FACTORYVILLE — Local theater group Actors Circle will begin its 34th season with A. R. Gurney’s drama, “The Golden Age,” running Sept. 17 through 20 and 24 through 27 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
In the play, Tom, a young and ambitious F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar, seeks out elderly Mrs. Isabel Hastings Hoyt, once the toast of 1920s New York, believing she possesses a rare, unpublished chapter from “The Great Gatsby.” He is determined to get his hands on the manuscript. Little does he know, Mrs. Hoyt has plans of her own.
The Actors Circle production is directed by David Hunisch, of Clarks Summit, and produced by the group’s secretary, Cathy Rist Strauch, of Factoryville. Strauch is also in charge of sound design and publicist. The cast includes Mollie Dooley, a Factoryville native currently residing in Wilkes-Barre; Drake Nester, of Scranton, and AC Board member Patricia Purcell, of Scranton.
Other crew members are Carol Arena, set designer, decorator, costumes; Joe DeMartini, set builder; Rebekah Conrad, stage manager; Bob Spalletta, lighting design and AC board member; Jacob Conrad, lighting assistant, sound/light board operator; Jill Wetzel, choreographer and Kayla Conrad, back stage assistant.
Other Actors Circle board members assisting throughout the season are Founder Lou Bisignani, President John McInerney, Vice President Jeff Ginsberg, Treasurer Jane Foy, Immediate Past President Nan O. Wandalowski, Dr. Peter Cupple, Janet Loewe, JP and Jeannine McGowan, Yolana Cumsky Stern, Linda C. Griffiths, Eileen Christian, and Tom Malone.
Actors Circle will continue its 34th season with “Morning’s at Seven” by Paul Osborn, directed by Tony Santaniello; Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour,” directed by Patricia Purcell; Dan LeFranc’s “The Big Meal,” directed by Casey Thomas and Ira Levin’s “Doctor Cook’s Garden,” directed by Art Walsh. All shows will be presented at Providence Playhouse.