Neil Simon’s comic fable, Fools, at Pentacle Theatre

Leon Tolchinsky has a problem like no other in Neil Simon’s comedy, Fools, opening at Pentacle Theatre May 24. Sure, Tolchinsky is ecstatic because he’s landed a terrific teaching job in the idyllic Ukrainian hamlet of Kulyenchikov. But everyone who lives there has been cursed with chronic stupidity for the last 200 years. Even worse,…

Open auditions for comic farce, Jest a Second!

What: Open auditions for Jest a Second!, a comedy written by James Sherman. Directed by Valerie Steele. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18. Where: Pentacle Theatre 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon Casting: Four males, two females. For a full list of parts, genders and ages, please visit…

Pentacle mixes Southern comedy, drama in Yellow

SALEM—The Westmorelands of Vicksburg, Mississippi, are the perfect family—or so it seems—in Yellow, onstage April 12-May 4 at Salem’s Pentacle Theatre While playwright Del Shores is best known for Southern comedies such as Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will? and Sordid Lives, he skillfully mixes comedy with family drama in Yellow. Bobby Westmoreland and his…

OPEN Auditions for Mamma Mia! set for late December

What: Open auditions for the Broadway hit musical Mamma Mia! — Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and some songs with Stig Anderson. Book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer. When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec 27. 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec 29. 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec 30. If you are unable to…