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The New York Times and Boston Globe applauded, Boston Outer Critics Circle award-winning (and the ONLY NH theater to receive a Governor's Commendation)welcomes you to our
19th Summer Season in BEAUTIFUL WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH!

2024 Summer Season

Performances Aug 8th - 24th

Shows in alternating repertory

​ALL SHOWS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ALL OF OUR SHOWS ARE FAMILY FRIENDLY!

ALL OF OUR SHOWS ARE PAY WHAT YOU CAN/BY DONATION ONLY in honor of our first kid camper,
SPC Marc Paul Decoteau, who lost his young life in service to the word "free" in Afghanistan in 2010.


HOUSE OPENS AT 6Pm for General Admission seating and pre-show picnics 

6:30 Curtain

ALL SHOWS RAIN OR SHINE.

SHINE: Outdoor stage at the Gazebo Hill Amphitheatre
(behind Town Square Ice Rink)

RAIN: Indoor stage, downstairs at the Town Square-adjacent Snowy Owl Inn. 


Bring a blanket or camp chair, pack a beverage of your choice, picnic (or buy food from Town Square shops and restaurants) and come see "bare bones bard (and other classics) at its' best"! Adult bevvies, water and snacks available at our concessions stand as well as a limited number of chairs for rent for a small donation (all of these proceeds fund kid camp scholarships)

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'The Ox Pasture Incident (PG Rated)'

A Murder Mystery Melodrama

World Premiere

Written and Directed by Donna Devlin

Fri 8/9, Sat 8/17

Based on a real-life murder mystery, this world premiere play tells the story of Mary Scanell, a young wife and mother living in a timber mill encampment in NH's North Country. In 1860 she disappeared after a raucous thanksgiving celebration, only for her body to turn up in an isolated ox pasture once the snows had melted in the spring of 1861. Her husband and several others were brought in as suspects, but the secret of "whodunnit" remained a mystery... until now! Told in a classic Victorian melodrama style that was all the rage in the North Country in the 1860's, interspersed with historical news articles and court documents this music filled tale, told by professional actors from all across the country, will captivate you with a daring story and a surprise ending where the audience decides "whodunnit"!

'Interactive Robin Hood'

(G Rated) 
Written by Donna Devlin

Sat 8/10, Fri 8/16 and Fri 8/23

A fun-for-all-ages hilarious and raucous parody "send-up" of classic Robin Hood movies where the audience decides plot points (small and big) and where every show has a different ending! Never the same show twice!

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'Love's Labour's Lost (G Rated)'
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Donna Devlin

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
CLOSING NIGHT CELEBRATION SAT 8/24

In Love’s Labour’s Lost, the King of Navarre and his schoolmate are ripe for an education in love from the Princess of France and her lady in waiting. Joining the lovers is a brilliantly goofy troupe of clowns, including the love-warrior Don Armado and the lust-sick rogue Costard, who ardently pursue the affections of a winsome country maid — and who perform an unforgettable pageant for the royals. Written around the same time as Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this giddy and extravagant romantic comedy is Shakespeare’s most exuberant wordfest — a joyful carnival of love, loss, and hope.

ALSO! BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS: Based on our “had to turn people away” popular concert series from last year, look here for special guest star pop up concerts, sip and paint hootenanny nights and other special events to be announced closer to (and during) our season

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