Walpole Players present an old favorite during Old Home Days

WALPOLE, N.H. — In celebration of their 30th anniversary and during Walpole's Old Home Days the Walpole Players will present Kaufman and Hart's old favorite "George Washington Slept Here" on this Friday and Saturday, and June 22, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and June 25, 2 p.m. in the Helen Miller Theater in the Walpole Town Hall. The production was chosen as a celebration of the Walpole Players 30th. anniversary since it was the first play they performed thirty years ago. Jim Skofield is playing the part of Kimber, the handyman, recreating a part his father played in the original production.

The play follows Newton Fuller, his wife Annabelle and daughter Madge through the trials and tribulations of purchasing a 200-plus year old home in the country. They soon find the house lacks water, bathrooms, windows, and most of a roof. An obnoxious neighbor prevents access to their property across his road. Weekend guests come to visit, and, to the dismay of her boyfriend, Madge runs off with a married summer stock actor. Newton's supposedly rich uncle ends up broke but still saves the day by fending off foreclosure.

Others in the production are; Jim Baucom and Becky Pearson as Newton and Annabelle. Madge is played by Samaira Aldrich. John Blair is Steve. Tom Durnford is Uncle Stanley, and Chris Morrill plays the obnoxious neighbor. Other cast members include Joan Balla, Sharon Miller, Mike Daley, Jenny Plante, Kathy Reilly, Ben Robison;, Kaelli Gehrung, and Clara Miller.

Performances in the Helen Miller Theater in the Walpole Town Hall are June 16, 17, 22, and 24, with the curtain going up at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25 a matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. All performances will be in a picnic style dinner theater. Guests are invited to make it a full evening and arrive an hour early with their dinners, beverages or snacks and all accoutrements, and relax at round tables for eight. Tickets — $10 for adults, and $5 for those under 12 — are available in Walpole at Joanie Joan's Baked Goods Company, Galloway Real Estate, Costume Ladies, and in Bellows Falls at Village Square Booksellers. Additional information 603-756-4545 or 603-756-4861.


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