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Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre explores gay relationships and faith in ‘Next Fall’ May 18-27

Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre explores gay relationships and faith in ‘Next Fall’ May 18-27
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From a press release:

The Gaslight Theatre Company will close its 2016-17 season with the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated play “Next Fall” by Geoffrey Nauffts on Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. at its theater in the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre.

This 2010 Tony-nominated play for Best Play and Best Direction takes an amusing, witty, and provocative look at faith, commitment, and unconditional love. While Luke is devoutly religious, Adam is not, a fundamental flaw that plagues their otherwise untroubled five-year relationship with turbulence. When a tragic accident comes between them, Adam must evaluate everything he thought he knew about trust and hope and turn to those he least expected: Luke’s family.

Despite the play’s central focus on a pair of new-age, star-crossed lovers, “Next Fall” goes far beyond a love story. This timely and captivating new American play, directed by Gaslight’s Brandi George, compels us all to examine what it means to believe and what it might cost us not to. The cast includes Eric Lutz as Adam, Jonathan Wallace as Luke, Lydia Traill as Holly, Christa Manning as Arlene, Sean McKeown as Butch, and Seth Golden as Brandon.

“Next Fall” will run for two weekends, Thursday through Saturday, with performances on May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27 at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.

General admission tickets, which are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, can be purchased online via Ticketfly or at the door. Advanced purchases are highly recommended, as seating is limited and reservations cannot be taken.

Gaslight Theatre Company, traditionally known for its unique use of venues and pop-up performance spaces, is excited to close its current season after a successful year in its new home in the East End Centre (200 East End Centre, Heinz Rd., Wilkes-Barre). Gaslight can be found between the Suds Be Gone Laundromat and Gabe’s.

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, call 570-266-8565 or visit