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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 2015. Your vote matters.
Shawnee Original Playwright Series – For the 6th 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 2015 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 2015 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 2014 Winners Are…

Your Enemies Closer by Brian McDermott
When Claudia and her boyfriend plan an opulent wedding for her niece, they don’t count on a despised brother-in-law,a lonely sister and upset family members causing comedic chaos! The result is a comedy of errors, compared by the voting audience to an edgy Neil Simon. Rated PG 13
Now playing at Shawnee Playhouse Jan 24, 2014 through Feb 2, 2014. Book Your Enemies Closer today.

The Deuce Revisited by Philip L. Barr and Robert Miller Cooper
“The Deuce” refers to 42nd Street before it was all neon lights and tourists. When you walked “The Deuce” you took your life in your hands…and had the adventure of a lifetime! This musical romp down the “seedy” side of the street is our first S.O.P.S winner in the Musical category. This world premier is recommended for mature audiences. Now playing at Shawnee Playhouse March 28, 2014 through April 11, 2014. Book Deuce Revisited today.