What’s Happening at The Playhouse?

Special Event In February 

A staged reading of A.R. Gurney’s “Ancestral Voices” will be performed for one night only on Friday, February 10 at 7:30pm at the Playhouse.  Director, Kevin O’Toole has cast seven experienced actors to portray this American family.

Set in Buffalo, New York in the 1940s,  “Ancestral Voices” is a bittersweet story, perceived through the eyes of young Eddie, whose family is turned inside out when his grandmother unexpectedly divorces his grandfather in order to marry his grandfather’s best friend. Simultaneously, the outside world is undergoing temporal changes, and we follow the family through the ensuing decades of war and social upheaval.

This performance is free to the public.  Good will offerings greatly appreciated.


The Dorset Players  2016-2017 Season

BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward
Directed by Dom Degnon
October 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm and October 9 & 16 at 2:00 pm

Presenting Sponsors: Casella Waste Management, Vermont Renewable Fuels
Show Sponsors: American Hairlines, Matt Waite Excavating, The Vermont Country Store


BAH HUMBUG!
by Rebecca Ryland, Music by Bill Francoeur

Directed by Jennifer Repinski
December 2 & 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm and December 3, 4, 10, 11 at 2:00 pm

Presenting Sponsor for Bah Humbug! is rk Miles
Show sponsors are: Baierlein Landscaping, Blue Flame Gas Company, New Morning Natural Foods, Southern Vermont Medical Center, the Dorset Inn/Barrows House and the Bank of Bennington.


(Special Event)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm; December 18 at 2:00 pm
Presented by Shakespeare on Main Street


ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Presented by The Missoula Children’s Theater
January 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Presenting Sponsor: Berkshire Bank
Show Sponsors: Sheila Childs, GSK Climate Control


BUS STOP by William Inge
Directed by Paul Michael Brinker
March 3, 4, 10, 11 2017 at 7:30 pm; March 5 & 12 at 2:00 pm

Presenting Sponsor: The Spiral Press Café
Show Sponsors: Haskins Gas Company, HN Williams Store, The Barn Restaurant,
Dorset Area VNA and Hospice, Homestead Landscaping


14TH ANNUAL ONE ACT FESTIVAL     
Produced by Lynne Worth
March 31 & April 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm and April 2 at 2:00 pm

Show Sponsors: Express Copy, Kevin O’Toole, Esq


I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE  
Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Suzi Dorgeloh, Music Director, Gary Schmidt
May 19, 20, 26, 27 2017 at 7:30 pm and May 21 & 28 at 2:00 pm

Presenting Sponsor: Mettowee Mill Nursery
Show Sponsors: Errol Hill Painting, Haskins Gas Company, Manchester Carpet Care, Northshire Bookstore, Spivey Lemonik Swenor, Up For Breakfast