Don’t Cry for Me William Shakespeare, the Truth Is I’ll Be Back Next Year

By Antonia Spano Layout Editor DeSales University hosts the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, also known as PSF, every summer, using the Labuda Center for Performing Arts and includes staff from the performance arts department. This year’s lineup of shows included “The Hounds of the Baskervilles,” “The Three Musketeers” and the festival’s namesake William Shakespeare’s … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Performs 25th Season

By Antonia Spano Staff Writer DeSales University hosts the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival every summer, using the Labuda Center for Performing Arts. This year’s lineup of shows marked the 25th anniversary of PSF and included Love’s Labour’s Lost, Blithe Spirit, The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar and the musical West Side Story. Shows ran from July 13 to August … [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...]

Where Are They Now: Theater Alumni Halcovage and Best Achieve Acting Success in NYC

By Hutton Jackson A&E and Online Editor This article was originally published in Issue 5, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (November 5, 2015). Click here to view the entire issue. Musical theater is a tough profession to find work in, especially in New York City, yet DeSales University alumni Marguerite "Meg" Halcovage (Class of 2014) and Phoenix Best (Class of … [Read more...]

PSF Opens with Powerful, Star-Studded “Les Miz”

By Adam Zielonka Editor-in-Chief The 2015 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) at DeSales University opened Wednesday, June 10 with Les Misérables, directed by DeSales theater professor Dennis Razze and starring Mike Eldred as Jean Valjean, a role the acting veteran performed on Broadway. The festival brings world-class actors to the Labuda Center for the Performing … [Read more...]