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Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

From a press release: When “The Singularity” premiered at the Scranton Fringe Festival last year, the play’s dystopian themes with a wall separating people were already topical. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on this election year, a new version recorded in the style of an old radio drama seems to reflect the world outside even […]

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Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

The annual Scranton Fringe Festival is set to return on Sept. 24-Oct. 4, so it has not been canceled or postponed like so many other events have been due to the coronavirus. Its organizers and participants, however, have been forced to cancel many other live performances in the meantime, so the event launched its own […]

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Two young ladies star as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore March 20-22

Two young ladies star as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore March 20-22

From a press release: William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers comes to the Act Out Theatre Group’s stage in Dunmore on Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22. “Romeo and Juliet” is the love story of children from disputing families. Romeo, heartbroken over being denied by Rosaline, attends a celebration thrown by Lord […]

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Actors Circle presents classic play ‘On Golden Pond’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 19-29

Actors Circle presents classic play ‘On Golden Pond’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 19-29

From a press release: Community theatre group Actors Circle will present the classic play “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton on Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 29. Directed by Katie VonBergen, this is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home […]

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Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents Steinbeck classic ‘Of Mice and Men’ Jan. 10-12

Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents Steinbeck classic ‘Of Mice and Men’ Jan. 10-12

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group plans to bring the classic Great Depression story ​“Of Mice and Men” to its stage in Dunmore this Friday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 12. Based on the classic novella written by John Steinbeck, “Of Mice and Men” tells the tale of two great friends and their […]

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Barry Bostwick joins Barbara Eden on stage for ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1

Barry Bostwick joins Barbara Eden on stage for ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1

From a press release: When it was first announced back in June, Hal Linden was set to appear opposite Barbara Eden in the A.R. Gurney play “Love Letters” at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., but due to a scheduling conflict, Barry Bostwick will take his […]

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Gaslight Theatre ends annual ‘Playroom’ series with holiday shows at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 12-21

Gaslight Theatre ends annual ‘Playroom’ series with holiday shows at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 12-21

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will present its eighth and final installment of their annual “Playroom” series on Thursday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 21 at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, culminating in nine holiday-themed plays chronicled as “Playroom: Home for the Holidays.” The series, created by playwright and former artistic director/board member […]

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Marywood University Theatre presents Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ in Scranton Nov. 16-17

Marywood University Theatre presents Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ in Scranton Nov. 16-17

From a press release: Marywood University’s Music, Theatre, and Dance Department will present its fall production of the Jane Austen drama “Sense and Sensibility” on Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on the university’s campus in Scranton. This playful adaptation of […]

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Kids can learn about insects with ‘Bug Play’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 4-6

Kids can learn about insects with ‘Bug Play’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 4-6

From a press release: While the Scranton Fringe Festival hosts many unique and experimental shows for adults, it also provides fun and educational entertainment for kids. The New Collectives, a New York-based theatre and film collective, will premiere “Bug Play” at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library in downtown Scranton on Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, […]

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New Vintage Ensemble revives reinvented ‘Our Town’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 3-6

New Vintage Ensemble revives reinvented ‘Our Town’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 3-6

From a press release: In 2018, the New Vintage Ensemble production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” made its debut at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple to rave audience reviews. This fall, the local theatre group will return to the stage with a revival of this American theatre classic in their signature style […]

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