Our first opening since March 2020!
We're so excited! Opening night is just around the corner. And things are going to look a lot different for patrons and volunteers.

Help us keep you healthy and safe. Help us continue to provide live, in-person theater. Here is what to expect:

  • A volunteer will greet you on the path to examine proof of your COVID vaccination and ensure that you are wearing a mask.
  • Seating is general admission on a first come, first serve basis. We will work to ensure distance from unrelated parties. This will take time. Your patience is appreciated.
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the auditorium. No exceptions. Patrons who fail to comply will be asked to leave the theater.
  • Please observe social distance.
  • Concessions will not be available. Bottled water will be free and served outside the lobby doors.
  • There will be no opening night reception. The cast may be available to visit after the performance outside the lobby.
  • Restrooms are available before the show and during intermission. 
  • The lobby also currently serves as my office. Thank you for observing the boundaries we've put in place to keep our space free from public access.

We are going green!
Two other big changes are coming your way beginning with this production:
  • We're introducing contactless tickets. Your ticket will be delivered via email. A volunteer will scan the QR Code on your ticket (you can print it at home or download it to your phone) before you are seated. This will help save paper and also improve our ability to notify you if you were in an audience with another patron who may have tested positive for Covid.
  • Programs will also be digital. We will post them on our website and provide a link to the people who have purchased tickets in the "Before you see" email I send to ticket holders.

While these changes are exciting, they come with some growing pains. We appreciate your patience as we roll out these healthier and greener practices.
More about The Mousetrap
The scene is set when a group of people gather in a country manor house, isolated by a snowstorm, only to discover there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One-by-one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until — at the last nerve-shredding moment — the murderer and the motive are finally revealed.

Directed by David Cristobal, with assistance from Emma Thurston. Featuring
Sarah Aldrich, Michael Buss, Carson Abrahamson, Laura Davis, Ed Schoaps, Kimberly Maione, Tom Wrosch and Clyde Berry.
Audition for It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
What: Open auditions for the perennial holiday favorite, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, by Joe Landry. Directed by Debbie Neel, with assistant director Liz Rogers.

When:  1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25.

Where: Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW. Off Highway 22 about 6 miles west of downtown Salem.

Casting:  Roles for three men and two women who play multiple characters, plus two onstage Foley artists to perform live sound effects.

Things to know:  Auditorium doors open at 12:30 p.m. Open auditions for all roles begin promptly at 1 p.m. and may run as late as 5 p.m.

** All people participating in auditions must provide proof of vaccination and wear a mask to participate.

Pentacle Theatre affirms, promotes and celebrates the participation of all, without regard to race, color, sex, disability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or socioeconomic status.

Diversity, equity and inclusion journey begins
Last weekend, the boards of Pentacle Theatre and Keizer Homegrown Theatre completed their first weekend of learning and reflection under our joint Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Many thanks to the Oregon Community Foundation for funding this work.

We know that diverse organizations are stronger and better prepared for the future.

We're learning and growing, and we know it is slow going. We need to listen. And reflect. And do better.
Season announcement delayed
Our board will hear proposals for 2022 in mid-October, and will select a season soon thereafter.

Here's another way things are changing: Due to the rise of the delta variant, we are scheduling shorter runs and fewer productions. We will work hard to accommodate your preferred seats, and appreciate — again — your patience. And like everything else, our plans are subject to change.

You mean everything to us and you are a key part of Pentacle’s success. So, stay safe and be well. We want you back in your seats, ready to enjoy live community theater as soon as possible.

Please, get your vaccine and wear your mask! We miss you and cannot wait to see you.
Executive Director
PO Box 8271, Salem OR 97303
Office Phone: 503-485-4300