SCRANTON — Local theater group Actors Circle will present “The Women” by Clare Boothe Luce, directed by Ted LoRusso, March 23-26 and March 30-April 2 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road.
Twenty-two actresses inhabit the extraordinary lives in this comedic 1930s comedy about marriage, gossip, divorce and friendship among a group of gleefully backstabbing ladies who lunch. This show was later adapted into the Academy nominated screenplay by Diane English.
Principle cast members are Marnie Azzarelli, Deborah Buck, Heather Burdick, Rebekah Conrad, April Holgate, Jennifer Frey, Leba Lanton, Brink Powell, Liz Stanton and Katie Von Bergen.
The ensemble includes Dorine Armendola, Lisa Benedict, Kayla Conrad, Jane Foy, Grace Harvey, Kate Hurley, Maribeth LoRusso, Lorrie Loughney, Meg Roche, Melanie Speakman, Cathy Rist Strauch and Amanda Van Buskirk.
Carol Davis is stage manager.
Ted Lorusso, director, is a Scranton native playwright who has been living in New York Ciry. Several of his works have been presented in New York, as well as in Scranton, at Actors Circle’s Providence Playhouse and for the Annual Scranton Fringe Festival.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Admission for the Thursday, March 23 performance is $8 for general and seniors and $6 for students. Reservations, held until 10 minutes to show time, may be made by calling 570-342-9707 or emailing email@example.com.