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 2014
Come out and help choose the plays that will be produced here at the Shawnee Playhouse in 2014. Your vote matters.
February 15 at 7pm
Duty by Zachary Wobensmith
18 – A Two Hander by Hank Willenbrink
Nica’s Dream by Charles G. Blewitt
Taking Liberties With Peter Rozig
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Criminology Section by K.K. Gordon.
February 22 at 7pm
Mr. and Mrs. Laughton by Michael Alan Read
The Whiskey Didn’t Help At All by Annie Forbes Cooper
Home Front Between the Lines by Pam Munson Steadman
March 1 at 7pm
Happily Ever After by Julie Luongo
Life Skills by Grete Miller
Arthur and Merlin by Jerry Sawyer
They Came Out: The Irish in America by Paul Kodiak
March 22 at 7pm
Controlled Burn by Craig Draheim
Assistants, Please by Sarah McCarroll
Your Enemies Closer by Brian McDermott
March 29 at 7pm
Pearse by Joe Hill
And the 2013 Winners Are…
The Obituary I’m Dying to Write by Lawrence B. Fox slated to be performed February 1-10, 2013. For tickets to this Shawnee Playhouse production click here. The three short one-act plays chosen to perform in 2012 are Gettin’ Out the Green by Paul Kodiak, Succession by Charles White, and Real Friends Help You Move by K.K. Gordon, all three will be performed by The Worthington Players at the Shawnee Playhouse. See below for scheduled dates.
All 2013 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 2014 season: March 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2013 at 7pm. To view the playwright series at Shawnee Playhouse is a complimentary event, but a donation to the Shawnee Institute LTD of $8 per person is suggested.
Three One-Act Plays Announced as Winners
Past Winners Take to the Stage in 2013
Shawnee Original Playwright Series — One Act Winners
2pm January 6, 11, 13, 2013
8pm January 5 and 12, 2013
Featuring Eileen Cohen, Rob Eilenberger Howell, Steve Hellman, Paul Prevlovsky, David Schappert and Christopher Roche. Directed by Gillian Bender.
Gettin’ Out the Green is narrated by witty radio host, Dusty Walker, an environmental activist promoter who refers to the radio play as “a one-act disaster that transcends all media.” If disasters are incredibly comical, this is quite the disaster!
Succession By Charles White
Featuring Michelle Backus, Jadyn Lynah, Clifford Reynolds and Jamal Reynolds. Directed by Kevin Hillman.
n ambitious, young actor, Steve, uses his talent and skeptical schemes to move up in the acting world, and wants to score a role in an upcoming play with his mentor, Billie, who is also the director. Questions arise when Billie’s husband Marcus, an accomplished actor, becomes suspicious of Steve’s tactics when his wife casts the young actor instead of her own husband.
Real Friends Help You Move
By K.K. Gordon
What do real friends help you move?
According to K.K. Gordon, they help you move dead bodies! This one act play peeks into the life of two sisters, Molly and Holly. Molly is the risk-taking heavy metal momma, and Holly is her polar opposite. Think you know who’s in the deadly predicament? Don’t let stereotypes fool you! This fast-paced, quirky show will have you dying to know what happens next!!
The Readings of Local Playwrights
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.