Theatre

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Historic fight for Pennsylvania miners retold in emotional one-man play in Scranton

ARCHIVES: Historic fight for Pennsylvania miners retold in emotional one-man play in Scranton

In the basement of the rectory of St. John Neumann Parish in Scranton on Wednesday night, the spirit of the area’s “Labor Priest,” Rev. John J. Curran, was resurrected for one night of live theater. Award-winning actor Gary Anderson, who was in town to portray historical lawyer Clarence Darrow in “Honoring the Judiciary: Clarence Darrow’s […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ premieres as Broadway revives ‘That Championship Season’

ARCHIVES: Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ premieres as Broadway revives ‘That Championship Season’

Before actor and playwright Jason Miller was directed by award-winning filmmakers like William Friedkin, he was the star of a short film by an inexperienced college student. As he often shied away from the national spotlight, Miller probably enjoyed the latter more. Rebecca Ferris, founder of Cottage Films in New Orleans, grew up in Scranton […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Scranton filmmaker tells actor Jason ‘Miller’s Tale’ in upcoming documentary

ARCHIVES: Scranton filmmaker tells actor Jason ‘Miller’s Tale’ in upcoming documentary

Rebecca Ferris, like many people in Scranton, knew actor/playwright Jason Miller years before his untimely death in 2001. What puzzled her, though, was why the actor surrendered his virtually overnight national success for regional theatre and the quiet life of his hometown. It’s a question that many have asked over the years, so Ferris decided […]

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