The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Good Person of Setzuan” by Bertolt Brecht, Translation by Ralph Manheim and John Willett, April 22 to 30 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Tickets are $16, with student and group rates available. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on April 22. Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online.
“’The world can stay as it is if enough people are found living lives worthy of human beings.’ Good people, that is.” The gods are in search of one good person. Shen Te, a village prostitute, could be that person, but can she remain good in a world where people are selfish, greedy and corrupt? Brecht’s parable asks us to question human nature and the price of goodness.
Performances: April 22, 23, 28, 29, 30: 8 p.m.; April 24: 2 p.m.
The Seton Hill student cast of “The Good Person of Setzuan” includes Nicole Castelli of Canonsburg, Pa.; Brittany Dilliot of Arnold, Pa.; Tabbitha Gordon of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Lauren Grasser of Johnstown, Pa.; Danielle Hegyes of Perryopolis, Pa.; DeShaun Herzog of Franklin, Pa.; Hannah Kirschner of North East, Pa.; Jayna Kovel of Springdale, Pa.; Morgan Lightner of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Colleen Malley of Trafford, Pa.; Ike Mason of Mt. Pleasant, Pa.; Angela Mazzocco of Imperial, Pa.; Taylor Puc of North Huntingdon, Pa.; Dustin Pealstrom of Westmoreland, Pa.; Kristina Riggans of New Castle, Pa.; Kelsey Riker of Douglassville, Pa.; James Scharer of Greensburg, Pa.; Noah Telford of Greensburg, Pa.; and Robert Tramontina of South Park, Pa..
The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Luc Bouille of Greensburg, Pa., audio technician; Victorious Collymore-Bey of Spring Valley, N.Y., assistant stage manager; Jena Grgurich of Pittsburgh, Pa., make-up designer and hair and make-up manager; Adriana LaMantia of Blairsville, Pa., dresser; Jessica Lami of Farmington, Conn., house manager; Tasha Matthews of Springdale, Pa., dresser; Elaine Montgomery of Trafford, Pa., lighting board operator; Paige Overly of North Huntingdon, Pa., dresser; Ricki Palmisano of Aurora, Colo., assistant to the costume designer: Jamie Pasquinelli of Jefferson Hills, Pa., wardrobe manager; and Adam Sarp of Latrobe, Pa., master electrician.
The Seton Hill Theatre and Dance production of “The Good Person of Setzuan” is directed by Kellee Van Aken, assistant professor of theatre. Professional artistic staff for the production includes Patricia Barker, costumer; Ken Clothier, assistant professor of theatre, lighting design; Mindy Eshelman, adjunct instructor of theatre, costume design and costume shop manager; Karen Glass, assistant professor of theatre, scene design and Ryan McMasters, adjunct instructor of theatre, sound design and composition.
Venue Information: All Seton Hill Theatre performances are held in the William Granger Ryan Theatre in Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The Performing Arts Center is a fully accessible and climate-controlled facility. Parking is available in four nearby Greensburg parking areas: the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Performing Arts Center), the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.
Ticket Information: Single admission tickets are $16. Seton Hill students (with valid ID) can purchase tickets for $5. Non-Seton Hill students (with a valid school ID) can purchase advance tickets for $13. Students from any school can purchase rush tickets five minutes before curtain, subject to availability, for $5 (with valid school ID). Groups of six or more can purchase tickets at a rate of $11 each with a reservation and advance payment. Order tickets online, by phone at 724-552-2929, or by mail at SHUPAC Theatre Box Office, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601-1599. Box Office Hours, by telephone: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours on performance days: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.