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Jennifer Frey received Actors Circle’s Janet Loewe Excellence in Acting Award.
Frey portrayed the title role in the company’s production of “Auntie Mame” during season 36.
She was selected by a committee for the award in honor of Janet Loewe, who moved to the area in 1963 and began her local stage career with the Abington Players as Ado Annie in “Oklahoma.” Loewe continued to perform with numerous area theatrical organizations and was a regular performer with Actors Circle, where she also served on the board of directors for over 25 years. She is now a board member emeritus.
Frey received the honor during Actor Circle’s third annual open house on Aug. 19 that celebrated its past season and introduced its upcoming 37th season opening Thursday.
Members of the board, including Jane Foy, president; Linda C. Griffiths, vice president; Cathy Rist Strauch,secretary; Lou Bisignani, company founder; Robert Spalletta, Jeff Ginsberg, Kaylah Hodgins and Katie VonBergen attended the open house.
Former board member and President Patti Purcell, will direct “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Actors Circle’s first show of its 37th season. The show opens Thursday and runs each weekend through Sunday, Sept. 23.
Shows and directors for the upcoming season include Art Walsh directing “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4; Bisignani directing “Boy Meets Girl,” Nov. 29 to Dec. 9; Hodgins directing “Wait Until Dark,” Jan. 31 to Feb. 10; Eric Lutz directing “The Clean House,” March 21 to 31; Rist Strauch directing “Pygmalion,” April 25 to May 5; and William Zeranski directing “The Haunting of Hill House,” the last show of the season, May 30 to June 9.
All shows are at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road in Scranton and run Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 for seniors; and $8 for students. Special student price for “To Kill a Mockingbird” is $5.
For more details, visit ActorsCircle.com or Actors Circle on Facebook.
Boy Scouts Ryan Spies and Jacob Spies wore bandanas over their eyes and used crutches to learn about the different types of disabilities and career choices involving disabilities.
The Scouts from North Scranton Boy Scout Troop 57 earned their Disabilities Awareness Merit Badges for their experience.
Ryan and Jacob also met with medical professionals at Allied Rehabilitation. They also learned about using person first language and the differences it makes when acknowledging one with a disability.
Ryan and Jacob realized how important it is to describe a person with a disability as a person before their disability.
Led by Scoutmaster Eric Myers, Troop 57 welcomes all boys ages 11 to 17, beginning in the fifth grade, to visit the troop and see all that Scouting has to offer.
For details, visit www.beascout.org.
Anis Adnani, Algerian Heritage and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine student; Sahar Al-Masri, Kuwaiti-born initiator of diversity programs; Lizzy Barrett, Scranton High School student; and Rosalie Hurme, Australia-born civic activist, will speak during the Greater Scranton Interdependence Committee and the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties’ 2018 Interdependence Day panel discussion.
Interdependence Day was co-founded by the late political theorist Benjamin Barber,and Sondra Myers, senior fellow for International Civic and Cultural projects at the University of Scranton.
Interdependence and Civic Activism will be held Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the university’s Brenan Hall in the Rose Room.
For details, visit www.interdependencedaynepa.org.