WHITEFIELD, NH—Weathervane Theatre’s 2023 Patchwork Players are proud to present The Mystery of the Missing Medallion by the Sheridan Playwrights. Sponsored by Crosstown Motors and New England Wire Technologies, this family-friendly whodunnit, will perform throughout the North Country August 16 – 25.
A missing king. A princess in hiding. A medallion stolen. The future of the kingdom relies on you to help Inspector Cornelius Bumble solve the mystery!
“This play is quite the silly little adventure,” said Danae DeShazer, director of The Mystery of the Missing Medallion. “Six actors play more than 16 characters in this very stylized, wacky, and over-the-top comedy. We’ve added fun musical moments inspired by silent film, Looney Tunes, and film noir, which really heightens the silliness. The joy of the piece is that the audience will be invited along to help solve the mystery by looking for clues and discovering what really happened.”
Danae DeShazer joins the Weathervane for her first season. A director, choreographer, and theatre-maker currently based in Florida, she is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the award-winning The Hat Theatre Collective.
The Mystery of the Missing Medallion also features designs by Camden Dalie Keech (set design and technical direction), Joseph Rivera (sound design), Rien Schlecht (costume design), and Kathryn Sutton (props and puppetry design). Additional creative team: Scout Hough (production manager) and Emma Aldrich Jordan (production stage manager).
Composing the cast of The Mystery of the Missing Medallion are the 2023 Patchwork Players, six early-career artists selected from a highly-competitive nationwide search. The 2023 Patchwork Players are Jaheim Hugan (Baldwin Wallace University), Langley Leilani (University of Utah), Evan Lilienthal (Baldwin Wallace University), Madison Mintzer (University of Central Florida), Jack Prisco (Baldwin Wallace University), and Justine So (Rollins College). Madison Mintzer, Justine So, and Joseph Rivera all appear courtesy of the William Daniel Mills Theatre Apprentice Program of Central Florida.
For the fourth consecutive season, performances at the Weathervane will be held outside as part of the popular Picnic with Patchwork series. Performances are held every Friday at 11 AM. At this pet friendly event bring a blanket and a snack and enjoy a great show for the whole family (even the family dog!). In case of rain, alternate arrangements will be made (check Facebook for latest updates).
In addition to performances at the Weathervane (August 18 and 25), The Mystery of the Missing Medallion will also play on the road at Bethlehem’s Colonial Theatre (Wednesday, August 16 at 11 AM), Colebrook’s Great North Woods Center for the Arts (Wednesday, August 23 at 11AM), and at Lisbon Regional School in Lisbon (Thursday, August 24 at 5:30 PM).
Patchwork performances at Weathervane’s outdoor stage will be sold at the door for $8.50. For touring performances, check with the venue about ticket pricing and ordering. For more information call 603.837.9322, email, or visit www.weathervannh.org.
ABOUT THE WEATHERVANE
The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas and is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. For over half a century, it has presented high quality professional productions of plays and musicals. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among its alumni 2021 Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and recent Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel.
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