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Theatre at Saint Francis University creates a unique avenue for students and area residents to come together as they learn and grow in their theatrical abilities. S.T.A.R. (Students Teachers Area Residents) Productions stages at least one show each semester. The theatre program has a 45 year history at the University under the careful guidance of Kenny and Bonnie Resinski who have taught thousands of proud SFU Theatre Alumni to grow as artists and individuals.
The Princess Parade: A Disney Revue - Featuring the music of Hopes, Dreams and Happy Ever-Afters - Pocahontas, Ariel, Cinderella, Nala, Belle, Aurora, Tiana, Snow White, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Mulan, and Aida.
The Zoo Story - A disturbing encounter in Central Park between Jerry, the maverick outcast, and Peter, the executive conformist. Two men estranged from Society and each-other, who do make contact as co-creative participants in an unusual and provocative encounter: taut drama, both physical and psychological.
Rough Water - Suspense…surprises…sobs—some smiles. Adventure and romance—all in a lifeboat. A claustrophobic parable about the complexities of human behavior under extreme circumstances.
STAR Productions uses the JFK Student Center as both a classroom and laboratory for those engaged in theatre arts. Indeed, many SFU alumni consider this space nothing short of sacred because they spent so much of their college life creating art in this space.
Saint Francis University offers theatre instruction and classes in:
The ValiantHeart on Fire: Joan Dark
12 Angry JurorsClockwork Orange
Death Train (Murder on the Orient Express)Saint Francis and The Fire of Love
- Agatha Christie's Afternoon at the Seaside - Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Shakespearean Grotesque
Browse the complete list of Theatre shows at SFU by Kenny Resinski
Here are just a few samples from the 35th Anniversary Memory Book presented to Kenny and Bonnie in 2002 by the Saint Francis Theatre Alumni
In May of 1997 I drove out to Saint Francis (it was still called college then) to audition for Seven Nuns In Las Vegas. I had never done any theatre in my life. I remember sitting in my car outside the museum for close to an hour trying to work up nerve to go inside. I actually started up the car to leave at one point! I forced myself to go in, and there I met Kenny Resinski. You made me feel welcome and comfortable from the start, and the next day I received a call telling me that I had a part, and the journey began. I knew after just one rehearsal that theatre was the food my soul had been lacking.
In the short space of years that followed that day, you entrusted me with some of the most challenging and wonderful roles in the theatrical canon, and for that I can never thank you enough. Kenny and Bonnie you have instructed and enlightened me, shown an immense generosity and goodness of spirit, and have been the single strongest force behind my growth as an artist. You have taken me from Benny Edelman to King Lear! Thank you for giving so much of yourselves these many years, thank you for your artistry and vision, your energy and friendship. I send you my deepest affection and gratitude. Pax Et Bonum!
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