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!
Our annual holiday fundraiser “In Bethlehem Inn” was a fantastic success! We raised $1200 to split between the Fall Mountain Food Shelf and Our Place Drop-In Center. Thank you to our wonderful community for coming together to make this happen!
Becky Pearson and Jenny Plante delivered checks to both organizations in time for Christmas!
Travel back in time with the Walpole Players when they present John Carter’s In Bethlehem Inn. You are invited to be a guest at the Bethlehem Inn and enjoy a light supper reminiscent of the era, including soup, bread, cheese, fruit and dessert. Guests may bring a beverage of their choice.
We will celebrate the holiday season by reenacting the events of the night when two weary travelers arrived in Bethlehem to pay their taxes.
Inn guests will enjoy a humorous performance by the Players while helping to support the Fall Mountain Food Shelf and Our Place in Bellows Falls, VT.
The performance will take place at the Walpole Town Hall on Saturday, December 14. Tickets are available at Joanie Joan’s at 14 Westminster Street in Walpole. The cost is $15 each or two for $25. Doors open at 6:45 PM and the fun begins at 7:00.
For more information, email WalplePlayers@gmail.com or call (603) 756-2535.
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.