Thursday, July 28, 2016


Putnam County Playhouse is run by volunteers. Because we depend on our Board Members to work in the Box Office, we can only be open at specific times. If we were to hire a paid staff member to work in the box office, our ticket prices would have to be raised accordingly.

For the past 30+ years, we have sold tickets during performance weeks only. The box office is open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (or curtain time) during the run of each mainstage show.

Tickets for ALL shows are available during each of the other shows. So individual tickets for the upcoming 1776 and The Odd Couple have been on sale since the Open House on May 29.

At times a board member may be at the theatre while working on a project and answer the telephone at hours other than those posted.  Unless you call during the official Box Office hours, it may NOT be possible to reserve your tickets.

Please remember to get your tickets DURING the run of the show!  Tickets for 1776 will go on sale on Monday, August 8, at 5 p.m. You can also buy tickets for The Odd Couple during those two weeks.  Thanks!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Caroline Good is conducting her Children's Theatre Workshop at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre this week.  The theme for this year's study is Greek Mythology.   The workshop will culminate in a works-in-progress presentation on Friday, July 29, at the theatre at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Working with Good are Beth Bax, Eleanor Howard, and Gigi Fenlon.

The workshop is sponsored by

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The myths presented include "Prometheus and Zeus' Fire" by Caroline Good. It will feature Charlie Martoglio, Riley O'Day, Maggie O'Dell, Ethan Snyder, Madeline Cox, Emily Hunsinger, Josie Cox, Cyrus Gurnon, Clara Everett, Lilly Green, Milo Lafontant, and Destiny Wright.

Appearing in "Pandora & the Box" also by Good,  are Ty Ishikawa, Olivia Stierwalt, Karma Evens, Maura Lazar, Mitch Staggers, Kyle Brentlinger, Maia Alley, Maisy Isaacs Bailey, Paxton O'Brien, and Clare Langdoc.

The next myth to be performed is "Orpheus & Eurydice" by Susanna Howard featuring Henry Cox, Maddie McCoy, Bella Green, Evan Lazar, Evie Green, Clay Gessner Sammie McCoy, Lena Cox, Logan Warren, Hadley McCoy, Alice Howard, and Fiona

The participants work in collaboration with their instructors to bring their characters and stories to life.  They are encouraged to contribute to the productions with creativity and imagination.  They learn to work together to make the play come to life.

Working as interns for the workshop are Cecily Girton, Susanna Howard, Libby Brush, Alice Howard, and Fiona Good.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Cast & Crew of "On Golden Pond"

The Putnam County production of Ernest Thompson's play On Golden Pond, ended its run on Saturday, July 23.

On Golden Pond  is sponsored by:

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

"On Golden Pond" Opens this Week!

ON GOLDEN POND Ended its run on July 23.

Alan Zerkel & Vickie Parker as Norman & Ethel Thayer

The 55th season of Putnam County Playhouse continues with performances of On Golden Pond. It will be presented July 14-16 and July 20-23.

The play is sponsored by Rossok & Co. Insurance.

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Director for the show is Jack Randall Earles. Assistant director is Sandi Rossok. Set design and painting is by Linda Gjesvold.  Working on the technical side are Cameron Wunderlich, stage manager; Jim Green, sound technician; and Melissa Green, lighting operator.

On Golden Pond features Vickie Parker as Ethel Thayer and Alan Zerkel as her husband Norman. Parker appeared last season in The Game’s Afoot. Zerkel was also seen onstage last season in The Bad Seed.

Norman & Ethel unpack for the summer.

The original play by Ernest Thompson was the basis of the film that won Academy Awards for Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in the leading roles.

Bill Ray meets Ethel, while Chelsea  looks on.

Also appearing in this production will be Kim Brattain as their daughter, Chelsea, and Brad  Sandy as her boyfriend, Bill.  Supporting roles are taken by Dustin Bond as Charlie the mailman and Ivan Glotzbach as Billy Ray.

Norman meets Billy

Parker, Brattain, and Sandy are reprising their roles from the original 1991 PCPH production directed by Peggy McClaine.

Charlie delivers the mail

On Golden Pond  will be followed in August by the musical 1776. Tickets for all remaining shows including the September production of The Odd Couple (Female Version) are on sale during the current production.

[All photos by Linda Gjesvold]