Andy's Summer Playhouse

Andy’s Summer Playhouse is an innovative summer youth theater located in southern New Hampshire. Every summer we produce original works that are performed by local artists aged eight to eighteen, with direction and mentoring by professional artists from New Hampshire and beyond.

innovative summer youth theater located in southern New Hampshire

2018 Season


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The Arrival: Mainstage

Directed by Orange Grove Dance and composed by Dylan Glatthorn. Adapted from the illustrated novel The Arrival, by Shaun Tan, this silent production will tell the story of a man finding his way to a new world and learning how to survive and cope in a land that does not speak his language. In a journey of the body and mind, The Arrival explores themes of the immigrant experience and what it means to build a home in a foreign world.

First Rehearsal: Monday, June 18th

Performances: Thursday, July 19th - Saturday, July 28th

+ Show Schedule Breakdown

All rehearsals (with the exception of some tech rehearsals) will be weekdays!

Rehearsal Dates:
First Rehearsal: Monday, June 18th: 6-8 pm
Tuesday, June 19th - Friday, June 22nd: 5 - 8 pm
Weekdays, June 25th - July 3rd: 1 - 5 pm
PLAYHOUSE CLOSED JULY 4TH & 5TH
Weekdays, July 6th - July 13th: 1 - 5 pm

Technical Rehearsal Dates:
Sunday, July 15th - Wednesday, July 18th: 6 - 10 pm

Performance Dates:
Opening Night: Thursday, July 19th at 7:30 pm
Evenings at 7:30pm
-- Friday, July 20th
-- Saturday, July 21st
-- Thursday, July 26th
-- Friday, July 27th
Matinees (followed by talkbacks) at 2 pm
-- Sunday, July 22nd
-- Wednesday, July 25th
Closing Night: Saturday, July 28th at 5 pm


Froggy: teen Intensive

Written by Jennifer Haley, one of the writers of Netflix’s Mindhunter, and directed by Matt Morrow, artistic director of Diversionary Theater in San Diego. FROGGY is a multimedia play about a woman who goes in search of her missing boyfriend after discovering he's the main character in a violent video game. The play is set in a noir style and will use multimedia and video gaming design to tell the story.

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First Rehearsal: Monday, July 2nd

Performances: Thursday, July 12th - Saturday, July 14th

+ Show Schedule Breakdown

Rehearsal Dates:
First Rehearsal: Monday, July 2nd, 6 - 8 pm
Weekdays, July 3rd - July 11th: 1 - 8 pm
Thursday, July 12th: 1 pm - end of show

Performance Dates (followed by talkbacks):
Opening: Thursday, July 12th at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 13th at 7:30 pm
Closing: Saturday, July 14th at 7:30 pm


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My Hero: tour

Written and directed by returning artist, Wyckham Avery. What makes someone a hero? Are they brave, shrewd, strong, smart, plucky, clever, gutsy, or even perspicacious? Join a group of travelers as they share their stories of heroes to pass the time on their pilgrimage to create change in the world. Along the journey you will discover new heroes from around the world and right in your neighborhood.

First Rehearsal: Monday, July 2nd

Performances: Monday, July 30th - Tuesday, August 14th

+ Show Schedule Breakdown

All rehearsals (with the exception of tech rehearsals) will be weekdays!

Rehearsal Dates:
First Rehearsal: Monday, July 2nd: 6 - 8 pm
Tuesday, July 3rd: 1 - 5 pm
PLAYHOUSE CLOSED JULY 4TH & 5TH
Weekdays, July 6th through July 26th: 1 - 5 pm

Technical Rehearsal Dates:
Saturday, July 28th: 1 - 5 pm
Sunday, July 29th: 1 - 5 pm

Performance Dates:
Double Opening at Playhouse: Monday, July 30th at 2 pm AND 5 pm
TOUR PERFORMANCES (Locations and times TBA)
Closing: Tuesday, August 14th at 5 pm


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The Things We Keep: Musical

Written and Directed by Artistic Director Jared Mezzocchi with music by local artist, Duncan Pelletier. The Things We Keep is a musical about a large family, spanning several generations, who have come together during the passing of their father/grandfather/great-grandfather, who is also suffering from Alzheimer’s. The play explores memory, aging, and family, and examines the processes a family must undergo while saying goodbye to a complex and complicated man. Ultimately, it is the family that determines the man they will bury, and the legacy they will keep.

First Rehearsal: Monday, July 16th

Performances: Thursday, August 9th - Saturday, August 18th

+ Show Schedule Breakdown

All rehearsals (with the exception of tech rehearsals) will be weekdays!

Rehearsal Dates:

First Rehearsal: Monday, July 16th: 6-8 pm
Weekdays, July 17th - August 2nd: 1-6 pm

Technical Rehearsal Dates:
Saturday, August 4th - Wednesday, August 8th: 6-10 pm

Performances:
Opening Night: Thursday, August 9th at 7:30 pm
Evenings at 7:30 pm:
-- Friday, August 10th
-- Saturday, August 11th
-- Thursday, August 16th
-- Friday, August 17th
Matinees (followed by talkbacks) at 2 pm:
-- Sunday, August 12th
-- Wednesday, August 15th
Closing Night: Saturday, August 18th at 5 pm