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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 […]

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Neil Simon comedy ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ will be performed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

Neil Simon comedy ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ will be performed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre will welcome back Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre Company on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. for a performance of Neil Simon’s hit comedy “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Tickets, which are $18, $28, and $38, plus fees, are on sale now and available through […]

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Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre continues its 2016-17 season with the original full-length play “The Pallbearers” by local playwright B. Garret Rogan, running Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 29. “The Pallbearers” is Rogan’s dark comedic take on growth and decay set amidst Northeastern Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic. Rogan, a veteran […]

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Free play depicts ‘The Meeting’ of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X at Misericordia in Dallas on Jan. 19

Free play depicts ‘The Meeting’ of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X at Misericordia in Dallas on Jan. 19

From a press release: Misericordia University in Dallas is presenting “The Meeting,” a play depicting the supposed meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. The production is free and open to the public. The compelling and provocative theatrical production, […]

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‘Madrigal Mixtape’ modernizes medieval dinner theatre at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 10-11

‘Madrigal Mixtape’ modernizes medieval dinner theatre at Scranton Cultural Center Dec. 10-11

From a press release: The Scranton Shakespeare Festival is premiering a theatrical experience at the Scranton Cultural Center that would make the Bard proud – “The Madrigal Mixtape,” a pair of festive performances on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, along with a reveal on Sunday about Scranton Shakes’ exciting upcoming events in 2017. […]

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Comedic ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ plays in Swoyersville Oct. 21-30

Comedic ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ plays in Swoyersville Oct. 21-30

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present London’s longest running comedy, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” beginning next Friday, Oct. 21 and running through Sunday, Oct. 30. The show by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield is a fast-paced and physical comedy that features William Shakespeare’s […]

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One-woman show ‘Shakespeare’s Will’ joins Scranton Fringe Festival at Cultural Center Oct. 1-2

One-woman show ‘Shakespeare’s Will’ joins Scranton Fringe Festival at Cultural Center Oct. 1-2

From a press release: The NACL Theatre from Highland Lake, New York will present “Shakespeare’s Will” by Vern Thiessen at the Scranton Cultural Center on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. as part of the Scranton Fringe Festival. Tickets for the show in Shopland Hall at the Scranton […]

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‘La Cage aux Folles,’ the musical comedy remade as ‘The Birdcage,’ runs in Swoyersville Sept. 9-25

‘La Cage aux Folles,’ the musical comedy remade as ‘The Birdcage,’ runs in Swoyersville Sept. 9-25

From a press release: The Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville will present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “La Cage aux Folles” beginning Sept. 9 and running through Sept. 25. The show, at its core, is an old-fashioned Jerry Herman musical – think “Mame” and “Hello, Dolly!” – with a twist, said T. Doyle Leverett, […]

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Theatre at the Grove in Nuangola announces 2016 season, its biggest since reopening in 2007

Theatre at the Grove in Nuangola announces 2016 season, its biggest since reopening in 2007

From a press release: Theatre at the Grove in Nuangola has announced their 10th anniversary season, which will be their biggest season since the theatre reopened in 2007. The theatre (5177 Nuangola Rd., Nuangola) will host nine mainstage productions (seven musicals and two plays), four youth workshops, as well as a slew of special events […]