Bennington Community Theatre
Nov 9 – 10th
BENNINGTON’S GREAT WAR is a look at local folks who served during the first World War. A few years ago we presented BENNINGTON GOES TO WAR about area men and women who served during World War II. Robert Tegart, a member of the local historical society, has contributed a great deal of research. The documentary play gives a picture of Bennington 100 years ago. Songs of the period, and letters help give a sense of the lives of the brave men and women who journeyed to Europe to fight in the war to end all wars.
All seats $25
Bennington Community Theater
Bennington Community Theater intends to offer quality community theater that will be separate from the professional theater offered by Oldcastle Theatre but — as part of Oldcastle’s transition in to a year around performing arts center — will be under the direction and control of the same board of directors.
While Oldcastle Theatre has been staging professional theater here since 1972, there also have been various community theater groups in Bennington over the years, dating back to the 19th century when amateur performances were staged at The Bennington Opera House along with traveling minstrel shows and professional touring companies performing “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and even an occasional opera. The most recent version of community theater here was created several years ago by Robert Ebert, who will continue to be involved with the project as it moves under Oldcastle’s expanding performing arts center umbrella.