Theater-by-the-Sea Collection, c. 1968-1987 – MS056

Theater-by-the-Sea Collection, c. 1968-1987 – MS056

Provenance: Gift of Nancy Beck in 2009

Citation: Theater-by-the-Sea, MS056, Portsmouth Athenauem

Size: 20 Hollinger Boxes and 1 Flat Box

Access: No restrictions

Scope and Content:

Documents and images recount the establishment and ultimate financial failure of a well-received Portsmouth, NH, theater company that helped to revitalize the downtown area. Collection includes publicity packages, publicity photographs, playbills, performance slides, reviews, and posters, as well as financial and fundraising records.

Folder List

Box 1

Box 1, F01 : ”Absurd Person Singular’”, 1982
Box 1, F02: ”Adaptation Next”, 1972
Box 1, F03: ”An Afternoon of Celia Thaxter”, 1968
Box 1, F04: ”Afternoons in Vegas”, 1977
Box 1, F05: ”Agnes of God”, 1985
Box 1, F06: ”Ain’t Misbehavin’”, 1984
Box 1, F07: ”Amorous Flea”, 1975
Box 1, F08: ”Angel Street”, 1973

Box 2

Box 2, F01: ”Anna Christie”, 1976-1977
Box 2, F02: ”Annie”, 1983
Box 2, F03: ”Annie Get Your Gun”, 1975
Box 2, F04: ”Annie Get Your Gun”, 1981
Box 2, F05: ”Apple Tree”, 1970
Box 2, F06: ”Arms and the Man”, 1982
Box 2, F07: ”Barefoot in the Park”, 1971
Box 2, F08: ”Belle of Amherst”, 1986

Box 3

Box 3, F01: ”Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill”, 1980
Box 3, F02: ”Betrayal”, 1984
Box 3, F03: ”Beyond the Fringe”, 1970
Box 3, F04: ”Blithe Spirit”, 1975
Box 3, F05: ”Brigadoon”, 1979
Box 3, F06: ”Bus Stop”, 1976
Box 3, F07: ”Butterfingers Angel”, 1982
Box 3, F08: ”Butterflies are Free” ,1974
Box 3, F09: ”Caretaker”, 1968
Box 3, F10: ”Carnival”, 1970
Box 3, F11: ”Carnival”, 1977

Box 4

Box 4, F01: ”Carousel”, 1975
Box 4, F02: ”Celia Thaxter and the Isles of Shoals”, 1981
Box 4, F03: ”Charley’s Aunt”, 1981
Box 4, F04: ”Children more