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On Stage

For a listing of what is on-stage now at Shawnee Playhouse call 570-421-5093 or visit their website.

Staged Play Readings at Shawnee Playhouse

Vote Now For 2015

Come out and help choose the plays that will be produced here at the Shawnee Playhouse in 2016. Your vote matters. Shawnee Original Playwright Series – For the 7th year and fast becoming a tradition at the Shawnee Playhouse, audience members listen as original plays read on stage, and then vote for the plays they enjoy the most. The winners will be produced in 2016 as part of our regular theatre season!
*Some content may not be suitable for younger audiences.

All new playwrights are encouraged to submit their original works! If you have a play that you would like to have read onstage, please click on the link below for the submission form. The submission fee will be waived if you supply enough copies of your script   for each character, plus the director. Scripts should be bound. Each year, Worthington Players will produce and perform the original work of an area playwright, chosen by our Executive Committee from among submissions received in an open contest. Come out and cast your vote for the 2016 season. Shawnee Playhouse Playhouse Readings is a complimentary event, but a donation to the Shawnee Institute LTD of $8-10 per person is suggested.

Interesting live theatre for a donation equal to the price of going to the movies ! For more information on the Shawnee Playhouse call 570-421-5093 or click on BOX OFFICE TICKETS to book today.


And the 2015 Winners Are…

The 5 One-Act Winners:

Finding the Inner Chuck Norris by K.K. Gordon
L A P S e D by Dan Eash
More Than You Can Bear by Kevin Hillman
Bridie by Scott E. McIntosh
The Waiting Room by Rich Strack

Full-Length Winner:

The Dead Indian Museum by Paul Kodiak

The Dead Indian Museum is a dark comedy about the right to sacred burial and racial stereotyping of Native American Indians.

In the face of foreclosure time is running out on Lucky and Wayne’s dilapidated roadside Indian Museum and with it their dreams of opening a petting zoo for children. Can a sadistic racist friend be the answer to their problem… or a catalyst to damnation? Can a mystical old Indian be the one who brings honor and peace to the dead? The answers of course lie within The Dead Indian Museum.