Open Door and Peacock Players unveil their latest shows

By Nancye Tuttle

Sun Correspondent

It's show time for dozens of talented amateur thespians from around the region as Acton's Open Door Theater and Nashua's Peacock Players unveil their latest productions this weekend and next.

Open Door, a provider of accessible community theater for over 35 years, brings audiences into the amazing world of Dr. Seuss with its production of Seussical by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Featuring such favorite Seuss characters as Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat and the Grinch, it runs Feb. 3-12 at the Dragonfly Theater at the R.J. Grey Junior High in Acton.

Several accessible performances are planned during the seven-show run, including an ASL-interpreted performance for the deaf and hard-of-hearing at the Saturday, Feb. 4 matinee; a sensory-friendly matinee on Saturday, Feb. 11 and an audio-described show for the blind or visually-impaired at the Saturday, Feb. 11 evening show. Every performance features open captioning, using integrated projections to enhance on-stage action.

Tickets are $15 at www.opendoortheater.org/tix or call 978-264-8150. For information about accessibility and special shows, visit www.opendoortheater.org/accessibility or