University of Saint Francis Jesters to perform original work

Feb. 1, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The University of Saint Francis (USF) Jesters will present their annual spring performance on March 9 at 6 p.m. and March 10 at 3 p.m. in the North Campus auditorium at 2702 Spring Street. The Jesters program and this year’s performance are supported by a grant from the AWS Foundation.

The show, “And Then,” uses original poetry, instrumental and voice music, puppets, the stories of ancient Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi, tangrams, dance/movement and the art of Claude Monet to explore stories of change and transformation. The Jesters’ personal stories will be integrated into the show through the use of playback theatre. Tickets are $10 and are available beginning this month. Call the School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at (260) 399-7700, ext. 8001 for information.

Jesters is a performing arts group comprised of 50 teens and adults with special needs. The Jesters program was founded at USF in 1978 with the purpose of enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by engaging them in recreational opportunities to promote creative expression and positive social interaction.

SOCA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Founded in 1944, NASAD establishes national standards for art and design undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials. Approximately 297 institutions make up its membership.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

Media Contacts

For all University-related matters, please contact:

Trois Hart
Associate Vice President of Marketing
T: 260.399.8050
C: 260.415.2401

Yvonne Schroeder
Director of Communication
T: 260.399.7700 ext. 6413

Sandie Phalen
Director of Marketing and Development
Crown Point
T: 219.488.8888 ext. 5421


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