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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Tennessee Williams Classic! One Weekend Only!
Every February, the Winni Players Community Theatre group challenges its members to stage a piece of classic American literature.  Past productions have included Our Town, 12 Angry Men, and To Kill a Mockingbird.  This year’s selection, Tennessee Williams’ drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a 20th century masterpiece of theatre, will be performed February 4th – 7th.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning play by one of the most acclaimed American playwrights, it focuses on a night in the life of a southern family in crisis.  Williams spins a captivating story of a lost youth, looming death, and sex in a changing world.
Maggie “the Cat” still yearns for her ex-football star husband, but Brick only has eyes for his whiskey bottle.  When his father, Big Daddy, returns home from a cancer clinic wrongly thinking he’s got a clean bill of health, the family vies for a piece of the inheritance. Emotional shockwaves intensify as truths are finally told. 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is both a love letter to the South and stunning look through the veil of manners right into the heart of the human condition. Whiskey, lies, and greed fuel the fight in Maggie to pull her family together in a story that is as fresh and edgy now as it was sixty-five years ago.

The Winni Players’ production is directed by Susanna Brent, and features a strong cast of local actors.  Leading the cast are Bristol’s David Bleiler as Brick and Jamie Clavet (a Seacoast resident making her Winni Players’ debut) as Maggie.  Gilmanton’s Ray Dudley plays Big Daddy and Plymouth’s Barbara Webb plays his wife, Big Mama.  Bleiler, Dudley and Webb will be reuniting from last year’s production of All My Sons, playing father, mother, and son for the second year in a row.  The cast also includes Jim Rogato, John Piquado, Natalie Bleiler, Zelda Brent, Sophie Pankhurst, Margaret Lundberg, Connor D'Heilly, Henry Bleiler, Annika Lee, and Michael G. Baker.  The stage manager is Judi Rogato.

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm.  Early reservations are strongly encouraged.
 
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New Hampshire Theatre Awards

A huge congratulations to Dawson Ellis (Best Supporting Actor in a Youth Production for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and all the other winners at this year's NH Theatre Awards. We were honored to be represented in the "Top 3" for many categories and are proud of all of our finalists!
CALENDARS HAVE ARRIVED!
 
Artistic Director Neil Pankhurst is modelling our 2016 wall calendar, which is hot off the presses!  With thanks to our calendar sponsor, Bonnette, Page, and Stone, these beautiful full-color calendars are available to you free of charge!  Please pick one up when you are next at the theatre (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof would be the perfect time!!).  You can also swing by and pick one up weekdays from 10am-5pm.  We will keep the front door open and you're welcome to grab one from the bench in the entryway.  

Not coming to the theatre anytime soon and want us to send one?  You can "purchase" one for $4 which covers the shipping and handling.  Order one today by clicking here:
2016 CALENDAR
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COMING SOON!
February 12th - 14th

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Department Presents

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
 
In a community fractured by a bitter blood feud, “star-cross’d lovers” share an unlikely love that could be powerful enough to alter the course of fate. One of Shakespeare’s best known titles, Romeo and Juliet’s universal themes continue to reverberate with contemporary audiences in new ways.
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COMMUNITY THEATRE AUDITIONS
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon

Directed by Kathleen Hill
Music Direction by Christine Chiasson
Choreography by Amelia Hamilton-Miller
Audition dates are February 14th at 6:00pm or February 16th at 6:00pm at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. You need only attend one of the days.
 
​Performances: 
May 5th - 8th 

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will begin March 14th and run Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm-9pm and Sundays 2pm-7pm.
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