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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 2016

Come out and help choose the plays that will be produced here at the Shawnee Playhouse in the next year in 2017. Your vote matters. Shawnee Original Playwright Series – For the 8th 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 2017 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 2017 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 2016 Winners Are…

Join us as the six Winners of the 2015 Shawnee Original Playwright Series (S.O.P.S.) will be presented together in 2016. A variety of plays that include comedy and drama. Mature Audience recommendation due to some subject matter as well as strong language.

Sat Jan 9, 2016, Sun Jan 10, 2016, Sat Jan 16, 2016, and Sun Jan 17, 2016

The Bureaucracy of Existentialism by Elizabeth Kennedy
Errant Souls by Robert S. Robbins
Absolution Green by Paul Kodiak
The Birthday Room by Rich Strack
Angel on the Yellow Couch by K.K. Gordon
The Counterfeit Dick – by Zanne Hall

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Full-Length Winner:

The Two Georgias by Brian McDermitt
Jan 22, 2016 – Feb 7, 2016

For two rivals in a Broadway bound extravaganza, the lines between reality and fiction are about to be blurred when a mysterious woman makes them an offer they may be able to refuse – for a price they may not be willing to pay.
Reserve tickets to The Two Georgias.