the cast and crew of “the long christmas ride home” are heading to kcactf this january!

The cast and crew of “The Long Christmas Ride Home” is honored to have been selected to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Montclair State University this January!

come out and show your support! enjoy music, dance, baked goods, & silent auction items

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Curious about our season? All tickets to West Chester University performances can be purchased online or at the box office.

“the long christmas ride home” opens this week! runs november 16-20th.

 

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Curious about our season? All tickets to West Chester University performances can be purchased online or at the box office.

need a fright? come to university theatre’s haunted house on 10/29/16. doors open at 5:30

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Accepting donations to Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS at the door.

Location of event: EO Bull Center, 2 East Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA 19383.

west chester university student from doylestown stands in solidarity with striking teachers

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It seemed like everyone was on Twitter Tuesday night — hunching over, peering at their computer or phone, tuning into the tension building between APSCUF (Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties) and the state system.

Shots were fired.

Shade was thrown.

Memes and gifs over took the replies, adding to the excitement.

And as I tucked myself into bed, trying to get comfy, I listened. From outside my dorm room, one college kid sprinted down the hall screaming, “Wake up! Wake up! Forget Thirsty Thursday! It’s Twisted Tuesday! We’ve got a strike!”

I rolled my eyes. That could change, I thought.

It was doubtful, though, because only an hour earlier when rehearsal for “The Long Christmas Ride Home” ended, and my acting teacher and director, Charlie DelMarcelle, was officially off the clock, he broke the news that the state walked out of the negotiation room.

APSCUF President Kenneth M. Mash took to Facebook Live and said that by the 4:59 a.m. deadline, he would “have a contract in hand or a picket sign.”

There were five hours to go.

When I woke up today, along with many others, I was disappointed that I was reaching for a blue shirt to wear in order to show solidarity for my professors. No deal was reached.

While some students were excited to have a “snow day” or another “fall break,” most students were not. I can’t speak for other majors, but as a theater major, this faculty strike doesn’t just affect classes. Maybe it’s selfish of me to be angry over rehearsals stopping and West Chester’s run of “Once Upon a Mattress” possibly losing its second weekend of shows.

But it is worth the sacrifice, because I stand in solidarity with APSCUF.

Read the full article online at: http://www.theintell.com/life-style/reality/west-chester-university-student-from-doylestown-stands-in-solidarity-with/article_f57752cb-9371-5b16-a542-b3721e1c81b0.html