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THIS JUST IN: Poetry Slam, 'Deatherman,' Bart and Urby‚??s buffet, Chippendales, and 'Jekyll & Hyde'

February 20. 2013 12:27AM
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Twelve young writers and three adult performers will represent Breaking Ground Poets at the historic Vintage Theater in Scranton for a Poetry Slam.

There will be four rounds with five teams, all hosted by poet emcee Jim Warner.

The youth Breaking Ground Poets consist of high school students from Tunkhannock Area. The adult team features local teachers and published poets Amye Archer, Dale Wilsey and Katie Wisnosky. Five local celebrity judges will also be chosen to score the poetry on a scale of one to 10.

Kick off the new year with a new appreciation for youth poetry Jan. 12 at The Vintage Theater (326 Spruce St., Scranton). Doors open at 5:30, show‚??s at 6, and tickets are $5.


It premiered in Scranton on Nov. 24 and now Bobby Keller‚??s straight-to-VHS masterpiece ‚??Deatherman‚?Ě will make its Wilkes-Barre debut Jan. 17.

The screening will be followed by Q&A, as well as a complimentary screening of the ‚??Worst Movie Ever Made,‚?Ě Ed Wood‚??s ‚??Plan 9 from Outer Space.‚?Ě

The première takes place in the back room of Bones Bar (Blackman Street and Route 309, Wilkes-Barre Township) and begins at 9 p.m. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door.


Bart and Urby‚??s (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) will be serving up a four-course, buffet style food pairing, complete with four different Sam Adam‚??s limited edition drafts. A $25 fee will cover all that plus prizes and beer swag, as well as a chance to hear the winners of the home brew competition.

The event takes place Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. Call 570.970.9570.


The infamous barely clothed hunks, the Chippendales, will shimmy their way onto the stage at the Seasons Ballroom at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for two performances on Jan. 11 at 7 and 10 p.m.

Have the ultimate ladies‚?? night out (for 21 and over!) with this perfect balance of sex appeal and tasteful teasing. The show covers everything from men in uniform to rugged cowboys.

Tickets are $28.50 and are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Box Office, Ticketmaster locations and


The Wyoming County Players open their 34th season with the haunting tale, ‚??Jekyll & Hyde‚?Ě on Jan. 4-5 at Keystone College‚??s Brooks Theater, marking the first time the Players will perform at the venue.

Director Ryan Phillips takes on the role of Henry Jekyll and Karl Barbee plays Edward Hyde.

Rounding out the community theater cast are Kim Whipple as Emma, and Deborah Buck as Lucy. Tunkhannock company members include Paul and Pat Bowman, Kevin Cortez, Malcolm Layaou, Ruth Mehal and Ron Whipple. Hailing from Factoryville are Edward Baumeister, Shane and Tom Hirschler and from Scranton is Nicole (Coley) Dobosh. Wyalusing resident Ann Gamble will perform along with ballroom dancers from the Whipple Performing Arts Studio.

Friday and Saturday evening shows are at 7 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12, senior citizens and student ticket prices are $8 at the door. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio in Tunkhannock for $10 before Jan. 4. For more info call 570.836.6986.

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