Today’s Final Performance Also at Rain Location!

Sunday, August 14th's Shakespeare in the Park performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be held at our rain location… Today was a tough call because of the early threat of rain, but being dry, safe, and in air conditioning is always a better call when it comes to safety and everyone having fun.

Meet us at….

Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture

It is conveniently located just steps from Depot Square Park, across the street from Harlow's Pub:

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Click here for directions from your location.

The show still begins at 5PM, so plan accordingly and arrive early for preferential seating. Yesterday's performance was mostly full, and today's will also have great attendance!

Can't wait to see you there!

Today’s Shakespeare in the Park at our Rain Location!

Saturday, August 13th's Shakespeare in the Park performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be held at our rain location…

Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture

It is conveniently located just steps from Depot Square Park, across the street from Harlow's Pub:

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Click here for directions from your location.

The show still begins at 5PM, so plan accordingly and arrive early for preferential seating.

Can't wait to see you there!

Shakespeare in the Park 2016

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Join us for our 9th Annual Shakespeare in the Park as Actors' Circle Theatre brings you…

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Directed by Chris McCartie

Four Dates!
August 6, 7, 13, and 14

All Shows at 5PM
And Absolutely Free To The Public!

Bring your selfie-sticks, a picnic and beverages, and family & friends to our modern Shakespearean Peterborough. Be entertained while YOLO (trust us, the grammar is correct) and help us find love, cellular reception, and the Pokemon of the fairy kingdom. Great fun is sure to be had!

The Cast…

  • Theseus – Michael Redmond 

  • Hippolyta – Mia Moravis

  • Egeus – Wendy Almeida

  • Hermia – Clare Margand

  • Helena – Ruth Linehan 

  • Demetrius – Bryan Hebert

  • Lysander – Joshua Bernard-Kriegl

  • Nick Bottom – Garrett Zecker

  • Petra Quince – Carin Torp

  • Francis Flute – Peter Eisenstadter

  • Starveling – Sarah Katka

  • Snug – Alana Korda

  • Snout – Alix Woodford

  • Oberon – Jason Barshevsky

  • Titania – Heather McCormack

  • Puck – Eve Pierce

  • Peaseblossom – Brenda Galenus

  • Mustardseed – Mia Moravis

Announcing the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Today we announced the cast of Shakespeare in the Park 2016!

Presenting our fabulous cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream!

  • Theseus – Michael Redmond 
  • Hippolyta – Mia Moravis
  • Egeus – Wendy Almeida
  • Hermia – Clare Margand
  • Helena – Ruth Linehan 
  • Demetrius – Bryan Hebert
  • Lysander – Joshua Bernard-Kriegl
  • Nick Bottom – Garrett Zecker
  • Petra Quince – Carin Torp
  • Francis Flute – Peter Eisenstadter
  • Starveling – Sarah Katka
  • Snug – Alana Korda
  • Snout – Alix Woodford
  • Oberon – Jason Barshevsky
  • Titania – Heather McCormack
  • Puck – Eve Pierce
  • Peaseblossom – Brenda Galenus
  • Mustardseed – Mia Moravis

Stay tuned for more updates as we begin rehearsals!

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

RSVP to auditions and follow up to the minute news about auditions by visiting and liking

Our Actors' Circle Theatre Facebook Page

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!