Kick off NH’s Big Read of The Bear

Join New Hampshire Humanities, the Center for the Book at NH State Library, the NH State Council for the Arts, and all participating libraries as we kick off New Hampshire’s Big Read of The Bear with an opening reception and dramatic reading! Father-daughter acting team William and Cecily Schultz will perform scenes from the novel, exploring how knowledge is passed between generations.  

Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.  

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 


About the actors: Cecily Schultz has been appearing onstage and backstage since she was 7. She recently stage managed the Actorsingers Main Stage production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the Teen Actorsingers production of Firebringer. She has appeared in shows at the Majestic Theatre, The Pittsfield Players, Powerhouse Productions, and Ovation Theatre Company. She last appeared onstage in Powerhouse Productions dual program of Romeo and Juliet and Montague and Capulet. She attended the Theatre Arts Technical and Acting programs at Concord High School CRTC and enjoys everything from running the lights to directing the show. 


Bill Schultz is a singer of traditional ballads and followed his children onto the acting stage. He has appeared in productions at the Pittsfield Players Scenic Theatre, at the Hatbox Theatre and with the Concord Community Players. He plays Irish traditional music on fiddle and concertina. The Schultz family, Cecily, Sarah May, Chrissy and Bill, was recently extremely honored to be inducted, as a family, into the Pittsfield Players Hall of Fame. 


Event Details


Wednesday, September 6, 2023 6:00pm


Great North Aleworks
1050 Holt Ave.
Manchester NH 03109

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New Hampshire Humanities

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