The Cherry Orchard set to deliver laughter and tears

By Allison McCausland A&E and Online Editor Nothing quite fits in with the cold winter months like a turn of the century Russian aristocratic estate. This image is the very setting for Act 1’s winter drama, The Cherry Orchard. Anton Chekov’s 1904 play details the story of the Gayev family who face heavy debts and the prospect of having to sell their estate to pay … [Read more...]

Film Festival to feature alum Steve Burns

By CJ Bamert Staff Writer Labuda is the hub for the arts with great plays put on by the theater department or the concerts by the dance department. Rounding them all out is TV/film, who is putting on its 17th annual film fest March 24 and 25 at 8:00 p.m. on Labuda’s Main Stage. This year’s lineup consists of nine unique films, all of them either fitting in the category … [Read more...]

“The Crucible” is another hit for Act 1

By Allison McCausland Online Editor Act One outdoes itself once again with their spring semester drama, topping last year’s “Elektra” with the tantalizing and intense Arthur Miller classic, “The Crucible.” Although rooted in the past, many of the themes and feelings resonate with audiences today, as previously discussed in the Theatre Tea Talk the department held Feb. … [Read more...]

DSU Community Remembers Rev. Schubert, 1929-2015

By Adam Zielonka Editor-in-Chief This article was originally published in Issue 8, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (February 4, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue. Rev. Gerard J. Schubert, OSFS, the founder of DeSales University’s Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) and chair of the Division of Performing Arts from 1969 to 1998, passed away on Dec. 6, … [Read more...]

Theater Student Recalls Schubert’s Love of Beauty

By Catherine Nadeau Special to The Minstrel “Can I use your phone there? I have to call the police... on you. Haha! I’m just kidding! They’re my ride.” This was basically my first interaction with Rev. Jerry Schubert, the founder of the DeSales Theatre Department and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. At the time, I was a freshman, and it was one of my first days … [Read more...]