Monthly Archives: April 2015

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