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THE 2021
OUTDOOR
SEASON

at Scranton's Iron Furnaces has closed. 

Details and updates of future projects
coming soon. 

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Directed & Choreographed by Maura Malloy
Music Directed by Stephen Murphy
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Laine. Originally Directed on Broadway by James LaPine. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

The stories you know. The twists you don't.

 

Be careful what you wish for in Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning, mash-up of iconic fairy tales. When a humble baker and his wife are cursed by a witch to never bare children, they turn to the forest for answers. Venturing deep into the undergrowth, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his Beanstalk, a circumspect Cinderella, a remote Rapunzel, and two opportunistic Princes. Sondheim's score along and James Lapine's book will enchant audiences at every turn. 

Suitable for ages 8 and up. 

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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Simone Daniel

Our  moonlit romantic comedy. 

 

A fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s quintessential summer sunset comedy. Abandon the trappings of our modern life and step into the natural world full of fairy magic and hilarious tomfoolery. Follow fickle-hearted young lovers, a troupe of pompous local actors, and majestic fairy royalty through a wild, unforgettable night. 

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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Bradshaw Flynn

A bold, fresh production of Shakespeare's most iconic work. When news of his father's death reaches Prince Hamlet, his life changes forever. The fabric of his world crumbles into confusion, grief and fury. Prompted by ghosts whispering rumours of murder, Hamlet lays plots of revenge and rebellion against the establishment of his royal family...with devastating consequences. 

Though this play is 400 years old, it will be unlike anything you remember from your high school literature class.  Parental guidance is recommended for audience members under 13 years of age. 

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The World Premiere of Sergei Burbank's new play. Winner of the Scranton Scratch Night.

An aspiring journalist thinks he’s found the motherlode: a retired and possibly crooked New York City cop whose tainted caseload might have put untold numbers of innocent men behind bars. But is the target as frail as he seems? Is his own journalistic record as spotless as he claims? And are the police -- the spear’s tip of society’s criminal justice system -- solely responsible for the consequences of the overwhelming job with which they’ve been tasked?

 

Conversion Rate examines questions of ethics, humanity, and collective responsibility for the three-strikes, prison-industrial complex that now encumbers American society. 

Not suitable for children. (Scenes depicting sexual encounters.) Viewer discretion advised. 

Written by Sergei Burbank
Directed by Shea Vaughan-Gabor

BANK TOWERS, 321 SPRUCE STREET, SCRANTON.
SEATING NOT PROVIDED: WE INVITE YOU TO BRING BRING LAWN CHAIRS, CUSHIONS.

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Directed and Choreographed by LaToya D. Martin
Music Directed by Stephen Murphy
Book by Terrence McNally  
Music by Stephen Flaherty  
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens  
Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow

1902. New York City. The birth of a country at the dawn of a century.

Three diverse families pursue the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of New York.

This thundering story twists and turns between the worlds of a wealthy White family, a Latvian immigrant father and his daughter, and an African American ragtime musician.  Together, they discover the unexpected mutual connection of love, the restrictions of justice and the heartbreaking consequences when dreams are permanently tossed aside.  

 

Age restrictions: 12+ due to some violence and racial epithets.

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Copy of Insta Sq_ Peter & The Starcatche

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Written by Rick Elice  
Music by Wayne Barker  
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Youth Ensemble led by Lizzie Gumula

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island. On the way they encounter a precocious Starcatcher-in-training, Molly, who realizes their unopened trunk holds precious starstuff. This celestial substance is so powerful it becomes their duty to guard it against all odds, which becomes more than they planned when villainous pirates surround them. This straight-forward voyage quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

 

THE VENUE

SCRANTON IRON FURNACES

We're going back to our roots, preparing for another season of outdoor theatre. 

The historic  Iron Furnaces, in the heart of Downtown Scranton, will provide the stunning backdrop and add a unique atmosphere for our 10th anniversary summer season. 

We are so excited about this collaboration. More details to come soon. 

Please note: 

  • No seating provided, we encourage audience members to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics. 

  • Concessions and merchandise available to purchase.

  • Porta Potties on site.

Much Ado About Nothing

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Audiences enjoying our outdoor theatre

Twelfth Night