The Actors Circle will host auditions for “A Private War,” written and directed by Lou Bisignani, on Sunday, June 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Age range for actors is from late teens through late 50s. Performances are scheduled for July 17-20, and July 24-27.
The play takes place in a small pub in a southwestern coastal village in Ireland. The owner of the pub is mourning his son, who was killed in the evacuation of Dunkirk. At the request of his wife and daughter, he allows some of the villagers into the pub. The group is interrupted by the arrival of a German submarine captain and a young sailor who is badly burned from an accident on the sub. The pub’s owner is torn between the plight of the young submariner and his hatred of those responsible for his son’s death. Call 570-780-8527 for more information.
The Actors Circle will present the original play “Murder in the Manor House,” by John McInerney from Thursday through Sunday, June 19-22, and from Friday through Sunday, June 27-29, at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. The interactive murder mystery takes place in a household reminiscent of “Downton Abbey.” Showtimes are 8 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets for the Thursday, June 19, performance are $8; $6 for students. Tickets for all other performances are $12; $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Call 570-342-9707 for more information or to reserve tickets.
The Factoryville Fire Co. auxiliary will host “Pasta Mania” on Wednesday, June 18, from 4-7 p.m., at the fire hall, located at 120 College Ave. The menu will feature three sauces, including meat, marinara and Alfredo, as well as two different types of pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $7; $3.50 for children ages 3-12. All proceeds will benefit the new fire hall.
The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton-Ransom Blvd., recently announced its summer hours. The center will be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on weekends through Sunday, Aug. 31. Call 570-586-7808 for more information.