March 27–April 12


The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow.

PerSeverance Productions.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a healthy dollop of Monty Python, a dash of Marx Brothers, and a soupçon of Three Stooges, and you have The 39 Steps.

This two-time Tony and Drama Desk award winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, bawdy limericks, missing pinky fingers, inexplicable accents, and some good old-fashioned romance! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

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


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Putting It Together: New Works


Produced by New World Theatre.

New World Theatre will present four new works at the Hatbox Theatre this season as part of our ongoing play development program. These productions will either be a staged reading or a workshop script-in-hand performance; with minimal staging, costumes, and props. Please join us and be a part of seeing a new play go from page to stage for the very first time.

2020: 1/19, 4/5, 7/26.

Sunday @ 6:30pm (quarterly).


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Discovering Magic with Andrew Pinard


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!

Now in its 7th Season of monthly performances!

2020: 1/8, 2/12, 3/4, 4/8, 5/13, 6/3, 7/15, 8/12.

Wednesday @ 7:30pm


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Music Out of the 'Box


Produced by Quantum Media Productions.

Think out of the box.
Listen out of the box.
Music Out of the 'Box.

March 21: Holidays at Hatbox: St. Patrick's Day

An evening of Irish music and dance featuring the New England Irish Harp Orchestra.

The New England Irish Harp Orchestra is a lively band of harpers who love creating Celtic music together.

We are many harps and harpers with a shared vision of playing great music and having fun doing it. We play celtic harp music all over New England. Our group includes a full harp orchestra and a smaller ensemble group.

Thursday, April 9: An Evening of Native American Music

Featuring the Wolf Cry Singers and the Eastern Medicine Singers

May 16: Delusive Relics

Thursday, July 2: Holidays at Hatbox: Indepedence Day

Saturdays (except where noted) @ 7:30pm


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Hatbox Performance Lab

Produced by Hatbox Theatre.

Hatbox Theatre's educational series for theatre artists and the public looking to explore the theatrical arts and expand their capabilities. Each month we hold a two-hour (plus!) workshop on different topics including: lighting, sound, projections, costumes, design, acting, improv, directing, auditioning, publicity and more!

Saturday from 2-4pm. Free to Hatbox and CPC members. $10/adults; $7 seniors/students.

MAY 9: Fundraising 101 (rescheduled from April)

Does your theater company struggle with raising funds? Are you looking for something beyond program ads to boost your revenue? Are you completely stumped as to how to even begin? Does the thought of asking for money terrify you? Then this workshop is for you. Presenter Katie Collins will go over simple fundraising basics from Annual Fund appeals to grant writing and, in the process, you’ll learn that raising money for something you’re passionate about can be enjoyable and even fun!

Katie Collins has been working nonprofit arts and culture fundraising and administration for over thirty years – fifteen of which have been spent as the Director of Development for the Capitol Center for the Arts. She is a proud member of the NH theater community and is looking forward to having you join her for a fun afternoon of fundraising tips and tricks.

2020: 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 7/18 (‘Shack), 8/15.


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Queen City Improv


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!

2020: 1/24, 2/21, 3/20, 4/16 (Thu), 5/15, 6/4 (Thu), 6/25 (Thu), 7/12 (Sun @ 6:30pm), 8/9 (Sun @ 6:30pm).

Mostly Fridays @ 7:30pm (after March 2020, see above).

This is a BYOB event.


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April 17–19

SOFA: The Symposium of (Almost) Forgotten Arts*.

Absolutely Magic.


Experience a week-end long celebration of workshops, talks and performances by practitioners of some unique and unusual skills that, at one time, were common practice, but today are nearly forgotten.

The schedule is in development, but audiences can expect performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm in the “charmingly intimate” 100-seat Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH. Workshops, and talks to be announced closer to the event.

Friday @ Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm.


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April 24-May 10

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn.

Phylloxera Productions.

In 1941 German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a secret trip to Copenhagen for a clandestine meeting with his old friend and mentor, Niels Bohr along with Bohr’s wife, Margrethe. Bohr and Heisenberg were the world’s leading experts on the theory that the atom could be split, thus creating an atomic bomb. They were also on opposite sides of the war. The meeting was a disaster.

Now, on a plain of existence which does not recognize the laws of physics, the three are brought together again in search of the answers which eluded them in life. The stage glows. The three figures circle each other like a proton, a neutron, and an electron. And when their ideas collide – BOOM!

Phylloxera Productions presents one of the great works of the modern stage, and the winner of the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Directed by Gary Locke.

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


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May 14

Launch Party 2020

Come and join us for the Launch Party for our upcoming season. We have around twenty full theatre productions plus monthly and special events through August of 2021.

This is a great way to get a taste of each production/series of the 2020/2021 season of Hatbox! Showcase will run around 2.5-3 hours with a meet and greet afterwards.

Thursday @ 7pm.


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May 22–June 7

The Dinner Party by Neil Simon

Community Players of Concord.

Six people are invited to dine at a first rate restaurant in Paris. They do not know who the other guests will be or why they have been invited. Tossed together in a private dining room, they have a sneaking suspicion that this unorthodox dinner party will forever change their lives.

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


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June 12–28

Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman

Old Town Theatre Company.

Dreams and reality collide with gods and mortals in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. Performed in and around a pool of water, Metamorphoses brings Ovid’s classical tales of passion, betrayal, hope, and transformation to stunning life, inviting us into a realm of shared cultural myths and beautiful, unshakable visions. Experience the transformative power of love—and the shadows that lurk beneath it.

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


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July 10–19

Man of La Mancha written by Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion

Original Production Staged by Albert Marre; Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James

Produced by Hatbox Theatre.

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece "Don Quixote," MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His

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


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July 24–August 2

Some Holiday written by Justin Scarelli; music & lyrics by Marina Altschiller and Justin Scarelli.

Rogue Productions.

Grace and Dan are college sweethearts, trying to pay the bills and settle into married life, when an unexpected pregnancy is thrown into the mix. Sam, a commitment-phobe, struggles when his boyfriend Chris reveals he has a child from a previous relationship. Tracy and Miles gave up their performer lifestyles for their son, but Tracy’s Broadway dreams are still calling. Some Holiday, an original musical written by Justin Scarelli, with music and lyrics by Justin Scarelli and Marina Altschiller, explores the thread that holds all of these relationships together: the uneasy, often humorous, endearing acceptance of becoming a parent.

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


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August 7–16

Scene Changes by Donald Tongue

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, Matthew Simmons, to fill in. This unlikely pairing immediately erupts into a colossal clash of wills as star-struck youthful enthusiasm slams headlong into mid-life cynical realism - and the scene changes.

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


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August 20-30

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Shakespeare Company by Alan Lindsay.

The Granite Playwrights.

An ambitious company of Shakespearean actors falls on hard times. Desperate to stay afloat, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Shakespeare Company rushes to stage a festival of five plays in five days. But Rose’s private feud with Biron, her former lover, threatens to bring the curtain crashing down on all their plans. Can Henry, the newly hired director, negotiate peace? Will upstart Nate or cynical Paula bump Biron and Rose from their lead roles? Do Mark and Cleo need the company more than the company needs them? And where will they get the money to make the show go on?

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


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Senior Member: $12-14

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