Fred Marple’s Guide to New England, 2018

Fred Marples Guide to New England logoFred Marple’s Guide to New England

Sat, April 7 at 7:30 pm
All Tickets $15

Yankee humorist Fred Marple presents a Guide to New England “for locals and people from away” on Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 pm at Jean’s Playhouse.

“It’s almost springtime and we have a lot of visitors in the area,” says Marple. “So I thought I’d try to explain some of the things that mystify people from away, and even make us scratch our own heads sometimes.”

Fred will discuss Yankee food, including why we think baked beans and vegetables boiled with a piece of corned beef are examples of haute cuisine. He’ll examine Yankee fashion, from the ever-present flannel to rummage sale ensembles. “I’ll also talk about old houses and why we seem to love them, despite the bats in the attic and wiring that looks as if it was installed by Ben Franklin,” says Fred.

Fred will explain life in a small town, where everyone knows your business–often before you do—and he’ll describe the people who live there, from the cheapskate native to the affluent transplant.

Fred Marple has appeared on New Hampshire Chronicle, on radio, and in the pages of Yankee Magazine and New Hampshire Magazine. His book “Welcome to Frost Heaves” was recently published by Islandport Press. He has been called “hilarious,” “a hoot,” and “really smart for a guy his age.” He is also known as humorist Ken Sheldon, whose humor column “Only in New England” appears in Yankee Magazine.

Click here to learn more about Fred Marple and his Frost Heaves gang!

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