Jesters Perform "And Then"

The weekend of March 9-10, the Jesters performed “And Then” at the North Campus Auditorium. Both the Saturday evening performance and the Sunday afternoon performance were well attended with over 900 people.

Through music, puppets, dance and theater, “And Then” explored stories of change and transformation. The stories were told through the voice of gardeners witnessing the life cycle of a butterfly and the seasonal changes of the flower garden they tended.

Each year, the Jesters’ program begins after Labor Day and continues until early March. Every spring, Jesters’ program participants under the leadership of Director Allison Ballard offer an original multimedia performance. Past performances have included “Letters to Hal” (2012), “Takin’ Time” (2011), DaisyJack (2010) and “Roundabout” (2009).

The Jesters is a performing group composed of individuals with mild to severe developmental/physical disabilities, six years of age to seniors. The annual 20-week program, which has been sponsored by USF since it was founded in 1978, offers customized, structured movement and dance; music, including instrumental and voice; and theater and visual arts activities.

For more information on the Jesters, including registration, schedule, performances and volunteer opportunities, visit our website.