Oldcastle Theatre Company Announces Auditions for 2022 Season

Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT seeks Equity Actors (and those interested in joining the union) for our 50th Anniversary Season (there are no non-union roles available). Oldcastle Theatre Company Artistic Director: Nathan StithAssociate Artistic Director: Richard HoweExecutive Director: Jennifer JasperOldcastle Theatre Company331 Main StreetBennington VT 05201www.oldcastletheatre.org Equity LOA Contract. …

Oldcastle Theatre Company’s 50th Anniversary Season Announced

Oldcastle Theatre Company, the professional theatre company in residence at the Bennington Performing Arts Center in downtown Bennington, Vermont, is thrilled to announce its 50th season of professional theatre. “After several years of transition and a highly successful 2021 season, we are so excited to celebrate 50 years of professional…

REVIEW: “Water, Water, Everywhere…” at Oldcastle Theatre Company

by Gail M. Burns Oldcastle Producing Artistic Director Eric Peterson has written a play about the ongoing local PFOA crisis. In case you don’t live locally, plants in North Bennington VT, Hoosick Falls, NY, and various other local towns used chemicals that leached PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) into the soil and…

Oldcastle Theatre Company Announces 48th Season

     Playwright John Logan’s Tony Award winning Best Play, “Red“, opens the season with master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko having just launched the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant,…

REVIEW: “The Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter” at Oldcastle

by Gail M. Burns Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile, first published in serial form from 1854-1855, is Herman Melville’s only historical novel, based on the 1824 pamphlet The Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter by Henry Trumbull which Melville had acquired in the 1840’s. Melville disliked his…

Oldcastle Theatre Announces 2018 Season

What do history, silliness, Cole Porter, mathematical genius, comedy, George Washington, new works, Herman Melville, a Nobel Prize, mystery, a Pulitzer Prize, music, Ethan Allen, America’s greatest drama, the Civil War, Ben Franklin and the Tony Award for Best Play, all have in common? Each will be found in Oldcastle…

REVIEW: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at Hubbard Hall

by Gail M. Burns In 1983 successful singer/songwriter Rupert Holmes concocted a plan to make a musical out of Charles Dickens’ unfinished final work The Mystery of Edwin Drood. He had the extraordinary opportunity to present this concept to Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival (now the Public…

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