THIS WEEK: Nov. 9 to 15, 2016
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. Nov. 10 to 19 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12; $7 seniors, $5 students. 570-208-5825.
Simpatico, a comedy about a successful Kentucky horse breeder and his troubled barfly friend whose pasts threaten to ruin them both. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 8 p.m. Nov. 10 to 12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13. $12, $10 seniors, $8 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707.
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. Be a guest at the marriage of Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale in this audience-participation comedy presented by Seasons of Love Players. Murphy Hall, adjacent to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1780 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12. $25 includes dinner. Cash bar available. Proceeds are given back to the community in charitable donations. 570-430-1149.
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.
Widow’s Peak, a thriller about the long-buried secrets of a small Maine town. Performed by the Lakeside Players at Lakeville Community Hall, Route 590. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12; 3 p.m. Nov. 13. $12. 570-226-6207.
Elf: The Musical, the hilarious tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. $38, $19 children. 570-389-4409 or cas.buzz.
Pippin: The Musical, the Tony Award-winning musical following the life journey of a prince in the Middle Ages whose father is Emperor Charlemagne. Performed by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 8 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13. $12. 570-457-3589.
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. Nov. 11 to 20 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $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. Nov. 11 to 20 with performances 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10, $7 students and seniors. 570-941-4318.
Schoolhouse Rock, a stage show based on the educational animated series for kids. Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. Nov. 12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13. $10; $8 seniors and students. 570-855-5874.
Midsummer Jersey, a re-telling of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. Performed by the Wyoming Area Drama Club at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 22 Memorial St., Exeter. 7 p.m. Nov. 12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13. $8. 570-357-2057.
Frankenstein, a filmed performance of the National Theatre’s production with Jonny Lee Miller as The Creature and Benjamin Cumberbatch as Frankenstein. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. Nov. 13. $14. 570-996-1500.
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.
Rent, the rock musical about a group of impoverished artists struggling to survive in New York’s East Village. Presented by Broadway in Scranton at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 8 p.m. Nov. 18; 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 19; 1 p.m. Nov. 20. 570-342-7784.
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.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller star in a performance of ‘Frankenstein’ filmed at the National Theatre of London and presented Nov. 13 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
Justin Gaskill and Michaela Catapano deal with a blood-sucking plant in the musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ playing at the Darte Center of Wilkes University through Nov. 20.
Garrett Gagliardi plays the macabre poet in ‘Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe,’ a Coughlin/GAR production running Nov. 17, 18 and 20 at GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre.
Mark Zdancewicz and Kelly Ann Walsh will deliver the laughs in the comedy ‘Sympatico,’ an Actors Circle production playing through Nov. 13 at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton.
Alan Krier and Allen Bonk will appear in the comedy ‘Whose Wives Are They Anyway?’ playing through Nov. 19 at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre.
Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose face long-buried town secrets in the psychological thriller, ‘Widow’s Peak,’ a Lakeside Players production playing Nov. 11 to 13 at the Lakeville Community Hall.