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theatre KAPOW

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Derry, NH
Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias, Grace brings us a provocative and wise retelling of the ancient tale, Homer’s Odyssey in which we hear the womens’ side of the story. “Now that I’m dead, I know eve... read more

Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill (Derry)

Derry, NH
Austen’s romantic classic Pride and Prejudice is given a hilarious twist in this new adaptation from Kate Hamill. This fast paced, incredibly witty play is not your grandmother’s Austen!  Bold, surprising, boisterous, and ... read more

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl

Derry, NH
"It's basically about the phenomenon of actors kissing on stage...I've always thought it so odd that this is people's job, that they have to come to work and kiss each other in front of other people, and I wanted to invest... read more
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Past Events

Kinesensic Workshop for theatre KAPOW

Kinesensic Workshop for theatre KAPOW

Manchester, NH
What is Kinesensics? Finding the unique and tension-free expression of yourself is what Kinesensics is all about.  Building on ancient wisdom, backed by modern science, Kinesensics encourages you to use the simple but natural behaviors of your body, such as yawning or humming, as organic instru...
Saturday, May 11 2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Derry, NH
At Harvard Observatory at the turn of the 20th century, Henrietta Leavitt joins a group of women tasked with charting the heavens without being allowed to touch a telescope. Despite restrictions placed on her because of her gender, Henri devotes her life to the study of celestial bodies just out ...
Fri, Apr 26 2019 7:30 PM Sat, May 4 2019 9:30 PM

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment by Donald Margulies

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment by Donald Margulies

Derry, NH
"I'm about to tell you a story. A fantastic and amazing story! A story all the more remarkable because every word of it is true." So says Louis de Rougemont. His brave and amazing adventures left nineteenth-century England spellbound. In March of 2019, prepare to be swept away in a high seas adve...
Fri, Feb 22 2019 7:30 PM Sat, Mar 2 2019 9:30 PM

Translations by Brian Friel

Translations by Brian Friel

Derry, NH
It is 1833, and change is coming to rural County Donegal, Ireland. A tight-knit group of neighbors gathers regularly at an Irish-language hedge school to study classics of Greek and Latin literature.  A prodigal son of their own returns from Dublin with two British army engineers who have been ta...
Fri, Sep 28 2018 7:30 PM Sat, Oct 6 2018 9:45 PM

A Story That Cuts Like a Knife

A Story That Cuts Like a Knife

Derry, NH
A woman crouches at the edge of the sea.“In the very earliest time,When both people and animals lived on earth,A person could become an animal if she wanted toAnd an animal could become a human being.Sometimes they were peopleAnd sometimes animalsAnd there was no difference.”For its tenth season,...
Fri, Jun 29 2018 7:30 PM Sun, Jul 1 2018 3:30 PM

The Christians by Lucas Hnath

The Christians by Lucas Hnath

Derry, NH
Ten years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was a modest storefront. Now it houses thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundation of his congregation’s beliefs. Backed by a live choir, The Chri...
Fri, Apr 27 2018 7:30 PM Sat, May 5 2018 9:15 PM

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn

Derry, NH
Armageddon has struck and the grid is down: no TV, no radio, no internet—how will life go on? For one group of tenacious survivors, sitting around a fire and reminiscing about The Simpsons proves to be the greatest escape from despair. Miraculously, from their collective memories, a new industry ...
Fri, Mar 2 2018 7:30 PM Sun, Mar 4 2018 4:00 PM

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre : The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre : The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald

Derry, NH
Conceived and Written by Vít HořejšCo-Directed by Hořejš and Matt Cahoon, from Theater Kapow The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald revisits three 1963 national traumas: the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother, and Rev. Martin Luther King; exploring the shrouded, dense cobwebs of m...
Wed, Oct 25 2017 7:30 PM Thu, Oct 26 2017 9:15 PM

Living in Exile by Jon Lipsky

Living in Exile by Jon Lipsky

Derry, NH
Perhaps ancient tales remain because they speak enduring truths that must be remembered. Living in Exile presents a compelling reinterpretation of the Trojan War; playwright Jon Lipsky’s script draws directly upon the Homeric tradition of oral recitation. The set reflects a living room—in contemp...
Fri, Sep 29 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Oct 1 2017 4:00 PM

Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical by Sarah Ruhl

Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical by Sarah Ruhl

Derry, NH
Tilly’s melancholy is of an exquisite quality. She turns her melancholy into a sexy thing, and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Frances, Tilly’s hairdresser, becomes so melancholy that she ...
Fri, Apr 28 2017 7:30 PM Sat, May 6 2017 9:30 PM
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