REVIEW: “Wait Until Dark” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

by Emily Edelman Dorset Theatre Festival has opened its 2022 season with a revival of the Frederick Knott thriller “Wait Until Dark.” The adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher moves the story from its original mid-‘60s setting into the 1940s, which gives the piece a delicious film-noir feel. The plot follows newlywed…

Dorset Theatre Festival Opens 45th Season with “Wait Until Dark”

(Dorset, VT– JUNE 17, 2022) Dorset Theatre Festival will open the 45th Season of professional summer theatre at the Dorset Playhouse with a regional revival of the classic thriller, Wait Until Dark, directed by Jackson Gay. The preview performance is scheduled for Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 PM, and the…

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,…

REVIEW: “Queen of the Night” at the Dorset Theatre Festival

by Emily Edelman Dorset Theatre Festival’s final live offering in its 2021 season is “Queen of the Night” by travis tate, in which a father (Danny Johnson) and son (Leland Fowler) explore family relationships, queerness and masculinity while on a camping trip in southeast Texas. Dorset’s specially built outdoor stage…

Dorset Theatre Festival Launches StageFree Audio Plays Series with “Redeemed” by Chisa Hutshinson

(Dorset, VT– June 23, 2021) Dorset Theatre Festival will welcome their 2021 summer season with the release of their StageFree Audio Plays Series, beginning with Redeemed by Chisa Hutshinson, directed by Dorset’s resident artist, Jade King Carroll. The audio drama stars actors Vanessa Kai (Kung Fu, New Amsterdam) and Michael…

REVIEW: “Laughing Wild” Dorset Theatre Festival

by Emily Edelman Dorset Theatre Festival begins its 2021 season with Christopher Durang’s “Laughing Wild,” directed by Jade King Carroll and performed on a specially built outdoor stage in the meadow at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont. DTF chose the play in large part for the derivation of…

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces 2021 Pipeline Presentation of New Play by Heidi Armbruster

Dorset, VT– July 12, 2021) Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to announce the 4th annual Pipeline Series of new plays featuring SCARECROW, a new play in development written and performed by the acclaimed writer of the Festival’s world premiere production of MRS. CHRISTIE (2019), Heidi Armbruster, directed by Dina Janis. …

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