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…

Auditions for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

What: Open auditions for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, the classic and oh-so-stylish whodunit by Agatha Christie, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig. Directed by Isaac Joyce-Shaw. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW — located off Highway 22, about 6 miles west of downtown Salem,…

Don’t miss auditions for holiday comedy Dashing Through the Snow Sept. 14

What: Open auditions for Dashing Through the Snow a crazy holiday comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Directed by Deborah Johansen. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Where: Pentacle Theatre 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon. Casting: Two men, six women, able to…

2019 Audio Campaign: A letter from Don Rogers

Pentacle Theatre needs new sound equipment, and we’re hoping you can help.             Picture this. It’s the 1990s. I was the Technical Director of Sound at Warner Bros. Studios on three movies, Big, Beetlejuice and The Bodyguard. I carried a pager and a flip phone and right about that time, the latest sound equipment had…

Auditions for Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally

What: Open auditions for Mothers and Sons, a drama by Terrence McNally. Directed by Jo Dodge. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10. Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22. About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon Casting: One adult female, two adult males, one young male. For a full list of…

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…

Audition for The Great American Trailer Park Musical June 15

What: Open auditions for The Great American Trailer Park Musical, with music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso. Directed by Jill Sorensen. When: 1 p.m., Saturday, June 15. Where: Pentacle Theatre 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22 About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon Casting: Five females, two males.…

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,…