The Barnstormers' 88th Season Press Releases for 2018
The Barnstormers Theatre brings to life Shirley Jackson’s thriller in We Have Always Lived In The Castle, July 12-21
Pictured L-R: Miranda Reilly, Angela Hope Smith, Connor White. Center: Pat Tierny.
Diana Evans Photography.
The Barnstormers Theatre is proud to present the second show of their 88th summer season We Have Always Lived in The Castle, Hugh Wheeler’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s immortal and timeless thriller on stage July 12 – 21. “We Have Always Lived in The Castle is a classic, edge-of-your-seat, mystery thriller, reminiscent of the ghost stories we all told when we were young. said Bob Shea, The Barnstormers Artistic Director “The story and the adaptation by Hugh Wheeler are brilliant. It’s a perfect play in which to escape and have some fun—and a little horror—along the way. And the cast is just plain out of this world.” We Have Always Lived in The Castle is the story of a teenaged girl, her older sister, and their aging uncle who are the only survivors of a horrific tragedy years ago. We meet the family, now eerily isolated in their family mansion and shunned by the small Vermont town. It isn’t long until the outside world intrudes and breaks open their chilling secret. Audiences will be kept guessing until the very end. “Those who know Shirley Jackson for her short story, The Lottery, or for her chilling novel The Haunting of Hill House will love this show,” said Blair Hundertmark, the production’s director, “It’s suspenseful and mysterious, sure, but there is an off-kilter, quirky humor to it that makes it as almost as funny as it is thrilling. The audience is in for quite a ride with this one.” The cast includes members of The Barnstormers core company, including Barnstormers’ favorite Pat Tierney Uncle Julian. Barnstormers’ favorite Pat Tierney will split the role with him. Angela Hope Smith plays Constance, and Buddy Haardt plays Charles. Veterans Penny Purcell, and Jean Mar Brown also join the cast along with first time Barnstormers Miranda Reilly playing Merricat, and Connor White as Jonas. We Have Always Lived in The Castle is a thrilling mystery with a touch of horror, so parents of young children please be advised before bringing your kids to the show. For tickets, visit The Barnstormers online at www.BarnstormersTheatre.org or call the Box Office, open Monday-Saturday 10pm - 6pm, at 603-323-8500. Be sure to ask about their group deals, season subscriptions, Play-Eat-Stay packages and other special promotions. The Barnstormers Theatre, located in Tamworth Village, performs for two weeks per show, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, with weekend matinees on Saturday at 2 pm and some Sundays at 5 pm, featuring air conditioning, comfortable seating, state of the art assisted hearing system, and wheelchair access.
The Barnstormers Theatre comes out singing with their season opener, The Producers, June 28-July 7
PICTURED: Jordan Ahnquist as Leo, Becca Gottlieb as Ulla, and Tony Edgerton as Max. Diana Evans Photography.
Pictured Clockwise: Hannah Nye, Megan Mistretta, Sara Coombs, Lisa Joyce, Rebecca Skowron, Versee Damien, Craig Franke, Michael Voegele, Matthew Balkum, Matthew Carp. Center R-L - Jordan Ahnquist and Tony Edgerton. Diana Evans Photography.
The Barnstormers Theatre is proud to open their 88th summer season of live, professional theatre in Tamworth with The Producers, Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan’s musical farce about two guys who decide to swindle their way to riches on Broadway. On stage June 28 – July 7. “We are thrilled to be opening our season with The Producers,” said Bob Shea, The Barnstormers Artistic Director and director of this production. “It’s got everything that makes a musical great - interesting characters, outrageous musical numbers, and a larger-than-life story. The Producers is outrageous and irreverent – if you liked Spamalot last season, then this is your show.” The Producers is the story of down and out producer Max Bialystock, a fallen Broadway hero, who is wooing older women in order to cover his losses. One day, Max's new accountant Leo Bloom mentions to Max that if he found investors for a new production that turned into a flop, legally he could keep all the money. Inspired, the duo begins to put together the worst possible play with a horrible director and a high-maintenance star in the hopes of making it big financially. The all-star cast includes Barnstormers favorites Tony Edgerton and Jordan Ahnquist as Max and Leo, Doug Shapiro as Roger DeBris, Jason Guy as Franz Liebkind, Jordan Stanley as Carmen Ghia, and Becca Gottlieb as Ulla. Bringing the neon lights of Broadway to life is the powerhouse ensemble featuring favorites such as Pim Van Amerogen, Sara Coombs, Penny Purcell, Lisa Joyce, Versee Damien, Michael Voegele, and Hannah Nye, along with newcomers Alicia Krakauer, Adrienne Paquin, Matthew Balkum, Craig Franke, Matthew Carp, Rebecca Skowron, and Megan Mistretta. The Producers is a mature comedy, so parents of young children please be advised before bringing your kids to the show. For tickets, visit The Barnstormers online at www.BarnstormersTheatre.org or call the Box Office, open Monday-Saturday 10pm - 6pm, at 603-323-8500. Be sure to ask about their group deals, season subscriptions, Play-Eat-Stay packages and other special promotions. The Barnstormers Theatre, located in Tamworth Village, performs for two weeks per show, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, with weekend matinees on Saturday at 2 pm and some Sundays at 5 pm, featuring air conditioning, comfortable seating, state of the art assisted hearing system, and wheelchair access.
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