Celebrating 23 Years of Producing Shakespeare's plays in the White Mountains and Lakes Region!
Our Season Poster- Painted by Aislin Herd
Our Summer 2023 Season An Iliad, War Of the Roses Part One, Much Ado About Nothing.
Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night January 5th at 7:30 on Zoom
ATTP is proud to continue our annual tradition of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. This year, despite some unexpected December challenges, we wanted to continue this holiday tradition with a one-night-only online reading of Twelfth Night on Twelfth Night 2023 (a real British Holiday!) The performance will take place on zoom on Thursday January 5, 2023 at 7:30pm. We are excited to welcome back the alumni of all the previous productions of our holiday Twelfth Night tradition for this special one of a kind event. Some of our performers will be reprising their roles, and some will be taking on exciting new roles!
Politics, history, and swordfights- Advice To The Players is eager to share with you their production of Henry V. King Henry V, the young king of England, searches for evidence that he is the rightful ruler of both England and France. After an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry rallies his troops and invades France. Watch as Henry navigates this tricky time, and keeps his troops strong in battle against all odds. Henry V will open September 2nd at 5:30 in Quimby Park, 8 Maple St in Sandwich. There are performances September 2nd- 4th, 10th &11th--the performance time has been pushed back to 5:00pm for the final weekend due to sunset. Tickets are available at advicetotheplayers.org. In the event of rain, performances will move inside to the adjacent Town Hall Theater. Henry V is sponsored by New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation
King Henry V will be portrayed by an ATTP favorite- Will Johnston who has been a company member for most of his life, starting in Shakesperience! Camp. Caroline Nesbitt*, founder of Advice To The Players, will be taking the stage in a few roles including Queen Isabel. ATTP newcomer, Katie Hauser*, based in NYC will be visiting Sandwich, NH for the first time to be a part of the cast. Returning to the stage we have Andrew Codispoti, Arielle Kaplan, Ethan Fifield, and Lucy Randall-Tapply. The cast is filled out with local teens, emerging talent from the PSU community, and new and familiar faces from the community. This cast is packed with talent, and armed with swords. Directed by Kristin Clippard–a freelance Shakespeare director who has worked all over the country, this will be a show you won’t soon forget.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers
All's Well That Ends Well- August 5th-14th
Advice To The Players is elated to continue their summer season with All’s Well That Ends Well. This story follows a woman, Helen, hopelessly in unrequited love with a nobleman- with clowns, wayward soldiers, and witty elders- this comedy is not one to miss. All’s Well That Ends Well will open August 6th (with a preview on August 5th) at 5:30pm in Quimby Park, 8 Maple Street, Sandwich NH. The show will run August 5th-14th. The August 13th show will take place at 7:30pm in the Sandwich Town Hall Theater. Tickets are available at the link below. ATTP provides low to the ground stadium chairs in the front row- but you are welcome to bring your own chair or blanket. All’s Well That Ends Well is sponsored by Schmidt Home Team
Helen, the orphaned daughter of the Countess’s physician, has fallen in love with her son, Bertram. Bertram, utterly oblivious, leaves for the French Court. The King of France is very sick, and while many physicians have tried, no one has succeeded in curing him. The Countess agrees to let Helen go to the court- and she successfully heals the king. As a reward, he allows her to pick anyone she’d like as her husband. Helen selects Bertram, but he decides the union is beneath him and he leaves, leaving her with a set of seemingly impossible tasks for her to complete for him to acknowledge their marriage–but she is up for the challenge. Helen will be played by a new face to ATTP, Sarah Corbyn Woolf. Returning to the stage, Ethan Fifield will be playing the role of Bertram. ATTP is excited to welcome back to the stage Beth Daily, Lucy Randall-Tapply, Pam Schnatterly, Eliana Weiss–and many more teens and familiar faces from the community.
The Merchant of Venice Beach by John Minigan- July 15th-24th
Merchant of Venice Beach is sponsored by 603 Property Group
The Merchant of Venice Beach by John Minigan deals with the unique struggles of three women as they try to take their place in adult society and separate themselves from their upbringing. This play deals with love, sexuality, climate change, and more- opening conversations about important political topics through this modern adaptation of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. The premiere of The Merchant of Venice Beach will open July 15th in Quimby Park at 5:30 in Sandwich NH. The show will run 15th-17th, and the 24th at 5:30 in Quimby Park, and July 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 at the Sandwich Town Hall Theater- 8 Maple Street, Sandwich NH. Tickets will be available starting July 1st.
Three women, three goals. Portia, played by Caitlin Cremins, searches for a way to use her inherited wealth for good while struggling with her own sexuality. Jess, played by Mikayla Caterino, wants success equal to that of her father while proving her climate activist boyfriend’s efforts come to fruition. And Taali, played by Emma Molloy, seeks genuine human connection and to understand the world around her after the death of her father, a flat-earther whose beliefs were ingrained in Taali through her childhood. The risk of losing the Rialto (Venice Beach’s historic gay bar) to rising sea levels, Donnie Whitcomb’s real estate dealings (Jess’s father), and more bring the goals of these three women together on their paths to find love, acceptance, and move beyond their fathers “belief systems.” In addition to the leading ladies the cast will feature ATTP newcomers Jay Baker, Abi Burke, Ben Heath, Kevin Vavasseur* (courtesy of Actor's Equity Association), and a couple of teens who ATTP audiences will recognize.
Advice To The Players is a unique company of theater professionals, enthusiastic community members and energetic teens that has been performing Shakespeare and offering workshops in New Hampshire's Lakes and Mountains Region since 1999.
Advice To The Players is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit committed to arts, education and community engagement.
Advice To The Players is located in N’dakinna, which is the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. We acknowledge and honor with gratitude the land and waterways and the alnobak (people) who have stewarded N’dakinna throughout the generations.