Tickets are still available for Friday night!

Saturday night is completely sold out, so come see us on opening night, Feb. 7!

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Murder Myster Dinner!

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!

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Thank you!

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!

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IN BETHLEHEM INN promises to delight all ages for the holidays

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.

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Auditions!

The Walpole Players announces auditions for an upcoming murder mystery dinner event, “Murder on the Vine,” an Agatha Christie-inspired evening. Auditions will be held Sunday, October 20, 4:00-6:30 pm, and Wednesday, October 23, 6:00-8:30 pm, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Walpole, located at the corner of Westminster and Elm Streets, across from the Town Hall.

Performances will be Friday and Saturday evening, February 7 & 8, 2020, with snow dates February 21 and 22. This event is a fundraiser for the Church’s renovation fund. Rehearsals will be 1-2 times per week in January.

The setting is at a vineyard/hotel in Italy, where guests gather at a dinner for prospective buyers from Walpole, NH. Everyone has a secret and a motive for murder! In place of the Christie-esque snowstorm that strands everyone at the hotel, there is a volcanic eruption and no one will be allowed to leave (until dessert, that is!). This is an interactive show, and audience participation is encouraged.

The murder mystery will feature at least 8 actors in brief comedic scripted scenes with lots of improv.  Adults of all ages and types are invited to audition – including experienced high school actors. No preparation necessary. We just ask that you plan to stay until the audition is finished, since it will be done in a group format. Casting is flexible and the number of actors can be expanded.  Jeanie Levesque, the director, has performed in, directed and produced several productions in the area, including several mystery dinners.

Even if you’ve never done improv before, come and try your hand at the audition. Fun is guaranteed!

For more info, please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com, send a personal Facebook message to Jeanie Levesque, or post it to the Walpole Players Facebook Page.

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The Reviews are in and LOST IN YONKERS is a hit!

The reviews are in! Get your tickets now for Lost in Yonkers. Remaining shows are Saturday at 7:00 and Sunday at 2:00, at the Helen Miller theater at the Walpole Town Hall. Tickets will be available at the door. Email walpoleplayers@gmail.com for more info.

https://www.eagletimes.com/lifestyles/walpole-players-produce-lost-in-yonkers-neil-simon-s-family/article_03f09978-5c0d-11e9-8152-d71fcf75b7a1.html

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Our next production: LOST IN YONKERS

The Walpole Players’ next production is Neil Simon’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, LOST IN YONKERS.

Mark your calendars now for this heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age story, as funny as it is poignant and certain to leave you spellbound with laughter and tears.

This Neil Simon classic tells the story of a family coping with the challenges of keeping together during World War II and the struggles to balance love with tough times. Grandma Kurnitz, played by Maggie Jennings, is the matriarch with a will of iron and a hardwood cane who spared no rod in raising her four children. When her two teenage grandsons, played by Ben Robison and Anthony Mitchell, are forced by circumstances to live with her for a year, the clash of generations and battle of wills leads the whole family to learn important lessons about love, duty, devotion, and trust.

The childlike Aunt Bella is played by Karen Soohoo, with the rest of the cast rounded out by Tom Durnford as Uncle Louie, a small-time gangster, Gregory Higgins as Eddie, the boys’ father, and Jenny Plante as Aunt Gert. The production is directed by Charlestown resident Mike Wright.

Lost in Yonkers is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. Performances are Friday-Saturday, April 5-6, & Saturday, April 13, at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, April 14, at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $10 and will be available at Joanie Joan’s Eatery, 14 Westminster Street, and Galloway Real Estate, 47 Main Street, in Walpole. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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