- On Golden Pond
Winnipesaukee PlayhouseWednesday, June 12, 2019 to Saturday, June 22, 2019
By Ernest Thompson Revisiting a modern classic: Forty years after On Golden Pond was first published in 1979, the play is still making ripples as new generations and audiences experience the powerful story and compelling characters. The fond memories of three generations of familiar characters and their complex relationships will be given new depth and insight as the masterful hand of author and Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson directs this new production of On Golden Pond. Experience it anew – or for the first time – with this ...
- Moon Over Buffalo
Winnipesaukee PlayhouseWednesday, June 26, 2019 to Saturday, July 06, 2019
By Ken Ludwig The play is the thing, no matter where played: Buffalo is not Broadway. And touring actors Charlotte and George Hay are not Barrymores or Lunts. That sets the stage for a hilarious farce by an American master who delivers not only one play-within-a-play but TWO in this backstage ham sandwich that combines the fading thespians with agents, ingenues, roues, and some misbegotten swordplay designed to wow a Hollywood director who may (or may not) arrive. Misunderstandings? Yes. Mishaps? Of course. Merriment and mirth? Done and delivered in this ...
- Avenue Q
Winnipesaukee PlayhouseThursday, July 11, 2019 to Saturday, July 20, 2019
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whitty Not your mother’s Sesame Street: In style…or in content. In this multiple Tony-winning musical, new and surprising friends take recent college grad, Princeton, under their wing and give him a slice-of-life experience like nothing he – or we – might imagine. No sweet and goofy childhood rhymes here: these character puppets swear, have noisy sex, and still endear themselves to audiences despite foul language and adult situations. Extraordinarily funny, but also frank, the lessons in store for Princeton and ...
Winnipesaukee PlayhouseThursday, July 25, 2019 to Saturday, August 10, 2019
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins Pop! Squish! Seduction! Murder! And of course, music, as the Second City takes center stage in this bold and brassy Broadway hit. When two murderesses grab for the headlines they reframe fame and fortune into a sensational version of the American dream. No matter who gets in their way. Get out of your cellblock and shimmy to one of these premium performances this summer.
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Winnipesaukee PlayhouseWednesday, August 14, 2019 to Saturday, August 24, 2019
By Todd Kreidler Something to chew on: What could be more traditional than a young woman bringing her fiancé home to meet the parents? The Drayton household exudes traditional white, progressive thinking in a comfortable setting in San Francisco. While 1967’s summer of love bursts out elsewhere in town, love’s challenge here is that the daughter’s fiancé turns out to be a black man. The contrast and conflict is treated with humor and warmth, and revisits the ongoing conversation about mixed race and generational differences.
- California Suite
Winnipesaukee PlayhouseWednesday, August 28, 2019 to Saturday, September 07, 2019
By Neil Simon Sweet. And Sassy. And Simon: As in Neil Simon, arguably America’s foremost and celebrated comedy writer, whose multiple Tonys, Golden Globe, Pulitzer Prize, and Mark Twain Award (not to mention more than 4 dozen plays and multiple film and tv screenplays) attest to the high regard for all his works. On the one-year anniversary of his passing, you’ll clearly hear his voice and laugh along with this suite of stories, West-Coast style.