The 2018 Peterborough Players season is already in full swing and its not too late to reserve tickets to one of the upcoming performances and the remaining five shows look wonderful! Check out our Special Packages for more details.
July 18 – 29: An Inspector Calls
J.B. Priestley’s “whodunit” ran for 8 years in London’s West End and the classic thriller’s last Broadway revival won 4 Tony Awards. An unexpected knock on the door propels the prosperous Birling family through surprising twists and startling revelations in this award-winning mystery.
August 1 – 12: The Drowsy Chaperone
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping number after another.
A musical comedy fan known only as “Man in Chair” puts on his favorite record, the original cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical called The Drowsy Chaperone, and in an instant the record comes magically to life. His apartment is filled up and swept away by a jazz-age evening of madcap delight. Out of the woodwork come two Broadway stars on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer and his moll, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters (–or are they pastry chefs?), an aviatrix, a misguided Don Juan and a very heavily intoxicated chaperone.
August 15 – 26: The Man of Destiny (George Bernard Shaw)
Galvanized by victory over the Austrians, the young Napoleon believes he is invincible. At an Italian inn he meets his match, a mysterious young woman, determined to interrupt his rise to power. The resulting sparkling battle of wits, political trickery and sexual intrigue make up Shaw’s 90-minute comedy. With this rarely performed romp, the Players completes productions of all four of Shaw’s self-described Plays Pleasant, ARMS AND THE MAN, CANDIDA, YOU NEVER CAN TELL and THE MAN OF DESTINY.
August 29 – September 9: Sexy Laundry
With a library copy of “SEX FOR DUMMIES” in hand, Alice attempts to re-kindle her decades long marriage to Henry. Over the course of a weekend in a luxury hotel, the couple stumbles over the hilarious and humbling truths of their “long-running” marriage. This adult comedy is for any adult who has ever been married to another adult for a significant amount of time. A hit in Canada, we are thrilled to present the New Hampshire premiere of this comedy!
September 12 – 16: The Dork Knight
A look into one man’s obsession with movies about another man’s obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people, The Dork Knight traces the ups and downs of actor Jason O’Connell’s personal and professional life as seen through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the Batman movies. Featuring numerous “cameos” from the bat-voices in his head, O’Connell takes us on a trip down cinematic memory lane that begins with the 1989 Michael Keaton blockbuster, and strolls past George Clooney’s bat-nipples, Christian Bale’s bat-growl, and a couple of iconic Jokers en route to (sigh) Batfleck. This funny, intimate memoir demonstrates how one’s “inner geek” can guide and inspire in good times and in bad.