Dorset Theatre Festival Adds One-Night-Only Staged Reading to Summer Line-Up

Danny DeVito Stars in New Theresa Rebeck Play “I Need That” (Dorset, VT– May 6, 2022) Dorset Theatre Festival has added a star-studded event to its 45th season. The developmental staged reading of I Need That by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, will star Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito,…

Dorset Theatre Festival Returns to the Dorset Playhouse for 2022 Season

(Dorset, VT– March 8, 2022) Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to announce its return to indoor performances at the Dorset Playhouse beginning June, 23 2022, and the 45th Main Stage Summer Season featuring Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Wait Until Dark (June 23 – July 9); the World Premiere of Scarecrow…

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces Submission Deadline for 8th annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition

(Dorset, VT – May 12, 2021) Dorset Theatre Festival has announced the submission deadline for the 8th annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition, and details for the public presentation of the winning plays.  Dorset Theatre Festival is inviting students to submit their plays for their 8th annual Jean E.…

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces 2020 Summer Season

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps Adapted by Patrick Barlow From the novel by John Buchan From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited Directed by Jess McLeod June 25-July 11 Based on the classic British spy-chase suspense-thriller The 39 Steps contains every single legendary scene from…

REVIEW: “Mrs. Christie” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

When I tell people that the most produced playwright writing in the English language, aside from William Shakespeare, is a woman, they get all excited.   When I tell them that that woman is Dame Agatha Christie they immediately deflate, “Oh,” they say, disappointment tinging their voice, “She doesn’t count.”…

REVIEW” “DIG” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

by Gail M. Burns We are so blessed with the close and productive relationship between playwright Theresa Rebeck and the Dorset Theatre Festival, where she has developed at Dorset more than half a dozen plays, most have which have gone on to productions at other major regional theatres and in…

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces 42nd Season Line-up

(Dorset, VT– February 26, 2019) Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, is proud to announce its 42nd Season, featuring the classic revival of Noël Coward’s Private Lives directed by Evan Yionoulis (June 20 – July 6), the World Premiere of Dig, written and directed by…

REVIEW: “Pride and Prejudice” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

“What defines a great work is that it continues to be generous to people who are making new productions.” – Daniel Fish* Jane Austen is long out of copyright, and so her works have been open to new interpretations for some time now, and their greatness shines through their endless…

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