Salesian Quote of the Day

StFrancisThrough devotion, your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable. ~ St. Francis de Sales.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival opens The Hound of the Baskervilles: An Uproarious Comic Adaptation of a Classic Mystery Thriller

Three actors portray 16 roles in “Brit-Wits” Steven Canny and John Nicholson’s comedic retelling of a classic Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, which will open at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.

The Hound of the Baskervilles previews June 21 and 22, opens June 23, and runs through July 16 in PSF’s Schubert Theatre. Jim Helsinger, artistic director at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, returns to PSF to direct Hound, “a comedy atlas using slapstick, witty wordplay, disappearing pants, and physical comedy.”

Greg Wood, a Festival favorite, plays the famous role of Sherlock Holmes who attempts to solve the mystery of a curse linked to the Baskerville fortune—a curse that causes sudden death at the fangs of a mysterious beast that lurks on the moor. His loyal counterpart Watson (played by Carl N. Wallnau) and Baskerville heir Sir Henry (Jacob Dresch) embark to the moor to let the sleuthing commence.

As the plot thickens and suspicions rise, these three veteran PSF actors become sinister servants, boisterous ladies, escaped convicts, and butterfly collectors as Holmes and Watson attempt to unlock the mysteries unfolding in and around Baskerville Hall. [Read more…]

Farewell Reception for Fr. Bernie O’Connor, 6/16

June 16, 2017 – 10 to Noon in the DUC

After 43 years of faithful and humble service at DeSales, Fr. O’Connor will begin a new chapter in his life at St. Ann’s Parish in Naples, Florida.

As we look back, we realize there are few that have graced the campus of DeSales University or have made as much impact moving the institution forward for as many years as Fr. O’Connor, OSFS.

Fr. O’Connor will retire on June 30, after serving as president of DeSales University for 18 years. He joined Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales as an instructor in 1974.

An informal reception in honor of Fr. O’Connor will be held in the University Center, Trexler conference room from 10 to Noon on Friday, June 16.  All are invited to come wish Bernie well, while enjoying cake and light refreshments.

Questions? Mary.Gotzon@desales.edu

Farewell Reception for Fr. Bernie O’Connor, 6/16

June 16, 2017 – 10 to Noon in the DUC

After 43 years of faithful and humble service at DeSales, Fr. O’Connor will begin a new chapter in his life at St. Ann’s Parish in Naples, Florida.

As we look back, we realize there are few that have graced the campus of DeSales University or have made as much impact moving the institution forward for as many years as Fr. O’Connor, OSFS.

Fr. O’Connor will retire on June 30, after serving as president of DeSales University for 18 years. He joined Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales as an instructor in 1974.

An informal reception in honor of Fr. O’Connor will be held in the University Center, Trexler conference room from 10 to Noon on Friday, June 16.  All are invited to come wish Bernie well, while enjoying cake and light refreshments.

Questions? Mary.Gotzon@desales.edu