Last Day for Readings on the Common

Come to the Walpole Common today at 3:00 and participate in our last reading of the year! It will be a brisk afternoon, so dress appropriately and bring a chair if you want to have a place to sit. Hope to see you there!

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Actor Needed!

FACT TV in Bellows Falls is looking for a female actor (35-45) to play KATE for a comedy called “I’m Sorry I let The Demons Take Our Kid.” This is a short film about 15min and the shoot days will be October 24th and 25th. Role of KATE has 2 scenes in the script.

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Alex Stradling, Executive Director – Falls Area Community TV, by email or phone and he can share the script with you.

Email: alex@fact8.com
Phine: (802) 463-1613.

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Readings on the Common continue through October

Readings on the Common will continue through October. BUT we will be starting at 3:00 PM starting this Sunday. See you at the Bandstand!

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Readings on the Common are Back!

The Players will again host weekly readings on the Walpole Common at 4:00 PM each Sunday, beginning Sept. 20. We will let the weather dictate how long we can continue, but for now we have beautiful fall weather to enjoy while outdoors!

The recent staged reading of The Importance of Being Earnest grew out of these readings

No experience necessary—everyone is welcome! Rain or shine—just bring a lawn chair, water bottle, a sweater or jacket, and face mask (just in case we can’t stay 6 feet apart), and meet by the Bandstand.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Comes to the Common

The Walpole Players will be presenting a staged reading of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, this Saturday, September 12, at 5:00 PM, on the Walpole Town Common.

This witty comedy about the trivialities of late Victorian society is sure to be a lot of fun! The performance is free and open to the public, but please remember to bring your choice of seating (lawn chair, blanket, etc.).

Since this performance is outdoors, we will be using a sound system so that the actors can be heard more easily. Since this is a staged reading, the actors will be in costume and will move around in the designated stage area, but they will be using their scripts.

In case of inclement weather, the performance will take place the following Saturday, September 19. If there is any question regarding the weather, a decision will be made by 2:00 PM on the day of the performance and will be posted in our website: TheWalpolePlayers.org.

Please note that all social distancing requirements and guidelines will apply at the performance. Family/friend groups should seat themselves at least six feet from other groups; if it is not possible to maintain a six-foot separation while seated, masks must be worn. If attendance reaches 100 people or more, per the governor’s Emergency Order #63, masks must be worn. Audience members will be responsible for following these guidelines.

Please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com for further information, or call (603) 756-2535.

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The Importance of Being Earnest Comes to the Common

The Walpole Players are back!

We hope you will come out to see our staged reading of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, on Saturday, September 12, at 5:00 PM, on the Walpole Town Common.

Cecily (Jenny Plante) and Gwendolen (Juliana Stevens) have an earnest discussion over tea.

This witty comedy about the trivialities of late Victorian society is sure to be a lot of fun! The performance is free and open to the public. Please remember to bring your choice of seating (lawn chair, blanket, etc.).

The Players will be using a sound system at this performance. Since it will be outdoors it would be difficult for the audience to hear us otherwise.

In the case of inclement weather, the performance will take place the following Saturday, September 19.

Please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com or call (603) 756-2535 for further information, or check back here on our website. In the case of inclement weather, a decision whether to postpone will be posted no later than 2:00 PM on the day of the performance.

Please note that all social distancing requirements and guidelines will apply. Family/friend groups should seat themselves at least six feet from other groups; if it is not possible to maintain a six-foot separation while seated, masks must be worn if attendance reaches 100 people or more, per the governor’s Emergency Order #63.

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Auditions!

The Walpole Players will be presenting Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST in an outdoor performance in early September. This is an abridged version of the play, with 4 female and 4 male roles. The performance date will be the first or second Saturday after Labor Day. Once the play is cast, a final decision will be made as to the date and time.

Auditions will take pla e on Thursday, July 30, at 6:00 PM, and Sunday, August 2, at 4:00 PM. They will be held on the Walpole Town Common at the Bandstand.

If you have any questions, please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com.

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Join Us for More Readings on the Common!

Like most of the other groups in our town, The Walpole Players have been unable to hold any of our planned events, nor hold any in-person meetings this spring. It was with heavy hearts that we canceled our annual Radio Follies only two days before the performance. Then, as the days went by, it became sadly clear that our Old Home Days production, indeed the entire Old Home Days celebration, would not take place.

However! Now that we are able to safely gather out of doors, we have been meeting informally on the Town Common on Sundays to read through scripts just for the fun of it, with the idea that just maybe we will find one that could become an outdoor performance later in the summer or early fall. This has been a welcome change and fun activity for our group!

These readings are for everyone and all ages, so we would like to invite anyone who is interested to stop by the bandstand any Sunday at 4:00 PM, rain or shine, to join us and take on a role! We tend to stick to comedies, and we try to choose plays that aren’t too long so that we are finished around 5:30. This is a great opportunity to try us out if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of a theatrical production! Please bring a water bottle and your own lawn chair.

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Readings on the Common

Please come join us, rain or shine! We will be having script readings on the Walpole Town Common every Sunday at 4:00 PM. Bring a lawn chair, a water bottle, and a face mask.

Who knows—maybe we will be able to turn this into an outdoor performance later in the summer! So please join us Sundays at 4:00 PM, rain or shine, for more readings. If there is rain in the forecast, we can be on the band stand—it is large enough to accommodate us even while physically distanced!

We have some scripts, with enough copies for everyone, but if you have anything you’d like to share, please bring it along and and we can make copies in time for the next meeting.

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Radio Follies Refunds / Donations

If you purchased tickets to Cabin Fever Radio Follies 2020, please email us at WalpolePlayers@gmail.com to let us know how you would like for us to refund your money, or whether you would like to donate the cost of your ticket. We are a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax deductible and will help further our mission to produce shows and promote a love of theater in our community.

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