THIS WEEK: July 6 through 12
Crazy For You, the Gershwin musical comedy that tells the classic tale of a boy, a girl and a theater in need of salvation, will be staged by the Wyoming County Players at the Starlite Playhouse, 602 Hunter Highway, Tunkhannock on July 6 and 7. Evening shows are at 7 p.m., and there is a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. Ticket cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 570-836-6986.
Shakespeare on the River, a presentation of Gaslight Theatre’s revival of ‘The Taming of the Shrew,’6:30 p.m. July 11 at the Northampton Street Amphitheatre Portal in Wilkes-Barre, presented by the Riverfront Parks Committee and Gaslight Theatre Co. Info, 570-825-5763.
WIT, by Margaret Edson, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the course of her illness — and her stint as a prized patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital — Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are trans-formative both for her and the audience. Presented by Actors Circle July 12 through 22 with shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors; $8 for students. July 12 tickets are discounted at $8 for general admission and seniors and $6 for students. Reservations: 570-342-9707 or via email at [email protected]
B&R presents Jean Anouilh’s Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’ inspired by the 1942 actions of Paul Collette who fired at and wounded a group of directors during a meeting of the collaborationist Legion des Volontaires Francais. July 13 and 14, and 19 through 21 at The Other Side at Bart & Urby’s 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Ticket cost $15 at the door. July 14: special Q & A with company and creative team.
Kids Summer Theatre Workshop, for ages 6 to 12, will take place in July and August at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. The sessions will end with a production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” on Aug. 3, 4 and 5. Call 570-283-2195 for information and applications.
Teen Summer Theatre Workshop, for ages 13 to 17, will take place in July and August, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Sessions will end with a production of “Xanadu Jr.” on Aug. 10, 11 and 12. Call 570-283-2195 for information and applications.