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  • Magic Show at the Players' Ring Theatre Feb. 23 through Feb. 25!

    PORTSMOUTH – Looking for some fun in the middle of winter’s bleakness? Look no further than catching some magic at the Players’ Ring Theatre the weekend of Feb. 23-25.
     
    Walk back in time with Andrew Pinard performing as 19th century magician Jonathan Harrington (1811-1881) in character and period costume.
     
    Pinard is the recipient of numerous Best of New Hampshire awards from “New Hampshire Magazine”He has performed his contemporary sleight-of-hand show, “Discovering Magic,” for over a decade. He is also founder and executive director of Hatbox Theatre in Concord, New Hampshire.

    Pinard’s costume was recreated by a professional costume designer from the 1852 image on the poster that audiences will see. The style and delivery mirror the formality of language and refers to contemporary news of Harrington's day. Even the performance will be illuminated through simulated lighting of the period. 
     
    “All of the effort in producing this piece is focused on the impact on audiences,” Pinard said. “I find that they are swept up and enchanted by the experience in ways that transcend time and space.”
     
    “This is not a store-bought show; it is a carefully curated work with one goal: to transport audiences back in time to inspire them by their own creativity and capacity for imagination,” Pinard added. “Audiences often like to ask questions after the show to learn more about Harrington's work and life and we will provide this opportunity at the Players' Ring.”
     
    The Players' Ring is grateful for the support of its Main Sponsors: The Eppes-Jefferson Foundation, The Puddle Dock Restaurant, Tour Restaurant, Southport Printing Company, Kennebunk Savings and MacEdge. 
     
    Across from the Ring, "The Puddle Dock" restaurant and its sister restaurant "Tour" on Lafayette Road offer a 10% on food to Players' Ring patrons. Visit their websites to reserve, and present your ticket when you ask for your check.
     
     
     
    Go & Do
    “Jonathan Harrington - 19th Century Magician”
    Where: The Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH
                   Phone 603-436-8123
    When: Feb. 23-25. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m
    Cost: General Admission: $28; Students / Seniors (65+): $25. 
    This show is not included in subscription packages.
    Visit www.playersring.org to purchase tickets.