Founding Members of Advice To The Players Reunited for “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at the Sandwich Fairgrounds!

Caroline Nesbitt and Vivian Nesbitt, two of the founding members of Advice To The Players, a non-profit Shakespeare company, will be returning to the stage together to perform in The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Sandwich Fairgrounds in August.

In the spring of 1999, Caroline Nesbitt founded Advice To The Players to bring Shakespeare into the lives of teens and adults in the White Mountains region. As the company grew, Nesbitt began to dream of an outdoor, summer Shakespeare festival and in 2002 brought her sister, Vivian Nesbitt, along with Becca Boyden, on board to found the summer season on the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage with a drama camp for children and a production of As You Like It.

Twelve years later, Advice To The Players, truly a “locally sourced Shakespeare company,” now provides the Lakes and White Mountains regions with Shakespeare camps for children and teens, professional productions, and more throughout the year. This year, for the annual summer production at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, the sisters are back on stage together for the first time in more than ten years as main characters in The Merry Wives of Windsor, a comedy full of love – or attempts at it!

The Merry Wives of Windsor follows the silly, slapstick wooing attempts of Falstaff, a broke, hedonistic knight, as he tries to get two rich women (played by the Nesbitt sisters) to fall in love with him simultaneously. The catch? Both women are already married! When the women and their husbands figure out Falstaff’s plan, the game is on!

“I am SO beyond excited that I get to play with my incredible sister Vivian in Advice To The Players’ The Merry Wives Of Windsor this summer. The last time we got to do this was playing the Dromios in ATTP’s The Comedy Of Errors years ago.” says Caroline Nesbitt. “There are not many great roles for two ladies of a certain age to play together, especially in Shakespeare, and we are so ready to rumble!”

“It’s a blast to be here in Sandwich with my sister and our Advice To The Players family,” Vivian Nesbitt added. “I’m so happy to be back on stage, performing with the group we started more than ten years ago! It’s an honor to see how the company has changed and grown over the years.”

The Merry Wives of Windsor is directed by Candace Clift, an Advice To The Players veteran actor and director. She and Becca Boyden, the Executive Director of the company, are the ones who decided to bring the Nesbitt sisters back together to Sandwich’s stage.

“Caroline and Viv are incredible, fun actors and I am so happy that they’re both in the show this summer. When they started Advice To The Players’ summer season in 2002, they gave so many kids, teenagers, community members, and professional actors like myself a great opportunity to come together and play with Shakespeare each summer,” said Clift.

The family friendly and funny The Merry Wives of Windsor will be performed at the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage in Sandwich, NH from August 1-10 at 2 PM each day. An evening performance will take place in the Sandwich Town Hall on Tuesday, August 5 at 7:30 PM. There are no shows on Monday, August 4 or Wednesday, August 6. Adult tickets are $20, $10 for seniors and students and free for 12 and under at the Fairgrounds. Youth tickets (12 and under) are $7 at Town Hall.

Caroline and Vivian Nesbitt in rehearsal at Advice To The Players. The sisters are back on stage together for The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage. Performances are at 2 PM on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 1, 2 & 3 and Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 7, 8, 9 & 10. There will be one evening performance on Tuesday, August 5 at 7:30 pm at the Sandwich Town Hall. For tickets or information go to www.AdviceToThePlayers.org, call 986-6253 or e-mail contact@AdviceToThePlayers.org

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Advice To The Players in full swing with Sandwich Summer Shakespeare

Center Sandwich is humming with theater events: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Hamlet is in performance at the Sandwich Town Hall Theater, a Costume and Photography Exhibition is showing at the Grange Hall and The Merry Wives of Windsor is in rehearsal down on the Fairgrounds Stage. The ATTP Shakespeare Camp kids are busy mornings, preparing for their upcoming performance. Come to Sandwich for a taste of the Bard for all ages and interests.

The final performances of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Hamlet are Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26 at 7:30 PM.  Written by Warren Bain & Matt Bernard, the evening is full of sight gags, literary puns and just plain foolishness. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $7 for under age 13. The free Costume and Photography Exhibit is open on July 25 and 26 from 1-5 PM and features photographs by company photographers Duane Dale and Monika O’Clair with costumes selected by production designer Carolyn Boldt. The Shakespeare Camp performance is at the Fairgrounds Stage on Friday, July 25 at 10AM and is free and open to the public. The youngsters will strut their stuff in a short version of The Merry Wives of Windsor and some speeches from other plays.

Sherlock Holmes (Candace Clift) and Dr. John Watson (Bill Viau) mourn the death of Ophelia in Advice To The Players’ production of Sherlock Holmes and The Case of Hamlet in Center Sandwich. Final performances are at the Sandwich Town Hall Theater at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday July 25 and 26.

For tickets or information go to www.AdviceToTheplayers.org, call 986-6253 or e-mail contact@AdviceToThePlayers.org

Coming up next:
The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Fairgrounds Stage opening August 1. Shakespeare’s only comedy set in Merrie Olde England, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a delightful romp full of country bumpkins, young lovers, outrageous foreigners, shifty grifters and two of the cleverest wives to ever hatch a revenge plot.

For tickets or information go to www.AdviceToTheplayers.org, call 986-6253 or
e-mail contact@AdviceToThePlayers.org

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Our Information Booth in West Ossipee IS OPEN!!!

All members are welcome to promote their business.
Flyers, brochures, and/or rack cards are welcome!

Please drop them off to Vince at M&V Convenience
(Open 24 Hours)

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Historic Barn Tour From the Friends of Madison Library

Madison Barn Tour July 11 & 12, 2014
 
The Madison Historic Barn Tour weekend, July 11 & 12, 2014 is fast approaching.

With 7 wonderful old 18th and 19th century barns on the Saturday Tour including E.E. Cummings’ Joy Farm,  and a wonderful and informative speaker Friday night, interest is quickly growing.

A list of the other forty plus Madison barns over 100 years old will be available for those who want to do more independent exploring. Directions to the numerous fascinating cemeteries and graveyards of Madison may lead you to find the resting places of former barn owners, or ancestors of your own. Pick up a copy of Mary Lucy’s book from the Madison Historical Society.

Browse the Barn themed Art Show, purchase barn notecards and photo sketches, or place a bid on a photo or professional work of art in oil or watercolor at our Silent Auction.

Don’t miss Bob Cottrell’s entertaining talk and discussion of 18th and 19th century New England Barns on Friday night at 7pm at the Madison Library. Bob’s talk is included in the price of the Barn Tour.

The Barn Tour starts at the Madison Library, 1895 Village Road and runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday July 12th.

Click Here For More Information and Order Tickets.

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SAVE THE DATE… Business Expo June 5, 2014

SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, June 5th
GOACC Business Expo Hosted by
The Yankee Smokehouse

Join the business community June 5th between 5:30 pm -7:30 pm for a fun and relaxing evening. Meet up with Chamber Members both new and old & enjoy some great food.

OVER $300 in prizes including a $50.00 & $100.00 Raffle

Sponsors For This Event:

Remick Farm Museum
TCPM
Lakes Region Humane Society
Meredith Village Savings Bank
Andrew’s Auto Body

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