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.
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.
If you came to The Wind in the Willows auditions and weren’t able to fill out an information sheet, please send an email to WalpolePlayers@gmail.com just answering all the questions on the form in an email. It was great to see so many people there!
Also, if you plan to come in Wednesday, feel free to fill one out ahead of time and bring with you on Wednesday.
It’s that time of year again, not quite spring, not quite winter; the time when cabin fever strikes. The Walpole Players have the perfect cure, “Cabin Fever Radio Follies”! Get out of the house and join the fun on Saturday March 14 in the Helen Miller Theatre on the second floor of Walpole Town Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7 pm. You are sure to see old friends, make new ones and catch up on the adventures of Fibber Magee and Molly; see what is going on at Garish Summit, and hear plenty of new skits and songs. With so many old radio shows, it is often hard to narrow down the choices to just a few, but the cast has done a great job of finding new programs. Adding to the fun, the cast will be doing many of their own sound effects. The show is presented cabaret style, tables are set with tablecloths, and you are welcome to bring an indoor picnic or buffet. This show is always a sell out, so get your tickets right away. Tickets are $10 and are available at Joanie Joan’s Eatery & Baked Goods, 14 Westminster St., Walpole, NH. For more information call (603) 499-1027 or email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com.
Auditions for The Wind in the Willows will take place Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 PM and Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 PM, in the Helen Miller Theater on the second floor of the Walpole Town Hall. If you are unable to come at either of these times, please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com and we will find a way to accommodate you. This play has over 30 characters, not including children’s roles, and while one person can play more than one role, we need a large cast, including lots of children! So please spread the word if you know of anyone who might be interested themselves, or has children or grandchildren who might like to be in this play.
This play, written by Alan Bennett and based on Kenneth Grahame’s beloved book, premiered at the National Theatre in London 1990, and made its debut in the U.S. in 1993 by The Walpole Players! Lisa Bryan will be directing this production.
If you want to be involved, but acting isn’t your thing, we also need a stage manager and crew, set designers and builders, someone to run lights and sound, and an Assistant Director. If you are interested in helping out with any of these things, please come to the auditions or email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com.
Performance dates are the weekend before and week of our Old Home Days celebration, on June19, 20, 21, 25, and 27. Rehearsals will begin in April and will be every Tuesday and Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. However, because each scene often involves a different set of characters, not everyone will need to be present at every rehearsal and most conflicts should be accommodated relatively easily.
The Walpole Players will present an original murder mystery dinner, Murder on the Vine, in the newly renovated hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Walpole, which is located directly across Westminster Street from the Town Hall, on February 7 and 8, with February 21 and 22 as inclement weather dates. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with appetizers starting at 6:30 PM, and dinner served at 7:00 PM. Proceeds will go to the Church’s fundraising campaign for roof repairs. The production has been written by Walpole Players member Jeanie Levesque, who is also directing.
Set in an Italian winery, an entertaining cast of over a dozen actors will present a mystery during the course of an Italian-themed dinner (vegetarian option included). Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, and guests are invited to bring their own wine. If they wish, guests will be able to participate in solving the mystery, or may choose to simply watch events unfold! Coming dressed in 1950s attire is encouraged as part of the fun.
Tickets for the dinner and entertainment are $35. Reservations are required, as there is limited seating! Please call 603-756–2535, or email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com, to make your reservation.
This will be an evening of great fun and entertainment–you won’t want to miss it!
To reserve tickets or make table reservations, please call (603) 756-2535 or email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com.
Tickets reserved over the phone or by email will be paid for at the door. We accept cash or checks made out to “The Walpole Players.”
The Walpole Players is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.