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Gaslight Theatre Company’s one-act ‘Playroom’ series returns with ‘Master Bedroom’ July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston

Gaslight Theatre Company’s one-act ‘Playroom’ series returns with ‘Master Bedroom’ July 30-Aug. 9 in Kingston
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From a press release:

The Gaslight Theatre Company will open their 2015-­16 season with “Playroom: Master Bedroom” on July 30 and run through Aug. 9 at the Gateway Shopping Center in Kingston.

“Master Bedroom” is the fourth installment in the original series created by Gaslight Board of Directors member and current artistic director for the company, Matthew S. Hinton. Each spring, Hinton provides a handful of regional playwrights with the same set description for the given room and commissions them to write a short one-­act for the space. This year’s “Playroom” features plays by B. Garret Rogan, Emily Halbing, Kait Burrier, Rachel Luann Strayer, Jennifer Hill, Lukas Tomasacci, and Hinton himself.

The “Playroom” series not only showcases the talents of regional playwrights, but also directors, actors, and designers; this installment incorporates a cast of 21 and six directors. “Playroom” also provides a unique experience for audience members due to the short format, range of genres, and creative use of a pop-­up theatre space – elements that have drawn Gaslight’s diverse audience for the past three years.

“Playroom: Master Bedroom” has performances on July 30, 31, and Aug. 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. at the Gateway Shopping Center (7B, between Biggie Burger and Cartridge World) in Kingston. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. Seating is general admission and limited, and reservations can be made online. For more information, visit

The Gaslight Theatre Company was founded in Wilkes-Barre in 2003 with the mission to produce, promote, and support professional quality productions of, but not limited to, classical plays, local/regional original works, and plays not typically produced in and around Northeastern Pennsylvania. Gaslight Theatre Company also serves as a local community service organization and provides cultural education, as well as showcases local talent to the Wyoming Valley community.

Read NEPA Scene’s interview with Hinton about “Playroom: Master Bedroom” here.