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‘Toast!,’ a play composed of online reviews, comes to Scranton Oct. 1-2 and Wilkes-Barre Oct. 6-9

‘Toast!,’ a play composed of online reviews, comes to Scranton Oct. 1-2 and Wilkes-Barre Oct. 6-9
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From a press release:

Gaslight Theatre Company continues its 2016-­17 season with its original production of “Toast!,” which premieres at the Scranton Fringe Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 and continues for a second weekend Oct. 6-­9 at Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre Township.

Conceived by local author, playwright, and director David Parmelee, the play is composed entirely of online reviews of products purchased on a popular shopping site. Not a word has been added – only cuts made for brevity. The depth of human experience revealed in 120 short evaluations of toasters, coffeemakers, juicers, mousetraps, condoms, and toilet plungers is almost incredible, resulting in a hysterical, pathos­-filled look into the modern human condition.

Gaslight returns to the Scranton Fringe Festival to premiere “Toast!” on Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at The Leonard Theater (335 Adams Ave., Scranton). Gaslight will also present an additional weekend of performances Oct. 6­-8 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in their new performance space (200 East End Centre, Heinz Dr., Wilkes-­Barre Township).

Tickets for the Scranton Fringe Festival are $10 each or $7 for button holders, which can be purchased at various locations for a one-­time fee of $5. For more information about the
Scranton Fringe Festival and how to purchase tickets, visit

Tickets for the second weekend of performances will go on sale this Thursday, Sept. 22 and can be purchased at Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors.

Seating is general admission and limited, so advanced purchases are highly recommended. For more information, visit gaslight­ or the Facebook event page.

Gaslight Theatre Company was founded in 2003 with the mission to create impactful, innovative, and high-­quality theatre that enriches the lives of its artists and the community. Gaslight also serves as a community service organization, provides cultural education, and showcases local talent to the Wyoming Valley community.