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    I HATE HAMLET

    Review “Dorset Theatre Festival is closing a most successful season — appropriately — with dessert. Paul Rudnick’s delicious 1991 comedy “I Hate Hamlet” opened in a thoroughly delightful production Friday at the Dorset Playhouse — one that was well-cast, fast-paced and ridiculously funny.”Jim Lowe/ Rutland Herald/Times Argus

    Review “So go see this play, because you will not only leave with a belly ache, but be able to laugh about that, too.”- Telly Halkias/Manchester Journal

    John Barrymore’s Ghost teaches Hamlet – Rutland Herald/Jim Lowe Preview of I Hate Hamlet

    Broadway World preview of I Hate Hamlet

    Berkshire On Stage highlights I Hate Hamlet

    OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

    “Couples were moving closer to each other. Hands were held. Whispers exchanged. After the rousing, standing ovation, the same scene flooded the parking lot: couples holding hands and leaning in to each other as the buzz overflowed into the starlit Vermont sky.”  Telly Halkias/ Manchester Journal

    “Jointly this team has forged stage magic that is so lush and at times so subtle that the miraculous moments of magical realism emerge like the birth of an elephant: complete before you realize they started. Rubin has taken the tenderness and the humor in Shanley’s script, mixed them with clotted cream and created totally believable characters on the Dorset stage” review in Berkshire Bright Focus

    “At Dorset Playhouse, director John Gould Rubin has made the most of four exceptional actors. Rubin consistently brings scenes to an emotional peak without ever signaling that a climb is under way. It’s like coming to the crest of a hill and seeing a sudden vista.” Alex Brown/SevenDaysVT

    Talking to Farmers- Outside Mullingar Project interviews local farmers in the region about their love of the land.

    Jim Lowe from Rutland Herald interviews John Gould Rubin for this Mullingar Preview

    WAMC Joe Donahue interviews Artistic Director Dina Janis on the Roundtable

    New York Times features Mullingar in its 50 Essential Summer Festivals

    VT Digger feature on upcoming Mullingar Premiere

    Berkshire On Stage preview for Mullingar

    SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY

    “It’s about as intelligent, fanciful, and witty a Holmes as you can find on the stage anywhere this summer.” Telly Halkias,  Manchester Journal

    “Dorset’s “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lilly” lays waste the claim that theater must be silly schlock to be delightful light summer entertainment. This was fun.”- Jim Lowe, Rutland Herald

    Sherlock Holmes Time Lapse Load In Video

    Sherlock Holmes Preview Rutland Herald  by James Lowe

    Berkshire On Stage feature Preview on Sherlock

    Great BLOG and interviews with Sherlock Cast and Dina Janis on More Theatre Talk

    Broadway World Preview for Sherlock

    THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

    Rutland Herald Tom Sawyer great preview of Tom Sawyer with Interviews

    Broadway World preview of Tom Sawyer

    Listening Shires in-depth interview with Artistic Director Dina Janis

    Dina Janis representing the arts in Southern Vermont in VTDigger

    Marinda Anderson Avery Glymph

    INTIMATE APPAREL

    “Now and again I pray for regional TONY Awards so that an actress of this calibre could be honored properly for outstanding work; this is one of those times.”- Peter Bergman- Berkshire Bright Focus Review

    “Though the characters make up an album of social types, they share a common need. It’s fabric we watch them touch; it’s human intimacy each of them aches to feel.” Alex Brown- SevenDaysVT

    “A Standout….Dorset Theatre Festival has done both them, and us, a great favor, giving us a vivid and intensely alive play that uncovers the naked truth about how difficult life can be, even today, and provided us insights into the hearts and souls of characters who should never be forgotten.” Gail M. Burns & Larry Murray- Berkshire On Stage

    “Vermont’s Dorset Makes a Bold Choice for Season Opener…. Dorset’s production is superb.” Leanne Jewett- Berkshire Fine Arts

    “In these difficult times where the ways to divide rather than to unite seem overwhelming, we can take heart in Esther’s grace – if not in her visceral screams for love and affection – and go see it all unfold on the Dorset stage before the short run of this play is over.” Telly Halkias- Manchester Journal

    “Dorset Theatre Festival’s “Intimate Apparel” is truly fine theater — a first-rate performance of an excellent play. Would that there be more like this.” Jim Lowe- Rutland Herald:Times Argus- Intimate Apparel

    Intimate Apparel Preview and interview with director Giovanna Sardelli by Jim Lowe in Rutland Herald/Times Argus

    Preview in Manchester Journal by Andrew McKeever

    Shout out Preview from our friends at Berkshire On Stage

    Featured interview by Jim Lowe of Rutland Herald Times Argus with Intimate Apparel director Giovanna Sardelli

    Blog by Joy of All Things Underthings on sponsoring Intimate Apparel

    Interviews on location at the Dorset Playhouse with the creative teams of Intimate Apparel and Sherlock Holmes by More Theatre Talk.

    NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

    Wonderful article by Telly Halkias in the Hill Country Observer on our New Play Development Programs- with interviews with Judd Hirsch and Tim Daly

    Fantastic interview with New Play Series writer Martyna Majok in the Berkshire Eagle/ Berkshires Week & The Shires of Vermont

    Berkshire On Stage features Dorset Theatre Festival’s Family Fun Series and the Stinky Cheese Man

    Broadway World features Dorset Theatre Festival Writers Retreat and NEA Grant announcement

    PRAISE FOR DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL

    Dorset Theatre Festival Artistic Director talks about Summer Theatre Scene in Vermont and the Berkshires in the Berkshire Eagle

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    New York Times 50 Essential Summer Festivals Guide features Dorset Theatre Festival

    Dorset Theatre Festival makes the New York Times Summer Theater Guide

    Vermont Public Radio feature on 15 Vermont arts organizations winning nearly 1 million dollars in Arts Funding

    NEA_Art_Works_logoDorset Theatre Festival awarded major NEA grant for its renowned New Play Development Program

    Rutland Herald announces- Dorset Theatre has Big Plans for Small Grant

    Dorset Theatre Festival Artistic Director Dina Janis interviewed on VPR’s All Things Considered discussing the Festival’s historic collaboration with Weston Playhouse Theatre and Northern Stages of The Norman Conquests, set for Summer 2016

    Historic collaboration with Dorset Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse Theatre and Northern Stages announced in Broadway World and Berkshire On Stage

    Dorset Theatre Festival makes Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England 2015 Guide

    Dorset Theatre Festival featured in the Art New England Summer Getaway Guide

    2015 Summer Season announced in Broadway World,  Berkshire On Stage,  Vermont News Guide

    Hills Alive So VT 2015 Roll Out reported in the Manchester Journal

    Dorset Theatre Festival receives Vermont Community Foundation Grant as reported in Broadway World

    Artistic Director Dina Janis talks about Summer 2015  On The Green  Podcast

    Dorset Theatre Festival’s 2015 Summer Season featured in American Theatre Magazine

    Dorset Theatre Festival Dramatists Guild Award announced in the New York Times

    Dorset Theatre Festival named an Art Place America Finalist 

    Dorset Theatre Festival Gallery Cafe included in the Farm to Plate Edible Green Mountains Guide

    Young Playwrights Youth Programs featured in the Broadway World and the  Manchester Journal

    Intimate Apparel


     

    “Now and again I pray for regional TONY Awards so that an actress of this calibre could be honored properly for outstanding work; this is one of those times.”- Peter Bergman- Berkshire Bright Focus Review

    “Though the characters make up an album of social types, they share a common need. It’s fabric we watch them touch; it’s human intimacy each of them aches to feel.” Alex Brown- SevenDaysVT

    “A Standout….Dorset Theatre Festival has done both them, and us, a great favor, giving us a vivid and intensely alive play that uncovers the naked truth about how difficult life can be, even today, and provided us insights into the hearts and souls of characters who should never be forgotten.” Gail M. Burns & Larry Murray- Berkshire On Stage

    ” Vermont’s Dorset Makes a Bold Choice for Season Opener…. Dorset’s production is superb.” Leanne Jewett- Berkshire Fine Arts

    “In these difficult times where the ways to divide rather than to unite seem overwhelming, we can take heart in Esther’s grace – if not in her visceral screams for love and affection – and go see it all unfold on the Dorset stage before the short run of this play is over.” Telly Halkias- Manchester Journal

    “Dorset Theatre Festival’s “Intimate Apparel” is truly fine theater — a first-rate performance of an excellent play. Would that there be more like this.” Jim Lowe- Rutland Herald:Times Argus- Intimate Apparel

    Great BLOG by Joy of All Things Underthings on sponsoring Intimate Apparel

    Fantastic Preview in Manchester Journal by Andrew McKeever- with interviews with the cast

    Shout out Preview from our friends at Berkshire On Stage

    Featured interview by Jim Lowe of Rutland Herald Times Argus with Intimate Apparel director Giovanna Sardelli

     

    I Hate Hamlet


    Review “Dorset Theatre Festival is closing a most successful season — appropriately — with dessert. Paul Rudnick’s delicious 1991 comedy “I Hate Hamlet” opened in a thoroughly delightful production Friday at the Dorset Playhouse — one that was well-cast, fast-paced and ridiculously funny.”JimLowe/ Rutland Herald/Times Argus

    Review “So go see this play, because you will not only leave with a belly ache, but be able to laugh about that, too.”- Telly Halkias/Manchester Journal

    John Barrymore’s Ghost teaches Hamlet – Rutland Herald/Jim Lowe Preview of I Hate Hamlet

    Broadway World preview of I Hate Hamlet

    Berkshire On Stage highlights I Hate Hamlet

    Outside Mullingar


    “Couples were moving closer to each other. Hands were held. Whispers exchanged. After the rousing, standing ovation, the same scene flooded the parking lot: couples holding hands and leaning in to each other as the buzz overflowed into the starlit Vermont sky.”  Telly Halkias/ Manchester Journal

    “Jointly this team has forged stage magic that is so lush and at times so subtle that the miraculous moments of magical realism emerge like the birth of an elephant: complete before you realize they started. Rubin has taken the tenderness and the humor in Shanley’s script, mixed them with clotted cream and created totally believable characters on the Dorset stage” review in Berkshire Bright Focus

    “”At Dorset Playhouse, director John Gould Rubin has made the most of four exceptional actors. Rubin consistently brings scenes to an emotional peak without ever signaling that a climb is under way. It’s like coming to the crest of a hill and seeing a sudden vista.” Alex Brown/SevenDaysVT

    Talking to Farmers- Outside Mullingar Project interviews local farmers in the region about their love of the land.

    Jim Lowe from Rutland Herald interviews John Gould Rubin for this Mullingar Preview

    WAMC Joe Donahue interviews Artistic Director Dina Janis on the Roundtable

    New York Times features Mullingar in its 50 Essential Summer Festivals

    VT Digger feature on upcoming Mullingar Premiere

    Berkshire On Stage preview for Mullingar

    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily


    “”It’s about as intelligent, fanciful, and witty a Holmes as you can find on the stage anywhere this summer.” Telly Halkias  Manchester Journal

    “Dorset’s “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lilly” lays waste the claim that theater must be silly schlock to be delightful light summer entertainment. This was fun.”- Rutland Herald- Sherlock

    Sherlock Holmes Time Lapse Load In Video

    Sherlock Holmes Preview Rutland Herald  by James Lowe

    Berkshire On Stage feature Preview on Sherlock

    Great BLOG and interviews with Sherlock Cast and Dina Janis on More Theatre Talk

    Broadway World Preview for Sherlock

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


    Rutland Herald Tom Sawyer great preview of Tom Sawyer with Interviews

    Broadway World preview of Tom Sawyer

     

    Table Manners


    Conquering ‘The Norman Conquests’ Without Going Broke-American Theatre Magazine Table Manners Review by Telly Halkias-Manchester Journal Table Manners Review by Alex Brown-Seven Days ‘Norman’s Conquests’ aims to capture Dorset by Andrew McKeever-Manchester Journal Table Manners Review by Jim Lowe-Rutland Herald Table Manners Review by J. Peter Bergman-Berkshire Bright Focus Norman brings his troubles to the table- Rutland Herald Preview Berkshire Eagle- Best Bets for Theater You Tube Video Preview- Norman Conquests/Living Together Vermont Arts Council Feature: Dividing Conquests Seven Days Review VPR- Spotlight- The Norman Conquests VT Digger: Vermont Theatres Play Up Historic Partnership Living Together Review-Berkshire Bright Focus The Norman Conquests: Collaborating to Inspire and Create- Samuel French/Breaking Character Jim Lowe Norman Conquests Preview Northern Stages/Living Together Review- Chester Telegraph

    Dear Elizabeth


    Dorset’s ‘Dear Elizabeth’ is about us-Review by Telly Halkias-The Manchester Journal

    Dear Elizabeth Review by Kate Abbott-BTW Berkshires

    A poetic friendship: Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell by Jim Lowe-The Rutland Herald

    Berkshire Eagle-Best Bets for Theater

    Broadway World-Poet Michael Dumanis speaks on Dear Elizabeth

    The Way of the World


    Creating The Way of the World
    The Way of the World Set Design
    Theater review: New Rebeck comedy takes on the 1 percent by Jim Lowe-Rutland Herald
    Berkshire Eagle : Dorset leads the “Way” with Rebeck world premiere by Telly Halkias-The Manchester Journal

    The ‘buzz’ show of the summer: Dorset Theatre Festival to premiere Theresa Rebeck’s newest work by Telly Halkias-Berkshire Eagle
    Way of the World Preview by Jim Lowe-Rutland Herald
    Way of the World Preview by Larry Murray-Berkshire On Stage
    Best Bets for Theater-Berkshire Eagle

    Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill


    Review: Dorset’s ‘Lady Day’ sings oh so sweetly by Telly Halkias-The Manchester Journal

    Theater Review: The power of Billie Holiday lives on by Jim Lowe-Rutland Herald

    Lady Day Review by J. Peter Bergman-Berkshire Bright Focus

    Dorset Theatre Festival closes season with Billie Holiday tribute by Telly Halkia-Berkshire Eagle

    Lady Day is coming to Dorset by Jim Lowe-Rutland Herald

    Dorset’s theatre to be transformed into a nightclub for Billie Holiday musical by Larry Murray-Berkshire On Stage

    Photo Coverage: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill-BroadwayWorld.com

    Downstairs


    Reviews

    Downstairs” – Berkshire Bright Focus
    “Daly Siblings Finally Together in Dorset’s Downstairs” – Bennington Banner
    “Arts This Week: Downstairs” – WGBH Boston
    “Stagestruck: Brother/Sister Act” – The Valley Advocate
    “Rebeck’s Tragic Puzzle Solved in Downstairs” – Times Argus

    Advance Press

    “A Related Matter” – The Boston Globe
    “Tyne Daly, Tim Daly, And John Procaccino In World Premiere Of Theresa Rebeck’s Downstairs At Dorset Theatre Festival” – WAMC’s The Roundtable
    “Theresa Rebeck And Adrienne Campbell-Holt Discuss Premiere Of Downstairs At Dorset Theatre Festival” – WAMC’s The Roundtable
    “What Play Finally Brought Tim and Tyne Daly Together Onstage?” – Playbill
    “In New Play About Family, Tim and Tyne Daly Bring Sibling Star Power to Dorset Playhouse” – VPR
    “Tim and Tyne Daly Star Together for the First Time.” – WNYC: The Leonard Lopate Show
    “The Daly Show is Coming to Vermont as Tim and Tyne Appear Together Onstage” –ZealNYC
    “Photo Coverage: Tim and Tyne Daly Prep for Downstairs at Dorset Theatre Festival” –Broadway World
    “Go Inside the Rehearsal Room of Downstairs Starring Tim and Tyne Daly” –Playbill
    “Tim Daly and Tyne Daly: Together at Last” –Stratton Magazine
    “Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary” –NPR’s Ask Me Another
    “Dorset Theatre Festival 2017 Season” –More Theatre Talk
    “Tyne Daly and Tim Daly Will Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck Play” – Playbill
    “42 Essential Arts Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Spring and Summer” –Boston Globe Magazine
    “Daly Siblings to Make First Stage Appearance in DOWNSTAIRS at Dorset Theatre Festival” –Broadway World

    Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery


    Reviews

    “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” – Berkshire Bright Focus
    “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Dorset” – Berkshire On Stage
    “Dorset’s Baskerville is Howl-Inducing” – Bennington Banner
    Baskerville is Fall-Down Funny” – Times Argus

    Advance Press

    “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Dorset Theatre Festival” – WAMC’s The Roundtable
    “The Play’s the Thing” – GNAT
    “Baskerville” – Theatre Talk
    “Baskerville to Hound Dorset Audiences” – Berkshire Eagle
    “Holmes and the Hounds at the Dorset Theatre Festival” – Berkshire On Stage
    “Baskerville: Introducing Ms. Sherlock Holmes” – Rutland Herald
    “Liz Wisan to Lead Female-Driven Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Dorset Theatre Festival” – Broadway World

    Hear from playwright Ken Ludwig on McCarter Theatre Center’s production!

    “Dorset Theatre Festival 2017 Season” –More Theatre Talk
    “Premiere, Stars Celebrate Dorset’s 40th” –Rutland Herald

    The Legend of Georgia McBride


    Reviews

    McBride is Heartwarming” – Rutland Herald
    “Dorset’s McBride Anything But a Drag” – Bennington Banner
    The Legend of Georgia McBride at Dorset” – Berkshire On Stage
    The Legend of Georgia McBride” – Berkshire Bright Focus

    Advance Press

    “Choreographer’s Confessional: Patrick McCollum’s First Time Working in Heels” – Dance Magazine
    The Legend of Georgia McBride at Dorset Theatre Festival” – WAMC’s The Roundtable
    The Legend of Georgia McBride” – More Theatre Talk
    “A Comedy of Reinvention, Survival, and Doing Drag” – Berkshire On Stage
    McBride Opens at Dorset; Promises Dancing in the Aisles” – The Berkshire Eagle
    “Think Elvis Impersonators are Wild?” – Rutland Herald
    “The Play’s the Thing” – GNAT
    Kinky Boots‘ Joey Taranto to Lead The Legend of Georgia McBride at Dorset Theatre Festival” – Broadway World

    Curious about The Legend of Georgia McBride? Peek into Geffen Playhouse’s production!

    “Dorset Theatre Festival 2017 Season” –More Theatre Talk
    “Premiere, Stars Celebrate Dorset’s 40th” –Rutland Herald

    American Buffalo


    Reviews

    “Theater Review: American Buffalo, Dorset Theatre Festival” – Seven Days VT
    American Buffalo at Dorset” – Berkshire On Stage
    “Mamet’s American Buffalo Rumbles Through Dorset” – Bennington Banner
    “Humor, Humanity Revealed in American Buffalo” –  Rutland Herald

    Advance Press

    “Treat Williams in American Buffalo at Dorset Theatre Festival” – WAMC’s The Roundtable
    “Regional Revival of American Buffalo Comes to Dorset” – Berkshire Eagle
    American Buffalo” – Theatre Talk
    “Oliver Palmer Runs With the Big Dogs in David Mamet’s American Buffalo in Dorset” – Berkshire On Stage
    “Treat Williams in Dorset Production of American Buffalo” – The Daily Gazette
    “Chekhov for Today: David Mamet’s American Buffalo” – Rutland Herald
    “For Stephen Adly Guirgis, the Long Road Back to a First Love: Acting” – The New York Times
    “Actor Treat Williams Returns to Theatre Roots on Vermont Stage” –WABC
    “Dorset Theatre Festival 2017 Season” –More Theatre Talk
    “Photo Coverage: Treat Williams and Company Prepare for Dorset Theatre Festival’s American Buffalo” – Broadway World
    “Premiere, Stars Celebrate Dorset’s 40th” –Rutland Herald
    “Stephen Adly Guirgis to Return to the Stage at Dorset Theatre Festival” – The New York Times