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One-Act Wonders at The Hatbox

on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:37

One Act Wonders , an evening of three one act plays, opens at the Hatbox Theatre at 270 Loudon Rd, Concord, NH on June 16, 2017 and runs through June 25, 2017. Showtimes are 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $16.50 / $13.50 for Hatbox members, seniors and students. For tickets, visit or call 603­715­2315.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: New World Theatre presents an evening of three one act plays written by regional playwrights. Two Lessons At The Bus Stop by George Kelly (Concord NH) ­ A man sits alone on a park bench waiting for a bus. A blooming flower garden is in front of him, and his past is behind him. He is half way “home”, and is beginning to reconcile with his own mortality. Whatever you Want by Tom Z. Spencer (Manchester NH) – The story of a young man who taught himself English from one source...Shakespeare. Surprise number one: no one else speaks in verse. Jason, Jason, and Florence by Matthew Bickerstaff (York ME), produced by Outcast Productions – An abusive father, who appears to have truly changed, tries to reconnect with his only child; a child who has done everything within their power to forget the person they once were, but with every step only seems to be brought back to these traumatic events.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS: George Kelly ’s (Concord NH) full length play The Boys From Lost Nation, New Hampshire , won the Gary Newton Prize, and was produced at The Player’s Ring, in Portsmouth, N.H. and later, by The Concord Community Players. His one­act play, Facing Backward was chosen to be part of The International Playwrights Festival in Torrington, Connecticut. Later, the play was entered in the CTfest competition, and went on to represent the State of Connecticut at this year's NECTF Competition. His new play, A Time To Gather Stones , is a full length historical drama.

Tom Z. Spencer (Manchester NH) is an Eagle Scout who graduated the University of New Hampshire with a degree in English last year. He won scholarships for two plays while he was there: Uncle Zeke and the Texas Mafia , and Whatever you Want , which has been performed at UNH, in Portsmouth, NH, Dallas, Texas, and now in Concord, NH at the Hatbox Theatre.

Matthew Bickerstaff (York ME) is a young emerging playwright operating in the southern NH area. His first play Heist (Co­authored with Theo Katzman), was produced at The Player’s Ring in Portsmouth NH in spring of 2016, and is scheduled for another production this coming August. Bickerstaff is making his debut with the psychological drama Jason, Jason, & Florence , which is a very personal and introspective piece for the author.

ABOUT NEW WORLD THEATRE: New World Theatre is a production company focused on developing and producing new works by regional playwrights. Past productions include two premier showcase productions at the Leddy Center, Epping, NH and at the Hatbox Theatre, Concord, NH. In July, NWT will present Lab Rats by Patrick Gabridge at the The Player’s Ring in Portsmouth NH. For more information, visit

ABOUT HATBOX THEATRE: Hatbox Theatre is a live performance arts space with a mission to create a cooperative community to develop unique, intimate experiences for both audiences and artists.


Hatbox Media Contact: Andrew Pinard / / 603­938­5158

NWT Producer: Donald Tongue ­ 603­264­4041 ­