Little Church Theater 2018 Summer Season announced.

Little Church Theater 2018 Summer Season.


Little Church Theater
2018 Summer Season

The small venue to host original plays, political thrillers,
live music and a NH Fiddle Ensemble concert.

Holderness, NH  [5/30/18] Today the Little Church Theater on the shores of Squam Lake announced its tentative 16th summer season with a mix of original plays, psychological thrillers, rowdy nights of music and play readings.

The Letters
by John W. Lowell.
Directed by Bryan Halperin
Thursday-Saturday, July 12 - 14, 7:30 pm, Sunday, July 15, 2:00 pm

A two person cat and mouse game, The Letters is a drama of intimidation and disinformation set in Soviet Russia. The Letters is a fictional account of the efforts by the Soviets to censor and suppress the private papers of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Chicago Tribune calls it a "riveting, airtight, two person drama" that "simultaneously sends a chill down the spine and raises the hackles on one's neck." The psychological thriller, with a Hitchcock-like grip according to the Washington Post, portrays the life and death struggle between those who suppress the truth and those who sacrifice everything to liberate it. The current global political climate makes this Soviet era play extremely relevant. Thursday Night Fundraiser – All ticket proceeds will be donated to the "Got Lunch" Ashland-Holderness School Program.

Special ticket prices for Thursday night only: $30 reserved seats and general admission in pews by donation.
Ticket prices for all other shows: $30 first four rows, $20 general admission in pews.

NH Fiddle Ensemble led by Ellen Carlson
Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 pm

This fun, entertaining, feel good acoustic show with finale jam session was a sell out last summer! Always a hit with the crowd, the Fiddle Ensemble is made up of musicians of all ages playing guitars, mandolins, banjos, and basses. Their lively performances are just as diverse with fiddle music in a variety of traditions including folk, country, pop, swing, rich melodious Irish, and classical, to driving rhythmic Cajun and bluegrass. "It's more than just fiddle tunes," according to Ellen Carlson, Fiddle Ensemble coach. "There are kids playing fiddles behind their backs and hula-hooping while they play, a 75-year-old woman stepping up to rip up a bluegrass fiddle tune solo, a 50-year-old teetotaler who can belt out a great Irish drinking song, a 60-year-old woman singing the blues, a stone mason who steps up to play an upright bass solo on a swing song, and so much more." Be ready to tap your feet and dance in your seat!

Special Ticket Pricing: Adult $12, Senior/Student $10, Kids under 14 $6.

Dearly Beloveds
Original Play by Jessica Hoffmann Davis
July 26 - 28, 7:30 pm, July 29, 2:00 pm

"My husband dead on a Thursday. His other wife comes on a Friday. Oh boy. Oh boy."
Dearly Beloveds is a play about secrets, betrayals, forgiveness, and love. Life-changing discoveries, uncovered at Jack Sunstein's funeral, completely up end his family's world. Outrage and hilarity rule as more surprises unfold and everyone fumbles to find a way forward. Writer and Director Jessica Hoffmann Davis, lives in Holderness, New Hampshire, where, since her retirement from the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she has been writing full time. At The Little Church Theater, she has put up three other hit plays, The Salon (2015), Houseguests (2013) and wRites of Reunion (2010) which was co-authored with Monique Devine.

Tickets: $30 first four rows, $20 general admission in pews.

The Hairy Man
A Play Reading, Written and Directed by Bryan Halperin
Friday, August 3, 7:00 pm & Saturday, August 4, 2:00 pm

Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, a wandering Jewish immigrant stumbles upon the Benton Farm in Kentucky on his way to California. As cultures collide, the characters find they have much more in common than they could ever have expected. Talkbacks with the playwright and cast to follow each performance.

Special Ticket Pricing: $10 first four rows, general admission in pews - pay what you can!

Krisanthi Sings Carole, Carly & Karen
Saturday, August 4, 7:30 pm

In her show, "Krisanthi Sings Carole, Carly and Karen, Billboard® award winning singer/songwriter Krisanthi Pappas and her band will perform such hits as I Feel The Earth Move, So Far Away, Nobody Does It Better, You're So Vain, Rainy Days and Mondays, Close To You and many more! Krisanthi will be playing piano with Steve Forrest on guitar, Steve Skop on bass and John DiSanto on drums. Krisanthi performs full time throughout New England, New York City and the Caribbean and this summer she is performing the Pre-Shows for The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Chicago and REO Speedwagon. Krisanthi has released six CDs which have received high acclaim and national airplay on Pandora Radio, Apple Music, Spotify and iTunes.

Tickets: $30 first four rows, $20 general admission in pews.

Donkilo! Afro Funk Orkestra
August 14, 7:00 pm

Since 2013, Donkilo has been a collaboration between some of New England's most talented and creative musicians, who bring together decades of experience across musical disciplines to create the unique sound that is Donkilo. Donkilo! blends traditional instruments like the Fula flute, 10-string kamalen'goni and djembe, with guitar, bass, sax and more. The seven piece orkestra features Dave Kobrenski - Fula, flute, Kumalan Nguni, percussion, Randy Roos, guitar, Tom Robinson, sax, Jon Lorentz, sax, Mike Rossi, bass, Jared Steer, drums.

All tickets $10.

Randy Roos' Urethane
August 31, 7:00 pm

Randy Roos' Urethane is an original quartet that features the compositions of Randy Roos. From his critically acclaimed album Mistral to more recent compositions, the band selects tunes from Randy's expansive catalog to perform. With each band members distinct influences and background, the music is fresh, exciting and daring. According to his bio notes, Randy Roos started off as a surf guitarist, then moved on to become a serious blues guitarist, then a jazz guitarist-turned-composer. The band features Randy Roos on guitar and compositions, Steve Hunt on keyboards, Mike Rossi on bass and Jared Steer on drums.

All tickets $10.

Online tickets are available at

This is a tentative schedule of events and subject to change. Event updates will be posted on

Posted 5/30/18


Scheduled Events

  Seussical   (9/6-15)
  2001 Space Odyssey   (9/7)
  Muster in the Mountains   (9/7-9)
  Wingzilla   (9/8)
  Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino   (9/9)
  Things [Mom] Taught Me   (9/13-23)
  Reach the Beach   (9/14-15)
  WM Storytelling Festival   (9/14-16)
  Metallak Race   (9/15)
  Mandeville & Richards   (9/15)
  Cohase Film Slam   (9/16)
  Tricycle Grand Prix  (9/16)
  Rodney Crowell   (9/21)
  NH Highland Games   (9/21-23)
  Don Who   (9/22)
  Harvest Celebration   (9/22)
  Health & Wellness Fair   (9/22)
  Jeep Invasion  (9/22)
  Lakes Region Tri Festival   (9/22-23)
  Pat Metheny   (9/26)
  Driving Miss Daisy   (9/27 - 10/6)
  Neko Case   (9/27)
  Shot of JD   (9/28)
  Dixville Half Marathon   (9/29)
  New Hampshire Marathon   (9/29)
  Matthew Odell   (9/30)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/6&7)
  Sparrow Blue & Crowes Pasture   (10/6)
  Oktoberfest  (10/6-7)
  White Mountain Oktoberfest   (10/6-7)
  Fall Foliage Celebration   (10/6-8)
  Sandwich Fair   (10/6-8)
  Paddle the Border   (10/7)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/7-9)
  Shadow Play   (10/10)
  Killer Joe   (10/11-21)
  Greg Brown   (10/12)
  Camping & RV Show   (10/12-14)
  Riverfire & Horrorfest   (10/13)
  Jay Stollman Band   (10/19)
  Murder Dinner Train   (10/19-20)
  Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/19-21)
  All Things Pumpkin   (10/20)
  Ethan Setiawan Band   (10/20)
  Bettye LaVette   (10/26)
  Murder Dinner Train   (10/26-27)
  Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/26-28)
  Berlin Jazz   (10/27)

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