Our good friends at Pictures Moved by Strings are presenting a special Earth Day show at the Afa Gallery in Scranton on Thursday at 7 p.m.
A Journey to BeulahlandL Our Song for the Earth has been described as "a fable about the struggle between the forces of good and evil." It focuses on "fermented citizens corrupted by the ecstasy of nature."
The AFA Gallery is located at 514 Lackawanna Ave. (570-969-1040.)
Last week, ringleader John Bromberg told me that the troupe’s recent performance at Moscow Clayworks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O5wYKqWBgk) was just a teaser of sorts for this week’s grand performance.
He’s working with a group of new puppeteers, each of whom has created "their own song on their own instrument" for this show.


If you can’t make it … perhaps because you’ll be attending The Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project staged reading of Steve Corbett’s Paddy, We Hardly Knew Ye (http://subverseaphrodesia.com/productions.aspx)… a second performance will be offered on Saturday at the Vintage Theater on Penn Avenue in Scranton as part of The Midnight Mixer: An late evening of theater in downtown Scranton. Performances that night don’t start until 10 p.m. (doors open at 9 p.m.) and include:
 *Here We Are In Spain (a local improv troupe)
*Run Away With Me (from the musical The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown) performed by Sean Patrick  Gibbons and Devon McFadden
*Scenes from The Mousetrap (2010 Ghostlight Production)
*and Pictures Moved By String: Our Song To The Earth (a combination of experimental music, larger than life size puppet theater with a message of current social relevance)

Tickets are only $10 and include Complimentary Appetizers and Drinks (Wine for those of proper age and identification.)