THIS WEEK: Nov. 16 to 22, 2016
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. 7 p.m. Nov. 17; 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19; 3 p.m. Nov. 20. $20. 570-868-8212.
Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe, a theatrical adaptation of four tales and poems: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Performed by the Coughlin/GAR Players at GAR High School, 250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18; 2 p.m. Nov. 20. $7, $5 students. 570-406-3976.
Whose Wives Are They Anyway? A bedroom farce about two well-meaning businessmen on a golf outing who run into their new CEO who wants to meet their wives. The golfers produce two impersonators but things get sticky when the actual wives arrive on the scene. George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building, 133 N. River St., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 to 19. $12; $7 seniors, $5 students. 570-208-5825.
Little Shop of Horrors, the sci-fi smash musical about meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn who stumbles across a new breed of plant — that lives on blood! Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19; 2 p.m. Nov. 20. $10, $5 students and seniors. 570-408-4540.
Leveling Up, Deborah Zoe Laufer’s poignant coming-of-age story that draws connections between the virtual lives of three video-game playing twenty-somethings and the real world they encounter when one of them applies for a government job. Royal Theater, McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts, University of Scranton. 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19; 2 p.m. Nov. 20. $10, $7 students and seniors. 570-941-4318.
Things My Mother Taught Me, a comedy about a young couple moving into a Chicago apartment thankfully without the benefit of parents — until both sets show up “to help.” Presented by students at Wyoming Valley West High School, 150 Wadham St., Plymouth. 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19; 4 p.m. Nov. 20. $8, $5 students available at the door. 570-779-5361.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some), a high-speed, hysterical attempt to tell all your favorite Christmas stories in under 90 minutes by three under-prepared actors. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Nov. 25 to Dec. 23 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.
A Christmas Story, a musical version of the film about Ralphie and his wish for a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Nov. 26 to Dec. 18 with performances 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Dinner served 90 minutes before show time. $35, $30 with dinner; $18, $14 show only. 570-283-2195.
Broadway Christmas Wonderland, a holiday show with traditional songs, high-kicking chorus girls and Santa and his merry elves. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. $60, $40. 570-344-1111.
Theater Bus Trip, to the Mount Hope Mansion & Winery in Manheim for the annual Christmas Show. Sponsored by the Marywood Life Long Learners on Dec. 10. $99 includes lunch, wine tasting, show and a stop at Hershey’s Chocolate World. Leaves from Marywood University in Scranton at 8 a.m. and from the Pittston Park and Ride at 8:15 a.m. Reservations: 570-383-0544.
Auditions for the January production of the musical revue “Broadway Rocks!” performed by ages 7 to 17. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13. 570-283-2195.
Auditions for the February/March production of the classic musical “Oklahoma!” Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9. 570-283-2195.
James Pennington of West Wyoming is among the featured actors performing in The University of Scranton Players presentation of ‘Leveling Up’ Nov. 18 to 20.
The Coughlin/GAR Players will appear in ‘Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe’ Nov. 18 and 20 at GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre. Pictured, from left: Nataliya Scarantino, Jarod Engle, Garrett Gagliardi, Savannah Lukas and Adam Myers.
Broadway in Scranton will bring the touring production of the musical ‘Rent’ to the Scranton Cultural Center Nov. 18 to 20.
Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth will present the comedy ‘Things My Mother Taught Me’ Nov. 18 to 20. Seated, from left are Francesco Bellia and Kayley Gibbons. Second row: David Lazinsky, Rayn Bozek, Veronica Smith, Madison Matello and Mark Obrzut Jr.