90 Years New! That’s the slogan being displayed on the website of the Community Players of Concord as they celebrate 90 seasons of a little slice of Broadway in New Hampshire’s capitol.
All main stage productions take place at the historic Concord City Auditorium, or the “Audi” located at 2 Prince Street in downtown Concord in the shadow of the State House.
The Players 90th season concludes with the zany, madcap comedy “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” written by Ken Ludwig who also penned the Broadway hits “Lend Me a Tenor,” and “Moon Over Buffalo."
Directed by Betty Lent and starring Greg Fisher as Oberon and Paula Demers as Puck, the setting is 1934 Hollywood where Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Puck and Oberon magically appear and what better place to materialize than Warner Brothers Studios.
Puck and Oberon turn up on the set of Max Reinhardt’s soon-to-be classic film, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamor of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play who else but themselves. Puck and Oberon join stars like Jimmy Cagney, Mickey Rooney, and Olivia DeHaviland but can’t help resist mixing things up a bit with their ever-popular love potion.
Soon blonde bombshells, movie moguls and arrogant “asses” are thrown into bizarre love triangles with raucous results.
“Shakespeare in Hollywood” will be performed Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 with a Sunday matinee at 2pm.
While you’re attending the show you might want to take a chance on raffle tickets to see the Broadway sensation and 11-time Tony Award winning musical “Hamilton,” this fall in Boston.
Tickets are currently selling for hundreds of dollars on line but you can take a chance and help the Community Players of Concord at the same time. Single raffle tickets are $20 or you can purchase 3 for $50.
Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold and are available at the performances this weekend or by calling (603) 622-5449.
For more information it’s www.communityplayersofconcord.org.