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,…

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 Expands Giving Back Program to Include Covid-19 Essential Workers

(DORSET, VT – July 5, 2021) Dorset Theatre Festival is expanding its community access programs this summer to include Covid-19 essential workers in their Giving Back Program, which offers pay-what-you-like tickets to people who serve the community and their families. EMS workers, firefighters, police, veterans and active-duty military personnel, farmers,…

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 2021 Season of Live Performances and Audio Plays

(Dorset, VT– March 18, 2021) Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, is proud to announce the Festival’s return for summer 2021, including the inaugural StageFree Audio Play Series, featuring new commissions by playwrights Theresa Rebeck and Chisa Hutchinson, and live outdoor performances at the Southern…

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.”…

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