03.22.2022 Newsletter

We have a lot to share. Here’s what you will find in this newsletter: Cast announced for Twelfth Night Changes in board, committee and staff membership Covid policy update Financial outlook Directors’ Forum New Office and rehearsal space DEI update Changes in the script review and season selection process Read it here.

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…

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.…

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 #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…