Sara Pokorny

‘Little Women: The Broadway Musical’ sings praises of strong females at Misericordia

‘Little Women: The Broadway Musical’ sings praises of strong females at Misericordia

Before Katniss Everdeen, Hermione Granger, Buffy Summers and, hell, even Wonder Woman, there was a group of fictional girls that embodied female empowerment, and one in particular who could give today’s leading ladies a run for their money – and they were created in the mind of Louisa May Alcott nearly 150 years ago. This […]

 Sara Pokorny

Vivian Shipley reads from the humorous side of her poetry at Misericordia on March 16

Vivian Shipley reads from the humorous side of her poetry at Misericordia on March 16

Up until her early 30s, Vivian Shipley never wrote a poem in her life. It’s an attribute you wouldn’t think to pin on her, considering her accolades: a two-time recipient of the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Library of Congress’s Connecticut Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Literary Community, the Connecticut Book […]

 Sara Pokorny

Express Clydesdales gallop into Wilkes-Barre and Scranton to raise funds for local children’s hospital

Express Clydesdales gallop into Wilkes-Barre and Scranton to raise funds for local children’s hospital

The black-and-white beasts stand 6 feet tall at the shoulder, weigh 2,000 pounds apiece, and have hooves as large as dinner plates – but they aren’t beasts, at all, and are actually known as “gentle giants.” In fact, the Clydesdales will be hanging out at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre tonight eagerly awaiting […]

 Sara Pokorny

Driving backwards moves ‘Backwards Bob’ forward in life and his Monster Jam career

Driving backwards moves ‘Backwards Bob’ forward in life and his Monster Jam career

Monster Jam trucker one of many to be featured this weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

Watching an enormous truck fly through the air, crushing cars and spinning about on huge wheels, is astonishing in itself – but what if it were doing it all backwards? OK, so maybe the actual act of driving backwards is untrue, but the Backwards Bob truck definitely gives off the impression that driver Bryan Wright […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ is a farce that’s just as fun to perform as it is to watch in Wilkes-Barre

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ is a farce that’s just as fun to perform as it is to watch in Wilkes-Barre

The hilarious play runs tonight through the weekend at King’s College

What can go wrong, will go on – and in “Moon Over Buffalo,” it most certainly does. The latest production from King’s College, set to hit the stage Feb. 20-23, tells the story of George and Charlotte Hay, actors who are past their career prime. They are still partaking in shows, and just when things […]

 Sara Pokorny

Gaslight Theatre Company unleashes ‘God of Carnage’ on Lackawanna College in Scranton

Gaslight Theatre Company unleashes ‘God of Carnage’ on Lackawanna College in Scranton

Thought-provoking play on parenting and relationships premieres locally tonight through Feb. 1

e are a culture that loves to take a look into the lives of others – a glance at a Facebook news feed or a tabloid magazine cover will tell you as much. It only makes sense, then, that the latest production from the Gaslight Theatre Company, “God of Carnage,” may be simple on the […]

 Sara Pokorny

Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s ‘Read to Lead’ project and fundraiser at Bottlenecks benefits Osterhout Library

Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s ‘Read to Lead’ project and fundraiser at Bottlenecks benefits Osterhout Library

Event on Saturday, Jan. 17 includes music by MiZ, food, drinks, and auction baskets

A book is so much more than ink and paper – it’s a portal to other worlds, a way to endlessly educate oneself. And, even more, a library is more than a building to house such things – it’s a place of community, comfort, and education. One group from the 2015 Leadership Wilkes-Barre class recognizes […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet director Bill Mutimer

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet director Bill Mutimer

It’s been a long – but fun – process, and it will all come to a head with a pointy hat on top on Dec. 19 when “The Happy Elf” opens at the Scranton Cultural Center. “The Happy Elf” is a musical comedy by Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Harry Connick, Jr. […]

 Sara Pokorny

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

Author Eleanor Gwyn-Jones continues her England-to-Scranton story with ‘Jazz Hands’

The 'Brit Out of Water' series pulls from some of her own life experiences and observations

Enna Peterson is back, but this time around, the comedic heroine that has sprung from the mind of (and is loosely based upon) Scranton resident Eleanor Gwyn-Jones is in an entirely different place than when we last saw her. “Jazz Hands,” which was released officially Tuesday, will be celebrated tonight at POSH at the Scranton […]

 Sara Pokorny

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet music director Sheri Melcher

‘The Happy Elf’ Nice List: Meet music director Sheri Melcher

It’s been a long – but fun – process, and it will all come to a head with a pointy hat on top on Dec. 19 when “The Happy Elf” opens at the Scranton Cultural Center. “The Happy Elf” is a musical comedy by Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Harry Connick, Jr. […]

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