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2018 Spring Highlights

This year, performances are being held in Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center and in our new Arts Center! A free reception with the cast follows every opening night performance; talkbacks with the cast follow every Sunday matinee. We look forward to seeing you!

The Winter's Tale

William Shakespeare

February 23 - March 4, 2018
Performing Arts Center, Ryan Theatre

Directed by Denise Pullen

Shakespeare’s romance gives us a captivating story of kings and queens, clowns and a bear, jealousy and betrayal, and true love and forgiveness. Spanning 16 years and forever changing the lives of parents and children, The Winter’s Tale is sure to touch your heart. 

Date Time
Fri. Feb. 23 8 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 24 8.p.m.
Sun. Feb. 25 2 p.m. *
Thurs. Mar. 1 8 p.m.
Fri. Mar. 2 8 p.m.
Sat. Mar. 3 8 p.m.

*Talkback following the performance.


Letters to Sala

by Arlene Hutton

April 6 - 14, 2018
Performing Arts Center, Ryan Theatre

Directed by Kellee Van Aken

It is 1941 in Poland. 16 year old Sala volunteers to take her sister’s place at a labor camp, which begins an odyssey that will take her to seven Nazi labor camps during the course of World War II. Every letter she receives from home is saved, hidden and transported to the next destination - over 300 letters in five years. In 2005, when an elderly Sala reveals her collection to her daughter, a struggle ensues among three generations of women. Should the letters be kept as personal family history or donated as historical documentation of the Holocaust? Based on the true account as told in Ann Kirschner’s book "Sala’s Gift."

Date Time
Fri. Apr. 6 8 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 8 2 p.m.
Thurs. Apr. 12 10:30 a.m.*
Thurs. Apr. 12 8 p.m. *
Fri. Apr. 13 8 p.m. *
Sat. Apr. 14 8 p.m.
*Talkback following the performance.

Meet Playwright Arlene Hutton 4/12

“Letters to Sala” playwright Arlene Hutton will participate in talkback sessions following both April 12 performances. While at Seton Hill, she will also work with a class in Dramatic Writing. Hutton is an alumna of New Dramatists, member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, eight-time finalist for the Heideman Award and recent recipient of an EST/Sloan Commission and NYFA Fellowship. Hutton’s visit is supported by the Eva Fleischner, Ph.D. Endowed Fund of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education.

Dance Spectrum

April 26 - 29, 2018
Performing Arts Center, Ryan Theatre

Our spring dance concerts bring the vitality of the dance spectrum to the stage presenting original works influenced by contemporary and classical dance including ballet, jazz, modern and tap. Featuring the work of Seton Hill dance faculty and guest choreographers. 

Date Time
Thurs. Apr. 26 8 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 27 8 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 28 8 p.m.
Sun. Apr. 29 2 p.m.*
*Talkback following the performance.

Performance and exhibition information is subject to change. Visit our online arts calendar for up-to-date information - including additional music, theatre, dance and art events!

View the Arts Calendar

Looking for tickets? Get them at our online Box Office. For a comprehensive calendar of all free and ticketed arts events, visit the Arts Calendar. To receive updates about upcoming performances, exhibits and arts events sign up for the Seton Hill Arts Updates e-newsletter.