BENNINGTON, VT—“Fully Committed” by Becky Mode (based on characters created by Becky Mode and Mark Setlock) treats the audience to a day in the life of Sam Callahan, an out-of-work actor who runs the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Desperate callers will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation or the right table. Can Sam juggle scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities, and ego-maniacal bosses while also practicing self-care? One incredibly versatile performer plays forty wildly diverse characters in the devastatingly funny tour de force performance. 

Presented by Oldcastle Theatre Company and presenting sponsor, The Coffee Bar, Oldcastle continues its 50th season with this hilarious production which opens July 22, 2022 and runs through July 31.

Allyson Boate hits the stage running as Sam Callahan. Her theater credits include: Olney Theatre Centre, Iron Crow Theatre, Centerstage Theatre, National Players, Treasure House Theatre, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and Cumberland Theatre. She studied at University of Virginia, Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts, UCB and Magnet Theatre. She is also a stand up comedian, improviser, writer and cat trainer. 

“Fully Committed” is directed by Bennington Performing Arts Center Executive Director, Jennifer Jasper (Berkie-nominated for “Love Travels Fast” with Bennington Community Theater). Scenic design by Richard Howe, lighting design by Jessica Winward, sound design by Cory Wheat and costume design by Jennifer Marcoux. The production stage manager is Kristine Schlachter. 

The production runs July 22–July 31 at Bennington Performing Arts Center—The Home of Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main Street in Bennington, VT. Tickets are $25–$35. Performances are Wednesday–Saturday at 7:30 pm and Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm, with a Pay What You Will night on Wednesday, July 27. Face masks are currently required when in the building. Get tickets online at, by phone at 802-447-0564, or in person 90 minutes prior to each performance.

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