Northeast Theatre to premiere “Rapunzel’s Song”

The Arts — By on January 24, 2006 at 3:01 pm

The Northeast Theatre (TNT) will present a world premiere production of “Rapunzel’s Song” by Mary Ethel Schmidt on Jan. 25-29 at the Performance Space at the Jermyn, Corner of Wyoming and Spruce in downtown Scranton.

Directed by Nagle Jackson, “Rapunzel’s Song” is a rich, witty, and intimate play about the quirky relationship between a musicologist, her childhood self, the piano, an ambitious and charming mother, and a blind painter.

Showtimes are Jan. 25 and 26 at 7 p.m.; Jan. 27 and 28, 8 p.m.; and Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, Wednesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to curtain; by phone at 558-1515; or online at

In conjunction with the world premiere of “Rapunzel’s Song,” TNT will showcase the comeback concert of pianist Pat Dunleavy in “A Piano for Rapunzel” on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m. at The Melberger Arts Center Gallery, 123 Wyoming Avenue.

Almost a reflection of the main character in “Rapunzel’s Song,” Dunleavy began her career as a concert pianist. But life often flows in circular motions, and after many years in human resources at Marywood University, she will return to the concert stage.

The event is a benefit for TNT and proceeds will aid the theatre’s plans to establish a concert series as part of its regular offerings. A reception will follow the concert.

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