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Winni Players Presenting Of Mice and Men

MEREDITH —  Every February, the Winni Players, the community theatre branch of The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, challenges its members to stage a piece of classic American literature. Though in a new building, this year is no exception as they will be staging John Steinbeck's renowned novel Of Mice and Men from February 7-9 and 14-16.
"The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry," wrote the poet Robert Burns, which inspired the title of John Steinbeck's beloved classic novel Of Mice and Men, a compassionate and universal statement of survival. Steinbeck's tale, written as a novel in 1937 and adapted by Steinbeck for the stage that very same year, is the story of the unlikely friendship of George and Lennie as they travel through California during the Great Depression and find work on a ranch. Intelligent but uneducated, George, and strong yet simple-minded, Lennie, want nothing more than to settle down on their own farm and "live off the fat of the land." But their dreams are thwarted when Lennie's size and strength make him a danger.
The production will be directed by Katie Dunn. Usually found on the Playhouse stage, Dunn is making her Winni Players directing debut. The cast features Michael Baker as Lennie, Bryan Halperin as George and Tamara McGonagle as the promiscuous wife of the ranch owner's son. The actors inhabiting the ranch include Ray Dudley, Dana Gardner, Matt Finch, Matt McGonagle, Will Robertson, Jim Rogato and Damien Carter.
Dunn says, "This is a story not only about survival, but also about hope and friendship. There's a reason these two unlikely pals travel around together—no one wants to go it alone. And it is the gritty, raw truth found in all of these characters that has made it withstand the test of time and has made it a touching piece of literature for people of all ages."
This will be the first production at the Playhouse's new theatre to be performed in "thrust" configuration, meaning that seating will be situated on three sides of the stage, bringing the action very close to all audience members.
Of Mice and Men is sponsored by Bonnette, Page and Stone and will be performed at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse at 50 Reservoir Road in Meredith. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Early reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $18 for seating in the orchestra, $10 for seating in the balcony. Tickets can be ordered by calling (603) 279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

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Inter-Lakes Math Team places first in recent meet

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes High School math team placed first for small schools in the fourth meet of the season. Inter-Lakes finished with a total of 135 points. Belmont came in second place with 119 points and Moultonborough was third with 84 points.

Coaches for the Inter-Lakes team include Diane Mega and Bob Marcoux. The White team, with 18 out of 18 points, was led by Sarah Sundius. Sarah made perfect scores in Geometry, Algebra II and Advanced. Hayley Roth was second with 16 points and a perfect in Geometry and Advanced. Ariana Lopez scored 14 points with a perfect in Algebra I. Liam Donohue made 12 points. Finnian O’Connell and Johnny Cox each scored 10 points. Isabel Cunningham and Matt Schneberger each scored 8 points with Isabel getting a perfect in Algebra I. Danial Thomas and Cameron Daly rounded out the results with 6 points apiece.

The Inter-Lakes Blue team placed 5th overall. The team was led by Ben Jaques with 12 out of 18 points. Ben got a perfect in Geometry. Dorothy Crowell and Josh Simpson each made 6 points. Trevor Colby made 4 points, while Natalie Johnson, Allie Dennis, and Angelo Burgess finished up the team scores by making 2 points apiece.



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Country Village Quilt Guild cancelled due to weather

MOULTONBOROUGH — Today's meeting of the Country Village Quilt Guild has been canceled due to impending weather. The meeting, which will include a celebration of the guild's 13th birthday, has been rescheduled to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building.

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MetroCast brings customers NBCUniversal's Coverage of 2014 Olympic Winter Games February 6-23

BELMONT — MetroCast, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal's coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, to commence on Thursday, February 6, and run through Sunday, February 23.

MetroCast's video subscribers will have access to NBCUniversal's unprecedented 1,500+ hours of Winter Olympic programming, including every Olympic competition, live and on-demand and across multiple platforms.

In addition to enjoying extensive coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal (including NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, and USA Network), for the first time ever, live streaming coverage of all Winter Game events will be available to MetroCast customers via televisions, PCs, and mobile and tablet apps:

• NBC Sports Live Extra, the home of Olympic live stream content, is available now at no additional charge to verified customers who log in at http://stream.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/ and subscribe to a package that includes any of the following networks: CNBC, MSNBC, USA or NBC Sports. Upon verification of the customers' subscription to an Olympics-eligible package, they will be signed in throughout the Games on that device.

• Mobile and Tablet Apps: NBCUniversal will offer two apps for mobile and tablet viewing. The NBC Sports Live Extra app will be available to verified MetroCast customers and will offer the same live streaming and event replays available via NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra. The NBC Olympics Highlights and Results app will include short-form highlights, schedules, results, columns and more and will also link to the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

• On Demand: NBCUniversal is making Olympic highlights and full-event rewinds available via MetroCast's On-Demand service.

For more information, see MetroCast.net or NBCOlympics.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 11:00

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