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Discover millennial ‘#vanlife’ with New Vintage Ensemble at Cooperage in Honesdale March 2-3

Discover millennial ‘#vanlife’ with New Vintage Ensemble at Cooperage in Honesdale March 2-3
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From a press release:

In a world where the perfectly tailored photo gallery now defines your success, beauty, mature palate, and ultimate happiness, what if your life is anything but a pretty picture? You move into a van. You become unhinged. You document everything.

The Scranton theatre group New Vintage Ensemble will present an original Chalk & Cheese Production, “#vanlife,” at The Cooperage in Honesdale on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Casey Thomas and Kimmie Leff are Scranton natives, friends, thespians, and members of the New Vintage Ensemble. They have based their play on a growing movement called “van life.” Van life, itself, is a growing trend among millennials that is a renewed interest in the American road trip mixed with the hippie lifestyle and a smattering of social media. This will be a can’t-miss comedy of two friends with contents under pressure, unimaginable circumstances, and tickling triumphs, all unshowered. This March, the shit will surely hit the van.

“#vanlife” debuted at the 2017 Scranton Fringe Festival last September and is popping up in Honesdale before driving off to the 2018 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival in April. This is the New Vintage Ensemble and Cooperage’s third year of partnership with support from the John and Helen Villanueva Foundation.

Doors at The Cooperage (1030 Main St., Honesdale) open at 7:30 p.m. This event is BYOB. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To make a reservation, e-mail or call 570-253-2020.

The Cooperage is operated by The Cooperage Project, a nonprofit organization whose objective is to cultivate social awareness and foster civic engagement in Honesdale through a wide range of activities and events in order to build a strong and vibrant community.

Founded in 2013, the New Vintage Ensemble is a collective of actors from Northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to producing innovative and interactive theater while helping the art community of the greater Scranton region thrive. Their distinctive style and passion for engaging audiences has resulted in award-winning and internationally-recognized productions (“Pride & Prejudice,” 2013), as well as regional premieres of original works.

To keep up to date with upcoming performance announcements and future New Vintage Ensemble shows, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or visit

To learn more about the New Vintage Ensemble and its partnership with The Cooperage Project, listen to Episode 60 of the original NEPA Scene Podcast with Scranton Fringe Festival Executive Director Conor O’Brien and NVE member Simone Daniel: