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Junior's Sporting a Mohawk

Portsmouth, NH
Junior's Sporting a Mohawk is the story of the relationship between two couples.  Long time friends, they are spending a weekend together when one couple learns a sedret about the other that challenges and changes the very... read more

Summer Play Readings

Portsmouth, NH
To assist aspiring local playwrights as they write and produce at the Players' Ring and  beyond, a showcase series of next summers original plays will be coming to the stage this summer.

Stranger Than Fiction -- 2017

Portsmouth, NH
Stranger Than Fiction's Tuesday Night Improv is back for its 14th season at the Players' Ring!  Improvisational theatre is made up completely on the spot without the use of a script.  Audience suggestion are used to create... read more

Heist

Portsmouth, NH
With his funds and patience growing thin, Chester is pulled out of retirement by an aspiring thief for a standard issue bank robbery, on ehich quickly devolves into a hostage situation when the cops show up earlier than ex... read more

Living Through

Portsmouth, NH
A reflection of the simplicity and chaos of family dynamics as the members change from being pieces of a whole into whole pieces on their own.  "Living Through" examines the lines we have to draw when we are in relationshi... read more

The Asperger Twins

Portsmouth, NH
The Asperger Twins tells the story of Roger and his sister Kelly who have lived long enough to realize that the clinical literature is correct:  Those on the Autism spectrum have little chance of finding deep and lasting r... read more

Patience Boston

Portsmouth, NH
Patience Boston was a young Native American servant who was sentenced to hang for drowning her master's grandson.  Joseph Moody was the young Puritan preacher who ministered to her for seven months in the small York jail. ... read more

Extremities

Portsmouth, NH
Marjorie is home alone when Raul enters through her unlocked door and attemtps to attack and rape her.  The tables turn when Marjorie is able to subdue Raul and keep him ited up in her fireplace.  When her roommates Terry ... read more
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Past Events

Lab Rats

Lab Rats

Portsmouth, NH
Mika and Jake earn a slim living as test subjects in medical experiments.  When their waiting room banter deepens into a real relationship, these drifting twenty-somethings must navigate a treacherous maze of emotion, trust and survival as their carefully monitored and medicated lives bleed into ...
Fri, Jul 7 2017 10:00 PM Sun, Jul 16 2017 10:30 PM

TAPE

TAPE

Portsmouth, NH
Jon, an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, hooks up for the weekend with his best friend from high school, Vince, a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope.  Jon's new film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it.  Ov...
Fri, Jun 23 2017 10:00 PM Sun, Jul 2 2017 10:30 PM

Compleat Female Stage Beauty

Compleat Female Stage Beauty

Portsmouth, NH
In 1661 the most famous portrayer of female roles on the London stage was a performer named "Kynaston".  Like every other player permitted to enact such roles, Kynaston was a man.  A celebrity artist shining bright at the crest of the Restoration, Ned (or Mr. K, as he was called) is applauded ons...
Fri, Jun 2 2017 8:00 PM Sun, Jun 18 2017 5:00 PM

21st Century Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

21st Century Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Portsmouth, NH
Porthole, London.  A prospering community, full of rivaling theaters, entrepreneurial tycoons, sophisticated council members and a low crime rate.  Not much washes up on these shores unexpectedly.  Unless you count the detective, of course.  Join Sherlock Holmes, a man out of his time and out of ...
Thu, Sep 15 2016 8:00 PM Thu, Jun 15 2017 10:00 PM

Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur

Portsmouth, NH
Thomas is a beleagered playwright/director desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur.  Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress, oddly enough named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for...
Fri, May 12 2017 8:00 PM Sun, May 28 2017 5:00 PM

Generic Theater Play Readings

Generic Theater Play Readings

Portsmouth, NH
Generic Theater is celebrating its 30th anniversary of presenting theater in Portsmouth.  For many years GT has been reading plays for the public, and this season they will be reading new plays submitted to The Players' Ring by local playwrights as well as plays that may strike their fancy.  A ma...
Wed, Sep 14 2016 7:30 PM Wed, May 17 2017 9:30 PM

All the Way

All the Way

Portsmouth, NH
All the Way follows President Lyndon Baines Johnson from the moment on November 22, 1963 that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas and Lyndon Johnson takes the oath of office as the President. With the country in shock, LBJ, mindful that his is an accidental presidency, moves to ...
Fri, Apr 21 2017 8:00 PM Sun, May 7 2017 6:00 PM

The Secret of Comedy

The Secret of Comedy

Portsmouth, NH
By longstanding comedy tradition, the secret of comedy is timing.  Thus, with a jolt of ill-fated timing, begins Michael Kimball's The Secret of Comedy which finds comedy writer Emily Petrocelli diagnosed with a terminal illness on the same day that husband Dave, an airline pilot, wins the MegaMi...
Fri, Mar 31 2017 8:00 PM Sun, Apr 16 2017 5:00 PM

HurlyBurly

HurlyBurly

Portsmouth, NH
This riveting drama took New York by storm in a production directed by Mike Nichols and starring William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Judith Ivey, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Cynthia Nixon and Jerry Stiller.  The characters nose deep in the decadent, perverted cocaine culture that is Hollywood,...
Fri, Mar 10 2017 8:00 PM Sun, Mar 26 2017 6:00 PM

Mornings at Seven

Mornings at Seven

Portsmouth, NH
To celebrate Generic Theater's 35th year of producing plays, as well as the Players' Ring's 25th anniversary season, we return to a favorite of ours:  The 2004 Spotlight Awards Best Play, "Mornings at Seven" by Paul Osborne. Set in the Midwest in 1938, "Mornings at Seven" offers a slice of Ameri...
Fri, Feb 17 2017 8:00 PM Sun, Mar 5 2017 5:30 PM

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