"The Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce" at Gannon’s Schuster Theatre Opens This Week

MelancholyPosted: February 17, 2014

Gannon University's Schuster Theatre brings life to Sarah Ruhl's The Melancholy Play. Set in contemporary Illinois, Melancholy Play is both a wildly fun and deeply moving look at the mysteries of human happiness and sadness, and the currents of emotion that prove powerful enough to leave us entirely transformed.

Gannon alumna Alaina Manchester, current manager of the Young People's Chorus of Erie, is the play director. Graduate of the class of 2007, Manchester was a theatre and communication arts major, where she was heavily involved with the Schuster Theatre. She also served as president of Alpha Psi Omega, as well as another term as vice president following.

The Schuster Theatre assures this absurdist, commedia styled and high-energy production will thrill the audience.

Performances are Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 20-22 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $5, or free with a current Gannon ID.

For tickets or more information, please call the Schuster Theatre Box Office at (814) 871-7494.