2015 Scranton Fringe Festival @ The Leonard


We are thrilled to begin announcing the schedule / line up for the 2015 Scranton Fringe Festival* – and we will be doing so over the next two weeks venue by venue. We start with The Leonard Theater!

 The Leonard Theater (335 Adams Ave.) 


The Leonard (image take from the balcony)

Presenting The Spectrettes

Rated PG-13
Written by Sarah Regan & Timothy McDermott

The Spectrettes are a girl group on the cusp of fame! On April 2, 1964,  an unexpected winter storm hit the Midwest and changed music history forever when the Spectrettes and the pilot of their charter plane perished in a tragic plane crash. The story takes place from the girls’ ghosts POV as they reflect on their untimely death and eventually come to terms with it. Their unique personalities and individual stories are revealed to the audience through monologues, flashbacks, original songs and even some interesting puppets!

Friday October 2nd at 7:30pm
Saturday October 3rd at 2:00pm
Sunday October 4th at 6:30pm

Banger’s Elixir          Rated R
Written by Alicia Grega
Directed by 
Mark Zdancewicz
                           Banger’s Elixir is an absurdest play imagining the people who might compose clickable spam subject lines, literally working for peanuts, locked into an exploitative 21st century American capitalist wage slavery system. The spam lines were collected from real email received by playwright Alicia Grega over a period of years since the piece was first conceived as a performance art piece in 2010. It later evolved into a 20 minute play whose subject invites exploration of the dark underbelly of human motivation.


Friday October 2nd at 6:00pm
Saturday October 3rd at 5:00pm
Sunday October 4th at 3:30pm

page_1_thumb_large(1)The Tempest
Rated PG
Written by Williams Shakespeare
Directed by Nick Hrutkay

                                  This new electrically-charged production of what is thought to be Shakespeare’s final play, THE TEMPEST, places the master magician Prospero on a vaudeville stage among the screaming joy rides and freak-shows of Coney Island. Amazement, trickery and romance fill the air as Prospero blends dreams with reality in this mysterious journey of vengeance and reconciliation directed by Nick Hrutkay and inspired by world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini. The Tempest joins Scranton Fringe from Pittsburgh!
Friday October 2nd at 9:00 pm
Saturday October 3rd at 6:30 pm

Intimate Moments         Rated R

Written by Liz Naro
Directed by Casey Thomas

Produced by Diva Theatre

                  Sean decides to take his chances at speed dating…a hippie chick, an OCD chick, a biker chick, a clumsy sales rep…will Sean meet some crazy characters or will he meet  “the girl of his dreams?”
Watch the relationship of Julie and Sean unfold from their engagement to therapy with the help of “their egos”!
Friday October 2nd at 10:30 pm
Saturday October 3rd at 8:00 pm
Sunday October 4th at 2:00 pm

The Big Gay Storyslam              Rated R

Presented by Scranton Storyslam
Storyslam Director/Organizer: Pamela McNichols 

The Scranton Storyslam presents this installment of its award winning series of fantastic events, with a strong focus on the LGBT community and its allies! Five Minutes. First hand stories. No notes. Always a night to remember!

Saturday October 3rd at 9:30 pm

(70+ Minutes – Storytelling/Spoken Word)


Une Soiree au Cabaret       Rated PG

Presented by SHARP Dance Co. 

Directed / Choreography by Diane Sharp-Nachsin

SHARP Dance Company invites you to take a sexy and thought-provoking step back in time to 1900s France with a exciting, fun-filled night of original choreography. Performed by six talented dancers and live vocalist SHARP dance company brings this piece from Philadelphia.

Saturday October 3rd at 3:30 pm

Sunday October 4th at 5:00 pm

( 60 Minutes – Dance/Theater)