Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative’s Play Festival heads to Prescott Farm

Published: 05-28-2024 2:14 PM

Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative’s 2024 Play Festival has a new home this year on the beautiful grounds of Prescott Farm. Once again, plays written by NH writers of all levels of experience in Powerhouse’s popular playwriting workshop, will be produced, acted, and directed by theatre people from all over the state. Come see these world premieres make their debuts at the Farm!

This event is free. See performances on Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at various locations around the farm, and on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at various locations around the farm. In case of rain, all plays will be moved to the barn and will begin at 2 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy these outdoor plays.

RSVP using the link at powerhousenh.org/playfestival24. RSVP is not required, but encouraged so you can get information on logistics and for communication in case of rain.

Schedule & locations

The short plays will be performed at 3 locations around Prescott Farm: The Bench, The Picnic Area, and The Rock.  If you come on Saturday, you can see the plays at one location at 1 p.m., move to another location at 3 p.m. and then return at 2 p.m. on Sunday to the 3rd location.

THE BENCH PLAYS

Reactions By Nora McBurnett Directed by Jackie Marcoux Cast: Mary White, Tess Hodges

In Search of Purpose By Sharleigh Thomson Directed by Asher Clark Cast: Emily Aber, Jim Gocha

The Morning After By A.M. Compagna Directed by Ross Gourvitz Cast: David Nelson, Katie Dunn-Law

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