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 to Present “The Mousetrap”


From the best-selling author of all time and the Dame of murder-mystery storytelling, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap holds the world record for the longest running theatrical production, mesmerizing audiences for more than 60 years. The plot involves a snowstorm which traps a group of strangers with an unknown killer.

Actors Circle brings back this show to Providence Playhouse, having presented it in 2004, with Cathy Rist Strauch and Mike Lally reprising their roles, and Sam Troy, who then portrayed Trotter, now portraying Mr. Paravicini.  Sam Troy is also directing this show for the second time.

The production is planned for March 8-11 and 15-18 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 seniors, and $8 for students. Special prices on Thursday, March 8, are $8 for general admission and seniors and $6 for students. For reservations call 570-342-9707, or email to  Visit us on Facebook.

Cast members include Mark Fryer, Kaylah Hodgins, Mike Lally, Eric Lutz, Peter Miles, Susan Parrick, Cathy Rist Strauch, and Sam Troy.