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– Aug 3, 2013
by Joseph Hayes,
adapted from his best selling novel
Directed by Jo Dodge
A smash hit on Broadway with Paul
Newman and winner of the Tony Award, this revised edition of
The Desperate Hours has been simplified to employ a less
complicated set. The Hilliard’s are a typical family living
on the outskirts of Indianapolis; abruptly, their pleasant home
becomes a jungle full of cunning and violence. Mr. Hilliard
and 19 year old Cindy are allowed to go to work while Mrs.
Hilliard and 10 year old Ralphie remain in the house as
hostages. Meanwhile, the police search closes in inexorably,
conducted by a deputy sheriff who has his own reasons for
wanting to kill. The Hilliard’s are helpless. A murder
occurs. The police move closer.
Aug 23 – Sep 14, 2013
Music by Lucy Simon
Book and Lyrics by Marsha
Based on the novel by Frances
Directed by Wendy Boyack
enchanting classic of children's literature is re-imagined
in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha
Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night
Mother. Orphaned in India,
11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to
to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and
his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a
magic garden which beckons the children with haunting
melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who
guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret
Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
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Welcome to Pentacle Theatre of Salem,
Offering a rustic, cozy and comfortable playhouse, nestled in a stand of
rare Oregon Oaks backed by Douglas Fir trees., we are exceedingly proud
of the fact that 2011 marks our
57th anniversary year as an outstanding volunteer, non-profit, community theatre company!
We delight in presenting audiences with entertaining and innovative seasons of top-quality
productions in an all-embracing range of theatrical styles.
on every level . . . Whether you prefer a place
in the 189-seat audience, a spot back-stage or center-stage, there is surely a place for
you in our theatre family. In our continuing quest for excellence, we seek to be a
significant cultural resource for the Salem, Oregon area while providing our volunteers
the opportunity for personal growth and achievement in an atmosphere of mutual respect,
support and enjoyment.
us for playtime and more . . . We invite you to explore the Pentacle
Theatre website to learn more about us, then we invite and welcome you
to become part of our award-winning theater community as an audience
member, an actor, help behind the scenes, or in any of the other many
roles needed to create a great live-theatre. So, curtains up, and let
the play begin.