A Fund for the Players Appeal


In early November 1927, The Community Players of Concord, NH (“the Players”) were rehearsing a play called The Mollusc when a late season hurricane dumped six inches of flooding rains on the capital city. Undeterred, rehearsals continued and the curtain went up on the Players’ inaugural show at Concord City Auditorium on November 15, 1927. 

Ninety-six years later, the Players have produced hundreds of plays with razor-thin budgets, through wars, the Great Depression, and most recently a pandemic. All of this has been made possible by the support of theatre lovers and donors like you.

Now, as our 100th Anniversary approaches, a generous anonymous donor has stepped forward with a proposal to help ensure the Players’ next 100 years! The plan is to establish an investment fund containing a minimum of $100,000 that will remain invested and provide a source of continuing income through appreciation and earnings. We are calling it “A Fund for the Players.” 

To help us make this plan a reality, the donor has pledged a matching gift of $50,000!  In order to meet the donor’s challenge, it is our job to raise the other $50,000. We have already raised over half of what we need to meet this challenge and now we are asking for your help to get us to the finish line. 

Will you consider investing in our future by making a special gift to A Fund for the Players? Thanks to this challenge, your gift of any size will have double the impact in supporting one of New England’s oldest, all-volunteer theatre companies – The Community Players of Concord, NH.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your past support and continued patronage. We are so grateful to be a part of this wonderful community.



Ellen Burger