1984 comes to Pentacle Theatre July 6-28

1984, George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel of misplaced government authority comes alive onstage July 6-28 at Pentacle Theatre. 1984 is a thrilling drama adapted for the stage from Orwell’s novel. It depicts the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching, and where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory.…

The Elephant Man opens April 13

Contact: Lisa Joyce, 503-485-4300, lisa@pentacletheatre.org SALEM—The Elephant Man, Bernard Pomerance’s story of John Merrick’s journey from a sideshow freak to become a celebrated member of Victorian London’s high society, opens April 13 at Pentacle Theatre. The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the…

Cast of 33 to banish winter’s cold with A Christmas Carol

You may think you know the Charles Dickens classic holiday ghost story, A Christmas Carol, but Pentacle Theatre’s upcoming production promises to be a gem of its own. “Dickens’ tale originally was inspired by Victorian Christmas Eve ghost stories,” said Jeff Sanders, the show’s director. “Dickens’ story is about how none of us asks to…

Pentacle Theatre announces scholarship opportunity

Pentacle Theatre’s Education Committee will accept scholarship applications between March 5 and May 1, 2016, from students pursuing higher education and the arts. Three scholarships are available to qualifying high school seniors and students currently enrolled in community college or a four-year institution: The Jo Dodge Performing Arts Theatre Scholarship The Tony Zandol Technical Arts…

The Diary of Anne Frank opens March 4, features educational exhibit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         Contact: Lisa Joyce, 503-485-4300 ext. 20 Feb. 15, 2016                                                                                                                                                           lisa@pentacletheatre.org The Diary of Anne Frank opens March 4, features educational exhibit Pentacle Theatre’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank opens for a three and half week run beginning on March 3 and ending March 26. In this transcendentally powerful new adaptation…