Theater Listings: May 25 to 31, 2016

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Rory Giovannucci and David Hunisch will appear in the Actors Circle production of ‘Doctor Cook’s Garden’ playing through June 5 at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton.

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    THIS WEEK: May 25 to 31, 2016

    Mr. Lincoln, a one-man performance by Tom Byrn as Abraham Lincoln, whose life flashes before him after he is shot by John Wilkes Booth. Presented by the East Lynne Theater Company at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 221 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. May 26 to 28; 3 p.m. May 29. 570-784-8181.

    Doctor Cook’s Garden, a suspense melodrama about a seemingly kindly New England doctor who is keeping a mysterious secret. Presented by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. May 26 to June 5 with performances 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. 570-342-9707.

    Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Neil Simon’s comedy about a married man concerned that the sexual revolution of the 1960s is passing him by. Performed by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 p.m. May 27 and 28; 3 p.m. May 29. 570-454-5451.

    An Evening of One-Act Plays, performances of “Please Have a Seat and Someone Will Be with You Shortly” and “Mischief Night” (written by Wyoming Area junior Eve Urban), performed by the Wyoming Area Drama Club. Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 7 p.m. May 28. Admission is a donation to the local food bank.

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    A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece filmed live from the National Theatre in London with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois and Ben Foster as Stanley. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. June 5 and 19. $14, $12 seniors, $10 students. 570-996-1500.

    Golden Days of Radio, a performance of old-time radio shows with authentic sound effects. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 7. Free. 570-996-1500.

    School of Rock, the Broadway musical which follows Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe rock star working as a substitute teacher, who creates his own curriculum turning his class into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing rock band. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. June 10 to 19 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10 students. Reservations: 570-457-3589.

    The Little Mermaid, Disney’s fishy musical fable based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale about the mermaid Ariel who falls in love with a human and longs to leave the sea to pursue him. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 8 p.m. June 10-11; July 1 and 8; 2 and 8 p.m. June 18, 25; July 2 and 9; 3 p.m. June 12, 19 and 26; July 3 and 10. $20. 570-868-8212.

    Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical, a heartfelt and funny look at the trials and tribulations of adults entering mid-life. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. June 10 to 26 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before showtime. $18 show only; $35 with dinner. Reservations: 570-283-2195.

    Assassins, the Stephen Sondheim musical that explores the dark side of history’s Presidential assassins from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. Performed by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. June 17 to 26 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-454-5451.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s delightful comedy of fairies, young lovers and a crew of bumbling players trying to perform a play for the Duke’s wedding. Performed by the Gamut Theatre Group outdoors at Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. June 25. Free. Bring a blanket or chair. 570-996-1500.

    Les Liaisons Dangereuses, the play about games of seduction and revenge between former lovers the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont, filmed live at the National Theatre in London. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. July 10 and 24. $14, $12 seniors, $10 students. 570-996-1500.

    Funny Girl, the musical portrayal of famed actress and comedian Fanny Brice. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. July 29 to Aug. 14 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

    Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, the country superstar’s musical about three female co-workers pushed to the boiling point by their sexist, egotistical bigot of a boss. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Sept. 2 to 25 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

    Heathers: The Musical, the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: The Heathers. Performed by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Oct. 14 to 23 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Mature content. 570-454-5451.

    Bonnie and Clyde, the story of the famed Depression-era bank robbers set to music by “Jekyll and Hyde” composer Frank Weildhorn. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Oct. 14 to 30 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

    Arsenic and Old Lace, the mystery-comedy about two elderly sisters who are devoted to charity and family — but have a habit of befriending lonely men and poisoning them with arsenic-laced elderberry wine. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. Nov. 11 to 20 with performances 7 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 1 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. 570-868-8212.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Theater Bus Trip to the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster for a performance of “Samson.” June 8 with a departure time at 7:45 a.m. from the Pittston Plaza. $103 includes transportation, show, meal, tip and a smorgasbord lunch at Shady Maple Farm Market. Reservations: 570-654-9710.

    Theater Bus Trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster for a performance of the “Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade Show.” Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Pittston on Sept. 17 with a 9:45 a.m. departure from the Pittston Plaza. $108 includes transportation, show ticket, tips and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Reservations: 570-603-1915.

    Theater Bus Trip to the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster for a performance of “Samson.” Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Pittston on Nov. 1 with a 11 a.m. departure from the Pittston Plaza. $118 includes transportation, show ticket, tips and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Reservations: 570-603-1915.

    Rory Giovannucci and David Hunisch will appear in the Actors Circle production of ‘Doctor Cook’s Garden’ playing through June 5 at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_5.27-stage-Dr.-Cook-Rory-David-1.jpgRory Giovannucci and David Hunisch will appear in the Actors Circle production of ‘Doctor Cook’s Garden’ playing through June 5 at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton.