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Andy's artistic for his 15th Wilton summer year, bringing of artists to write, di- produce three two touring pro a new playw- and conduct and a behind-the- program. season will With "Godizilla." movie of the same an original work, by John C. MacDowell Russell wrote ~"Peter Pan" and is the Andy's Play- lively pro- be directed by Dan dates are 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. at2 p.m. Playwrights' Fes- of original by young New Hampshire authors, with help from professional playwrights Migdalia Kruz, Eileen Myles and John C. Russell. This year's young authors are Jennifer Doran of Wilton, Myles Kane of Pepperell, Mass. and Naila Moreira of Nashua. Jane Kocol will direct this production, July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-9 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Ryan Gilliam, who directed "Freddy The Pig" last season, returns to Andy's to direct this year's musical "Harriet The Spy," a revival of Andy's 1981 show. Ray Sweeney also returns as musical director. Music and lyrics were written by Paul Jacobs and Sarah Durkee. This production runs Aug. 20-23 and Aug. 27-30 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. Touring shows Again this year Andy's On Tour will present two touring shows: "Paddington," adapted and directed by Matthew Buck- ingham, is based on the book by Michael Bond. The misadven- tures and escapades of a most endearing bear will be brought to life at theaters, playgrounds, summer camps, town halls and libraries throughout southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. This production is touring July 5-19. A final per- formance will be presented at Andy's Summer Playhouse July 20 at 7:30 p.m. "Rootabaga Stories," based on the book by Carl Sandburg has been adapted and will be directed by Dan Hurlin. The show is touring July 26-Aug. 9 and will be staged at the playhouse Aug. 1O at 7:30 p.m. For a listing of touring sites or information about booking a touring show write or call Andy's Summer Playhouse, PO Box 601, Wilton, NH 03086, 654- 2613. Ticket prices, for mainstage and touring shows at the playhouse are $8.50 for adults, and $5.50 for kids under 16. ompany season Stage Festi- will offer children during season, a vari- music, dance and the season will be classic "The "June 2-6. the show will with "Stories the Worldy a col- Beauty" follows This one has it curses, kiss- Witch, a dashing beautiful Princess all of it! sym- "Peter and 13-17. Uly 31 will be the success This courtly get dusted off and With lots of music, fur fly Aug. 3-7 ~s of Brer classic mus- Andersen" he stage Aug. 10- Ugly Duckl- I~mperor's New "The Little Mer- will offer beloved Dutch re. The season will wrap up with William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." This romantic-comedy, mixing: mismatched lovers and magical fairies, will run Aug. 24-27. All shows will perform in Milford, and most of them will tour to Nashua, Manchester and Londonderry. Tickets are $4; $3.50 for subscribers. Special group rates are available. Call 673-7515 for tickets and informa- tion. American Stage Festival receives three grants The American Stage Festi- val has received two grants from the N.H. Arts Council. One is for $1,000 to upgrade its telephone system. The other is to support the performances of Dan Hurlin and Pontine Movement Theatre. The Stage Festival will use the $700 grant to underwrite some of the costs of staging "Ar- Writers group to meet May 16 The Manadnock Writers' Group will meet at the Peter- borough Library on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Frank Behrens will talk to the members on "It Started with Gilbert: The Art of Writing Clever Lyrics." The meeting is free and open to the public. Come 15 minues early and meet with fel- low writers over a cup of coffee. cheology" by Obie Award Win- ner, Dan Hurlin, and the mime/ movement performance called "Bitter Bliss," by New Hamp- shire's resident Movement Theatre, Pontine. American Stage Festival has also received a $1,000 award from the Samuel P. Hunt Foun- dation. It will be used to support the Festival's Young Company. The Young Company is a group of actors, many of them graduates from drama programs throughout the United States, who come to New Hampshire to perform original works for chil- dren, and to understudy roles on the Festival's professional main stage. Support the people who support the paper - Tell our advertisers that you saw their ad in The Cabinet! mtmm $359* 4MmCJN I)IEW mJ ClEB mNIM ROOM *OFF 4, \ OPEN THURSDAY AT 10 A.M.! 293, over the onto Canal Where You Never Pay Retail (603) 6684084 40/IOW ST., N.H. HOURS: THURS. 10-8 FRI. 10-8 SAT. 10-5 SUN. 10.5 CLOSED MON. TUE. WED. The Milford (NH) Cabinet and Wilton Journal Wednesday May 20 1992 Page 23 New Plays Lab New this season will be the New Plays Lab, directed by Dan Frott. This provides a chance for kids to work with profes- sional playwrights Jim Neu, Holly Hughes and John C. Rus- sell, developing writing skills and making up new plays. Infor- mal staged readings will be pre- sented Aug. 13-15 at 7 p.m. Ticket prices will be $4; limited seating is available. Kids' workshops Creative workshops are scheduled in 14 southern New Hampshire and northern Mas- sachusetts communities for kids 7-14. There will also be a teen workshop for 12 to 18-year-olds. For a listing of locations or more information call Andy's. Staff Stage Managers Sharon Hayes and Basil Harris will re- turn this year, joined by Brian Bowles. In addition to di- recting the Playwrights' Festi- val, Jane Kocol returns as mas- ter electrician. Also returning are Anna Thomford, Andy's cos- tume designer; Richard Reed and Zeb Roe, set-builders; Brierly Holbrook, prop master; and Meredith Sumner, artistic staff assistant. D.D. Bean & sons of Jaffrey, Coco-Cola Bottling Company of Manchester, Peterborough Say- ings Bank, and Monadnock Paper Mills are among the cor- porate sponsors for the 1992 sea- son. Andy's is a non-profit organi- zation supported in part by the N.H. State Council on the Arts. rmance raise More Good Stuff at Andy's, a benefit performance, will be held Friday, May 29, 7:30 p.m. at Andy's Summer Playhouse in Wilton Center. The performers are donating their time and tal- ent to help support the Andy's 1992 summer programs. The show will include excerpts from Dan Hurlin's new one-man show "Qlintland" and composer Larry Seigel's "Village Store Verbatim," an oratorio sup- ported by the N.H. State Council of the Arts. Other artists are Washboard Jungle, a humorous musical en- semble; Linda Mancini and Jim Neu with theater performances; Andrew Schwartz, a juggler; and The New Hampshire Dance Institute. There will also be two short films by Matthew Buchin- gham and Janie Geiser. Geiser and Larry Seigel are both former residents of the MacDowell Colony located in Peterborough. Hurlin is the ar- tistic director of Andy's Sum- mer Playhouse and has won an Obie Award for his production, "A Cool Million." To order reserved seats call 603-654-2613. Tickets are $15 for kids under 16 and $20 for adults. Mastercard/Visa are accepted. TURF BUILDER a~il oia~ Pl~ la~m e~te, Amerka's f mvit,Jmd feed_ IJse on bah/a, bet. muc , AFTER REBATE 461/2 Ibs. 15,000 sq. ft. 5,000 sq. ft. AFTER REBATE 10,000 sq. ft. AFTER REBATE AFTER REBATE 10,000 sq. ft. AFTER REBATE 141/2 Ibs. 5,000 sq. ft /iiii 15,000 sq. ft. AFTER REBATE P i- i: %: ' i: Spee~0men" Don't Hme A Mulel I~-1 ~ I.uuml Starter mm ~oo so. ~. spr tr Topsoil Le. 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