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Original local production ‘The Darling Core’ coming to Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton

Original local production ‘The Darling Core’ coming to Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton
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From a press release:

“The Darling Core,” a twisted tale of love, loss, vaudeville, and major world tragedies, will be presented in a special presentation in partnership with Diva Productions at the Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton during the last two weekends of November.

Written and performed by Conor O’Brien and Simone Daniel, the play follows the Darling Core, a somewhat modern vaudeville duo struggling to remain interesting to the world and each other. Adam and Lilith have been together for what seems like eternity, trudging from stage to stage trying to be heard by anyone who will listen. The play pulls back the curtain on these performers to reveal the raw, passionate, and terrible people they can be.

Following yet another dismal performance, Adam and Lilith face each other in one final battle for control of their art, their futures, and their own voices. How long have they been together? What are they trying to say? Why did Archduke Ferdinand love his carpet so much? These questions and more will possibly be answered.

Simplistic in set, “The Darling Core” strives to be an intimate, chilling, yet entertaining experience for its audience.

Winning the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival Best Actor performance, this production, directed locally by Maggie O’Brien with technical direction by Casey Tomas, returns for an encore performance at the Olde Brick Theatre (126 W. Market St., Scranton) on Nov. 22 and 29 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., as well as Nov. 23 and 30 at 3 p.m.

Advance tickets, which are $12, are on sale now on Brown Paper Tickets. All proceeds from these performances will go directly to support “The Darling Core’s” New York City premiere in the spring of 2015.