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 […]

Theatre on the fringe

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In 1947, eight theatre companies showed up to the Edinburgh International Festival uninvited and performed for the crowds. In 2010, one liberal arts college was invited to participate in the Intercollegiate Theatre Festival in Scotland. From both of these was born a theatre festival that found itself on the fringe. The Scotland Fringe Festival has […]

Making my directorial debut

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Theatre is important to me. That’s the easiest, most straightforward way of describing my passion for and love of drama. Usually, I can be found onstage or behind it in some capacity for every show produced at the Schuster Theatre. This semester I have a unique opportunity. Every March, the Schuster presents a “Mini-Fringe” festival, […]

CLICK-WORTHY: Fall Traditions and Fringe

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With the fall semester well under way, now is a good time to take a look at not only what Gannon did over the summer, but how we are kicking off the fall semester to make this year the best year yet. Here are a few links to give you a little bit of insight […]