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The Players' Ring

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 eq... read more

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' Ri... read more

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 det... read more

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 ... read more
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Past Events

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

The Maids

The Maids

Portsmouth, NH
Sisters Claire and Solange are domestic workers deeply resentful of their inferior social position. They concoct elaborate scenarios in which they murder their mistress and abscond with her fortune.  But when the opportunity arises, will they go too far?  What are the unforeseen consequences of a...
Fri, Jan 27 2017 8:00 PM Sun, Feb 12 2017 5:00 PM

Doubt

Doubt

Portsmouth, NH
Set in a Catholic school in the Bronx, "Doubt" centers on a nun who grows suspicious of a priest taking too much interest in the school's first black student, Donald Miller.  Sister James, a hopeful innocent, share with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too ...
Fri, Jan 6 2017 8:00 PM Sun, Jan 22 2017 5:00 PM

Discovering Magic -- 2016

Discovering Magic -- 2016

Portsmouth, NH
Discovering Magic returns to the Players' Ring with shows chock full of mind blowing sleight of hand, con games, psychology, history, science, comedy, cognitive development, political spin and more.  This mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the i...
Wed, Dec 28 2016 7:00 PM Fri, Dec 30 2016 10:00 PM

A Christmas Carol -- 2016

A Christmas Carol -- 2016

Portsmouth, NH
A Christmas Carol is an annual tradition at the Players' Ring.  Adapted from the Charles Dicken's classic tale by F. Gary Newton and others, relive the visitations by ghostly spirits and see Scrooge discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Fri, Dec 2 2016 8:00 PM Fri, Dec 23 2016 10:00 PM

Membership 2016

Membership 2016

Portsmouth, NH
Become a Players' Ring Member and receive discount ticket prices and invitations to special events.  Support the Ring and enjoy a whole new season to celebrate our 25th!
Fri, Jun 24 2016 1:00 AM Sat, Dec 31 2016 11:30 PM

Ye Merry Gentlemen

Ye Merry Gentlemen

Portsmouth, NH
It's Christmas Eve and the family is trying to convince George that there's no such thing as Santa Claus, but George may have some surprises up his sleeve, as does Ye Merry Gentlemen. Come and celebrate the exclusive world premiere finale to the highly successful, award-winning Sharp Dressed Men...
Thu, Nov 10 2016 7:00 PM Sun, Nov 27 2016 5:00 PM

Ye Merry Gentlemen - 2016

Ye Merry Gentlemen - 2016

Portsmouth, NH
It's Christmas Eve and the family is trying to convince George that there's no such thing as Santa Claus, but George may have some surprises up his sleeve, as does Ye Merry Gentlemen.  Come celebrate the exclusive world premiere finale to the highly successful, award-winning Sharp Dressed Men ser...
Saturday, November 26 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

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