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A country house in England would appear to be an idyllic spot for a weekend getaway.  But when three grown-up siblings and their significant others all end up under the same roof, long-time rivalries and romantic entanglements come bubbling to the surface.  Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Living Together shows family drama at its funniest! It runs from July 20 to July 30.
Written and set in the 1970s, Living Together is part of The Norman Conquests, a series of plays written around the same six characters.  It features Norman, his wife Ruth, her siblings Reg and Annie, and their respective partners, Sarah and Tom.  It was turned into a 3-part tv mini-series which debuted on PBS in 1978 featuring an all-star British cast including Richard Briers, Penelope Keith, Tom Conti, David Troughton, Fiona Walker and Penelope Wilton.  
Commonly regarded as the British Neil Simon, Alan Ayckbourn is a master of comedy.  He has written over 70 plays, many of which deal with topics to which the average person can relate: marriage, parenting, family relations, social climbing, and romance.
Last summer, our production of Table Manners, also part of The Norman Conquests, became the most popular play in our history!  Living Together features the entire same cast including Annie (Rebecca Tucker), the youngest of the siblings, who is single and still living in the family home while taking care of her invalid mother.  She is often visited by Tom (Jason Plourde) a local veterinarian and inattentive boyfriend.  Craving a weekend away, she asks her oldest brother, Reg (Richard Brundage), and his wife Sarah (Molly Parker Myers) to take over duties at home.  Little do Reg and Sarah know, but Annie’s weekend away features a romantic tryst with Norman (Nicholas Wilder), who is married to her sister, Ruth (Suzanne Kimball).  When her older siblings are let in on her plot, chaos ensues as all three siblings and their partners suddenly find themselves under one roof, where long-time resentments come to the boil with sentimental yet humorous results.
Director Neil Pankhurst says, “I’m thrilled that we were able to assemble the same incredible ensemble as last year, which adds to the fun for those who saw Table Manners.  That said, each of the plays are self-contained and if you missed Table Manners it will not impact your ability to enjoy Living Together.”
Tickets range from $18-$31 and can be ordered by calling (603) 279-0333 or:
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Please join us for our FREE Educational Programs and Special Events in conjunction
with each of the six productions.  

For Living Together, events include:

"How'd They Do That?" Backstage tour, Thursday, July 21 after the performance
Have you ever wondered "how'd they do that?" or think you know our secrets and want to prove yourself right?  Interested in the way things happen backstage and the inner workings on the production? Join Technical Director Andrew Stuart, and his team, for a look behind-the-scenes.

Symposium 6-6:45pm, Tuesday, July 26
Join us for a series of talks and discussions, given by guest experts in their fields, offering insight into some aspect of the play or a related topic.  These talks are intellectually stimulating, but are also informal and given in the relaxed setting of the theatre's upstairs lounge.  To accompany Living Together, the symposium will be led by Kiersten Scarponi, Integrated Behavioral Heath Clinician.

RSVPs are encouraged for Symposium.  Please call the box office at (603) 279-0333 to RSVP.

Talk-Back Wednesday, Post-performance discussion with the cast and members of the creative team, Wednesday, July 27
Here's your chance to participate in (or just observe) a discussion with the cast and director.  Ask any burning questions you have, comment on the choices made by actors and designers, or just gain a little bit of unique perspective on the play and production.

Did you catch the Playhouse on NH Chronicle last night?  If you didn't, no worries!  We will be featured on the show for the entirety of this week!  Tune into WMUR Channel 9 each night this week at 7pm to see Erin Fehlau and Sean McDonald hosting the show from different locations on our campus!

2016 is the Summer of... Investigation!

Summer camp is well underway on the beautiful campus of New Hampton School.  Last week, campers of all ages used the theme of "WHO?" to set them on their creative journey - with lots of intrigue on the stage.  Dance students used the theme to create movement to songs such as Who Let the Dogs Out?, while in art, famous artists were the inspiration for
amazing self-portraits!
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