THIS WEEK: July 18 through 24
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 through July 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@example.com.
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 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.
Avenue Q, presented by teen summer intensive campers July 20 through 22 at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea, with shows at 7 p.m. July 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. July 22. $10 for adults; $5 for children 5 and younger. Reservations: 570-457-5389. Contains some adult humor and language.
Same Time Next Year, will be staged on two weekends beginning July 27 and ending Aug. 5 at Theatre at the Grove, 5177 Nuangola Road, Nuangola, with showtimes at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations can be made by calling 570-220-6790 using a credit card. No extra charge; guaranteed seating. Tickets can be purchased at will-call with no reserved seating. $20 for adults; $15 for children 12 and younger. $15 per adult with groups of 10 or more. Patrons can also reserve by email at grove.org or by calling 570-868-8212 and leaving information.