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Southern New Hampshire is the ideal destination for travelers of all kinds. Whether you have a passion for music or theater, a thirst for adventure, or the desire to just relax and recharge, the Monadnock Region has exactly what you need. Check out our calendar of events for inspiration before planning your trip!

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Peterborough Players

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February 2020

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess from the Met: Live in HD

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in…

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Arts On Screen: Kinky Boots

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Direct from the London Stage. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this “dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting” (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!

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Handel’s Agrippina from the Met: Live in HD

February 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious…

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March 2020

A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the National Theatre

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities, and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy features Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop…

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Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer from the Met: Live in HD

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting.…

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Coward’s Present Laughter from the National Theatre

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

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All About Eve from the National Theatre

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…? Starring Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Broadcast from the National Theatre.

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