The Mousetrap That Roared: Opening Oct. 8

What: Pentacle Theatre celebrates the return of live performances to its intimate stage in West Salem with an audience favorite: Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit murder mystery, The Mousetrap, directed by David Cristobal and assistant director Emma Thurston. When: Friday, Oct. 8 – Saturday, Oct. 23. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays–Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.…

Sept. 25, 2021 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter! * “The Mousetrap” opens Oct. 8 with new protocols to protect your health and safety * Auditions are today for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” * Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative begins * Season announcement delayed Read more here.

COVID-19 Audience Update #6

April 21, 2020 I keep hoping that I’ll be writing you, our dear Pentacle donors and patrons, with better news. As Western governors unite in their planning for when the states will open for business, one thing has become very clear: there is no certainty about when theaters will be able to resume rehearsing and…

COVID-19 Audience Update #5

Again, the Pentacle Theatre Governing Board has met and discussed the rapidly evolving status of the coronavirus pandemic. Pentacle Theatre is committed to helping reduce the spread of this virus through compliance with Governor Brown’s executive order. The board has taken several actions to reduce the risk to our staff, volunteers and patrons. Those actions…

COVID-19 Audience Update #4

March 16, 2020 Last night, the Pentacle Theatre Governing Board met and discussed the rapidly evolving status of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued interim guidance regarding large gatherings: “… CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the…

Family friendly laugh-fest “Dashing Through the Snow” opens Nov. 27

Dashing Through the Snow, a crazy holiday comedy for the whole family by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, plays Nov. 29 – Dec. 21 at Pentacle Theatre. Here’s the deal: It’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, as a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake…

Tony-nominated “Mothers and Sons” opens Oct. 18 – with special exhibit of AIDS Memorial Quilt

Mothers and Sons a modern drama by playwright Terrence McNally, opens at Pentacle Theatre Oct. 18 and runs through Nov. 9. At turns both funny and powerful, Mothers and Sons portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who now is married to another man…

Rollicking farce, “Jest a Second!,” opens July 26

Who doesn’t love a high comedy with a man in drag? Theater and film are replete with great comedies featuring cross-dressing characters. Think Tootsie or Charlie’s Aunt or many a Shakespeare play, and of course, Monte Python’s Flying Circus. In this long tradition of madcap character-in-drag farces, Pentacle Theatre’s summer comedy, Jest a Second!, opens…