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Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse

(1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, www.actorscircle.org)

• “The Silver Cord” by Sidney Howard: Jan. 25-27, Feb. 1-3. Fri./Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. GA, $12, seniors, $10, students, $8. Preview: Jan. 24, 8 p.m., $8, students, $6. The once-controversial comedy about the smothering aspects of Mother Love.

• Auditions for Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “The Hollow:” Jan. 28-29, 7 p.m. Roles for many men and women age 20-60. Contact director Lou Bisignani, 347.6076 for info. Show dates below.

• Agatha Christie’s “The Hollow:” March 28-30, April 4-6

Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble

(Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, www.bte.org)

• “Flood Stories: The Workshop:” Jan. 25-26, 7:30 p.m. Discuss the flood of 2006 and share stories.

King’s College Theatre:

• “Dead Man Walking” by Tim Robbins; based on the book by Sr. Helen Prejean: Feb. 13-16, 7:30 p.m. An extraordinary drama that revolves around a convicted murderer on Death Row and the nun who befriends him. Fee.

Brown Bag Theatre:

• “The Dreamy Kid” by Eugene O’Neill: Feb. 26, 28, 12:40 p.m., Feb. 27, 12:10 p.m. Play centers around a man on the run from the law. Free.

Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

(537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: 570.823.1875, www.ltwb.org)

Call or visit Web site to receive info on becoming a season member or for volunteer opportunities, membership meetings, auditions and show sponsorships.

• 85th Anniversary Reception: Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m., Celebrate performance, 8 p.m. $50, black tie optional, includes raffles for Caribbean Princess Cruise ($10). Call or visit Web site for details.

Music Box Players

(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or www.musicbox.org)

• “Hello, Dolly!” Feb. 14-17, 21-24, 28-29, March 1-2. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. Buffet dinner 90 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets available for dinner & show, show only. Discounts for children, students and senior citizens. Group rates available. Call for info/reservations.

• Musical Theater Academy for Young Adults: begins March 25, ages 13-18. Learn tips, etiquette, how to audition with an ending public performance. Class size limited, call soon to reserve.

The Northeast Theatre

(326 Spruce St., Scranton, www.thenortheasttheatre.us, 570.558.1515)

• “Doubt, a Parable,” by John Patrick Shanley: Jan. 23-Feb. 10, Wed./Thurs., 7 p.m., Fri./Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. A masterpiece of emotional and intellectual suspense. GA $23, seniors (60+), $17, students (-25), $6. Jan. 23 & 30, Pay-What-You-Can, 7 p.m. Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 8, Cheaper-Than-A-Movie (all tickets $8, students (-25), $6) Jan. 26, 8 p.m., Opening Night Gala. Jan. 27, 3 p.m. post-performance discussion.

• “Presidents Ahoy!” by Conor McGuigan: Jan. 29, 7 p.m., all 43 U.S. presidents, live on stage. GA/seniors, $10, students (-25), $6.

• “Coleman Smith & Friends:” Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Musical surprises from the American repertoire. GA/seniors, $10, students (-25), $6.

• “Time. Timing. Timeless:” Feb. 27-March 10. Two evenings of hysterical comedy by David Ives. Wed./Thurs., 7 p.m. (except March 12), Fri./Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. “A” Series: Feb 27, 29, March 2, 6, 8, 13, 15, “B” Series: Feb 28, March 1, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16. GA $20 ($30 both series), Seniors (60+): $15 ($20 both series), Students: (-25) $6 ($10 both series). Feb 27, March 5, 7 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can Wednesday. Feb. 28, March 6, Mar 13, 7 p.m. Cheaper-Than-A-Movie Thursdays ($8, students, 25-under, $6).

• Auditions for street theatre acts to be performed as part of Commediana Scrantoniana, a week-long festival of contemporary and classic commedia dell’arte that culminates on Labor Day weekend as part of La Festa Italiana in Scranton: March 11-12, 6-10 p.m. Those without prior experience are invited to attend free workshops in Feb. to help prepare their auditions. To sign up for auditions and preps, contact Heather Stuart, 558.1520 (mailbox 2), or visit www.thenortheasttheatre.us “Be a Performer at Commediana Scrantoniana.” Signup deadline midnight, Feb. 17.

• In Bocca al Lupo, a three week Italian adventure with Zuppa del Giorno: held in June or July, deadline for registration March 17, enrollment limited. $2,595 by April 30. Open for ages 16-65 from professional actors to beginners. Early enrollment discounts available. Visit Web site for details by clicking on Commedia in Italy, 2008”

Psychic Theatre Productions

(1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.383.9297)

• Psychic Theater Productions at the Houdini Museum Theater presents “Haunted! Mind Mysteries & the Beyond,” evening shows, 7:30 p.m. by reservation only, Thurs.-Sun. A fun and exciting psychic presentation of mind-reading, telekinesis, clairvoyance, telepathy, that ends with the recreation of a dark Victorian sťance. $35. Reservations required, call for tickets. Not recommended for the very young, weak of heart, those that are afraid of the dark, or easily frightened. Seating limited.

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