July First Friday performance
Scranton kicked off July with it’s monthly First Friday arts celebration, downtown businesses opening their doors to host local artists and art-admirers through the evening. This month’s timing blended the annual Independence Day festivities into the mix, which made for a fantastic event.
I spent the first hour or so at The Leonard, where the New Vintage Ensemble had scheduled two performances of “Color so Real,” a play written by local playwright and ensemble member Sara Regan, performed by ensemble members Kimmie Leff and Casey Thomas, and directed by Mandy Boyle, my lovely fiancee.
The story, set in Scranton, is a sort of post-murder mystery and gives us a look into the afterlife for a dysfunctional couple from Green Ridge. It’s got comedy, drama, and tragedy – all the elements of a good show. And the actors did a hell of a job with it!
Congratulations to the Ensemble for another successful performance, and to the actors, director, and playwright! And here’s to many more performances by the Ensemble – with the upcoming Fringe Festival, I’m sure there are great things to come.