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Offering a rustic, cozy and comfortable playhouse, nestled in a stand of rare Oregon Oaks backed by Douglas Fir trees, we are exceedingly proud of the fact that 2014 marks our 60th anniversary year as an outstanding volunteer, non-profit, community theater company. We delight in presenting audiences with entertaining and innovative seasons of top-quality productions in an all-embracing range of theatrical styles.
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Our Next Production
Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley
Directed by Joe Silva
Pentacle Theatre’s Virginia Choate Presentation
April 18 – May 10, 2014
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
“It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it…it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play.” —NY Post. “From time to time a play comes along that restores one’s faith in our theatre…” —NY Magazine.
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