NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Jim Breuer performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 30

Comedian Jim Breuer performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 30

From a press release: With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and actor Kevin James returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 24

Comedian and actor Kevin James returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 24

From a press release: It was announced today that comedian and actor Kevin James will make his long-awaited return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m., presented by the Kirby Center and AM Productions. Tickets, which are $36, $52, and $76, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Cloudy with a chance of death – Scranton horror movie ‘Deatherman’ comes to VHS

ARCHIVES: Cloudy with a chance of death – Scranton horror movie ‘Deatherman’ comes to VHS

Many horror directors have gone down in cinema history for attempting to make a good, scary film and instead producing B-movie schlock. Bobby Keller, however, failed as a filmmaker in a much different way. “My original plan was to make a movie so bad that it was unwatchable, but I feel like I failed in […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Peter Mayhew reflects on Chewbacca and a Wookiee-sized life before Wizard World Philadelphia

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: Peter Mayhew reflects on Chewbacca and a Wookiee-sized life before Wizard World Philadelphia

It’s hard to believe that “Star Wars” just turned 35 this past week and it’s still as culturally relevant and significant to all of us as ever. Like most young boys, I grew up watching the original saga on television and my worn-out trilogy of VHS tapes – I still have a “Return of the […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Paul Sorvino remembers ‘artistic brother’ Jason Miller as Broadway revives ‘Championship Season’

ARCHIVES: Paul Sorvino remembers ‘artistic brother’ Jason Miller as Broadway revives ‘Championship Season’

When Paul Sorvino first met playwright and fellow actor Jason Miller, he immediately left a lasting impression as they locked eyes with a look he would never forget. Within hours of their first meeting, Sorvino was sure that his life, and his career, would be changed forever by the man and his work. As Miller’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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