November 11 - 27, 2011 – Faith Healer by Brian Friel
Throughout the remote and forgotten corners of the British Isles, Frank Hardy offers the promise of redemption to the sick and the suffering. But his is an unreliable gift, a dangerous calling which brings him into conflict with his wife Grace and his manager Teddy. Their competing accounts of past events reveal the fragility of memory and the necessity of stories as a means of survival.
January 6 - 22, 2012 – Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Replete with magic, romance and joyful pranks, there is also an underlying sense of mystery beneath the laughter as Feste the Fool cautions: "What's to come is still unsure…"
YOUTH REPERTORY COMPANY
December 3, 2011 – Junior Youth Rep Scene Study: Scenes from the Classic
December 4, 2011 – Senior Youth Rep Scene Study: Greek Comedy & Tragedy
March 30 - April 1, 2012 – The Detention Club by Genevieve Aichele, Meghann Beauchamp, and the Junior Rep Company
Six students at Ptown High School find themselves in detention together under the care of a new teacher, Ms. Demeter Jones. Through the course of detentionthe students find themselves thrown into myths and stories from across the ages and discover a bit about themselves and each other in the process.
May 18 - 27, 2012 – Antigone by Jean Anouilh, translated by Lewis Galantiere
Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, is sentenced to execution for burying her dead brother after her uncle, King Creon, declares that his body is to be left for the vultures. The prohibition against desecrating the dead is almost as old as war itself; and recently brought swift punishment to American Marines in Afghanistan.
GUEST ARTISTS & SPECIAL FEATURES
April 13 - 15, 2013 – Dreaming Again by Genevieve Aichele
An original dramatic play based on stories of Granite State immigrants and refugees who have resettled in New Hampshire over the past 100 years. Drawn from interviews with 30 different contemporary immigrants, as well as literary and historic sources, Dreaming Again celebrates both the joys and difficulties of arriving as a stranger and learning how to be a citizen in your new home.
The play will premiere in Portsmouth at NHTP, and then tour to seven other venues throughout New Hampshire.