ArtScene: Wilkes-Barre

ArtScene: Wilkes-Barre

by Alexandra Isaac –

The holidays are just around the corner! Besides the shopping, there are many things to do and see around town this holiday season.

Start the holiday season by taking the kids to see “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the F.M. Kirby Center on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 PM. Rudolph and friends are soaring off the screen and onto the stage in a spectacle-filled musical featuring all of your favorite characters.

On December 17th the Kirby Center welcomes the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. The show starts at 7:00 PM. Get your tickets before they sell out at

The week before Thanksgiving, Kings College Theatre will present “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl. “Eurydice” reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus though the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice journeys to the underworld – where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. Performances are November 20 – 23 at 7:30 PM and November 23 at 2:00 PM.

Wyoming Valley Art League will be displaying works by artist Anthony Ferro in the exhibit titled “Form and Frolic.” The exhibit will run until December 12 in the Sandra Dyczewski Maffei Gallery.

Down the street at the Sordoni Art Gallery, “Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints” will be on display beginning January 14, 2020. This show, curated by Nancy Crow, is an exhibition focused on the art of quilt-making by seven fiber artists representing the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Opening November 1, the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery will be displaying a new show, “Percussion! Stefana McClure & Johana Moscoso.” “Percussion!” features the works of New York-based artist Stefana McClure, who grew up in Northern Ireland, and Colombian-born artist Johana Moscoso. Both artists use movement, pressure, and striking motions in their art to represent their experiences with conflict and change. “Percussion!” will be on display until February 2, 2020.

Later in the month, Misericordia University Players’ will perform the student production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” in the Lemmond Theater. Performance dates are November 21, 22, 23 at 8:00 PM and November 24 at 2:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at or call the University Cultural Events Box office at (570) 674-6719.

If you want to get in the Holiday spirit, make sure to go to the holiday concert by the Misericordia University Community Choir. The holiday concert will be on December 4, 2019. More details to follow.

There are a lot of fun things going on during the holidays in Wilkes-Barre. I hope you can attend one or all of these fabulous performances that will certainly get you into the spirit of the most wonderful time of the year.


*Alexandra Isaac coordinates events and communications for the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University. She has a communications degree from Penn State and worked for the Waichulis Studio of Ani Art Academies prior to joining the Gallery staff. In her off time Alex is an active member of the equestrian community and avid supporter of animal welfare organizations.

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