Actors Circle Presents “Dearly Departed”

Actors Circle Cathy and Justin

Cathy Risk Strauch, at left, a native of Dunmore, is shown in rehearsal with Justin O’Hearn for the upcoming presentation of Dearly Departed by Actors Circle.

Actors Circle will present Dearly Departed by David Botrell and Jesse Jones on Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 15 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.  Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 seniors, $8 students. On Thurs,Dec.  5, tickets are $8, general and seniors, and $6 students. For reservations call 570-342-9707, or email to  

Actors Circle brings back this drop-dead funny crowd favorite from 2008. Not since Steel Magnolias has a more colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics gathered below the Mason-Dixon line. When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone.

Directed by Mark Fryer, members of the cast include: Jeff Ginsberg, Linda C. Griffiths, Kelly Kapacs, Victoria Kusy, Lorrie Loughney, Justin O’Hearn, Bernard M. Ott, Brink Powell, Harry Powell, Tony Ranielli, Marcie Herman Riebe, Cathy Rist Strauch, a native of Dunmore, and Amanda VanBuskirk.

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