Actors Circle Sets New Season

Members of the cast of the current production of “Deathtrap” being presented by Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse include, in the foreground from left: Jennifer Frey Abdalla, Scott Rave, Kelly Ann Walsh, Joe Palumbo and Eric Lutz. In the back is Casey Thomas, director.

Actors Circle board of directors has announced their upcoming 40th Season.

Members of the board include: founder Lou Bisignani, president Mark Fryer, vice president Linda C. Griffiths, secretary Cathy Rist Strauch, treasurer Harry Adelman, Dr. Robert Spalletta, Dr. John McInerney, JP McGowan, Jeannine McGowan, Jeff Ginsberg, Bernie Ott, David A. Smith, Kate Martin, and Marnie Azzarelli. 

The season includes several comedies and a classic drama. In order, the six plays include:Deathtrap, by Ira Levin; 4 Weddings and an Elvis, by Nancy Frick; My Three Angels by Samuel and Bella Spewack, The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney; Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling; and His Girl, Friday, written by Bob Spalletta as an adaptation of the original movie, written by Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht.

The first show, the comedic thriller Deathtrap, is being presented Oct. 7, 8, 9,and 10, with Casey Thomas as director. Cathy Rist Strauch and Jeff Ginsberg are producers. Art Walsh is set designer/builder with Casey Thomas. Cast members are: Joe Palumbo, Kelly Ann Walsh, Eric Lutz, Jennifer Frey Abdalla, and Scott Rave.

All shows are presented at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m.;, Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are: $12 general, $10 senior, $8 student, and first Thursday show prices at $8 general and senior, $6 student. For reservations, call 570-342-9707, or email to

Actors Circle Production Postponed

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Playing the leading roles in “On Golden Pond,” to be presented at a date to be announced by Actors Circle are Bob Thomas and Carol Davis.

Due to the Coronavirus, Actors Circle has postponed the opening of “On Golden Pond.” Please stay in touch on Facebook or call our theatre for the most up to date information, and to make reservations, when we do  confirm our dates, 570-342-9707.

Actors Circle will present “On Golden Pond,” by Ernest Thompson, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Scranton onThursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., on dates to be announced. 

Tickets are $12, General $10 Seniors, $8 Students; Thursday prices are discounted:  $8 General and Seniors, $6 Students. Reservations Call 570-342-9707, or email to  All reservations are held 10 minutes until show time.

Directed by Katie VonBergen, this well known classic tells the story of Norman Thayer and his energetic wife, Ethel, who have been spending the summers at their lakeside home on Golden Pond for 48 years, fishing and watching for loons. It is then that, their divorced daughter, Chelsea, her new fiancé and his teenage son make an unexpected visit.

Cast members include Bob Taylor as Norman Thayer, Carol Davis as Ethel Thayer, Marcie Herman Riebe as Chelsea, Eric Lutz as Billy Ray, Michael Semus Fenton-Kapacs as Billy Ray, Jr., and Jeff Ginsberg as Charlie Martin.


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.