Actors Circle To Present “Rule of Three”

Actors Circle is presenting Agatha Christie’s Rule of Three, which features three short plays: Afternoon at the Seaside, The Rats, and The Patient

Directed by Kate Martin and Peter Miles the show continues Thursday through Saturday, Feb., 6, 7, 8, at 8 p.m., and Sunday Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 seniors,and  $8 students.. This trilogy is presented at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road. in Scranton. 

Call 570-342-9707 for reservations or email to tickets at Reservations are held until 10 minutes before show time.

Dunmoreans who are working on this show include Crista Gaskill and Katie Gardier, as well as Dunmore native Cathy Rist Strauch.

Other members include: Marnie Azzarelli, Emma Holmes, Emily Knoepful, Gerardo Barone, Rafe Rickard, Justin O’Hearn, Katie O’Hearn, and Grace Kapacs. Stephanie Booth,  Connor Martin, and producers Lou Bisignani and J.P. McGowan.

Afternoon at the Seaside concerns a whimsical day by the sea in a British resort, where an emerald necklace has been stolen and the inspector must investigate an extraordinary mix of characters. 

The Rats features adulterous lovers, Sandra and David, who are called to the Torrance’s flat for evening drinks, only to find nobody home. What first appears to be a simple mix-up of dates, turns to something far more sinister when the pair are locked in and then framed for murder.

In The Patient, the title character has been horribly injured in a fall from her balcony. She is unable to communicate, and it could have been an accident, attempted suicide, or even worse, a cold-blooded murder. As relatives gather around her hospital bed, the tension builds as Mrs. Wingfield tries to convey a message that could solve the mystery.

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.

THIS MONTH: NEPA Premiere of “Lombardi” Play

lombardi playActors Circle will present the NEPA premiere of Lombardi by Eric Simonson, based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss on Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27, and Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 

Directed by David Hunisch, performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for students. On Thursday, Oct. 24, tickets are discounted to $8 for general admission and seniors; $6 for students.

For tickets email, or call 570-342-9707.  All reservations are held until 10 minutes before showtime.  For more information visit, or AC’s face book page.

The play is about five-time NFL champion and two-time Super Bowl champion, Coach Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers. Characters also include his players Dave Robinson, Jim Taylor, and Paul Hornung; the press, and his wife, Marie. Please be aware that Lombardi contains some adult language.