Recognizing the contributions of Rachel Duncan

by Jenni Bertels Today, we would like to recognize the contributions of Rachel Duncan, the theater’s student and community services coordinator since 2013. Pentacle offers two free dress rehearsals for each production, community services night and student night, to our community service partners, educators, and students middle school through college to make our productions available…

Modern comedy Over the River and Through the Woods runs Feb. 4-26

Pentacle Theatre opens its 2022 season with the modern comedy, Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPietro, directed by Jo Dodge. The show runs Feb. 4-26. Nick is a single Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In…

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, A Live Radio Play, opens Dec. 3

Pentacle Theatre will celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with the perennial audience favorite, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, A Live Radio Play, by Joe Landry, directed by Debbie Neel. The show runs Dec. 3-18. Pentacle Theatre becomes a 1946 radio studio where an ensemble of actors gathers to perform a live broadcast of IT’S…

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…