MEREDITH — As summer draws to a grand finale, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will transition to its community theatre season with auditions for two fall productions produced by The Winni Players. Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 8 and Monday, September 9 at the same time so aspiring performers only need to attend one audition to be considered for both productions.
The first show of the season is a 1940's radio play version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, adapted by Phillip Grecian and directed by Brett Billings. Few tales have permeated English speaking culture quite like Frankenstein. Fantastic both for its content and creation, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature he brings to life continues to mesmerize almost 200 hundred years after it was written. Grecian's script adheres closely to Shelley's 1818 original. Frankenstein will be performed October 25 and 26, just in time for Halloween!
Rehearsals will be Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Next comes Mary Chase's classic comedy, Harvey. Directed by Chuck Fray, Harvey tells the tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend Harvey, whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall "pooka", a creature that resembles a rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets which embarrasses his social-climbing sister, Veta. Is Elwood crazy or is he possibly the sanest person in town? Made famous by the movie starring Jimmy Stewart, this is one of the most successfully produced comedies ever.
Performances for Harvey will be November 8-10 and 15-17. Rehearsals will be Sundays from 5-7 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.