Actors Circle presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Wit,” starting this weekend.
The production runs Thursdays, July 12 and 19, through Saturdays, July 14 and 21, at 8 p.m., and Sundays, July 15 and 22, at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton.
“Wit,” by Margaret Edson, tells the story of Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a professor of English diagnosed with terminal cancer. Throughout the play, Vivian comes to reassess her single-minded take on life and, while connecting with herself with sharp wit and irony, learns what truly makes life worth living. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students.
For more information or tickets, call 570-342-9707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Summit Fest
Join Making Music Matter for Kids Inc. and the Abington Business and Professional Association at this summer’s Summit Fest.
This free community block party throughout downtown Clarks Summit runs from Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. to Saturday, July 14, at 5 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy arts and crafts, food vendors, a bounce house and live local music from Rock School: School of Music and cover band Grayson Drive.Summit Fest will run along Spring, South State and Depot streets. Guests can bring their own chairs. For more information, visit the Summit Fest Facebook page.
Experience exciting and unusual reptiles at the Skin and Scales Live Reptile Show on Thursday, July 12, at 3 p.m.
Join herpetologist Leo Spinner at Library Express on the second floor of the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, as he introduces the crowd to baby alligators, snakes, lizards, giant tortoises and much more.
Registration by phone is required for this free event. To register, call 570-558-1670. For more information, visit the Skin and Scales Live Reptile Show’s event page on Facebook.
4. Rescue Day
The Barrel Restaurant, 881 Route 307, Spring Brook Twp., will host Rescue Day on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Local rescues will be there — including Friends with Paws Rescue, Blue Chip Farm and Animal Rescue and Northeast PA and Pet Fund Rescue — so guests can learn their stories and so they can help spread awareness of the “Adopt, Don’t Shop” movement. Adoptable pets also will come along in search of forever homes.
Donations are welcome, and items for raffle will raise money to support the rescue animals. Baked goods also will be available for purchase. For more information or to donate items for the raffle, call 570-780-5003.
5. Help Make a House a Home
On Monday, July 16, join the Rotary Club of Scranton and the Women’s Resource Center to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault furnish a new home.
From noon to 2 p.m., the club will host a housewarming lunch at Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Admission to the event is an unwrapped gift of housewares, bedding, towels, small appliances or any other home good. Gift cards also are welcome.