Dunmorean Honored at College Theatre Festival

Dunmore theater student

Alex Murray of Dunmore, a sophomore theater major in Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department was among students who recently participated in and received honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), held at Montclair State University, N.J.

Murray, at left, received a certificate of merit for his participation in the devised theatre competition.

At center is recent alumna, Tiffany Atkins, Tunkhannock, who received honorary mention in the scenic design category for her design of Wonder of the World.

At right is Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor of theatre and director of the theatre program at Marywood University.


Actors Circle Presents “Wait Until Dark”

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Peter Miles and Marnie Azzarelli are shown in a scene from the thriller “Wait Until Dark,” which is being presented this week by Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse.

Actors Circle will present the thriller Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott at Providence Playhouse, 2356 Providence Road, Scranton, Feb . 7, 8, 9 and 10, directed by Kaylah Hodgins of Avoca. A new member of the board of director of Actors Circle, Hodgins is making her directorial debut with the theater organization.

Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 senior citizens, and $8 student.

For reservations, call 570-342-9707, or email to tickets@actorscircle.com. All reservations are held until 10 minutes before show time.

Marnie Azzarelli, of Scranton, portrays a blind woman, Susy, who is left alone in her apartment to deal with a group of conmen hatching an elaborate scheme. The conmen are portrayed by Chris Eibach of Dunmore as Harry Roat Jr. and Peter Miles of Avoca as Mike Talman. Sgt. Carlino is played by Rafe Rickard of Pittston. The cast is rounded out by Abby Hanson, Avoca, was Gloria, and Michael Jadajeski of Scranton as Sam Hendrix.

A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene.

This show is presented through a special grant from Lackawanna County for the Arts, and special arrangement through Samuel French, Inc.

Actor’s Circle to Present “Boy Meets Girl”

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Actors Circle is presenting “Boy Meets Girl” by Bella and Samuel Spewack. Directed by Lou Bisignani, the show will take place on December 6, 7, 8, and 9.

A zany comedy played against a Hollywood background, “Boy Meets Girl” tells of a studio waitress who, coming into the office of a big-shot producer, announces she is going to have a baby. Two clever writers get the idea of starring the as – yet – unborn infant with Larry Toms, cowboy film hero.

Shows are presented at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students. For reservations call 570-342-9707 or email to tickets@actorscircle.com.

Cast members shown from left include from left: Jeff Ginsberg, KK Gordon, and John Arena.