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2013-2014 Season

Theatrical production in the college setting is the quintessential learning community in its intensity of interaction. It fosters a genuine and productive collaborative spirit among the participants, both artists and audiences. Aristotle believed that the entertainment theatre provides involves the enjoyment of audiences learning about themselves and the world around them. Theatre at Penn State Berks aims to activate and inspire students and audiences by producing works that provide a range of perspectives on the human experience.

For more information call the box office at 610-396-6371 or email us at BerksTheatre@psu.edu


Created and Directed by B Marcel Smith 

September 26-28, 2013

Perkins Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. *Saturday Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: Free Admission

Synopsis: Imagine an artless world – one where artistic ability is prohibited; where society sees the expression of art as an epidemic that must be stopped and those who show signs of infection must be cured. This musical production takes you behind the walls of Apollo – a clinic built to quarantine those infected by the RAVE virus. Experience its effects on the lives of the patients and discover the power and freedom of artistic expression.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

By John Patrick Shanley

A Faculty & Student Collaboration: Dr. Radhica Ganapathy and Julia Elberfeld

November 11-15, 2013

Perkins Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: PSU Students with ID $5.00; PSU Faculty & Staff with ID $7.00; General Admission $10.00

Synopsis: On what seems to be just another night in a seedy, hole-in-the-wall Bronx bar, a man and a woman, strangers to each other, strike up a conversation over pretzels and pitchers of beer. Both are society’s outcasts: vulnerable and battered, and at the same time violent and dangerous. Through the night they reveal their darkest secrets, discover themselves, learn to make a human connection, and continue in the ever-present struggles to survive.

Theatre Insomnia

Produced by the PENN PLAYERS

4rd annual devised theatre event

Spring 2014

Perkins Auditorium

Tickets: Free Admission

Synopsis: What is THEATRE INSOMNIA? Glad you asked. Students get together and create NEW work in 24 HOURS!! The showcase may take the form of dance, song, plays, poetry, performance art...you name it. Audiences never know what may await them when the doors open. Exciting! All current PSU Berks students who have previously participated in the Theatre at Penn State Berks program are eligible to participate. Contact the student liason Stefanie Thomas at set5144@psu.edu for more information.