Actors Circle to present ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare Sept. 15-18, 22-25


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Performing as nuns in Actors Circle’s production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare, from left, Melanie Speakman, Cathy Rist Strauch and Marnie Azzarelli. Show dates are Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances beginning at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhouse in Scranton.


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Rehearsing for Actors Circle’s upcoming production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare Providence Playhouse in Scranton, from left, Marcy Cieciorka, April Holgate and Mike Lally.


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Actors Circle will present John Guare’s ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25 at Providence Playhouse in Scranton. At rehearsal, from left, Bernard Ott, George Conrad, Marcy Cieciorka, Dominick Azzarelli and April Holgate.


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Grace Harvey and April Holgate are among the cast members for Actors Circle’s production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare, to be presented Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25 at Providence Playhouse in Scranton.


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At rehearsal for Actors Circle’s upcoming production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare Providence Playhouse in Scranton, from left, Mark Fryer and Mike Lally.


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SCRANTON — Local theater group Actors Circle will present John Guare’s “The House of Blue Leaves,” directed by TJ Zale, Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students. Thursday, Sept. 15 admission is discounted at $8 for general and seniors and $6 for students.

Reservations, held until 10 minutes to show time, can be made by calling 570-342-9707 or emailing Tickets@actorscircl.com.

The play is set in Queens on the famous day Pope Paul VI visits New York City in 1965. A zookeeper dreams of penning ditties in Hollywood with his girlfriend at his side, but he must first deal with his schizophrenic shut-in wife and his quietly explosive GI son, who went AWOL while headed for Vietnam.

Oh, and there are three crazy nuns and a movie star.

This farcical, dark comedy won many awards, including several Tonys for its 1986 revival.

Cast members include: Mike Lally, April Holgate, Marcy Cieciorka, George Conrad, Mark Fryer, Grace Harvey, Cathy Rist Strauch, Melanie Speakman, Marnie Azzarelli, Dominick Azzarelli and Bernie Ott.

To learn more, “like” Actors Circle on facebook, or visit actorscircle.org.

Performing as nuns in Actors Circle’s production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare, from left, Melanie Speakman, Cathy Rist Strauch and Marnie Azzarelli. Show dates are Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances beginning at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhouse in Scranton.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-AC-House-1.jpgPerforming as nuns in Actors Circle’s production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare, from left, Melanie Speakman, Cathy Rist Strauch and Marnie Azzarelli. Show dates are Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances beginning at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhouse in Scranton. Submitted photos

Rehearsing for Actors Circle’s upcoming production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare Providence Playhouse in Scranton, from left, Marcy Cieciorka, April Holgate and Mike Lally.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-AC-House-2.jpgRehearsing for Actors Circle’s upcoming production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare Providence Playhouse in Scranton, from left, Marcy Cieciorka, April Holgate and Mike Lally. Submitted photos

Actors Circle will present John Guare’s ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25 at Providence Playhouse in Scranton. At rehearsal, from left, Bernard Ott, George Conrad, Marcy Cieciorka, Dominick Azzarelli and April Holgate.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-AC-House-3.jpgActors Circle will present John Guare’s ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25 at Providence Playhouse in Scranton. At rehearsal, from left, Bernard Ott, George Conrad, Marcy Cieciorka, Dominick Azzarelli and April Holgate. Submitted photos

Grace Harvey and April Holgate are among the cast members for Actors Circle’s production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare, to be presented Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25 at Providence Playhouse in Scranton.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-AC-House-4.jpgGrace Harvey and April Holgate are among the cast members for Actors Circle’s production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare, to be presented Sept. 15 through 18 and 22 through 25 at Providence Playhouse in Scranton. Submitted photos

At rehearsal for Actors Circle’s upcoming production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare Providence Playhouse in Scranton, from left, Mark Fryer and Mike Lally.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-AC-House-5.jpgAt rehearsal for Actors Circle’s upcoming production of ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ by John Guare Providence Playhouse in Scranton, from left, Mark Fryer and Mike Lally. Submitted photos

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