Scene And Heard: Gaslight Announces Season, Upcoming Changes
Gaslight Theatre Company is gearing up to celebrate its 15th anniversary with “Year of the ’Speare,” a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare. But that’s not all — the once-roving theater company announced that they will again be a roving theater company beginning in September. After two years calling the East End Centre a home, they decided to relocate to a yet-to-be-determined location. The theater begins its season with the seventh rendition of its Playroom series, with “Playroom: Dining Room,” on Aug. 17, at the East End Centre. The remainder of the series includes performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” “The Santaland Diaries” and a new original concept, “KidScripts.” These shows will be performed at a space to be announced in advance of “Midsummer” in October. Show dates for 2018 are tentative. “We look forward to entertaining audiences while still on the hunt for a new home,” Gaslight president Brandi George wrote in a press release. “It’s an incredible undertaking, but the wonderful responses we receive from the community — especially those in Downtown Wilkes-Barre — justify our decision to keep growing and presenting under-produced and educational works.” That’s what I’ve “scene” this week. If you have story ideas, don’t be afraid to reach out! Email me at email@example.com, give me a call at 570-821-2061 or hit me up on Twitter, @CVcljacobson.