BENNINGTON -- "Sherlock Holmes - Knight’s Gambit," a new play by Paul Falzone, will be opening at Oldcastle Theatre Company on Friday, Oct. 4, and running through Oct. 20. There will be a special matinee performance on Oct. 3 at 2 pm.
Paul Falzone, the playwright, is a founding member of OTC and has acted in more than 30 plays with Oldcastle Theatre Company including "Inherit the Wind," "The Price," "A View from the Bridge," "The Odd Couple" and "Postmortem." He wrote "Raising Kane" which premiered at OTC, and co-wrote "The Yankee Tradition" that was performed in a special performance before the Vermont legislature and on Vermont Public Television.
On Broadway, he appeared with Nicol Williamson and appeared off-Broadway in Harvey Fierstein’s "Torch Song" Trilogy. He was regular on the TV series "As the World Turns" and "All My Children," and made several appearances on "Late Night with Conan O’Brien."
The cast includes Nick Plakias, Bill Tatum, Richard Howe and Scott McGowan. The production is directed by Eric Peterson, Producing Artistic Director of Oldcastle Theatre.
Nick Plakias, who is playing the title role, first appeared at Oldcastle in 1994 in the western musical "Buffalo Gals," for which he also wrote the music and lyrics. He returned two seasons later to play the ranch boss in "Of Mice and Men." He has performed Off-Broadway in "The Waiting Room," "The School for Husbands," and Jewish Stories." On television, he has appeared on "Brotherhood," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and "Another World."
Bill Tatum is returning to OTC, where he has been in many productions, including "Wonderful Tennessee," "The Magnificent Ambersons," and "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?." On television Bill was on "As The World Turns," "Law and Order," "The Office Party" and "On The Water."
Scott McGowan makes his home in NJ where he is a member of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, where he has appeared in "The Pursuit of Happiness," "Melancholy Play" and "Next Fall."
Among some of his other NJ Credits are "I Do! I Do!" and "Mack & Mabel" of which both performances were awarded a NJ Tony as Best Actor in a Musical by the Newark Star-Ledger.
Richard Howe joined the company in 1975 and has appeared in well over 100 productions since then, including this season in "Northern Boulevard," "Around the World in 80 Days," and "Other People’s Money." In 2006 he won Buffalo’s Katherine Cornell Award for his performance in "Juno and the Paycock" at the Irish Classical Theatre.
Tickets may be purchased by phone at 802-447-0564. All performances are at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont. Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, and Thursday, Saturday, Sunday at 2 pm. The Buy One Ticket, Get One Free performance is Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. For more info, please visit www.oldcastletheatre.org.