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 of Gaslight’s Playroom series, is a bold and exciting voice in local theatre. His unique blend of irreverent comedy and poignant introspection gives “The Pallbearers” a distinctly local feel, particularly in light of NBC’s recent report on heroin in Wilkes-Barre (which can be seen below).
“The Pallbearers” explores the lives of a group of high school friends and their struggle to find connection and compassion in a dark and cynical world. It runs Jan. 19, 20, and 21 at 8 p.m.; Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.; Jan. 26, 27, and 28 at 8 p.m.; and Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
Tickets for all eight performances, which are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors, can be purchased online via Ticketfly. Seating is general admission and limited, so advanced purchases are highly recommended.
Gaslight Theatre Company, traditionally known for its unique use of venues and pop-up performance spaces, is excited to continue its season in its new home in the East End Centre (200 East End Centre, Heinz Rd., Wilkes-Barre).
Gaslight Theatre Company was founded in 2003 with the mission to create impactful, innovative, and high-quality theatre that enriches the lives of our artists and community. Gaslight also serves as a community service organization, provides cultural education, and showcases local talent to the Wyoming Valley community.
For more information, visit gaslight-theatre.org.