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!

 

 

 

Shakespeare in the Park 2014 is a HIT!

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Actors Circle Theatre had an excellent first weekend of Shakespeare in the Park for the audience and the cast alike!

And you can still catch The Comedy of Errors for another weekend, this Saturday and Sunday August 9th and 10th at 5PM, Depot Square Park.

Garrett and Clare

Read some of our audience's testimonials on social media from the first weekend:

"Nicely done, guys! I thoroughly enjoyed The Comedy of Errors." ~Christy

"I had a blast!" ~Emma

"Cheers and congratulations to Director Chris and his wonderful cast. Comedy of Errors show was Great!!! So many special touches…The physicality of the show was wonderful." ~Mary

"[We] enjoyed your show tonight… You all did a fantastic job of telling the story and keeping it entertaining and understandable for all present. I was impressed at how well the twin thing worked out to be believable! There were so many well developed characters and individual shining moments which made the production delightful. As usual very creative direction and a wonderful group of people obviously working very well together. Thank you and Bravo!" ~Veda

"Had a lovely picnic while watching a fun and fabulous performance of Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" at Depot Square in downtown Peterborough tonight." ~Ronna

"Congratulations to everyone involved in ACT'S THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. I had a great time and the weather Gods looked favorably upon you all. If you have a chance, check out the show, tomorrow or next weekend at Depot Square, Peterborough,NH and support Community Theatre. You don't want to miss Bert Torsey, Garrett Zecker, Bryan Hebert II, Jason Barshevsky, Kimberley Miller, Clare Margand, Michael Redmond, Wendy Almeida, Heather McCormack, Alana Korda, Tyler Strickland, Alix Woodford, Heather Morrison, Madeleine Sepe, Carin Torp, Ruth Linehan, Mia Moravis, Henry Parkhurst, and kudos to Director Chris McCartie. This is Shakespeare at his comedic best." ~Sharon

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Also, check out what The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript had to say about the production!

Want to have another look at our program?  Download it here:

2014 Program Shakespeare In The Park

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You still have another weekend to catch us!

Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th

5:00 PM

Depot Square Park, Peterborough, New Hampshire

Absolutely Free to the Public!

 

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Shakespeare in the Park 2014

 

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The dates have been set, and the cast has begun rehearsals!

  • 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 
  • CourtezanAlix Woodford 
  • Luce (servant to Adriana)Heather Morrison 
  • First MerchantRuth Linehan 
  • Second Merchant - Carin Torp 
  • Pinch - Tyler Strickland
  • OfficerRuth Linehan
  • GaolerHenry “Hank” Parkhurst 
  • Citizens of EphesusMia Moravis, Madeleine Sepe

~We can't wait to see you at Depot Square Park, August 2, 3, 9, or 10 at 5PM~

 

Audition Notice!

Comedy of Errors Design

In case you missed it!

The auditions for our 2014 Shakespeare in the Park production, The Comedy of Errors, is coming up on…

Tuesday, May 13

from 7-9 PM

at Peterborough Town Library

2 Concord Street

Peterborough, NH

Audition will consist of cold readings from the script, and audition sides are available here:

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Two More Shows!

We can't wait to see you at one of our two remaining FortNight shows!

Tonight, May 9, Monadnock Inn, Jaffrey.  6:30 PM

Tomorrow, May 10, The Club at Good Fortune, Keene.  7:00PM

Tickets are still available on a limited basis at the door or by clicking on TICKETS above!

FortNight This Weekend!

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FortNight is Back!

FortNight returns for one more weekend!  Friday night, 6:30 at The Monadnock Inn in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.  Saturday night, 7:00 at Good Fortune in Keene, New Hampshire. 

Note about the shows!  The JAFFREY PERFORMANCE has LIMITED TICKET AVAILABILITY, so if you would like a reservation, be sure to buy your tickets today!  It is also the final performance with bar and food service during the performance.

Get your tickets today!

Make sure you also keep up with our FaceBook presence, where we post interesting production videos and items on a daily basis!  Videos such as the one below, posted today, featuring FortNight cast member Dan Carberg discussing the script for the show…

 

Audition Pieces for The Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors Design

 

We would love to have anyone and everyone come out for auditions for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and we would love to provide you with the audition information as well as the pieces used in the audition!

When: Tuesday, May 13 from 7:00PM- 9:00PM

Where: Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St, Peterborough, NH 03458

What: Audition consists of directed readings of the following sides from the script by William Shakespeare.  You do not need to come prepared with anything more than something to write with and ability to perform a variety of parts from the following selections:

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Best of luck, and hope to see you there!