Seton Hill U. Theatre Opens 2011-2012 Season with “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom”
Seton Hill University's Theatre and Dance Program will present “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom” by Jennifer Haley from September 23-October 1. This play contains adult language. 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: September 23, 24: 8 p.m.; September 25: 2 p.m.; September 28: 10:30 a.m.; September 29, 30 and October 1: 8 p.m.
Something seem surreal about Suburbia these days? Swear you’ve seen shell-shocked zombies creeping across cross-cut lawns, crawling through sprawling McRanches, entering teenage rooms of doom? Is this us? Or is it the online horror game named Neighborhood 3? Variety Magazine says this fast-paced play plays like a “nifty episode of The Twilight Zone.” Fear is at once funny and not fun anymore, until we question which is the real reality. Or IS it all just a game? Don’t want to play? You may have no say. Doom may be in the disconnect. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up the claw hammer on your way in.
The Seton Hill student cast of “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom” includes BreAnna Connell of Connellsville, Pa., Megan Henderson of Columbia, Md., Brittany Lamb of Suffolk, Va., Matt Leslie of Butler, Pa., and Jeffrey Minear of Irwin, Pa.
The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Kristy Bissell of Canonsburg, Pa., house manager, Victoria Bittner of Irwin, Pa., public relations manager, Gretchen Cullison of Sparks, Md., wardrobe mistress, Shelby Edwards of Johnstown, Pa., light board operator, Shawn M. Howland of Latrobe, Pa., assistant lighting designer, Tyler Kluck of Pittsburgh, Pa., assistant stage manager, Andrew Kutrufis of Pittsburgh, Pa., assistant stage manager, Matt Leslie of Butler, Pa., properties manager, Hayley McLean of Elkridge, Md., stage manager, Benjamin Otto of Mount Holly Springs, Pa., sound board operator, Emily Stroble, of St. Louis, Mo., dresser, Regina Tvaruzek of Glenshaw, Pa., master electrician, and Emily Urbaniak of Pittsburgh, Pa., make up and hair designer.
Seton Hill Theatre’s production of “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom” is directed by Denise Pullen, associate professor, theatre. Professional technical staff for the production includes Deborra Bergmark-Peelor, lighting design, Ken Clothier, assistant professor, theatre, sound design, Karen Glass, assistant professor, theatre, scenic designer, Susan O’Neill, instructor, theatre, costume director, and Shaun Rolly, fight choreographer and violence coordinator.
Venue Information: All Seton Hill Theatre and Dance performances are held in the William Granger Ryan Theatre in Seton Hill University'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. Season tickets are available. A season subscription of one ticket for each of the theatre productions is $56. A “flex” subscription, which includes six tickets to be used at any of the four theatre productions, is $78. 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, beginning September 6: 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.