THIS WEEK: May 18 to 26, 2016
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. May 20 to 29 with performances 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. 570-454-5451.
Row After Row, about three Civil War reenactors gathering in a tavern to battle out their issues, while the people they play in 1863 experience the agony that was Gettysburg. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 p.m. May 19 to 21; 3 p.m. May 22. 570-784-8181.
Last Chance for Romance.com, a romantic comedy written by and starring Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose about an Italian widowed restaurant owner debating whether to use an online dating service for seniors to get back into the action. Presented by the Lakeside Players at Lakeville Community Hall, Route 590. 7:30 p.m. May 20 and 21; 3 p.m. May 22. $12. Reservations: 570-226-6207.
To Kill a Mockingbird, the American masterpiece by Harper Lee about the power of childhood innocence, morality and love. Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola. 8 p.m. May 20 and 21; 3 p.m. May 22. $20. 570-868-8212.
42nd Street, the quintessential Broadway musical comedy about a starry-eyed dancer who leaves her Allentown home to become a Broadway star. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. May 20; 2 and 8 p.m. May 21; 1 p.m. May 22. 570-342-7784.
Olate Dogs, a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. May 21. 570-325-0249.
As You Like It, Shakespeare’s comedy of love and liberation, filmed live at the National Theatre in London. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. May 22. $14, $12 seniors, $10 students and children. 570-996-1500.
The Shakespeare Show, a celebration of the Bard’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, theater and comedy, filmed live from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. With Dame Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, David Suchet, Joseph Fiennes and many more. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. May 23. $15. 570-961-5943.
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.
Canine theatrical troupe The Olate Dogs will perform May 21 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.
David Hunisch, Norine Maier and Deborah Buck will appear in the melodrama ‘Dr. Cook’s Garden,’ staged by Actors Circle May 26 to June 5 at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton.
The Lakeside Players will present ‘Last Chance for Romance.com’ May 20 to 22 at the Lakeville Community Hall. Pictured are seated, from left: Regina Yeager Drouse and Tony Schwartz; standing: Bart Mahon, Marylou Ambrose and Jenilyn Mahon.
Cassandra Pisieczko, Eric Wunsch and Richard Cannaday star in ‘Row after Row,’ the latest production by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre in Bloomsburg through May 22.