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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

Every year in January the Shawnee Playhouse presents its Original Playwright Series Contest where any new playwright is encouraged to submit his/her 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 2017 Winners Are…

Full-Length Play Winner:
I’m Still Slightly Confused, a comedy by Lawrence Fox
On stage January 27 through February 12, 2017

Short Play Winners:
The Accidental Hero by Scott E. McIntosh
We Only Need Two Hearts by K.K. Gordon
Epiphany on the Cross Bronx Expressway by Stephen Loomis
The Eighth Dwarf by Stephen Loomis

All four short plays will be staged together January 7 – 22, 2017.