Schuster Theatre


    For ticket reservations for Main Stage productions, or to volunteer at the Schuster Theatre as Box Office Staff, Ushers, Run Crew, etc, please click on the links below.  Please note, we will only contact you in regard to your reservation if there is an issue.  All tickets will be at the Box Office for pick up 1 hour prior to each performance.  If reserved tickets are not picked up 10 minutes prior to curtain, they will be released to a waiting list.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


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    Ape/Essence - Coming Soon!

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     Ape/Essence, adapted from Aldous Huxley by Fr. Shawn Clerkin.  Directed by Alaina Manchester.  This new adaptation of the 1948 dystopian novel examines the post-atomic warfare world, employing surreal imagery of a satirized human society incapable of holding on to decency and mutuality.  The themes of hopelessness and self-annihilation pervade this modern morality tale.  **Please note, this production will be our theatre program's entry into the 2017 International Collegiate Theatre Festival/Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    PERFORMANCES - April 21, 22, 28, & 29 at 8pm, April 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 2pm 

    LOCATION - Gannon University's Schuster Theatre (620 Sassafras Street)

    TICKET INFORMATION - $7 General Admission, or $5 for Gannon students, faculty, and staff with a current Gannon ID.  Reservations can be made by clicking the tab at the top of this page.  

    PATRON OF THE ARTS RECEPTION - On Fri April 21st, we invite you to join us for our Patron of the Arts Reception before the show.  The reception will be from 6:30-7:45pm. Mix and mingle with the cast and crew while enjoying some refreshments, and then stay for the show.  All are welcome!  


    For more information about this production, please visit our Facebook event. 


    Support ICTF Scotland with Burritos from Chipotle on May 8th!

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    Do you enjoy Chipotle burritos?  Are you interested in helping our students raise funds so they can travel this summer to perform at the International Collegiate Theatre Festival in Edinburgh Scotland?

    If you said yes, please mark your calendars for May 8th!  From 5-9pm at the 12th Street Chipotle, any purchases (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, drinks, and more!) will all benefit our students.  50% of anything you purchase between 5-9pm on May 8th will come back to our students.  Why not plan a group dinner?  Or take the family out for a night out?  

    Thank you for your support of theatre and of our students!

    To learn more about ICTF and how you can support our students, please email Jax Vadney 

    Gannon's Theatre Program is heading back to Scotland in August 2017!

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        Gannon's Theatre Program will be returning to participate in the International Collegiate Theatre Festival (ICTF) in August 2017.  ICTF is a 12 day experience  that runs in conjunction with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the world's largest performing arts festival - held each August in Edinburgh, Scotland.  ICTF was developed to offer college and university the opportunity to perform and gain global perspectives in an international experience that compliments collegiate performing arts programs.  In 2017, Gannon's Theatre program will be returning for a third participatory trip to Edinburgh, having first been invited to participate in the inaugural ICTF in 2011.  We are committed to returning on a 3-year cycle, giving all of our students the opportunity to participate in ICTF at least one time during their college career.


        This August, in preparation for participating next summer, Jax Vadney (Technical Director and Design Faculty) will be travelling to Edinburgh to participate in the ICTF Familiarization Tour (FAM).  This 4 day submersion experience allows program directors to experience ICTF on an abreviated schedule, meet with ICTF staff and technical crew, tour performance venues, and gain knowledge about the experience the students will have in the upcoming year.  FAM allows directors to meet with the other colleges and universities that will be participating in a year, discuss production concerns, network, and develop plans for fundraising, international travel, and more.  

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        Gannon's production of APE/ESSENCE written by Fr. Shawn Clerkin, Director of Theatre, is a new work being created this coming academic season.  Based on Aldous Huxley's novel "Ape and Essence", Clerkin will be writing an adaptation that will incorporate puppetry, performance art, devised theatre, and more.  This production will be produced at the Schuster Theatre in April 2017 and then will be the production that will travel and be performed at ICTF in August 2017.


        To learn more about the ICTF Experience, please visit


        For questions and information about Gannon's participation, how you can get involved as a current Gannon student, or if you would to make a donation to support the travel program, please contact Jax Vadney at

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  • Schuster Theatre

    Phone: 814-871-7494
    Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668

    Office Location:
    Scottino Hall
    620 Sassafras. St.