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    Lackawanna CollegeCurrent NewsCampus NewsEast Cost premiere of ‘Drowning Ophelia’ closes 2015-16 Community Concerts season

    East Cost premiere of ‘Drowning Ophelia’ closes 2015-16 Community Concerts season

    The East Coast premiere of 'Drowning Ophelia' closes the 2015-16 Community Concerts series at Lackawanna College

    The East Coast premiere of ‘Drowning Ophelia’ closes the 2015-16 Community Concerts series at Lackawanna College

    SCRANTON, Pa. – Community Concerts at Lackawanna College will close its 88th season, sponsored by the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, with Gaslight Theatre Company’s original production of Drowning Ophelia.

    Gaslight Theatre Company returns to the Community Concerts stage for the sixth consecutive year with this East Coast premiere by regional playwright Rachel Luann Strayer. Jane doesn’t know what to do with the literary character who has taken up residence in her bathtub. She doesn’t want Ophelia interrupting the obsessive order of her life with obnoxious songs about death and valentines, disrupting her relationship with Edmund, or stirring up memories of a brother she would rather forget. But Ophelia doesn’t care about what Jane wants so much as what she needs.

    As Jane’s past intrudes dangerously on her present, it becomes clear that Ophelia is not simply a character from Hamlet, but a long-forgotten messenger with a question from Jane’s own troubled mind: How do you move on when reconciliation is not an option?

    Drowning Ophelia runs Jan. 28-30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Single tickets are available for $12 and $15.

    Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketfly.com, by phone at (570) 955-1455, or through the Box Office, located at Lackawanna College in Angeli Hall, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, Pa., 18509. For more information regarding this production, visit gaslight-theatre.org/up-next.

    Community Concerts at Lackawanna College’s mission is to present culturally significant programming to the local educational and residential community. For more information, please contact Brandi George, Community Concerts Manager at georgeb@lackawanna.edu or via phone at (570) 961-7818.