Tickets now on sale for An Ideal Husband
Get your tickets now for this pay-what-you-can Zoom production adapted and directed by Emily Adela Loberg.

An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde's political comedy of manners, has been modernized and reset in present-day Washington, D.C. Roberta Chiltern has a successful political career and a happy marriage with her wife, Gertrude.

However, all that is threatened when Laura Cheveley shows up with proof of a secret act of political corruption in Roberta's past. If she does not promise to publicly support a fraudulent pipeline scheme that Laura has invested in, she will reveal her scandalous secret.

Unsure of what to do, Roberta turns to her friend, Arden Goring, for help and advice. Arden attempts to sort out her friend's problems while also navigating a flirtation with Roberta's sibling, Mabel.

Performances will be livestreamed via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. June 11, 12, 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. June 13 and 20 with an audience talkback after each performance.

Patrons can pick what they pay for their tickets from $0 to $100. Those who order tickets will receive a Zoom invitation and link prior to the event.
Will we see you on June 5?
It's time to clean up the grounds! Join us at a theater work party in June. Bring your lawn rakes, clippers, and your gloves.

We will have plenty of water to share. I may even bring some snacks!

The details

When: June 5, 2021, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Pentacle Theatre grounds, 324 52nd Ave. NW, Salem, OR 97304

RSVP or ask your questions:
Acting workshop adds afternoon session

The details

When: June 12 through August 28, Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Pentacle Theatre's auditorium, 324 52nd Ave. NW, Salem, OR 97304

Cost: $105

Requirements: All enrollees must provide proof of vaccination to participate and comply with other COVID protocols established by the theater. Registrants must be 18 years of age or older.

Register online. Email us with questions.
Celebrate American Asian Pacific Islanders Heritage Month with film
The beautiful thing about theater is that it can give you a window into another person's experience.

A recent study found that "attending ... plays increased empathy for people depicted in them." The author reported, "Stories are a non-threatening way for us to explore different perspectives we might not encounter in our lives or see positive representations of outgroup members."

For students, "Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance, and empathy among students, according to a study."

Right now, attending live theater is extraordinarily limited. Film can provide us with an opportunity to increase our understanding of and empathy for the experiences of Asians and Pacific Islanders.

Some things to watch during Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month that may enhance your understanding of Asian culture:

I look forward to sitting in a theater and watching such stories in person with you.
Last day to apply to serve on the 2022 Season Recommendation Workgroup
The Pentacle Theatre Governing Board has set forth some guidelines for a new workgroup to help select a 2022 season. The workgroup will be charged with recommending a season that presents the lowest reasonable risk to the theater, that is mindful of the physical health of volunteers and patrons, considers the financial health of the organization and anticipates the possibility of changing restrictions (federal, state and local) due to the COVID pandemic. 

Among the criteria for show selection:
  • Small cast
  • Simple set
  • Well-known titles and playwrights
  • Low costuming complexity

More importantly the board would like to appoint a committee with members not interested in directing in 2022 and with a variety of perspectives. Black, Indigenous and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply to serve on this committee, please complete this form by 5 p.m. May 22, 2021.
Stay safe and well. Mask, maintain distance and get your vaccine as soon as you can.
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PO Box 8271, Salem OR 97303
Office Phone: 503-485-4300