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Waterville Valley’s FREE Professional Theatre

June 30, 2012

The New York Times and Boston Globe-featured Theatre Under the Stars kicks off their 2012 season tonight – Saturday, June 30, at 6 p.m. – in Waterville Valley with the hilarious “The Original Practice Merry Wives of Windsor.” Admission is FREE (of course, donations are always welcomed)!

This “original practice” production is offered by only a handful of theatres world-wide and is a rare glimpse into how Shakespeare originally mounted his plays.  No rehearsal.  No director.  The actors know only their lines and NOTHING else about the show.  Yes, that’s right — a Shakespeare show where the audience (who has a plot synopsis in hand) knows more about the play than the actors!

Theatre Under the Stars offers family-friendly fun for any age, and five different regular night shows in Waterville Valley are being offered FREE in honor of the military men and women fighting for freedom on foreign soil.

2012 Theatre Schedule

Saturday, June 30
“The Original Practice Merry Wives of Windsor”

Saturday, July 7
“The Taming of the Shrew”

Saturday, July 14
“The Taming of the Shrew”

Saturday, July 21
The Young People’s Players in “Damsels in Distress”

Saturday, July 28
“Interactive Robin HooDDD”

Saturday, August 4
“The Tempest”

Saturday, August 11
Kid Camp Double Feature Night – “Untitled World Premiere,” and “As You Like It” ($10 admission)

Sugar-Coated Shakespeare
FREE interactive family matinees – Saturdays at 2 p.m. under the tent in Town Square courtyard.

Main Stage performances are held outdoors at the new Gazebo Hill location next to Waterville Valley Town Square (parking available at Town Square and the Waterville Valley Ice Arena).  House opens at 6 p.m., curtain at 6:30 p.m. sharp!  In the event of rain or inclement weather, the show will move under the adjacent tent.  Pack a picnic and a BYO beverage, grab a blanket, cushion or camp chair and come on out to see some free family-friendly fare while honoring our troops (past and present).

For more info call 603-726-0098 or go to www.shakespeareinthevalley.com.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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