Opening tonight:  Other Desert Cities OMAM
Whip-smart dialogue and modern drama take the stage at Pentacle Theatre beginning tonight. Timely and particularly relevant, this 2012 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama is a must see.

Check out the preview from the  Statesman Journal!

It's the Christmas 2004 holiday, and the family of old-guard California Republicans Polly and Lyman Wyeth gathers in their Palm Springs home.

Their successful magazine-writer daughter, Brooke, returns for the first time in six years after recovering from a deep depression. Brooke's younger brother, Trip, a wunderkind TV producer, joins the party, along with Polly's politically liberal sister, Silda, a former scriptwriter who recently spent time in rehab.

What starts out as a normal holiday gathering takes a sharp turn when Brooke announces that her soon-to-be released novel is actually a memoir dredging up a tragic event deeply buried in the family's past. It's a wound no one wants reopened-the suicide of Brooke's older brother, Henry, who was implicated in the terrible bombing of a military recruiting center.

Other Desert Cities is a smart, funny and deeply felt story that challenges each family member to come to terms with uncomfortable truths, unintended consequences and how to keep living with and loving one another despite deeply held beliefs and differences.

Other Desert Cities is written by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Geri Sanders. Baitz has written seven other plays and an adaptation of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. His TV credits include The West Wing, Alias and Brothers & Sisters, which he created.
When and where: Other Desert Cities runs from Friday, Nov. 11, to Saturday, Dec. 2, at The Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, about 6 miles west of downtown Salem.

Other Desert Cities is generously sponsored by   Saalfeld Griggs PC  

CONTENT ADVISORY: Pentacle Theatre seeks to inform our patrons about content that may be objectionable. Because tastes vary-and what is offensive can be subjective-we encourage you to read the script before purchasing a ticket if you're concerned. Please visit the Pentacle website for more information. 

Nov. 12 is BOGOBOGO
That's right, Saturday night's date night is set--buy one ticket, get the second for free. Use the saving to enjoy one of the local wines we pour in the lobby, a cup or two of Governor's Cup coffee or a tasy hard cider from Wandering Aengus.

Auditions for Emma's Child set for Dec. 10EmmasChild
This beautiful drama about a woman's attachment to the child she had hoped to adopt was originally produced at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

What:  Open auditions for Emma's Child, written by Kristine Thatcher. Originally produced for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
When:  1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10.
Where:  Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, off Highway 22. About 6 miles west of downtown Salem, Oregon.
Casting:  Eight women, three men. 

For more information about the show and a full list of parts, genders and ages, please visit our website.

General Membership Meeting is Nov. 19 meeting
Even if you aren't a member, the general membership meeting will bring you up to speed on everything that is happening at Pentacle Theatre.

Committee chairs will provide brief reports, the board will present its slate of candidates for the three vacancies that will open at the end of the year, and members can make nominations from the floor.

What: General Membership Meeting
When: 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19
Where: Pentacle Theatre lobby, 324 52nd Ave. NW

Questions? Email or call me at 503-485-4300 ext. 20.

Season tickets on sale through Nov. 30 for new subscribers tickets

I love talking with our patrons! They lift me up and remind me why art is so important to a meaningful and rich life. A patron told me yesterday, "I am new to Salem and Pentacle Theatre is one of my favorite things. It is one of the things that keeps me here." Wow! It's an honor to be a part of this organization. 

Theater provides us with the opportunity to see things from a variety of perspectives. Good theater challenges us to empathize, question long-held biases and stretch our understanding of what it means to be human. Patrons remind me about this every day. 

If you'd like eight chances to laugh, cry, sing or think, our 2017 season will deliver. 

Call or stop by the office today to buy your tickets, you get a 20 percent discount from our regularly priced tickets, but more importantly, you'll have a richer year. 

Take care of each other,

Executive Director
503-485-4300 ext. 20

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