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    NOW PLAYING:  Pygmalion 

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     Directed by Rev. Shawn Clerkin

    Please join us for our final main stage production of the 2014-2015 academic year!  We have been studying, designing, and preparing Shaw's classic play - with a steampunk concept.  

    Performances are April 23-May 3 (dates and times listed above).  For more information and to make ticket reservations, please call the Schuster Theatre Box Office at (814) 871-7494.

     Thank you to everyone who came to see Fringe Fest Erie 2015!

     A special thanks to our associated productions from the Erie Playhouse, All An Act Theatre Productions, Dramashop, Laugh/Riot, and PACA.  We have had a lot of wonderful feedback and are already looking forward to and planning Fringe Fest Erie 2016!
     Fringe Fest Logo - Design by Keefer Kopco

     Thank you to everyone who came to see Striking 12!

     By Brendan Milburn, Valerie Vigoda, and Rachel Sheinkin 

    Directed by Fr. Shawn Clerkin

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    Read the review in The Gannon Knight.

    Striking 12 Zak and Cassie  Striking 12 Will Zak and Kayla

    Striking 12 Group shot  Striking 12 Cassie Zak Brianna

    Striking 12 Brianna and Will  Striking 12 Lauren Will and Kayla

      Striking 12 Lauren Zak and Kayla   Striking 12 Zak and Brianna 



    Striking 12 Promotional video courtesy of Sean Morphy.

      Fall Break 2014:  

    American Shakespeare Center's 

    Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA

     Dr. Doug King (Professor in the English Department), Rev. Shawn Clerkin (Director of Theatre), and Jax Kubiak (Technical Director of the Schuster Theatre) took 10 students to Staunton, VA over Fall Break to experience workshops, lectures, and attend 4 performances at the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse.  Students attended 2 lectures, 3 workshops, and saw performances of The Comedy of ErrorsPericles Prince of Tyre, MacBeth, and Edward II.  Students also had time to explore and experience the culture of lovely Staunton, VA, including a morning hike led by Dr. King.  Some pictures of the experience are below.  All photos are courtesy of Zak Westfall, Theatre and Communications Arts major.


    Staunton 2014 Blackfriars Playhouse  

    A look at the Blackfriars Playhouse.

    Staunton 2014 Group at ASC

    The Fall Break 2014 group on the stage of the Blackfriars Playhouse.

    Staunton 2014 Hiking  Staunton 2014 Hiking 2

    Hiking with Dr. King in Staunton VA.

    Staunton 2014 Group with ASC cast members

    Some of the group met ASC cast members Gregory Phelps and Sara Hymes.  Thank you Gregory and Sara for taking a photo with our group.



     Joe Orton's "Loot" performed at the Schuster theatre from October 2-12.  To view archive photos of this production, please visit our Facebook page at    

    Please visit to read more about this wonderful production.



    Gannon University's Schuster Theatre returns from participating in the 2014 International Collegiate Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland!

    10 Gannon University students and 3 faculty recently returned from a 12 day trip to Edinburgh, Scotland to participate and perform in the International Collegiate Theatre Festival, which runs concurrently and in coordination with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland's capital city.  As participants in the 2014 ICTF, Gannon students performed Stephen Williams' "Whimsical Grimm" at Surgeons Hall on four different occasions.  You can read the review of the production on Broadway Baby by clicking here.   

    ICTF 2014 Cast and Crew The cast and crew of Whimsical Grimm.  From L to R - Todd Paropacic, Abby Coppock, Zak Westfall, Cristen Manion, Brianna Woods, Khadija Djellouli, Luis Pontillo, Mary Stephens, Ethan Kelley, and Mike Fujito.  

     ICTF 2014 College Fair  Gannon University was well represented at the College Recruitment Fair held for the American High School Theatre Festival.  High school students had the opportunity to speak with Fr. Shawn Clerkin, Director of Theatre, as well as with current students Khadija Djellouli and Abby Coppock.  
    Many thanks to everyone who helped us raise funds and donated to help our students attend and participate in this international experience! 

    Video clips courtesy of Fr. Shawn Clerkin, Director of Theatre and Jax Kubiak, Technical Director, will be posted soon.  

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