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Dedication of New Genesius Theater Includes Performances, Tours

Duquesne University is hosting a special dedication of the new Genesius Theater for the campus community.

The 10,500-square-foot, black-box style theater features include:

  • Seating for up to 130
  • Portable risers
  • A rehearsal hall
  • Dressing rooms
  • Building shops
  • Costume storage
  • Mechanical/electrical rooms
  • Offices
  • A green room.

The Genesius Theater will be used by Duquesne University's Red Masquers, Spotlight Musical Theater Company and Mary Pappert School of Music ensembles for performances, as well as a space for production classes.

During the dedication, Duquesne University President Charles J. Dougherty will give brief remarks before "flipping the switch" to turn on the theater's lights. Immediately following, School of Music Dean Seth Beckman will introduce the following brief performances: a jazz guitarist from a School of Music student; a dramatic scene from Death of a Salesman; a performance of the song Company by members of Spotlight Musical Theater Company; and a performance of the Irish Blessing by the Encore Show Choir.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m.

The Genesius Theater, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Media are invited to attend, but must RSVP to Rose Ravasio at 412.818.0234 to arrange parking.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.