The Park Theatre, Jaffrey, NH

Shakespeare Goes to the Opera, February 27, 2016

Performance by Raylynmor Opera with Project Shakespeare. Dessert reception at 1:30 pm By sunflowers café & catering. Performance at 2:00 pm. Suggested donation $15 per person.

PROJECT SHAKESPEARE has transformed students’ lives through theatre education for 22 years. Founded in 1994 by Deborah Shakespeare Thurber in her Masters Thesis, Emerson College, Project Shakespeare is an intensive theatre experience offering professional instruction using voice, movement and acting to help students experience Shakespeare’s language in action. Since 2007 Project Shakespeare has offered a 6-week summer workshops for young people in the Monadnock
Region. From the printed page to the stage, students face the challenge of learning how to translate the written word into an exciting theatrical experience alive with personal meaning for the performer and the audience. Learn More

The Park Theatre building is an historically significant 19th century wooden frame structure in the center of downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire.  In 1922, Romulo Vanni, an Italian immigrant to the town, raised his house up to sit atop his produce and dry goods store.  He then built a lobby entrance under it to provide entry into his adjoining barn which he converted into a movie theatre.  He projected the movies through windows cut into his kitchen pantry on the 1st floor of his house.  By 1935, the movies were so popular that he expanded the barn to the edge of his property to accommodate 720 seats.  He showed two movies a night with a Sunday matinee and vaudeville shows.  The lines to get in went around the block.... Read More


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