Andy’s to tour original play

Andy’s Summer Playhouse, a non-profit children’s theater that has been providing youth ages 8-18 the chance to work with professional artists to create energetic and innovate productions for the past 40 years, brings back its touring program after an eight-year hiatus.

“Circumference — Around the World with Nellie Bly” will visit seven venues between July 19 and July 27.

In a strategic effort to serve more communities and engage directly with families throughout its service region, Andy’s Summer Playhouse will tour a new production written and directed by Shannon Sexton Potter and performed by ten young performers ages 8-18 years old. “Circumference — Around the World with Nellie Bly” tells the story of the first female adventurer to travel around the world.

Around the world in 80 days? Sure, why not? It wasn’t always so easy. In 1889 it was downright dangerous, unpredictable, and had never been done before! Pioneer female investigative reporter extraordinaire Nellie Bly races to conquer the Jules Verne myth. Alone. With the world watching. Without luggage.

Andy’s tour will visit Temple, Rindge, Milford, Amherst, Peterborough, Antrim and Wilton. In each town Andy’s has partnered with a local venue to reach out into the community and invite families and local audiences to attend. Admission is free to all due to individual sponsors for each tour location.

Performances will be held on Saturday at the Temple Town Hall at 7:30 p.m., July 22 at the Rindge Meeting House at 10 a.m., July 23 at the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley in Milford at 10 a.m., July 24 at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough at 7:30 p.m., July 25 at the Antrim Town Hall at 7:30 p.m., July 26 at the Amherst Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m., and will close July 27 at Andy’s Summer Playhouse theater in Wilton at 7:30 p.m.

Visit www.andyssummerplayhouse.org for more information.

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