Seton Hill U. Theatre presents “Life is a Dream” 2/27-3/7
Seton Hill University’s Theatre Program is proud to present “Life is a Dream,” the classic 17th century play by Spanish playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca, from February 27-March 7, 2009. The production features a contemporary translation by Pulitzer prize-winning Cuban American playwright Nilo Cruz. Tickets are $12, with student and group rates available. Call or e-mail the Seton Hill Theatre Box Office for tickets: 724-838-4241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performances: February 27 - 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., February 28 - 8 p.m., March 1 - 2 p.m., March 3 and 4 - 10:30 a.m. and March 5, 6, and 7 - 8 p.m.
Calderón de la Barca, one of the foremost writers during Spain’s Golden Age, sets this fantastical fable in a mythical land. Convinced that he is destined to bring dishonor and destruction, King Basilio keeps his son Segismundo imprisoned in a tower from birth. Released on a trial basis, the Prince nearly fulfills his father’s prophesy. But the message that life is a dream remains with him, and he is presented another opportunity to determine his own destiny.
The Seton Hill student cast of “Life is a Dream” includes Kristy Bissell of Canonsburg, Pa., Cameron Corcoran of Houston, Pa., Matt Corridoni of Saltsburg, Pa., Brendan Duffy of North Huntingdon, Pa., Nate Errett of North Huntingdon, Pa., Matt Henderson of Irwin, Pa., Sarah Laughland of Frederick, Md., Nathan May of Greensburg, Pa., Natalie Moretti of Cheswick, Pa., Anderson Parker of Alexandria, Va., and Natalie Zambotti of Kittanning, Pa.
The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Laura Barron of Grove City, Pa. as wardrobe mistress, Nate Errett of North Huntingdon, Pa. as assistant sound designer, Jasmine Goodman of Dimock, Pa. as assistant lighting designer, Caitlin Hough of Sewickley, Pa. as assistant stage manager, Brittany Huffman of Tyrone, Pa. as stage manager, Matt Leslie of Butler, Pa. as assistant stage manager, Jeanette Lundell of Sewickley, Pa. as assistant director, and Emily Stroble of Akron, Oh. as dresser.
Seton Hill Theatre’s production of “Life is a Dream” is directed by guest artist Kellee Van Aken from Pittsburgh.
New this year! “Dinner and a Show” packages that include meals at the Red Star restaurant in Greensburg’s historic train station. The matinee ticket price of $30 includes the Sunday, March 1, buffet at the Red Star at 12 p.m., shuttle to and from Reeves Theatre, and admittance to the Theatre performance. The evening performance ticket price of $35 includes a dinner selection from a special “Dinner and a Show” menu at the Red Star at 6 p.m., shuttle to and from Reeves Theatre, and admittance to the Theatre performance on Thursday, March 5. “Dinner and a Show” tickets must be purchased at least five business days prior to the performance. All dinner tickets include a non-alcoholic beverage, tax, and gratuity. Dinner selections for evening performance tickets must also be made at least five business days prior to the performance through the SHU Theatre Box Office. The Red Star restaurant is located in Greensburg’s historic train station, near the entrance to Seton Hill’s campus.
Venue/Ticket Information: All Seton Hill Theatre performances are held in Reeves Theatre on Seton Hill University’s Greensburg, Pa. campus. Reeves Theatre is a disabled accessible and climate-controlled facility. Parking is free. Single admission tickets are $12. Seton Hill students (with valid ID) can purchase tickets for $5. 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 $10 each with a reservation and advance payment. Purchase a subscription and receive one ticket to each of the four productions for $40. Order tickets by phone: 724-838-4241, by e-mail: email@example.com, or by mail: Theatre Box Office, Seton Hill University, Box 492, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601-1599.
Box Office Hours (by telephone): 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours on performance days: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Harlan Gallery, a professional art exhibition space located near Reeves Theatre at Seton Hill, will be open prior to all Theatre performances. For more information on Harlan Gallery, visit www.setonhill.edu or contact Gallery Director Carol Brode at 724-830-1071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seton Hill University Theatre Program has a long history of educating theatre majors for careers in the professional theatre while playing a vital role in the educational life of the campus. Seton Hill’s Theatre Program offers four full-length productions (as well as a number of shorter works) each year that generate audiences of over 3,500 and speak to topics addressed in courses across Seton Hill’s curriculum. For more information on the Theatre Program at Seton Hill, please visit www.setonhill.edu or call 724-830-0300.