Comments from Opening Night

 “THIS SHOW IS NOT TO BE MISSED! The Dorset Players performance last night was truly outstanding. “

” A wonderful production. Incredible performances from the entire cast. Congratulations and praise to all.”

” August Osage County is wonderful – probably the best I’ve seen from Dorset Players. Difficult, tough play but the cast and crew rose to the occasion.”

 When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets.  In Tracy Letts’ ferociously entertaining play, the American dysfunctional family drama comes roaring into the twenty-first century with eyes blazing, nostrils flaring and fangs bared, laced with corrosive humor…that exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Performances May 20, 21, 27  &  28 at 7:30 pm and May 22 & 29 at 2pm.

(Please note: Adult Language and Content)

Sponsored by The Bank of Bennington, Dorset Nursing Association, GSK Climate Control , Inc., Homestead Landscaping, and Casella Waste Management.



Our first Improv workshop was so much fun that we just can’t stop. It’s for anyone  and everyone.  Just like on “Who’s Line is it Anyway”? Come once and you won’t be able to stop!  You’ll gain new skills to help you in work and life, more effective communication, less self-consciousness about speaking in public, and the ability to listen without an agenda. And best of all, it’s FUN!

The workshop will be taught by Todd Hjelt, a theatre professional with more than 20 years of Improv experience. He has performed across the country from L.A. to Washington, DC and studied with Chicago’s Annoyance Theatre, I.O. Chicago and the World Famous Second City.

This workshop will meet on Sunday, starting June 5 from 6-8 pm and continue through the summer at The Downtown School in Manchester The cost is $10 per session (members $8). Classes are limited so sign up early. For more information, or to reserve your spot, call the Players’ business office at 802-867-5570 (M-F, 9-1) Or email