Actors Circle to present “Mornings at Seven”

Among the cast members of “Mornings at Seven” to be performed by Actor’s Circle in March are, from left: Debra Demming, Mike Lally, and Cathy Rist Strauch, a native of Dunmore.

Actors Circle will presents the comedy “Mornings at Seven” by Paul Osborn, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton on March 2-5 and March 10-12. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., and  Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 General, $12 Senior, $10 Student; and on Thursday, March 2,  all tickets are $10.  

This charming portrait of smalltown, America, takes place at a time when life was simple, with no computers or internet. The life of four sisters is upended as they deal with the changes some family members decide to take on.  You will find a connection with your own family in watching the interactions of these characters. 

Staff members for the upcoming production of “Mornings at Seven” by Actors Circle include, from left: Britt Demming, assistant director; Jason Narcoonis, assistant to directors; Jessi Teevan, director; E. J. Leeson, understudy, and Mark Fryer, producer. The show opens on March 2 at Providence Playhouse.

This production is presented through special grants from the Lackawanna County for the Arts and Culture, and The  Scranton Area Community Foundation.

For reservations, call 570-342-9707.

This show is directed by Jessi Teevan, with Britt Demming as assistant director, and assistant to the directors is Jason Narcoonis. Producers are Mark Fryer and Harry Adelman.

Members of the cast are Debra Demming, Jeff Ginsberg, April Holgate, Ray Hopkins, Nina Kemp, Mike Lally, Harry Powell, Cathy Rist Strauch, a native of Dunmor;, Poshi Walker, Reed Walker, and E.J. Leeson of Dunmore is understudy.  

Actors Circle presents “The Mountaintop” this month

Actors Circle will present The Mountaintop by American playwright Katori Hall, a fictional depiction of Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s last night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination in 1968. 

Show dates are Jan. 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2023. Thursday performances begin at 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhouse,1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. 

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $10 students. On Jan. 12, all tickets are $10. Call 570-342-9707 for reservations. 

The show is presented in association with the Greater Scranton MLK Commission, Cathy Hardaway, committee chairperson, with special grants from the Lackawanna County for the Arts and Culture, and The  Scranton Area Community Foundation. 

 Darrius Pantophlet will portray Martin Luther King, Jr., and Shanay Figueroa will portray Camae.

Directed by Charisse Peaten and Mark Fryer, Harry Adelman and Jeff Ginsberg are producers. Cathy Rist Strauch is publicist, assisted by Jessi Teevan. 

Theater critic Charles Spencer in The Daily Telegraph wrote of the production at Trafalgar Studios “It is a beautiful and startling piece, beginning naturalistically before shifting gear into something magical, spiritual and touching.” 

The play premiered on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Sept. 22, 2011, with an official opening on Oct. 13. Samuel L. Jackson made his Broadway debut in the role of Dr. King along with Angela Bassett as his co-star who portrayed Camae.

Actors Circle to present “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Actors Circle opens its 41st season with Oscar Wilde’s comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. The show runs Sep 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Times are 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 general, $12 seniors, and $10 students. Thursday, Sept. 8, tickets are discounted at $10 general and seniors, $8 students. For reservations, call 570-342-9707. Tony Thomas is director.

Cast members are Brian Reese, Ray Hopkins, Rachel Lucille Woodworth, Natasha Bogutski, Jessi Teevan, Lisa Chokola, Mark Fryer, Seth Golden, and Jeff Ginsberg. Cathy Rist Strauch is producer, and Justin O’Hearn is stage manager.

Shown here are Brian Reese as Jack Worthing and Natasha Bogutski at Gwendolen Fairfax.