The Scranton Shakespeare Festival

The Scranton Shakespeare Festival creates and produces free, professional theatre to the public. Founded by a board of community members and theatre professionals from Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond, the SSF is a not-for-profit organization entering its seventh season. Festival’s programming emphasizes Shakespeare, and also presents a variety of classical and contemporary musicals, plays, operettas, melodramas, and Broadway-bound new works. The SSF fosters artists and company members developing original works.

The SSF is made possible by generous support from local businesses and institutions, both state and national grants, and the dedication of its talented company of actors and technicians from NEPA, New York City, Philadelphia, and beyond. Most of all, the festival owes its success to the patronage and donations of its community. This year also marks the second, consecutive year the Festival has been recognized and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.


“Truth is truth to the end of reckoning” – an exploration of Shakespeare’s many references to “truth” in scenes from the Scranton Shakespeare Festival repertoire.