Marvels, or God’s jokes?
Evolutionary curiosities, or creatures to be pitied?
FROM THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL…
ACTORS’ CIRCLE THEATRE PRESENTS,  
ON THE PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS STAGE…
FUTUREPROOF by Lynda Radley
May 17, 18, 19 ~ 7:30PM May 20 ~ 2PM
Call (603) 924-3876 or email actorscircle@gmail.com to make reservations!
Tickets are $15 – General Admission; $10 – Seniors/Students

OUR INCREDIBLE CAST!

Riley, owner of the Odditorium ~ Bert Torsey
George/Georgina-half man, half woman ~ Kimberley Miller
Countess Marketa, a bearded, armless lady ~ Wendy Almeida
Lillie and Millie, Siamese twins ~ Tara Sabino and Emma Keating
Serena, a human mermaid ~ Heather McCormack
Tiny, the world’s fattest man ~ Chris McCartie

Directed by Mia Moravis
Produced by Rob Koch & Mia Moravis
Lighting & Sound Design by Ivan Park
Set Design by Chris McCartie

Marvels or God’s jokes? Evolutionary curiosities or creatures to be pitied? Many were happy for the sometimes substantial income, otherwise unattainable, and for the freedom from institutionalization, or being hidden away… In FUTUREPROOF, due to plummeting ticket sales, show owner Riley decides to take the odd out of his odditorium at the expense of his performers. Are they tempted by the prospect of finally fitting in, or painfully aware that, if their “peculiarity” is taken away, their individuality is next? And what happens afterward?

Our Exciting 2018 Season

We are elated to announce our 2018 season!

Our first show of the season is…

FUTUREPROOF

By Lynda Radley

Brought to us straight from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, come see this original play on the Peterborough Players Main Stage May 17-20, 2018!

 

Our 11th Annual Shakespeare in the Park presentation is

THE WINTERS TALE

Directed by Chris McCartie

Auditions are TBA, but will be held sometime early April 2018

We look forward to seeing you in the audience!

August 13th Performance in the Park!

Join us for our final performance in the park! Twelfth Night begins at 5PM sharp in Depot Square Park!

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We look forward to seeing you on this beautiful summer evening for our final performance of our tenth annual production.

August 6th performance in the park!

Join us for a beautiful evening in the park for tonight’s performance of Twelfth Night! The forecast looks absolutely beautiful. The play starts at 5PM sharp at Depot Square Park in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Arrive early for a good spot. We look forward to seeing you there!

August 5 Performance at Rain Location

The August 5th performance of Twelfth Night is going to be at our rain location, Bass Hall at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture. The center is located at 19 Grove St, Peterborough, NH 03458, and is right around the corner from Depot Square Park.

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Please be advised that there is ample seating, but it is limited on a first come, first served basis.

Pay attention here and at our Facebook or Twitter pages for updates on upcoming performances. As always, signage will also point you around the corner to the Monadnock Center if one of the future dates needs to be relocated as well!

Shakespeare in the Park 2017

Shakespeare in the Park 2017 is one week away!

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Save the date for two wonderful weekends of FREE performances at Depot Square Park, Peterborough New Hampshire.

August 5, 6, 12, and 13

All shows are at 5PM sharp.

Bring friends, bring a picnic, and be prepared to have a great time!

As always, updates are always available here and over at our Facebook page.

Presenting the Cast of Twelfth Night

ACT has just announced the fabulous cast for the Tenth Anniversary Shakespeare In The Park!
 

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TWELFTH NIGHT

directed by Chris McCartie!

  • Viola – Kimberley Miller
  • Olivia – Heather McCormack
  • Maria – Sarah E. Katka
  • Sebastian – Bryan Hebert II
  • Sir Toby Belch – Bert Torsey
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek – Michael Redmond
  • Malvolio – Rob Koch
  • Feste – Carin Torp
  • Antonio – Alana Korda
  • Fabian – Laura Carbonneau
  • Priest – Hank Parkhurst
  • Captain; First Officer – Tyler Strickland
  • Valentine; Second Officer – Mia Moravis
  • Orsino – Chris McCartie

More information to follow as we begin rehearsals and start work on our Tenth Anniversary Production!

Save the dates! Shakespeare in the Park will be, as always, at Depot Square Park in Peterborough, New Hampshire…

Performances will be on  August 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2017, and all performances begin at 5 o'clock.

Auditions for Shakespeare in the Park 2017!

Twelfthnight Audition

Our 10th Anniversary Shakespeare in the Park will be…

Twelfth Night

Directed by Chris McCartie

We are casting for all roles and looking for actors of all experience backgrounds and abilities. You can read the entire text online at Open Source Shakespeare.

  • Antonio, a sea captain, friend to Sebastain
  • Captain, friend to Viola
  • Curio, gentleman attending on the Duke
  • Fabian, servant to Olivia
  • Feste, a clown, servant to Olivia
  • First Officer
  • Malvolio, steward to Olivia
  • Maria, Olivia's woman
  • Olivia
  • Orsino, Duke of Illyria
  • Priest
  • Sebastian, brother to Viola
  • Second Officer
  • Servant
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek
  • Sir Toby Belch, uncle to Olivia
  • Valentine, gentleman attending on the Duke
  • Viola

Auditions will be held at…

Peterborough Town Library

2 Concord St, Peterborough, NH 03458

on

Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18

Auditions begin at 7 o'clock sharp and run about two hours.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the text, however, you can download and preview all of the audition sides here! Just click on the following scenes and they will automatically download as a PDF to your computer. Bio sheets will be available at auditions. Please come to auditions with any date conflicts you may have with rehearsals – which will likely be one to three nights a week from the end of May through the performances in August.

Performances will be on  August 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2017, and all performances begin at 5 o'clock.

Good Luck, and we look forward to seeing you!

 

Watch as Rob Koch receives the Francis Grover Cleveland Award for Lifetime Achievement

On January 21, 2017, Rob Koch was presented with this year's Francis Grover Cleveland Award for Lifetime Achievement at the  Capitol Center for the Arts during the New Hampshire Theater Awards. This is a video taken live at the event.

Rob has been an actor, director or technical support in both professional and community theatre for more than 50 years. He is a founding member of Actors’ Circle Theatre and is currently their Managing Director and is on the Board of Trustees at the Peterborough Players. He has provided a host of theatrical experiences and has fostered educational initiatives by partnering with other Monadnock region troupes, such as the youth organization, Project Shakespeare. He has appeared at The Peterborough Players in productions of Inherit the Wind and Our Town. Directing credits include The Wizard of Oz, Guys & Dolls, Once Upon a Mattress, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Our Town (the Opera) Technical credits include Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Fully Committed, Mr. Pim Passes By, and As You Like It. Besides ACT, Rob has performed with the Antrim Players, Raylynmor Opera, Granite State Opera, The Milford Area Players, Branch River Theater and The Peterborough Players.

The Francis Grover Cleveland Award for Lifetime Achievement honors an individual(s) who best demonstrates quality, scope, and consistency in their positive influence upon theatre in the state, and was named for the founder of The Barnstormers Summer Theatre, the nation's oldest summer stock theatre company, still operating in Tamworth.