Seton Hill University Theatre Presents “Six Characters in Search of an Author” April 11 to 26
The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Six Characters in Search of an Author” by Luigi Pirandello, translated by Martha Witt and Mary Ann Frese Witt, April 11 to 26 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.
When an uninvited cast of characters takes a play rehearsal hostage, the producer, actors and audience alike are confronted with reality versus illusion. What is real? What is fiction? Does it matter? Provocative, and in turns humorous and horrific, the story builds to a shocking climax. This revolutionary play within a play forces us to examine our own identity - our character - in a world where reality challenges and changes us by the minute.
Performances: April 11, 12, 24, 25 and 26: 8 p.m.; April 13: 2 p.m.
The Seton Hill student cast of “Six Characters in Search of an Author” includes Tabbitha Gordon of Pittsburgh, Pa. 15202; Kaylee Ann Hansberry of New Kensington, Pa.; Megan Henderson of Columbia, Md.; Jessica Hyland of Chemung, N.Y.; Domenic Jungling of Gibsonia, Pa.; Brittany Lamb of Suffolk, Va.; Jayme Martin of McAlisterville, Pa.; P.J. McMahon of Gibsonia, Pa.; Gregory Messmer of Jefferson Hills, Pa.; Joshua Reardon of McMurray, Pa.; Kelsey Riker of Douglassville, Pa.; Sienna Sears of St. Louis, Mo.; William Smolter of Glenshaw, Pa.; Emily Urbaniak of Pittsburgh, Pa. 15236; and Eric Wielock of Leeper, Pa.
The cast also includes two child actors, Carolyn Jerz of Greensburg, Pa. and Matthew Hommel of Monroeville, Pa.
The Seton Hill student design and technical staff includes Gretchen Cullison of Sparks, Md., costume designer; Joshua Daisley of Kittanning, Pa., wardrobe manager; Elena Falgione of Glenshaw, Pa., assistant stage manager; Jade Festa of New Kensington, Pa., assistant stage manager; Kelsey Greco of Beaver Falls, Pa., hair and makeup artist; Kaitlyn Hardiman of Greensburg, Pa., lighting operator; Tyler Kluck of Pittsburgh, Pa. 15228, co-lighting designer; Jayna Kovel of Greensburg, Pa., make-up manager; Nikki Makos of Coplay, Pa., production stage manager; Kelsey Martin of McAlisterville, Pa., assistant stage manager; Katelynn Reist of Greensburg, Pa., assistant to the scenic designer; and Courtney Seibert of Chambersburg, Pa., dresser.
Seton Hill Theatre's production of “Six Characters in Search of an Author” is directed by Denise Pullen, associate professor, theatre. Professional artistic staff for the production includes Ken Clothier, assistant professor, theatre, co-lighting designer; Karen Glass, assistant professor, theatre, scenic designer; Todd Leighty, adjunct instructor, theatre, sound designer; Vincent Lobello, technical director; Susan O’Neill, instructor, theatre, costume director and Nicole Peeler, assistant professor, English, dramaturg.
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 10 or more can purchase tickets at a rate of $11 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. – 6 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.