Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Jill Pinard

December 2-18

Produced by Hatbox Theatre.

In this original adaption of the holiday classic, Hatbox Theatre focuses on how the dream-like qualities of the ghost story aspect of Dickens’ work can bring about redemption. Is it “an undigested bit of beef” – a line in the original story – that leads Scrooge to have bad dreams or is he really being visited by ghosts intent on helping him redeem himself. Audience members, too, will wonder if they are dreaming when they are immersed in sound, lights and projections that bring out these eerier aspects of Scrooge’s fateful night.

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm. 

Approximate run time is 75-80 minutes including intermission.

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Scene Changes

by Donald Tongue

January 6-22

Produced by New World Theatre.

"It's a Broadway traveling show, a theatrical purgatory, and the only reason any of us are here is because we failed to land a role in a production without wheels!"

So explains Samantha Wheelwright, ex-Brit, star of stage and film, but whose faltering career has landed her in the role of Mrs. Cratchit in a traveling production of A Christmas Carol. Her co-star playing Bob Cratchit has taken ill and is in hospital in Burlington, VT. When the show arrives in Concord NH the producer is forced to hire a young local actor. Enter Matthew Simmons, whose presence creates an unlikely pairing that immediately erupts into a colossal clash of wills as star-struck youthful enthusiasm slams headlong into mid-life cynical realism -- and the scene changes.

This play contains adult language.

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Saturdays & Sundays @ 2pm.

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Queen City Improv

Monthly: Select Thursdays & Special Events

Queen City Improv is Manchester's finest improv troupe, and they're bringing their act to the Capital City! Join QCI as they perform a night of goofs, gaffes, and laughs through a never before seen show-every night! Improvisational theater is made up on the spot, which means the games are planned but the scenes stories are not! What will they come up with next? Join us to find out!

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This is a BYOB/W event. 7:30pm.

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Discovering Magic

with Andrew Pinard

Monthly: Select Sundays

This “mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening” experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the impossible and the absurd. Using only the most ordinary of objects, accomplished actor, conjuror, puppeteer, storyteller, and award-winning performer Pinard brings the ordinary to life with the most surprising results.

The only show of its kind in the New England, audiences have traveled from throughout New England and beyond to experience sleight of hand, con games, psychology, history, science, comedy, political spin, and more through the eyes of a “perceptual engineer” on his quest to explore distortion and guile. Audiences can expect a truly unique experience and insight into how remarkable human perception and interpretation can be.

In its 9th Season of monthly performances!

Sundays @ 2pm.

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The World Was Yours

by William Ivers

February 3 - 19

The coveted Eadburg Art Endowment is about to be awarded to one of three finalists who have three very different artistic visions. Prof. Adley Schwartz has traditional views, Z-Jones believes art is rebellion, while Joy wants her art to scream didactic societal messages. All three find themselves in a museum waiting room while the board makes their final decision. Their divergent views escalate when they realize the lucrative grant will come with demands that may compromise their artistic and moral values. Looking on (and bickering) from the ether are none other than Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Bob Ross.

Produced by Lend Me A Theater.

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.

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Vanities

by Jack Heifer

March 3 - 19

“Vanities” by Jack Heifner is a comedy-drama that centers on the lives and friendship of three Texas cheerleaders – beginning in 1963 when the ladies were in high school, continuing through their college years as sorority sisters in 1968, and finally catching up with them again in 1974 when they realize that their interests and livelihoods have changed in many ways. “Vanities” is a story that hits home with many friends who were inseparable in their younger years only to see life’s circumstances make them incompatible.

Produced by Creative Ambitions Performance Studio.

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.

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Don't Talk to the Actors

by Tom Dudzick

March 31-April 16

The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancée are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's play is optioned for the big money, ego-driven world of Broadway. It's a young playwright's dream, but the crazy characters and dilemmas they encounter are the things theatrical nightmares are made of.

Produced by Lend Me a Theatre.

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.

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She Kills Monsters

by Qui Nguyen

April 28-May 14

She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Produced by Dive In Productions

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.

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The Seven Day Plays

May 20

The Seven Day Plays is an afternoon of four short plays written, rehearsed and performed within just one week! Inspired by the Play in a Day festival, this expanded form brings both veteran and first-time theatrical artists together to both create and develop original 20-25 minute plays, to be performed in front of a live audience on the seventh day! The Seven Day Plays are intended as an entertaining and productive way to both develop and celebrate local stage talent!

Produced by Versicolor Souls

This special presentation will be @ 2pm only.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

by Edward Albee

May 26-June 11

It’s after two o’clock in the morning. George, a professor, and his wife Martha have had a drink, or more. They’re stumbling home from a Faculty mixer on a quaint little New England college campus - just another night. Just the two of them – off to bed. Well, maybe a night cap.And, don’t forget the guests. We don’t want to forget the guests.

All American Nick, the newest faculty member in the Math Department (or was it Biology?) and his sweet little unassuming slim hipped wife, Honey, have been invited for drinks. At 2am. It’s just a couple of drinks and some games… What could go wrong? After a round of Get the Guests, Humiliate the Host, and Hump the Hostess, it’s time to play Bringing up Baby. And that is where it really, really starts to go wrong for George and Martha.

Produced by Not Too Loud Productions

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.

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The College Game Plus Two

by Alan Lindsay, Jane Hunt, and George Kelly

June 23-July 2

"In three one-acts -- George Kelly’s “The College Game,” Alan Lindsay’s “It Happened One Afternoon,” and J. J. Hunt’s “Rollerskating to Betelgeuse” -- the Granite Playwrights return to their tradition of skewering our society’s frailties with a mix of despair, compassion, rage, and humor.

George Kelly’s “The College Game” reveals the dilemmas facing today’s college applicants, who accumulate massive debt with uncertain futures. Alan Linday's “It Happened One Afternoon” shows us how fame seduces fans and celebrities alike, imperiling careers and loved ones. J. J. Hunt’s “Rollerskating to Betelgeuse” reveals the antique social myths underlying the perils our future holds.

Produced by The Granite Playwrights

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.

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Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb

July 7 - 16

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish.

Presented by Actors Cooperative Theatre.

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Big Fish

Book by John August; Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

July 21-30

Will Bloom’s relationship with his father Edward has never been good. Often absent and distant, his father’s outlandish and exaggerated tales have made Will uncertain of who his father really is. When the “invincible” Edward Bloom begins to show signs of changing, Will must face his father’s tall tales and discover the man behind the grandeur and see him for the very first time.

Presented by Ro Gavin Collaborative Theatre.

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Private Lives

by Noel Coward

August 4-20

“Private Lives” by Noel Coward is a classic comedy of manners – as funny today as it was when it first premiered almost 100 years ago. The hilarious saga revolves around a man on honeymoon in France with his second wife who discovers that his first wife is honeymooning with her second husband – in the same hotel – and in rooms with adjoining balconies. The two abandon their new spouses and rekindle their original romance. The play is considered to be one of Coward’s best – one which has withstood the test of time.

Produced by Creative Ambitions Performance Studio

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.

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Masked

by Glynn Cosker

August 25-27

“Masked” by Glynn Cosker is an original dramady with a serious message: suicide is preventable and depression should never have a stigma attached to it. It's 2020. Tom has never fully grieved a devastating loss he suffered a decade ago, and his wife, Julie, is only recently coming to terms with some unspeakable trauma from her past. Meanwhile, their teenage daughter is fighting the relentless pressure of social media, and their older daughter has found her soulmate, but the pandemic threatens to keep them apart. Distressing news sends one family member into a downward trajectory that might take them all down. Help is always out there — but will it be found in time to prevent a tragedy?

Produced by Creative Ambitions Performance Studio

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm.

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ASSIGNED SEATING

Adult: $22-25
Student/Senior/Member: $19-22
Senior Member: $16-19

Member discounts are applied on the final checkout screen or at the box office. Higher price for musicals or special programming.

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