Advice To The Players was founded in the Spring of 1999 by Caroline Nesbitt. Beginning with a March production of Othello and continuing the next year with Much Ado About Nothing (2000), programming expanded over the years to include our celebrated outdoor Summer productions at the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage in Sandwich, NH, beloved performances of A Christmas Carol at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth, NH, as well as our Education initiatives that have brought the joy of Shakespeare to an entire generation of area youth.
We continue to mount two full-scale productions in the Summer and Spring, as well as additional “second-stage” offerings during our Summer season. We offer classes, camps, and workshops during the Summer and Winter.
March 1999 – Othello
March 2000 – Much Ado About Nothing
December 2000 – A Christmas Carol
March 2001 – Romeo & Juliet
August 2002 – As You Like It
December 2002 – A Christmas Carol
March 2003 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
August 2003 – The Comedy of Errors
December 2003 – A Christmas Carol
March 2004 – Hamlet
August 2004 – Much Ado About Nothing (NH Theatre Award Best Actor Winner: Heather Hamilton as Beatrice)
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.