CBNA Theatre Presents-Elsewhere

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre to perform Elsewhere by Dan Zolidis, renowned Author, Educator and Playwright for Teens

Northwood, New Hampshire… At a boarding school in New Hampshire, the former headmaster’s house sits empty, abandoned for decades after his son’s disappearance inside, and now thought to be haunted. When four students break in on a dare, they don’t find ghosts or ghouls. Instead, they find a doorway to another world: Elsewhere. Elsewhere is a realm of pure imagination, overflowing with everything that the young protagonists Sylvan, Ariel, Jenna, and Vi could ever want: magic, adventure, acceptance, purpose, and a half-human, half-buffalo librarian. But the longer they stay in Elsewhere, the more it seems that there’s something not quite right with the fantasy utopia—and the less willing Elsewhere is to let them go back to their real lives. To escape this dream world, the four friends must journey through their darkest nightmares to find their way home.

 

Written by renowned author, educator and playwright Dan Zolidis, this production touches upon everyday themes common in the lives of teenagers like divorce, identity, health, and finding one’s place in the world. Zolidis, a former middle school and high school theatre teacher, is one of the most prolific and produced playwrights in American schools. Published biographies for Zolidis note that his more than 125 published plays have been performed over 30,000 times, appearing in every American state, Canadian province, and sixty-seven different countries.

 

Coe-Brown’s production of the play Elsewhere will be directed by faculty member Jennifer Moynihan and stage managed by CBNA students Athena Moore ‘24 and Micah Linskey ’24. New professional lighting and sound designed and recently installed by New England Mobile Audio will help bring the production to life, with lighting orchestrated by Lydia Grant ‘25, Moore, and Linskey; sound and audio by Linskey and faculty member Aaron Ash; and costume design completed by Kaitlyn Linskey ‘26 with the assistance of CBNA faculty member Kolby Hume. Thanks to all volunteers and staff, and the entire cast and crew for their time, energy and dedication.

 

The play Elsewhere will be on view and open to the public for evening performances this Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th at 7pm in the Gerrish Gym at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. Mobile tickets are available online now via our virtual ticketing program at: https://cbnanh.booktix.com and will also be available for cash purchase one hour before curtain on the day of the performances. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors. Seating is general admission, although special need requests will be honored when possible. Please note that this production does contain some mild language and stylized violence, and may not be appropriate for all ages.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy strives to produce graduates who are academically and socially prepared to be responsible, caring and contributing members of the global society.

 

Founded in 1867, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is a comprehensive secondary institution offering the highest quality curriculum of studies to the residents of Northwood, Strafford, and surrounding towns, as well as matriculated day students from further afield.  The State of New Hampshire certifies Coe-Brown Northwood Academy as a “Public Academy” with public school approval. Our educational programs and opportunities are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners, responsive to the diverse needs of an ever-changing community, and consistent with state and federal laws supporting the education of our youth.

 

The Academy offers a curriculum of studies which is consistent with these premises and the laws of the State of New Hampshire.  This curriculum, woven into a coordinated course of study, will enable all students to realize their potential and prepare them for their chosen endeavors upon graduation.  The expertise of faculty and staff permits course offerings to develop the full potential of all students, whether they be educationally advantaged or challenged.  It is then incumbent on the students to be academically diligent, consistent in attendance, and positive in attitude to successfully complete their chosen course of studies.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is located at 907 First NH Turnpike, in Northwood, New Hampshire, on the shores of beautiful Harvey Lake. For further information about the school, please call 603-942-5531 or visit our website at www.CoeBrown.org.

 

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CBNA’s Elsewhere logo.