Fringe Fest Erie: Week 1

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On the bill this week, you can catch Gannon University’s Schuster Theatre productions of:  ‘Actors’ – Feb. 2 & 4, 8 p.m., Zurn 104 ‘A Little Nonsense’ – Feb. 3 & 5, 8 p.m., Schuster Theatre Green Room  ‘GU Talent Show’ – Feb. 6 & 7, 8 p.m., Schuster Theatre Main Theatre Space Local theatre […]

The view from the director’s chair

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“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.” Of course those players wouldn’t know what their entrances and exits were if they didn’t have a director. A number of directors have made names for […]

The Schuster Theatre sends out a call for dawns

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Fringe Fest Erie presents amazing opportunities for Gannon students and community members to engage in theatre in new and unique ways. This year, the first choral piece ever performed in the festival will take place– and it’s in 12 different languages. “Calling All Dawns” is a song cycle focused around the themes of day, night […]

Is love or isn’t it?

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                With Fringe Fest Erie 2014 just on the horizon, we thought it important to introduce Gannon students and prospective readers alike to some of the fantastic featured performances taking place throughout March. This being the case, I’ve decided to take a look at a show I feel […]

‘Termination’ tackles serious issue at the Schuster Theatre

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Imagine a world where you needed to apply for a suicide. You would travel to a government owned Suicide Center, fill out stacks of paperwork (similar to filing out mortgages or taxes), and then choose the method in which you would die. Such is a world in Samuel Birntkrant’s one-act play, “The Termination.” “The Termination” […]

Returning alumna comes home for ‘The Good Doctor’

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There’s a certain sense of pride and togetherness that accompanies seeing alumni staying active on campus, and with Nicole Dohoda, there is certainly no exception. Dohoda and her fiancé (whom she met while in Gannon’s theater program), Jared Lossie, are returning to take part in Fringe Fest Erie 2014 in a production entitled “The Good […]

Getting inside the foreign stereotype

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The idea of theatre automatically brings to mind costumes, stages, actors, lights, props, sound and much more. While “Inside the Actor’s Studio: Transitions and Cultural Stereotypes of post 9-11 America” will have many of these elements, they’ll be produced in a way never before seen in Erie theatre, let alone Fringe Fest Erie. “Inside the […]

Climbing to the top with Scooter Thomas

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The friendships that we have often leave lasting marks on our lives. Relationships impact every choice that we make, from major decisions to restaurants that must be avoided. The friendships that we have when we’re young are some that stay with us for the longest amount of time. These are the people you grow up […]

Skinless women hitting the stage

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Fringe Fest Erie – inspired by the original Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland – has brought diverse, new and thought-provoking theatre to Erie for the past three years. This year is no different. Fringe Fest Erie 2014 kicks off with a two-woman show, “Women Without Skin.” Featuring senior theatre and communication arts major Natalie Pertz and […]