And available for streaming from FACT8-TV from the home page (link will eventually move, and I will advise)
CABIN FEVER RADIO FOLLIES – 2015
Back again for a third time, The Walpole Players will “go on air” at 7PM, Saturday, March 14th in the Helen Miller Theater at the Walpole Town Hall presenting CABIN FEVER RADIO FOLLIES OF 2015. The doors will open at 6:30 when audience members may arrive bringing their own dinners, snacks and beverages of choice. Round tables for eight will be around the floor for everyone’s dining pleasure to sit back and listen when the “players” commence the live broadcast from the radio studio on stage. When the players “sign off” for the evening, audience guests are welcome to linger the rest of the evening visiting with neighbors and chatting with the radio performers.
Fibber McGee and Molly are visiting again, and we understand that the Bickersons are in another predicament. What show is complete without the Farm Report, a few classic advertisements, and popular hit tunes. The cast is currently assembling and selecting this year’s scripts to provide you with laughs and tears for an hour and twenty minutes (more or less).
The last two years have been sell outs , and this year the players anticipate all tickets will be pre sold. Ticket prices remain at only $5 per person for a grand evening out. To reserve a table for your party and purchase tickets, or for more information, call Ray at 603 756-4545. Mark your calendars now for March 14th, gather your friends, and pack your dinner and beverages to join the fun back to the 1930s, 40s, and 50s when life was a tad simpler.
Ebenezer Scrooge (Peter Eisenstadter) takes the final bow Saturday, December 13, 2014, as the curtain comes down ending the Walpole Players 7th Annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Donations by over 460 audience members and cast to the Fall Mountain Food Shelf and Our Place Drop-In Center totaled $3948.10, bringing the total contributions to $24,197.18 for the seven season run. Thank you, and see you next year. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Walpole Players.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Here (in the first slideshow group) for you to enjoy are many images that Jan Kobeski took on Wednesday night, December 10th, at The Walpole Players’ 7th Annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. These are presented as a slide show, and all you have to do is click on any one of the images to open up the slide show.
Following is a second slideshow with another 35 images from Thursday night’s performance – December 11, 2014. In Jan’s own words, “I am a very happy camper… Some splendid images here… very lucky positioning and equally lucky timing.”
DECEMBER 10th Images
DECEMBER 11th Images
(again, click on any of the images to
open the slideshow)
In spite of “iffy” looking weather almost 80 people attended opening night of The Walpole Players’ 7th Annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. A group came from Chester, Vermont, a family from Chesterfield, NH, and couples from both Marlborough and Greenfield, Massachusetts. We have a dedicated following.
Jan Kobeski, our outstanding photographer and image chronicler, just sent me a selection of images he took last evening, and now I can share these with you.
Encourage everyone to attend – full details on the front page of our website. Last evening was probably the best performance to date since 2008, and the cast should be very proud. Remember to attend, everyone will be seated, and your cash donation for local food shelves greatly appreciated. Thank you, RAY
MR. CHARLES DICKENS
SCROOGE AND CRATCHIT
CRATCHITS AT CHRISTMAS DINNER
SCROOGE AND GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST
SCROOGE AND GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT
TOASTING SCROOGE AT FRED’S PARTY
OL’ JOE AND THE RAGPICKERS
SCROOGE SEES HIS TOMBSTONE
COUNTDOWN … Just three days until opening night on Wednesday, December 10th. Bring your holiday spirit, and cash donations for the local food shelves. I look forward to greeting you at the door, yours, RAY
Please spread the word, and share this post – A CHRISTMAS CAROL is this coming week when Charles Dickens arrives in Walpole.
This is a benefit for local area food shelves. Please attend and donate cash to help those less fortunate at this special time of year. In the last six years our audiences have contributed over $20,ooo to help others. Let’s continue giving in that fine spirit
The tradition will continue when the curtain will again rise for the Walpole Players’ Seventh Annual Production of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL on December 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2014, in the Helen Miller Theater in the Walpole, New Hampshire Town Hall. Having raised over $20,000 in cash donations to help feed those less fortunate in the past 6 years, 100% of the cash donations at the door again will benefit Our Place Drop-In Center and The Fall Mountain Food Shelf.
But the curtain almost did not rise this year. Co-directors, Tara Sad and Ray Boas, were shocked when the usual throngs did not appear at the two evenings of auditions in early November. “We were lacking actors for ten speaking roles, and about to scrap this year’s production, which has become an area tradition,” Tara recounted, “when I said to Ray, ‘let’s send out an additional casting call.’ ” So, Ray drafted a plea which was emailed to the players’ list and posted on-line. The response was gratifying. Greg Villone, who was busy in a current Springfield, (VT) Community Player’s production, typified the response stating, “I was planning on taking a little break after this one but seeing how ACC is in danger of being cancelled I will gladly play Fred again.” And so; thankfully, for those less fortunate, the show will go on.
Tickets to the 7 PM production on December 10,, 11, 12 and 13, 2014, are required because of limited space, and hold your seat until 6:45. “No one has ever been turned away at the door,” Ray happily relates, “but I have had to put up additional chairs to accommodate additional guests.” The free tickets are available in Walpole at Real to Reel; Galloway Real Estate; Costume Ladies; Murray’s and Jake’s; and, in Bellows Falls, Vermont, at Village Square Booksellers. For any questions call Ray Boas 603 756-4545 or Tara Sad 603 756-4861. A CHRISTMAS CAROL has been read and performed since 1843 — and since 2008 in Walpole. Please mark your calendars to attend and be included in Walpole’s tradition.