Pontine Theatre is a small miracle.  This theatre has used puppets, mime and stagecraft to convey visions of the past to modern audiences for more than 35 years. Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers, conspire to fascinate the contemporary mind with original works based on the stories and literature of New England.  There’s really nothing else like it anywhere.”  
                                                               —New Hampshire Magazine

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Pontine’s touring programs are supported by the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.



Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers, Co-Artistic Directors of Pontine Theatre offer a heart warming holiday tale by a beloved New England author—

“A Neighbor’s Landmark: A Winter Tale with a Christmas Ending” is based on a short story by South Berwick native, Sarah Orne Jewett. Set in a rustic coastal fishing village at the end of the 19th century, this is a tale of a taciturn Yankee farmer and his family, who fight to save a pair of landmark pines from a greedy timber contractor. Their struggle brings the whole community together, just in time for Christmas.

Winter Tale



Pontine Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors present a new work based on the early poems of Robert Frost, a long-time summer resident of Franconia NH. Frost’s first of four Pulitzer Prizes was awarded in 1924 for his volume: “New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes.” 

Known for his New England settings, his down to earth, stark depictions of the difficulties of rural farm life, and his use of colloquial speech, Robert Frost is widely admired as a true American Master. 

Harriet Munroe, publisher and editor of “Poetry,” wrote that “perhaps no other poet in our history has put the best of the Yankee spirit into a book so completely.” She notes that while Frost's narrative, character-based poems are often dark and satirical, Frost always has a “sympathetic humor” towards his subjects.

Robert Frost

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