DORSET — Although the Dorset Playhouse stage is dark due to the current pandemic, the theatre’s exterior is aglow with holiday lights and décor in accord with Gov. Phil Scott’s “Vermont Lights the Way” campaign. Dedicated members of the Dorset Players organized the spectacle for the community to enjoy and to alert friends and patrons to the theatre’s ongoing maintenance and building operating cost needs.
The Players have transitioned to the Internet, where they now offer special performances and related member activities. They are at the same time dependent on the response to their current annual funding appeal to cover building maintenance and operating costs.
The Playhouse holiday lighting display runs from now through Jan. 1. On Saturday, Dec. 19, between 5 and 7 p.m., people are invited to drive by and wave to Santa, Mrs. Claus and his elves. Letters for Santa will be collected in the parking lot, and candy canes given out.
Gifts to the Dorset Players Playhouse Preservation, Maintenance and Operating Cost Fund can be sent to The Dorset Players, Inc., P.O. Box 521, Dorset, VT 05251 or gifts made be made online at dorsetplayers.org.
The Dorset Players, Inc., is the 501©(3) non-profit community theatre organization that owns and operates the Dorset Playhouse and whose normal season of live theatre runs from October to May. The Players’ mission is to foster arts in the community through theatrical presentations and to provide growth and educational opportunities for children and adults through a variety of theatrical experiences.