Readings on the Common Today

Yes, Readings on the Common will take place today, rain or shine! If it’s too wet to stay on the Bandstand, we will move inside the Town Hall. Come to the side entrance on Elm Street with the big brown doors.

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Readings on the Common Resume!

Readings on the Common will resume this Sunday at 4:00 PM. Come help us pick out more future productions! We will be exploring a variety of things, including holiday-themed scripts, radio scripts, and lots of comedy scripts.

The Bandstand

Come to the bandstand on the Walpole Town Common, rain or shine!

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Found on the Common – iPhone

An iPhone was found after the performance of Jeeves at Sea. It was in the grass behind the bandstand. If you lost an iPhone please contact the Walpole Players at walpoleplayers@gmail.com or call (603) 756-2535.

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JEEVES AT SEA on the Common

Our staged reading of Jeeves at Sea, by Margaret Raether, is scheduled for Saturday, July 10, at 5:30 PM at the Bandstand on the Walpole Town Common.

We are asking audience members to support the Players with a recommended donation of $5 for adults, but any amount is welcome! Donations will be collected at the event.

Please bring your own choice of seating for this outdoor performance. if you choose to bring drinks or snacks, please be sure to take all your trash with you when you leave.

In the case of rain or thunderstorms, the performance will be postponed to another date in the near future. This decision will be made on July 10. Please check our website, call (603) 756-2535, or email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com AFTER 2:00 PM if bad weather is imminent on the day.

We look forward to seeing our audience members and performing for the community!

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Live-Stream Some Jazz!

The son of long-time Player Tom Durnford is a jazz bassist in New Orleans and a member of the jazz band The Colgate Collective. They will be performing at Buffa’s in the Big Easy tomorrow evening and their performance will be live-streamed. We thought some of you might enjoy listening! Here’s all the info:

Come on out to Buffa’s for the Colgate Collective’s first show since before the pandemic! We worked up some new music during the shutdown, and are excited to finally share it. We are fortunate to have a killer band featuring Mike Christie on trumpet, Scott Clemens on saxophones, Nat Lawrence on piano, Thomas Dunford on bass, and Sam Colgate on drums/band leader. 

There will be two shows, first one starts at 7pm and the second starts at 9pm. Both shows will be live-streamed at http://buffasrestaurant.com/

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Readings on the Common on Hiatus

Readings on the Common will NOT happen this week and will remain on hiatus until after the Jeeves performance. So be ready to start up again on Sunday, July 18! And don’t forget to come see the performance on July 10!

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Jeeves and Wooster are Sailing onto the Common!

The Walpole Players will be presenting a staged reading of Jeeves at Sea by Margaret Raether, adapted from the stories of P.G. Wodehouse, on Saturday, July 10, at 5:30 PM on the Walpole Town Common.

Set sail for laughter as Bertie Wooster (played by Tom Durnford) revels in life aboard the Vanderley yacht. Bertie is the pampered guest of the lively and fetching Lady Stella (Jenny Plante), accompanied, as always, by his peerless valet, Jeeves (Mike Delaney). If only Bertie’s pal Crumpet (Rebecca Saunders) hadn’t assaulted a prince! In the blink of an eye, Bertie is masquerading as a romance novelist, Crumpet is posing as his own long-lost twin, and a sinister foreign Count (Gina Richardson) is challenging Bertie to a duel over the misunderstood affections of Lady Stella’s companion Miss Pilbeam (Ruth Pratt). Will this madcap case of mistaken identities end in Bertie’s doom? Or worse, his marriage?? Have no fear! Jeeves will sort it all out.

We are asking audience members to support The Walpole Players with a suggested donation of $5 for adults, but any amount is greatly appreciated, and will help us keep the curtain up and lights on at the Helen Miller Theater!

Don’t forget to bring your choice of outdoor seating (lawn chair, blanket, etc.). For more information, please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com, check our website TheWalpolePlayers.org, or call 603-756-2535.

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Readings on the Common Today!

Readings on the Common are back today after a week off. Bring a chair and meet at the Bandstand at 4:00 PM.

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No Readings on the Common this week. Jeeves Rehearsal is at 4:00 this week only! Readings will return Sunday, June 20.

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Sundays on the Common – Something for Everyone!

All activities will take place rain or shine at the Bandstand, unless the weather is really atrocious, and then we can move inside Town Hall, second floor.

We will be rehearsing for Jeeves at Sea every Sunday at 2:00 PM. Only those people cast in or working on the show should come to these rehearsals.

Readings on the Common is continuing at least through July, at 4:00 PM every Sunday. Everyone is welcome! We are having a lot of fun reading a variety of plays (mostly comedies), and it’s proved a great way to find new material for performances during our regular season.

Have you ever wondered if you could act but never had the chance (or the nerve!) to try? Readings on the Common are the perfect way to find out! Please join us!

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