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M&D Playhouse Presents “Dirt”

M&D Playhouse is pleased to present Dirt, the sixth production in their 2017 series of eleven plays about relationships.  This drama, written by Bruce Gooch, explores the ravages of old age, painful estrangement among family members, and our lifelong connections to home and nature.

The play is best described by Rogue Machine Theater: “When an estranged son returns home and finds his father fighting to hold onto his mind, they are thrust into a struggle to control their land and the memories it holds.  Dirt explores how we forge our identities through our connections to our home, to our past, and to each other.”

Dirt-Poster-663x1024.jpgHere’s what reviewers elsewhere have said about Dirt:

Dirt is an extremely interesting play; a fine work filled with poetic imagery, expressing the grandeur, beauty, and mystery of the circles of life and death, nature, and man’s place in the world.  An estranged son returns home to aid his mentally declining father – a farmer fixated on his land, his need to work, and his identity inseparable from the regular changing seasons and nature’s inevitable flow around him. Dirt…offers a serious contemplation on each of us trudging toward our own end.”   — Review from stagehappenings.com 

“It’s a very primal play about growth and death, the cycles of land and building relationships.”     — Review from dcnews.com

The M&D performance of Dirt is directed by Eric Jordan and will be presented June 22 – July 2, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM with matinees Sundays at 4:00 PM at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.

Guests can enjoy food and beverages from the theater’s Culture Cafe during the performance.  The Cafe opens 45 minutes prior to the performance with light snacks, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer and liquors available.

To reserve seats, please visit our website at www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.



M&D Playhouse Presents ‘Avenue Q’

Visit M&D Playhouse in North Conway on scheduled dates in May and June to experience the production, Avenue Q. Avenue Q is an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and is based upon a Book by Robert Lopez and Jeff Whitty, and the winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. M&D Playhouses’s adaptation of this play is directed by Christopher Bellis and is the fifth production in their 2017 series of eleven plays about relationships.

Avenue-Q-PosterThe laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.

Avenue Q is presented at M&D Playhouse Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 18th until June 3 at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway in North Conway. All performances begin at 7:30 PM.

Guests may purchase food and beverages from M&D’s Culture Café during or before the performance. The Café opens 45 minutes before performances and offers light snacks, coffee, soft drinks, wine, beer, and liquors.

For more information about M&D Playhouse and Avenue Q, or to reserve seats, visit www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.


About M&D Playhouse’s Upcoming Performance of “Clever Little Lies” on January 28th

CONWAY – On Saturday, January 28 at 6 p.m., prior to M&D Playhouse’s performance of “Clever Little Lies,” an artist reception will be held at 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, for local artist Rosemary Gerbutavich.


Gerbutavich has been a lifelong lover of the visual arts since childhood. Following her retirement from nursing, Gerbutavich has been able to pursue watercolor as her primary medium. Although she has attended many group lessons and worked from home through the years painting with oils and acrylics, her lifelong infatuation with the transparency and fluid movement of colors that watercolor expresses, has drawn her into this new medium where she thrives.

Gerbutavich’s art approach is bright, bold colors with a whimsical expression which reflects her personality in both life and in art. She is best known for her technique of constant layering, adding various elements while building up texture and colors. She attends workshops with local as well as nationally acclaimed artists, in the endless quest of new interesting techniques. A juried member of the Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association, and a galleried member of the Ellis River Art Gallery in Jackson, NH, Gerbutavich has received numerous awards, including the 2016 First Place in 2-D Art at the Art in the Park Exhibition. Her work has been featured throughout the Valley, including displays at The Met and the Conway Library.

There is no cost to attend the reception, which will offer refreshments and a cash bar. However, tickets for “Clever Little Lies” are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.


For more information, call (603) 733-5275 or visit www.mdplayhouse.com.

M&D Productions Hosts Summer Open Mic Nights

A Musical Revue

Come join us for an evening of musical delight!

With a variety of local singers, you will surely enjoy!

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Celiac Disease Info Session Planned at Rafferty’s


DATE: SUNDAY MAY 20TH 2012   2 – 4 PM


Center for Natural Health on Natural Health Care

On Gluten Free Living and Spreading the Word

Nantucket Pasta Goddess, Picklesandthings & Pizza from Berry Delicious Bakery

Celiacs, Diabetics & Everyone Can benefit from this forum

All are Welcome

 As always, we will have gluten-free samples and giveaways.

To RSVP & Questions call us @ 1-603-356-6460  Come Learn more about this disease

Rafferty’s has joined with the First Restaurant Week NH May 18 – 25th

Gluten Free Prix fixed Specialty Lunch or Dinner Selections are available   Call 356-6460 for reservations
website http://www.raffspub.com or restaurantweekNH.com
Rafferty’s is excited to be kicking off the event with FREE A Sneak Peak of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
Dinner Theatre with M&D production along with our menu for restaurant week All for $25(tax & tip not included)
Friday May 18th Cocktail Hour starts at 5:30

Independent Film Series Continues at The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center!




Featuring: Sensation of Sight

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center continues their

Independent Film Series with Sensation of Sight on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:30p.m. This film is Rated R; individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students and are available for purchase online at http://www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the Box Office at (207) 935-9232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, ME. Parking is free.

A fusion of dream/reality, The Sensation of Sight contemplates relationships, communication, and the meaning of life as it follows Finn (David Strathairn), an English teacher whose involvement with a tragedy has left him asking the age-old question “Why?” Leaving his family and his job, he sets about selling encyclopedias to town locals, including Dylan (Daniel Gillies), a former student who’s estranged from his father (Scott Wilson) and sister (Elisabeth Waterston); Alice (Jane Adams), a waitress and single mother with whom he has a brief and awkward romantic encounter; and Drifter (Ian Somerhalder), a musician grieving the death of his brother (Joe Mazello). The interaction of these characters affects and alters each of them, while leading Finn ultimately to the end of his quest and a sublime awakening.

Here’s a special sneak preview of other events coming up at the Leura Hill Performing arts Center:

Thursday, 4/12/2012: Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. Four sold-out performances brought audiences to their feet. Relive the excitement provided by the star-studded cast and the New York Philharmonic, as you enjoy this recording of Sondheim’s Company. Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Rent) leads a star-studded cast that includes Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Craig Bierko and Martha Plimpton.  FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac

Saturday, 4/14/2012: The Met Opera Live in HD! Presents: La Traviata at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center from 1pm to 4:10pm. Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac

Wednesday, 4/25/2012: Fryeburg Academy Author Lecture Series: Terry Teachout at 7:30pm. Recorded at The Free Library of Philadelphia (and shown on our screen), Teachout, offers new insights on the life of the legendary jazz musician, Louis Armstrong in his book POPS: A Life of Louis Armstrong. FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac

Thursday, 4/26/2012: The Fryeburg Academy Independent Film Series continues with The Sensation of Sight at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. This off-beat drama about a man’s search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals. Starring David Strathairn. RATED R. FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac

Friday, 4/27/2012: Fryeburg Academy’s Monthly Family Entertainment Series continues with The Theater at Monmouth’s production of The Fool of the World & the Flying Ship at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7pm. Few people had faith in the Fool of the World, but he was determined to prove everyone wrong. When the czar declares he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool sets off on an adventure to change his life. Along the way he learns the power of believing in yourself, the value of friendship, and the importance of following your dreams. FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac

Thursday, 4/28/2012: Jazz Artist, Gretchen Parlato at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. Gretchen Parlato has been turning heads ever since she won the 2004 Thelonious Monk Institute International Vocal Competition. Her sultry, intriguing voice and unique, rhythmically agile phrasing came with inescapable centripetal force; the more intimate and understated she sang, the more she drew listeners in. Since then she has toured worldwide to sold out audiences. Her latest album, The Lost and Found, is ranked #2 on NPR’s The Best Jazz of 2011! FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac