Actors Circle to Present Steel Magnolias

Actors Circle presents Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. This comedy-drama is set in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin at Truvy’s in-home beauty parlor where a group of women regularly gather and discuss things about their lives. 

Directed by Eric Lutz, the cast includes: Norine Maier as M’Lynn, and Jessica McGuigan as her daughter, Shelby; Jennifer Frey Abdalla as Truvy, and Rachel Lucille Woodworth as her awkwardly shy assistant, Annelle; Kelly Kapacs as the curmudgeon Ouiser, and Susan Parrick as Clairee, her sweet friend.. 

Others on the production staff include: David Alejandro Smith as Stage Manager, Cathy Rist Strauch and Jeff Ginsberg as producers, and Casey Thomas assisting with set and design. 

Show dates are April 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, and May 1. Curtain is 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays;, Sundays at 2 p.m.; Saturdays on April 23 at 1 p.m., and April 29 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $12 General, $10, Senior, $8 Student; and on Thursday, April 21: $8 General and Senior, $6 Student. For reservations email to, or call 570-342-9707.

Actors Circle is supported in part by a grant from the Lackawanna County Grant for the Arts and Culture, and the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

Actors Circle Presents “The Dining Room” This Month

Cast members  in A. R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room,” to be presented by Actors Circle from March 10-20 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, include, from left: Cathy Rist Strauch, Scott Rave, Ray Thomas, Tom Malone, Jessi Teevan, Lisa Chokola, Justin O’Hearn, and Katie O’Hearn.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Sunday at 2. Call 570-342-9706 for reservations.

Actors Circle Presents “My Three Angels”

Cast members of “My Three Angels” by Actor’s Circle include, seated from left: Tony Thomas, John Bubul and Ray Hopkins. Standing, same order: Jennifer Frey Abdalla, Patrick Dalrymple, Susan Parrick, Katie VonBergen, Jeff Ginsberg, Emma Ross, and Cathy Rist Strauch, director.

Actors Circle will present the classic comedy, My Three Angels by Samuel and Bella Spewack at Providence Playhouse, 1259 Providence Road, Scranton. Dates are Feb. 17-20 and Feb. 24-27, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 senior citizens, and $8 students. On Thursday Feb. 17, tickets will be $8 general admission and senior citizens and $6 for students.

Directed by Cathy Rist Strauch, the show is about three convicts, employed as roofers by a family, who set out to help that family in a special way, and in doing so, redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family. 

Members of the cast include: the three angels: John Bubul, Tony Thomas, Ray Hopkins; the family: Jeff Ginsberg (also a co-producer), Katie VonBergen, Emma Ross; Jennifer Frey Abdalla, Patrick Dalrymple, Susan Parrick (also assistant director, stage manager, and costume and prop mistress), and Joe Rocco  (also an understudy). Others helping with the show are Mark Fryer, co-producer; Bob Spalletta and David A.

Following CDC and Lackawanna County Emergency guidelines, masks are required for this event.  Call for reservations at 570-342-9707.