Neumann University Players

Neumann University Players A company of students, faculty, staff, and alumni showcasing performing arts at Neumann University.

The Neumann University Players is the resident theater company of Neumann University, comprised of students, faculty, staff, and alumni under the artistic direction of faculty member Terence Gleeson, who founded the group in 1984. The University Players produce two or more fully-staged plays annually, selecting from a wide range of drama including Shakespeare, musicals, and contemporary fare.



In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. (Note: The dialogue in The Laramie Project includes some strong language.)

~ Thursday through Saturday November 10, 11, and 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
(box office opens at 7:00 p.m.)

~ Sunday November 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. (box office opens at 1:00 p.m.)

$10.00 general admission
$5.00 students (of any age with ID) and seniors
$5.00 Neumann University faculty/staff/administration
$5.00/person group rate (15 or more for same performance)

Meagher Theatre/Neumann University Life Center/Aston, PA
Neumann University is located in suburban Delaware County and is easily accessible from I-95. Ample parking is available in the Life Center lot.

For reservations and information, contact the University Players Box Office at 610.361.5455. Tickets reserved but not purchased will be held at the box office until one-half hour before curtain, after which they may be released.

Playwright: Moisés Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project

Composer: Richard Sayers (Neumann University professor)

Director: Ed Milliner (Neumann University professor)
Assistant to the Director: John Baxter
Dramaturg: Leona Pongparnsana

Scenic Design: Ed Milliner (Neumann University professor)
Costume Design: Gwynneth Milliner
Lighting Design: Dan Malone
Multimedia Design: Michael Conover and John Baxter
Sound Design: Terence Gleeson (Neumann University professor)

Stage Manager: Michael Conover
Assistant Stage Manager: Allison Read

Technical Director: Richard Tutak

Producer: Terence Gleeson (Neumann University professor)

Cast: Samantha Bruccoliere
Gina Casta
Colin DiLucido
Rachel Nicola Francica
Jennifer Henkel
Jecenia Hurtado
Lewis Johnson
Ashley Kreer
Patrick McGuigan
Lauren Moses
Alisha Mulhern
Gabriel Riberio
Kimberly Trasatti
Christopher Ulrich


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