off. It’s 1967, the “summer of love,” and the Princess of France and her three pals have just arrived in Navarre, ready for anything.

 

Join Actors’ Circle Theatre as we tackle this seldom-performed war-between-the-sexes comedy and answer the question, “Can you take the sex out of ‘sex, drugs and rock and roll’?”

Where?

PETERBOROUGH TOWN LIBRARY, 2 Concord Street (corner of Main and Concord Streets), Peterborough, NH 03458

When?

April 26, 5 PM

April 28, 7 PM

What do I need to do?

Download the following PDFs that contain the Audition Form, Audition Sides, and Preliminary Performance Script

ACT Audition Sheet, Shakespeare in the Park LovesLabours Lost

ACT AUDITION SIDES Shakespeare in the Park LovesLaboursLost

ACTORSCIRCLETHEATRE PRELIM Loves Labours Lost Script

If you are interested in auditioning but cannot make the scheduled audition date(s), please call Wendy Almeida at (603) 878-2670 to make other arrangements. 

Characters in the Play

NOTE: There have been substantial cuts to the script. The roles of Don Adriano, Mote, Holofernes and Nathaniel have suffered the most cuts.

Men

  • FERDINAND, King of Navarre: serious, studious and determined
  • BIRON: a wit; an early version of Much Ado’s Benedick 
  • LONGAVILLE & DUMAINE: other friends joining Ferdinand in his social experiment
  • DON ADRIANO DE ARMADO: a fantastic Spaniard whose phrases multiply like rabbits; in love with Jaquenetta
  • COSTARD: more multi-dimensional than the typical Shakespearean clown; in love with Jaquenetta 
  • BOYET: the Princess’s male attendant; a bit of a toady
  • FORESTER

Women

  • PRINCESS OF FRANCE: a no-nonsense monarch with little patience for flatterers
  • ROSALINE: Biron’s counterpart
  • MARIA & KATHERINE: to round out the romantic octet
  • JAQUENETTA: a very popular young lady

Sex to Be Determined

  • MOTE: Don Adriano’s page
  • DULL: the local constable
  • HOLOFERNES: the pedant
  • NATHANIEL: the curate
  • MERCADE: a messenger from France

 

Save the Date!

Actors' Circle Theatre presents a very special production of P.G. Wodehouse's adaptation of the Ferenc Molnár comedy

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The Play's The Thing

The show will be produced and performed at the main stage of Peterborough Players on

May 7, 8 and 9, 2015, at 7:30PM 

Starring…

  • 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

 

Save the date, and we can't wait to see you there!