Oldcastle Theatre Company
Bennington Community Theater at Oldcastle
February 21, 7:30pm
February 22, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
February 23, 2:00pm
Bennington Community Theatre Presents
You Have the Right to Remain Dead
by Pat Cook
Bennington Community Theater as part of the Year of Mystery presents “You Have the Right to Remain Dead” a rollicking whodunnit by Pat Cook.
Feb. 23rd * 7pm
Hold On (Spring is Coming) Cabaret
with Amy Hayes
and Matt Edwards
Featuring Songs from the American Songbook and New Melodies to keep you warm. A cabaret featuring the song stylings of Oldcastle favorite Amy Hayes with accompaniment by Matt Edwards
All seats are $20Buy Tickets
Conversations From The Green Room
The first thing Eric Peterson, producing artistic director at Oldcastle Theatre, does when he arrives at 331 Main Street each morning is not call actors or read scripts or negotiate for royalties.
Peterson checks on and empties seven buckets that have collected water overnight. These buckets, fortunately, are behind the scenery when Oldcastle presents its plays, but the roof—patched many times—represents a major threat to the building.
The Oldcastle organization, now called Bennington Performing Arts Center—The Home of Oldcastle Theatre, is launching a public campaign to raise $100,000 for a new roof with insulation. The $100,000 goal is the second stage of a $350,000 campaign that includes the purchase of Oldcastle’s home for much of the past decade.
A group of donors contributed $250,000 to acquire the building as part of the Bennington Redevelopment Group transaction in June.
But the roof needs to be replaced. A new roof will include solid insulation between the roof deck and the top membrane. The 1948 building had no roof insulation. The savings from insulation could be more than $6,000 a year on heating and air conditioning.