THE UNDERPANTS

By Steve Martin
Directed by CJ Lewis
Produced by Players' Ring Theatre
The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile, provides a naughty and hilarious satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.
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CANDY COUNTRY

An Original Musical by Joshua Goldberg
Produced by Upside Arts
It's a rainy day at home when siblings Kate and Anna are whisked away to the magical land of Candy Country, where chocolate birdies sing and cotton candy clouds dot the bluest sky you've ever seen. But something's gone sour... it's the day before Princess Sweetheart's coronation, and the Candy Crown has been stolen! Journey through Candy Country with Kate and Anna as they race to retrieve crown– and discover a few things about bravery, friendship, and forgiveness along the way.

This workshop production, performed by kids and for kids, is the culmination of 4 weeks of rehearsals focused on collaboration and the creative process.
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A SAFE PASSAGE

An original work by Irene Kelleher
Directed by Catherine Stewart
Produced by Glass Dove Productions
New Years Eve, Ireland, 1979. Christy, a lonely Light House Keeper, is not entirely certain he wants to see 1980. He has lost his wife, his daughter, and his will to go on. But when he sees a young woman on the rocks poised to jump into the sea, he races into the storm to pull her back from the brink. But Christy is about to realize that the woman is not what she seems and this final rescue is much more than he bargained for.
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WHAT I LEARNED FROM YEARS OF THERAPY... IF ANYTHING.

A Night of Comedy and Cabaret
By and With Rene Pfister
Rene Pfister’s “What I Learned for Years of Therapy...If Anything” dives into one man’s journey of relationships, healing, and self discovery through an intimate, yet communal performance that will have you laughing, reflecting, and singing along!
Songs such as “Going to the Therapist” and “Demons” poke fun at those pesky thoughts that won’t leave you alone, while pieces like “Stonewall” and “It’s a Sign” provide a stunningly honest and inspiring view on activism and self-identity.
Rene himself is a caring individual and effervescent performer who will pull you into a fun evening of comedy, improv, and community.
A delightful cabaret style performance that really shows off Pfister’s virtuosic vocal abilities with tunes that’ll have you tapping your foot and a message that will stay with you long after the show.
Who is Rene?
Rene Pfister, performer, director, pianist, violinist, and
children’s theater writer, has produced over 500 original songs and 30 musicals in his 30 years of work. Artistic Director of the Berklee Theater Arts Collaborative (BTAC), he has created a training program dedicated to the development of young
theater professionals.
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THE ADVENTURES OF SLEEPYHEAD 

Created, Produced by and starring Gemma Soldati
FOR DREAMERS OF ALL AGES
“Utterly charming” – The Portsmouth Herald
“Soldati had all three of my children howling with laughter”  – The Scotsman
She’s the dreamer of dreams. The walking-talking nap. A snoozer and a muser. Children and adults alike will delight in this adventure to the heart of dreamland as Sleepyhead fends off the Zzz… We are all a little Sleepyhead, waking to the world with wonder and hope.
From the brain of award winning clown, Gemma Soldati, this otherworldly, interactive hour explores the source of imagination and the tick-tock of our internal clock. The Adventures of Sleepyhead promises better dreams and a good night sleep or your money back.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Charles Dickens
Adapted and Directed by Michael Tobin
Produced by Players’ Ring Theatre
While this adaptation remains true to Charles Dickens' beloved novella, action prevails over narration in this engaging production of A Christmas Carol. With over 100 costume pieces and wigs, period set pieces and props, and numerous special effects, you will be transported to the Victorian 1800's from the very moment you step into the lobby. The show also features plenty of traditional and original music.

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IS EDWARD SNOWDEN SINGLE?

By Kate Cortesi
Directed by Tyler Christie
Produced by Players’ Ring Theatre
Present Day, or maybe like 5 years ago in various places including this very theatre… Much like the United States government, two best friends find themselves in a crisis of integrity, whatever the hell that word means. Hot mess of a millennial, Mimi becomes taken with the idea that Edward Snowden is madly in love with her. Join her and her best friend April in this wild, party-fueled romp that confronts us with the question of when someone we love betrays us, can we forgive them or do we have to let them go? Two virtuosic actors play all nineteen roles in this volcanic comedy about pretty lies and ugly truths.
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GET A LIFE!

An Original Musical by Joshua Goldberg
Produced by Upside Arts
Franklin is in trouble... Cats have nine lives, but he's down to his last one- and in the dark and dangerous streets of Kittyton, the shadows are closing in. With the help of some newfound friends, does Franklin have what it takes to win his nine lives back... before it's too late?​
This workshop production, performed by kids and for kids, is the culmination of 5 weeks of rehearsals focused on collaboration and the creative process.
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C33

By Alex Bickerstaff
Produced by Players’ Ring Theatre
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
At the height of Victorian Decadence, Oscar Wilde was the poster child of the cultural revolution – and on Valentine's Day 1895, he had it all. The fame, the fortune, the family, the boyfriend on the side, the bitter rival on the warpath, the play premiering in the West End, and the love of the public. He lost it all in 3 short months. C33 tells his downfall from two perspectives: the linear story of historical events, and the murky headspace of Reading Gaol, the infamous hellhole where - in Lock C, landing 3, cell 3 - Oscar Wilde served 2 years for his crime of Gross Indecency (being gay, and writing gay stories) alongside violent criminals and death row inmates.
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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional material by Jay Reiss
Directed by Meghan Flynn
Produced by Dive In Productions
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.

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CANS: A BILLY GOATS GRUFF STORY

An Original Musical by Miles Burns
Produced by Upside Arts
When the Three Billy Goats Gruff learn of the new town dump, all they can think of is the cans they will find there: shiny cans, big cans, square cans, round cans... Cans! But what they discover at – or under – the bridge to the dump is much, much more than they had bargained for.​
This workshop production, performed by kids and for kids, is the culmination of 5 weeks of rehearsals focused on collaboration and the creative process.
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UNTITLED WORK IN PROGRESS BY RAWLS HARDING

By William Murdock
Directed by Christopher Savage
Produced by Players’ Ring Theatre
Before the accident, painting was the only way for Rawls to feel himself, the only way for him to understand the world. Every flick of the wrist or drag of the brush told part of his story. Now his wrist won't move, and he doesn't know what comes next. He doesn't know who he is. And while he tries to see the world in black and white... he can't keep the colors from creeping. In the midst of the most serious challenge Life has ever thrown at him, Rawls navigates family relationships and discovers the healing power of a caring new friend.
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THE GINGERBREAD LADY

By Neil Simon
Directed by Matthew Parent
Produced by Players’ Ring Theatre
After a long stay in rehab for alcohol abuse, formerly successful cabaret singer and star Evy Meara returns home to her NYC brownstone apartment to her welcoming best friends Jimmy and Toby, and her daughter Polly. They are each determined to help Evy get well and keep her on the wagon. But as their own lives, needs, and problems intertwine and intercede, the situation devolves into comic - and tragic - chaos. Set in the 70s on New York's upper west side, this play sparkles with Simon's usual acerbic comic one-liners and genius, and radiates a heartfelt humanity.

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THE STANDS

Written and Directed by Jack Neary
Produced by The Players’ Ring Theatre
Four moms, one grandmother and one dad huddle together in the chill of a New England Saturday morning as they wait for their kids to begin their first Little League practice of the year. As we get to know them, we’re surprised, entertained and sometimes even shocked by what they have to say. Underneath the delightful banter, however, is the measured revelation of a horrible, life-changing moment they all will share before the end of the play.
From the author of the Players’ Ring’s recent hit, MOONGLOW, comes this stunning, suspenseful story about kids and parents and the shattering power of words.
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  • Adult - $27
  • Senior, Student - $24

Musicals

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  • Senior, Student - $27

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