Theatre arts prof's stage designs at gallery through Oct. 17

To celebrate twenty-five years of theatre arts at Gettysburg College, the Schmucker Art Gallery is presenting a retrospective of Prof. Jerry Hanson's scenic designs.

The show runs Oct. 2-17, with a reception Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 pm.

The gallery is on the main floor of Schmucker Hall at North Washington and Water streets and is fully accessible. The main entrance is through the quadrangle side of the building, away from the street. Free parking is available in one of the visitor spots on campus or free, two-hour parking can be found on the streets adjacent to Schmucker Hall.

Hanson has served as resident designer and technical director for the College's Department of Theatre Arts since arriving on campus in 1984. Since 1968 he has designed more than 200 productions, including sets for The Gettysburg Theatre Festival, the College's Kline Theatre, the Showboat Majestic, Playhouse in the Park,
Stage Right Repertory Company, and the Rag-a-Muffin Stage Company.

The exhibition coincides with the 25th anniversary celebration of the Kline Theatre and the Reunion of Theatre Arts at Gettysburg College.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,500, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Contact: Jim Hale, online content editor

Posted: Tue, 29 Sep 2009

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