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Creative works open Cal U theater season


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California University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Music and Theatre presents ‘An Evening of Creative Works’ at 7 p.m. Oct. 4-5, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 6.

The student-directed event is open to the public and will be performed in the Gerald and Carolyn Blaney Theatre in Steele Hall. 

“This annual production is filled with a mix of genres and performance styles that provide a form of expression for our students,” said Dr. Michele Pagen, professor and co-chair of the Department of Music and Theatre. 

“The door is open for exploration, and we hope people come out to see what’s on the hearts and minds of our students.”  

Subject matter may not be suitable for younger patrons.   

Ticket price is $12 for adults, seniors and children. Cal U students with valid CalCards pay 50 cents, plus a $5 deposit that is refunded at the show. 

For ticket information, or to charge tickets by phone, call the Steele Hall Box Office at 724-938-5943. 

Scheduled to be performed:

• Tainted Love:  A collaborative dance piece in a classical-jazz style conceived and choreographed by Jenna Kelly (Elizabeth, Pa.) and Rachel Wells (Brentwood, Pa.). Students performing include Hayley Edwards (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Meagan Goben (Forest City, Pa.), Macy Gross (Washington, Pa.), Holly Grainger (Waynesburg, Pa.), Kacie Kubitza (Belle Vernon, Pa.) and Alex Wilson (Uniontown, Pa.). 

• How did I get here? Wait, Where Am I?: A stand-up comedy by Jeshua Myers  (Hanover, Pa.)

• Requiem for the Lost: A physical art piece dealing with drug addiction created by Mollie Ehrlichman (Carmichaels, Pa.). 

• Lasciare Suonare: An original play written by Alyssa Freeman (Pittsburgh, Pa.). 

 Student actors include: Michael Mastandrea of Carnegie, Pa. (Luke), Ian Grodz of California, Pa. (Young Luke), Sabria Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa. (Mrs. Peters/ Therapist), Patric Lees of Trevose, Pa. (Sebastian), and Katelyn Victor of Hiller, Pa. (Julie). 

Comprising the production team are: Alyssa Freeman (stage manager), Eddie Kuntz of Canonsburg, Pa. (lighting designer), Bethanie Patterson of Montgomery, Pa. (master electrician), Destiny Cumberland of Uniontown, Pa. (historian), Amanda Rhoades of Bethel Park, Pa. (sound coordinator), and Jeromy Mackey of Waynesburg, Pa. (sound board operator). 

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Creative works open Cal U theater season