Seton Hill U. Theatre Presents “The Tempest”
Seton Hill University's Theatre and Dance Program will present “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare from November 11-19. 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 at www.setonhilltheatre.com.
Performances: November 11, 12: 8 p.m.; November 13: 2 p.m.; November 15, 16: 10:30 a.m.; November 17, 18 and 19: 8 p.m.
Exiled to a remote island, Prospero uses his sorcery to stir up a shipwreck that shifts the sands beneath his feet, when his beloved daughter falls in love with a ship’s survivor. If he ever wants to end his isolation and flee this paradise turned prison, Prospero must free the fractured family he has enslaved, and free himself from the ideas that enslave him. Complete with clowns and a contrary, airy spirit Ariel, this celebrated later comedy is considered by many to be one of the Bard’s best and most beautiful.
The Seton Hill student cast of “The Tempest” includes Layne Bailey of Wexford, Pa., Amanda Bish of Greensburg, Pa., Kristy Bissell of Canonsburg, Pa., Gabriella DeCarli of Dubois, Pa., Domenic Jungling of Gibsonia, Pa., Hannah Lamberto of Cranberry Township, Pa., Sarah Laughland of Frederick, Md., Patrick McMahon of Gibsonia, Pa., Andy Meholick of Greensburg, Pa., Sienna Sears of St. Louis, Mo., William Smolter of Glenshaw, Pa., Natalie Spanner of Bethel Park, Pa., Emily Urbaniak of Pittsburgh, Pa., Ariel Watters of Everett, Pa., and Shannon Webster of Greensburg, Kan.
The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Shannon Bork of United, Pa., sound board operator, Cameron Corcoran of Houston, Pa., house manager, Gretchen Cullison of Sparks, Md., make up stylist, Shelby Edwards of Johnstown, Pa., dresser, Megan Henderson of Columbia, Md., wig stylist, Tyler Kluck of Pittsburgh, Pa., props assistant, Elisa Kostelnik of North Huntingdon, Pa., assistant stage manager, Brittany Lamb of Suffolk, Va., make up stylist, Kaylin Martin of McAlisterville, Pa., assistant director, Kelsey Martin of McAlisterville, Pa., make up stylist, Anna McDunn of Allison Park, Pa., assistant stage manager, Sarah Noone of Greensburg, Pa., wig mistress, Ben Otto of Mt. Holly Springs, Pa., dresser, Jessica Rodacay of Washington, Pa.,
stage manager, Laura Scott of Lehighton, Pa., lighting designer, Kristina Stoddart of Hamilton, Ohio, light board operator, Emily Stroble of St. Louis, Mo., wardrobe mistress, and Ariel Watters of Everett, Pa., make up stylist.
Seton Hill Theatre’s production of “The Tempest” is directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith, adjunct instructor, theatre. Professional technical staff for the production includes Ken Clothier, assistant professor, theatre, technical director, Karen Glass, assistant professor, theatre, scenic designer, Todd Leighty, sound designer, and Susan O’Neill, instructor, theatre, costume designer.
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.