The Artists’ Studio

Bug Out Washington D.C. based artist Joan Danziger was known for her “phantasmagorical object-stories composed of eccentric combinations of human and animal species” before she immersed herself in Coleoptera, writer Aneta Georgievska-Shine wrote in Sculpture magazine this summer when Danziger opened a show of 70 beetles at American University’s Katzen...

Curtain Call: RXV High School Reunion 15

The cast of The Vintage Theater’s RXV High School Reunion 15 includes clockwise from left : Mandy Boyle, April Holgate, Lisa Zudek, Kim Wraizen-Leff, Simone Daniel, Jessica McDonough, Casey Thomas, and Anthony Melf, center. (absent, Jonathan Maier.)   Vintage Theater Hosts Fantasy Reunion Dress up and settle your score at Saturday’s virtual...

Curtain Call: Clowning for Justice

We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! plays through Sunday, Nov. 2 in The Royal Theatre   University Players Clown for Justice in Dario Fo Comedy   Foolery, sir, does walk around the orb like the sun. It shines everywhere,” the clown Feste, Act III, scene 1 of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.   That Italian dramatist Dario Fo’s play We...

The Artists’ Studio: Oct. 31, 2013

Painting by Jonathan Slingluff   527 Bogart If you’ve been around the Scranton art scene long enough, you probably remember Jonathan “Skip” Slingluff for his exhibitions of minimalist paintings at The Bog and Test Pattern. He’s spent the last several years in Philadelphia where his The Slingluff Gallery was named Best Art Gallery in 2010 and 2011....

Artists’ Studio: Northeastern Biennial 2013

Dave Reinders’s “The Absence of Starlight,” in oil on canvas, received the first place award in painting at Northeastern Biennial 2013.   Northeastern Biennial 2013 Worth the Wait   As its name suggests, the Northeastern Biennial only comes around every two years. The last time was actually three years ago and it had a different name — NEPA...

Curtain Call: Little Theatre Takes Big League Swing

Little Theatre’s National Pastime features, in rehearsal, from left: Deirdre Lynch as Karen, Christopher LaFrance as Barry, (seated) Paul Kantor as Marty, Dane Bower as Lawrence.   Little Theatre Takes Big League Swing Broadway hopeful National Pastime opens Friday for three week run   One of three regional theaters selected to work the kinks out of...

The Artists’ Studio: Oct. 17, 2013

Mosaic Plant and Raindrop by Carol LaBorie, Ithica NY. “In the Garden,” Blue Heron Gallery, Wyalusing.   Endangered Heron   Running through Nov. 16, In the Garden may be the last show we see at the Blue Heron Gallery in Wyalusing for some time. Due a few unfortunate turns of events, the gallery has lost its funding for 2014 — other than...

Curtain Call: A Sea of Puppets

A Sea of Puppets   Budaisi or glove puppetry performers wear small puppets characterized by carved wooden heads and dressed in elaborate costumes over gloved hands and magically brought to life on a decoratively carved wooden stage. The hand fills the costume, often compared to a cloth sack, causing it to perform. Budaisi can literally be translated as...

Curtain Call: A Perfect Match

Sally Struthers stars in Hello Dolly running Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Tickets range from $46.50 to $67.50. Call 342-7784 or (800) 745-3000.   A Perfect Match Classic musical Hello Dolly opens Broadway Theater season   Like most of the great strong roles for women in...

Make Your Own Masquerade

How to dress for the harvest: shades of fire and industrial wear are hot! The Pop Up Studio’s Ruth Koelewyn (front) and from left: Mike Muller, Tony Bartocci, and David Bosley take off their serious masks to model harvest, fire, and industry-themed costumes in progress for Friday evening’s The Ball (Gather Round).   Make Your Own Masquerade Pop Up...