Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba” Takes Center Stage at Performing Arts Center
The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “The House of Bernarda Alba” by Federico Garcia Lorca, November 9-17 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Tickets are $16, with student and group rates available. Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online.
Performances: November 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17: 8 p.m.; November 11: 2 p.m.; November 14: 10:30 a.m.
Bernarda Alba rules her five daughters with an iron will. That is until a handsome suitor sparks passion in the hearts of the young women and threatens a violent release of long repressed resentments and hopes. This final masterpiece by one of Spain’s greatest playwrights sizzles with frustration and desire. “The House of Bernarda Alba” was Federico Garcia Lorca’s final play and is often considered his masterwork. In this new English adaptation by David Hare, this masterpiece by one of Spain’s greatest playwrights sizzles with frustration and desire.
The Seton Hill student cast of “The House of Bernarda Alba” includes Lauren Albring of Pittsburgh, Pa., Layne Bailey of Wexford, Pa., Marisa Balatico of Pasadena, Md., Candy Butala of Charleroi, Pa., Caitlin Dobronz of Pittsburgh, Pa. Jessica Hyland of Chemung, N.Y., Hannah Lamberto of Cranberry Township, Pa., Elisa Kostelnik of North Huntingdon, Pa., Jayna Kovel of Springdale, Pa., Anna McDunn of Allison Park, Pa., Alyssa Sheaffer of Carlisle, Pa., Natalie Spanner of Bethel Park, Pa., Emily Urbaniak of Pittsburgh, Pa., Veronica Vento of West Homestead, Pa., and Alyssa Wano of Latrobe, Pa.
The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Jimmy Amor of New Holland, Pa., props manager, Farrah Felten of Schellsburg, Pa., master electrician, Mike Hamilla of Masontown, Pa., house manager, Megan Henderson of Columbia, Md., hair co-designer and wig manager, Jessica Hyland of Chemung, N.Y., wardrobe prep manager, Domenic Jungling of Gibsonia, Pa., assistant stage manager, Tyler Kluck of Pittsburgh, Pa., prep crew, Andrew Kutrufis of Pittsburgh, Pa., make up stylist, Nicole Makos of Coplay, Pa., assistant stage manager, Kelsey Martin of McAlisterville, Pa., dresser, Hayley McLean of Elkridge, Md., stage manager, P.J. McMahon of Gibsonia, Pa., light board operator, Katelynn Reist of Cleona, Pa., dresser, Alyssa Sheaffer of Carlisle, Pa., assistant to costume designer, Bill Smolter of Glenshaw, Pa., wardrobe manager, and Ariel Watters of Everett, Pa., make up manager.
Seton Hill Theatre’s production of “The House of Bernarda Alba” is directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith, adjunct instructor, theatre and dance. Professional artistic staff for the production includes Karen Glass, assistant professor, theatre and dance, set designer, Todd Leighty, adjunct instructor, theatre and dance, sound designer, and Susan O’Neill, instructor, theatre and dance, costume designer. Student artistic staff for the production includes Regina Tvaruzek of Glenshaw, Pa., lighting designer, and Brittany Lamb of Suffolk, Va., assistant lighting designer.
Venue Information: All Seton Hill Theatre and Dance 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 16 or more can purchase tickets at a rate of $12 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. – 3 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.
Seton Hill University's Performing Arts Center is 73,000 square feet of everything a performing arts major needs to move from student to professional. The Center houses two dedicated, flexible performance spaces, the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall and the William Granger Ryan Theatre. The Center also includes a performance studio, new classrooms, rehearsal rooms and technical areas that include the best equipment for learning and performing, from Steinway pianos to the latest in lighting, sound, video and acoustics. The Center is located in downtown Greensburg, putting it squarely in the middle of the city’s cultural district yet still only minutes from Seton Hill’s main hilltop campus.
The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program has a long history of educating performing arts majors for professional careers while playing a vital role in the educational life of the campus. Seton Hill’s Theatre and Dance Program offers four full-length productions (as well as a number of shorter works) and one dance production each year that generate audiences of over 3,500 and speak to topics addressed in courses across Seton Hill’s curriculum.