Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

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New boxing comedy ‘Man on a Canvas’ opens at Olde Brick Theater in Scranton Nov. 10-19

New boxing comedy ‘Man on a Canvas’ opens at Olde Brick Theater in Scranton Nov. 10-19

From a press release: Diva Productions continues its 2017/2018 season at the Olde Brick Theater in Scranton with Jeff Boam’s original comedy “Man on a Canvas,” which runs Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 19. In this comedy set first at Manhattan’s legendary Algonquin Hotel in 1928 and then in modern-day Scranton, New York sportswriter […]

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Actors Circle continues funny ‘Odd Couple’ performances at Providence Playhouse in Scranton Oct. 26-29

Actors Circle continues funny ‘Odd Couple’ performances at Providence Playhouse in Scranton Oct. 26-29

From a press release: Actors Circle’s first weekend of “The Odd Couple” performances at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton were so well received that the community theatre group added an additional show on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. This Tony Award-winning classic comedy written by Neil Simon opens as a group of the guys […]

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‘Dirty Dancing’ puts Baby live on stage of Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 31, Feb. 1

‘Dirty Dancing’ puts Baby live on stage of Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 31, Feb. 1

From a press release: “Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage,” a staged production of the worldwide smash-hit film with live music, will bring two performances to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Jan. 31 and Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Tickets, which are $45, $55, and $65, plus fees, go on sale […]

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Gaslight Theatre exits to ‘Back Porch’ for annual ‘Playroom’ series in Wilkes-Barre July 20-30

Gaslight Theatre exits to ‘Back Porch’ for annual ‘Playroom’ series in Wilkes-Barre July 20-30

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will launch its 15th season with the original play “Playroom: Back Porch” on July 20, which will run for two weekends in Wilkes-Barre. Gaslight Theatre Co. presents its sixth installment of the original one-act “Playroom” series on July 20, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m.; July 23 […]

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Actors Circle presents original WWII drama ‘Paris/Stalingrad’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton July 20-23

Actors Circle presents original WWII drama ‘Paris/Stalingrad’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton July 20-23

From a press release: Community theatre group Actors Circle will present the historical drama “Paris/Stalingrad” at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton on Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23. Written and directed by Lou Bisignani, the original play takes place during World War II. In 1940, Paris is under siege and suffering Nazi occupation. At […]

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Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre announces 2017-18 season, starting with ‘Playroom: Back Porch’

Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre announces 2017-18 season, starting with ‘Playroom: Back Porch’

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will open its 15th season with the original play “Playroom: Back Porch” on Thursday, July 20 at the East End Center in Wilkes-Barre. The season also includes performances of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Sunset Limited,” and “The Taming of the Shrew.” The Gaslight Theatre Company, traditionally […]

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‘Peter Pan’ broadcasts live from National Theatre in London to NEPA theaters on June 11

‘Peter Pan’ broadcasts live from National Theatre in London to NEPA theaters on June 11

From a press release: Following its hugely successful run at the National Theatre, “NT Live: Peter Pan” will hit cinemas nationwide for a special one-day event. Directed by Sally Cookson and co-produced by Bristol Old Vic, the wondrously inventive production of J.M. Barrie’s cherished tale will be shown at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 11 […]

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Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre explores gay relationships and faith in ‘Next Fall’ May 18-27

Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre explores gay relationships and faith in ‘Next Fall’ May 18-27

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will close its 2016-17 season with the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated play “Next Fall” by Geoffrey Nauffts on Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. at its theater in the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre. This 2010 Tony-nominated play for Best Play […]

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New Scranton theatre company Common Play Factory premieres original play ‘White Matter Surplus’ on March 26

New Scranton theatre company Common Play Factory premieres original play ‘White Matter Surplus’ on March 26

From a press release: Scranton will see itself on stage on Sunday, March 26 when the Common Play Factory presents the premiere production of “White Matter Surplus,” a new play by city resident Alicia Grega. A staged reading of an earlier version of the play was presented at The Vintage Theater in November 2013. Set […]