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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.
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!
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.
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 www.ictfscotland.org.
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 email@example.com.
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