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Gaslight Theatre presents Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Sunset Limited’ in Wilkes-Barre March 16-25

Gaslight Theatre presents Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Sunset Limited’ in Wilkes-Barre March 16-25
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From a press release:

The Gaslight Theatre Company will present Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy’s play “The Sunset Limited,” directed by Dane Bower, on Friday, March 16 and Sunday, March 25 at its theater in the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre.

“The Sunset Limited” is as unique and compelling a theatrical piece as you will find. The story – about two men with polar opposite views debating God, love, salvation, forgiveness, the human condition, and the state of the world – is written by Cormac McCarthy, known for such powerful dramatic works as “No Country for Old Men” and “The Road.” He later adapted it as a screenplay for a 2011 HBO film directed and executive produced by Tommy Lee Jones, who also starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson.

The play focuses on a single important day in the lives of two men known only as Black and White, strangers forced into one another’s lives when Black thwarts White’s effort to commit suicide by hurling himself in front of an oncoming subway train. Their ensuing conversation about purpose and worth becomes a literal matter of life and death, with Black doing all he can to give White the strength to carry on. What ensues is a sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes surprisingly funny, and always thought-provoking work of art that guarantees audience reflection long after they’ve left the theater.

Black will be played by Adam Moore of Wilkes-Barre, while White will be portrayed by Sam Falbo of Scranton.

Performances will be held on March 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m.

The Gaslight Theatre box office (200 East End Centre, Heinz Rd., Wilkes-Barre) will be open one hour prior to performances. Tickets​, which are​ ​$15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, are​ ​on​ ​sale​ ​now​ ​and​ ​can​ ​be​ ​purchased​ ​online​ ​via ​​Ticketfly or at the door; tickets are not available by phone.​

​Seating​ ​is​ ​general​ ​admission​ ​and limited​, ​so​ ​advanced​ ​purchases​ ​are​ ​highly​ ​recommended. Additionally, for any ticket sold online, Gaslight will donate $2 to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The Gaslight​ ​Theatre​ ​Company​ ​was​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​2003​ ​with​ ​the​ ​mission​ ​to​ ​create​ ​impactful, innovative,​ ​and​ ​high-quality​ ​theatre​ ​that​ ​enriches​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​local ​artists​ ​and​ the ​community.​