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...]

A closer look on life as a DeSales theatre student

By Laura Raccuglia Staff Writer The theatre department at DeSales is one of the most unique and interesting programs in which to participate. Endless opportunities are available, not only for the theatre majors, but for all students. There are countless shows and performances throughout the year, and students look forward to showing off all that they have prepared, … [Read more...]

“Me and My Girl” Ends Act 1 Season on a High Note

By Allison McClausland Staff Writer After a diverse, always crowd pleasing line-up, Act 1 closes its season with the musical comedy Me and My Girl. Full of slapstick and heartfelt moments, the show proves to be as strong as the performances. When his father dies, Cockney man Bill Snibson, played wonderfully by junior Louis Jannuzzi III, finds out he has inherited the … [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...]