The Peterborough Players has been honored with 16 nominations by the New Hampshire Theatre Awards. The statewide competition honors the finest plays and performers from more than 30 local professional and community theatre groups. Nominations are based on adjudication of more than 70 performances in New Hampshire communities ranging from Whitefield to Nashua.
The awards will be presented on February 6, 2009 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. For professional groups like the Peterborough Players, the top five finalists are named in each category. All will receive honors at the event for appearing at the top of their craft, but only one in each category will be chosen to receive the coveted New Hampshire Theatre Award.
Doubt: A Parable garnered 10 award nominations for a drama in the following categories: Best Production; Director – Warren Hammack; Lighting Designer – Eric Larson; Sound Designer – Jose Docen; Costume Designer – Lisa Liebetrau; Scenic Designer – Tina Newhauser; Best Actor – Kraig Swartz as Father Flynn; Best Actress – Linda Kelsey as Sister Aloysius;, and two for Best Supporting Actress – Karron Graves as Sister James and Libya Pugh as Mrs. Mueller.
Our Town, a favorite of the area which claims the play as their own, took six nominations for a drama in the following categories: Best Production; Sound Designer – Jose Docen; Costume Designer – Lisa Liebetrau; Best Actress – Karron Graves as Emily; Best Supporting Actor – Paul Coffey as George; and Best Actor for the Players’ beloved James Whitmore.