Calendar of Events: November 2018

crimson coCrimson Company Presents “As You Like It”

Shakespeare’s comedy of love and laughter comes to the Dunmore High School auditorium stage later this month.

The Crimson Company will present As You Like It on November 14, 15 and 16. Curtain rises at 7 p.m. sharp each evening.

NOTE: Due to the Dunmore Bucks’ recent win on the football field, the two planned performances on November 17th have been cancelled.

Tickets cost $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for students and seniors, and $5.00 for children under the age of five.

Veterans Workshop at Marywood

“Serving and Understanding our Veterans: Suicide Prevention, PTSD and Trauma Treatment, Regional Resources” will be presented on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in the Upper Main Dining Hall, at the Nazareth Student Center on the Marywood University campus. This program offers continuing education credits for a variety of professionals, including psychologists, counselors, educators, and social workers.

veteransThe program fee is $125, which includes CEUs, program, breakfast, and lunch. Members of the military and veterans will receive 20 percent off course registration.

Online registration is available at, by phone at 570-340-6061, or in person with cash or check made out to Marywood University, located at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.

To register by mail, mail registration form  with check or credit card, to Professional Continuing Education, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18509. Please provide an authorization letter from an agency providing payment, and fax to (570) 961-4798, or register by phone with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card, at (570) 340-6061.

actorsActors Circle Presents “Boy Meets Girl”

Actors Circle will present Boy Meets Girl by Bella &  Samuel Sewack on Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and  9. At Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 general, $10 seniors, and $8 students. On preview night which is scheduled Nov. 29, tickets are $8 general and Senior, and $6 students.  For reservations call 570-342-9707, or email to

Directed by Lou Bisignani, the show is played against a Hollywood background, and tells of a studio waitress who, coming into the office of a big-shot producer, announces she is going to have a baby. Two clever writers get the idea of starring the as  yet-unborn infant with Larry Toms, cowboy film hero.

Tickets are $12 General, $10 Seniors, $8 Students. On preview night for Boy Meets Girl, November 29, tickets are $8 General and Senior, and $6 Students.  Reservations call 570-342-9707, or email to

“Hodge Podge III” at Anthracite Opera

Anthracite Opera Company will present Hodge Podge III, a show featuring classic pieces from opera and other Broadway tunes, on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. Directed by Anthracite founder, Gary Richards, the musical performance will be presented at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, corner of Ash Street and Taylor Avenue, Scranton.

Performers include professional and semi professional singers, and other fine performers from the NEPA area. Special guest artists who will be performing are the barbershop quartet Vocal Accord, whose members are: Don Overdorff, Raleigh Bloch, Dane Bower and Lou Volpetti.

Cost for show is $15, payable at the door. For more information, contact Gary Richards at 570-335-7702.

Phoenix Theatrics Presents “Starlight Express”

Phoenix Theatrics will revive for its Starlight Express for its 10th year anniversary due to  popular demand. The show is completely done on heelys, running races on a track around the theatre built just for the production. Dates are Nov. 9 to 18, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 o’clock at Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 409 Main St., Duryea. Tickets are $12 at the door or call the box office at 570-457-3589

This is a show the whole family can enjoy with high speed racing and special effects.  Bring the family and root for your winning train. Music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Director is Lee LaChette with Jackie Legg as musical director.


Wind Concert at Marywood

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will hold its fall Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony concert on Sunday, Nov. 11,, at 4 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.  F. David Romines, D.M.A., music, theatre, and dance department co-chair and director of bands at Marywood University, will conduct the concert.

Patrick J. Burns will serve as the guest artist at the concert. Mr. Burns is an adjunct professor of music at Montclair State University, N.J.  As a clarinetist, Burns has performed with many professional ensembles in the New York metro area.

For information about the concert, email, or call (570) 348-6268.

Free Family Concert at Marywood

Marywood University’s Symphony Orchestra will perform a Family Concert on Friday, Nov.  9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The performance is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the world premiere of a piece by composer, Karen Neifeh-Harmon, titled “Celtic Princess of the Danube.” Nearly 100 young music students from Marywood University’s String Project, as well as from schools in Philadelphia and Oklahoma, will join the University’s Orchestra on stage for this piece, which tells the story of the mysterious princess through music.

Other music in the program will include Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals,” Rossini’s “Overture to the Barber of Seville,” and Vaughan Williams’ “English Folksong Suite,” and “Greensleeves.”

Marywood University’s String Project is an after-school, pre-collegiate program for students ages 7-18. Participants take small-group lessons in violin, viola, cello, and double bass; participate in orchestra; and perform in concerts. String Project participants are divided into three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) based on experience.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, please visit, or call (570) 348-6268.

alzheimersFree Memory Screenings

As part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) National Memory Screening Program, Marywood University will offer free, confidential memory screenings on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

The screenings will be held from 9 a.m.–7 p.m., at the Psychological Services Center in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. The screenings are free and open to the public.

Qualified healthcare professions will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health, and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks and last approximately 10 minutes.

According to event organizer, Brooke Cannon, Ph.D., professor of psychology and clinical neuropsychologist, “Annual memory screenings, like regular physical exams, allow for identification of potential cognitive problems and monitoring of already existing impairment.”

Trained and supervised by Dr. Cannon, advanced clinical psychology doctoral students will administer the screenings. While screening results do not provide a diagnosis, individuals with below-normal scores, or those who have concerns, will be encouraged to pursue a full medical exam and additional cognitive testing.

AFA suggests memory screenings for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; who believe they are at risk due to a family history of dementia; or who want to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons.

Warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease include forgetting people’s names and events, asking repetitive questions, loss of verbal or written skills, confusion and personality changes.

For additional information about National Memory Screening Day at Marywood University, call the Psychological Services Center, at (570) 348-6269.


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