Auditions – Schedule Update and Audition Sides Now Available!

Auditions for our 9th annual Shakespeare in the Park production of

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Are coming up soon!

SITP Auditions

*NOTE The Sunday audition has been moved to Monday, May 2 from 7:30-9:30 PM.

 

"Thank you for your interest in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream – we can't wait to see you at auditions"

-Director Chris McCartie

 

Auditions will take place on

MAY 2 and 3, 2016

from

7:30 – 9:30 PM

at

Peterborough Town Library
2 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH

 

  • All roles are available
  • Each person auditioning is asked to prepare one of the listed monologues, but it does not need to be memorized.
  • Auditions will also consist of cold readings from other scenes from the play with other actors.

Audition Sheet (these will also be provided at the auditions)

Audition Sides

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AUDITIONS for our 9th Annual Shakespeare in the Park!

Announcing auditions for our 9th annual Shakespeare in the Park….

MidsummerNight

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Directed by Chris McCartie

Auditions will be held at
Peterborough Town Library

on 

May 1 from 3 PM-5 PM 
May 3 from 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

Performances will be held on
August 6, 7, 13, 14 2016

This audition is for all roles. Stay tuned for audition sides, audition sheet, and further information that will be right here in the coming weeks!

Read the script online for free at OPEN SOURCE SHAKESPEARE

Watch the last four Shakespeare in the Park Performances by clicking "watch" above!

Watch Love’s Labour’s Lost on our YouTube Channel Today!

Missed our Shakespeare in the Park production this year? Want to forget about the bleak winter and warm up in the sunny park? Want to relive the great time you had this summer and share it with family and friends?

Have no fear! The film of our August 2 performance has been uploaded to the ACT YouTube Channel, and is available for streaming and sharing right now! After this post, access to this video and all of the others are available on the YouTube Channel, and by clicking "Watch!" on the navigation menu above.

Details about our 2016 Shakespeare in the Park production, A Midsummer Night's Dream will be available soon!

Actors' Circle Theatre Presents

Shakespeare in the Park 2015

Love's Labour's Lost

Filmed Live in HD at Depot Square Park in Peterborough New Hampshire

August 2, 2015



Shakespeare in the Park 2015! Love's Labour's Lost was 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 performed at Depot Square Park the first two weekends of August 2015. Our communal summer of love was on August 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 5:00 PM, and audiences brought their electric kool-aid, picnics, and friends to our Shakespearean Be-In. 



Let us entertain you on YouTube while you let your freak-flag fly, baby.



Directed by Wendy Almeida

Produced by Rob Koch and Mia Moravis

Film Production by David Teubner

Sets by Chris McCartie



Video Post-Production, Web, Social Media

and Graphic Design by

Perpetual Imagination

http://www.perpetualimagination.com





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



Music Provided By The Youtube Music Library

"Mellow Hipster" by Doug Maxwell

"Orange Blanket" by Jungle Punks

"Strange Precedent" by Silent Partner

"Without A Sound" by Letter Box

Licensed for Free Use Without Restriction



Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to forswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. The play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy.



Though first published in quarto in 1598, the play's title page suggests a revision of an earlier version of the play. While there are no obvious sources for the play's plot, the four main characters are loosely based on historical figures. The use of apostrophes in the play's title varies in early editions, though it is most commonly given as Love's Labour's Lost.



The historical personages portrayed and the political situation in Europe relating to the setting and action of the play were familiar to Shakespeare's audiences. Scholars suggest that the play lost popularity as these historical and political portrayals of Navarre's court became dated and less accessible to theatergoers of later generations. The play's sophisticated wordplay, pedantic humour and dated literary allusions may also be reasons for its relative obscurity, as compared with Shakespeare's more popular works. Love's Labour's Lost was staged rarely in the 19th century, but it has been seen more often in the 20th and 21st centuries, with productions by both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, among others. It has also been adapted as a musical, an opera, for radio and television and as a musical film.



Love's Labour's Lost features the longest scene (5.2), the longest single word (5.1.30), and (depending on editorial choices) the longest speech (4.2.284-361) in all of Shakespeare's plays.

 

Love’s Labour’s Lost A Rollicking Hit!

Thank you to everyone that came out for the eighth annual Shakespeare in the Park at Depot Square Park in Peterborough, New Hampshipre!  

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Every aspect of the program has been an absolute pleasure from the rehearsal process beginning on July 7 and ending with our final performance on August 9.  

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The entire run of four shows was greeted with beautiful, sunny, exceptional weather, and all performances were able to be delivered to smiling audiences in a beautiful summer Peterborough evening!

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Thanks to the production staff Rob Koch, Mia Moravis, Wendy Almeida, Chris McCartie, Emma Keating, and Garrett Zecker. 

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Special thanks for the production go to April Gregg, Heidi Hadley, Molly McDowell, Kath Allen, Judy Koch, Gayle Gearhart, Hope Taylor, Keith Colarusso, and the board of directors, which includes Scott Gardner in addition to Rob Koch, and Garrett Zecker thanked earlier.

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Thanks also to the community supporters that include the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, The Town of Peterborough, and the Peterborough Town Library.

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Also, were you aware that Actors' Circle Theatre is the newest member of Shakespeare Passport? All presenting members of Shakespeare Passport get a discount to all future ACT productions. We have been recognized because of our widespread influence on Shakespeare and live theatre in New Hampshire (and worldwide!). We are even alphabetically first in the app!

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Stay tuned for more great news from Actors Circle Theatre and our upcoming 2015-16 performance schedule!

 

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.

FbSmallJPGPoster

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.

FbSmallJPGPoster

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