Fred Marple and Frost Heaves: Signs of Spring in Lincoln

Fred Marple and Frost Heaves: Signs of Spring in Lincoln

Humorist and town promoter of the mythical “Frost Heaves,” Fred Marple, brings his Yankee perspective to the stage at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln on April 6.

Marple’s wry brand of funny delights both native and transplanted New Englanders, particularly those in rural New Hampshire. He has appeared on ‘New Hampshire Chronicle’, on the radio and in the pages of NH Magazine and Yankee Magazine. His viral hit “Yoga for Yankees” has been viewed over 5 million times online.

Fred, also known as humorist Ken Sheldon, is the author of “Welcome to Frost Heaves,” a collection of semi-true tales, rumors and outright lies from “the most under-appreciated town in New Hampshire.” As the unofficial spokesman for the town, he’s on a one-man campaign to put Frost Heaves back on the map because, he observes, “It’s a one-man crusade because everyone else has real jobs.”

As part of the evening’s entertainment, Fred will introduce some of the local businesses in Frost Heaves, including the Frost Heaves House of Pizza and the Bait and Beauty Salon (now featuring the Shampoo and Shiner special). He’ll bring the latest news from Frost Heaves and introduce a few of the town’s notable citizens, including Sophie Hamilton, 94-year old organist at the Frost Heaves Community Church (“She’s slowing down,” says Fred), Homer and Elmer Cratchet (two brothers who are a few crackers shy of a full box) and the town clerk Edith “Telegraph” Wyer, among others.

With humorous songs and singalongs, and compelling storytelling, the laughter never stops and makes for an entertaining outing during what Frost Heaves citizens – and North Country residents - know as mud season.

General admission $16 tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show on sale now at or by phone at 603-745-2141.