With two plays in three nights, guests on the Berkshires and Vermont Fall Trip will be treated to two different theatre company’s approach to new and traditional performances. You’ll enjoy a performance by Vermont’s oldest and longest-running professional theatre company, the Weston Playhouse along with a performance by Oldcastle Theatre Company.
Theatre Highlights on the Vermont and Northern Berkshires Tour
Oldcastle Theatre Company
Located in downtown Bennington, The Oldcastle Theatre Company will be celebrating its 48th season in 2019! Originally formed by five New York actors in 1972, the OTC presents at least one new play each season and has premiered plays by well-known writers as Elliot Hays, Reginald Rose and Bob Shanks. Tony winning actresses such as Karen Ziemba and Emmy winning actors and directors such as Richard Thomas, James Goldstone, Melissa Leo, Larkin Malloy and others have worked with the company over the years.
The Weston Playhouse building has been supported by the community through three war-torn summers in the 1940’s, a 1962 fire that destroyed the original Greek revival building, and flooding which challenged its replacement a decade later and again in 2011. The Weston Playhouse is now Vermont’s oldest and longest-running professional theatre, that offers some of the best theatre in the State. Currently in the midst of a capital campaign to preserve the Walker farmstead in Weston as a year-round center for play development, its future seems brighter than ever.
The Dorset Players
A historic barn turned theatre, the Dorset Playhouse has been around since 1927 and is a staple of New England theatre. Offering a wide variety of plays and performances, the Dorset Players provides live theatre for the purpose of enriching and entertaining both children and adults through a variety of theatrical experiences.