Scranton Shakespeare Festival Returns This Month

Another decade of free, professional theater is coming to Northeastern Pennsylvania as Scranton Shakespeare Festival is busy gearing up for Season 11. This summer, SSF’s repertory of Shakespearean plays and musicals will transport audiences to worlds both known and unknown, futuristic and nostalgic.⁠

The 2022 season will open with a musical originally planned for Summer 2020. “We Will Rock You,” the Queen jukebox musical set in a not-far off Orwellian world, will be followed by one of William Shakespeare’s earliest romantic comedies, “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” which is evocative of all your favorite 90s romance movies.

Then, Scranton Shakes presents the decadent and highly-stylized musical “Sweet Charity,” based on a Federico Fellini film, written for the stage by Neil Simon, and directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse.

The season will conclude with SSF’s Youth Ensemble’s second inaugural production with the dark and daring cult classic “Heathers the Musical.”⁠

All shows will be performed at Lackawanna College Theater and at a renovated, intimate venue at The Marketplace at Steamtown.

⁠Box office opens June 23. Performances begin June 30.