The Northeast Theatre presents live radio plays

The Arts — By on October 11, 2005 at 2:27 pm

The Northeast Theatre and WVIA-FM will present Lackawanna Rails: Women Who Work, a series of new plays for the radio inspired by area women who work for a cause, work for a living, or just plain work as human beings.

The plays will be performed live at the Northeast Theatre’s Performance Space, corner of Wyoming and Spruce in downtown Scranton. The first series of two plays will feature “A Journey Standing Still” by Ed Simpson about three women and their quirky, funny relationship that grows while waiting for a flight at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport, and “Zelda and The Headless Corpse” by Maureen McGuigan which relates the inspiring story of one of the nation’s first female journalists, an intrepid Scrantonian. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5, at 8 p.m.

This project is a three-part festival of six original radio plays presented to live audiences on each of the three weekends (Nov. 4-5, Feb. 24 -25 and June 9-10). Actors stand at microphones, scripts in-hand, creating their unique, multiple characterizations using voices alone. Sound effects will be performed live by veteran sound effects man Arthur Miller, and music will be performed by Coleman Smith and others.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for students. Purchase tickets online at, at the box office or by phone at 570-558-1515.

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