Professional Live Theatre in an Intimate New Performance Space.

331 Main Street Bennington, Vermont

2015 Season

Oldcastle Celebrates 44 Years of Live Theatre





Book By Joe Masteroff, Music By John Kander, Lyrics By Fred Ebb

The great, classic music featuring a host of well loved songs including MAYBE THIS TIME,MONEY MONEY, DON’T TELL MAMA and the title tune.Set in Germany as the Second World War looms and the world is about to change.

July 10 – August 2

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Black Comedy By Peter Shaffer

In one hilarious act, the action supposedly in the dark is illuminated, when the lights are to be on, the stage is dark. Lovesick and desperate, Brindsley a young sculptor has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique dealer next door hoping to impress his fiancee’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer. The neighbor returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into total darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on a the verge of a very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords, and other snares impede his increasingly frantic efforts to return theĀ  stolen items. Shaffer has written a non-stop laugh riot!

“One of the funniest and most brilliant plays ”
London Times
“Laughter mounts steadily”
New York Times”

August 21 – September 6

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The Lion In Winter by James Goldman

King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitaine. He wants the kingdom to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule and it is likely to be torn apart by revolution. A gigantic Broadway hit that became an Oscar winning film, this is a not to be missed, brilliantly written that is highly dramatic, suspenseful, witty and and gloriously funny simultaneously.

September 25 – October 11

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