Molly Maguires Musical Reading — with Sheehan, Hocking and Champlin — Presented April 26

News   Molly Maguires Musical Reading — with Sheehan, Hocking and Champlin — Presented April 26 A special four-performance run of the new musical The Molly Maguires will be presented April 26-28 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Sheryl Kaller directs the production, which features the talents of Ciaran Sheehan, Thom Sesma, Leah Hocking, William Parry, Donna Lynne Champlin, Ken Jennings and Elena Shaddow. John McDaniel is the musical director and conductor.

The Molly Maguires, which was also a successful 1970 Paramount film, is set in 1877 and tells "the tale of a secret society of immigrant Irish mine workers who fight against prejudice and injustice in the mining industry."

The musical features a book by William Strzempek and a score by Sid Cherry. The production features design by Charles Corcoran and lighting by Michael Gilliam.

Jim Burke is producing the limited engagement, which, press notes state, is "part of a month-long festival celebrating the achievements of Northeastern Pennsylvania's coal miners and, especially, their contribution to the advancement of social justice in the United States."

Show times are April 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM and April 28 at 2 and 7:30 PM. Tickets, priced $30-$65, are available by calling (570) 826-1100 or by visiting www.kirbycenter.org. The F.M. Kirby Center is located at 71 Public Square.