University Communications

Children’s Theatre

Immaculata University’s Children’s Theatre presents “Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures” as its annual production.  Performances are Wednesday, March 20, through Saturday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. and again on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. in Alumnae Hall Theater.  Sister Marcille McEntee, IHM, is the director of the Children’s Theatre and this production.

Based on a series of books by Lois Lowry, “Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures” is the story of a new student, Gooney Bird Greene, who dresses in outrageous outfits, and speaks with confidence.  She casts herself as the hero in the most outlandish stories about her life including how she arrived from China on a flying carpet. But are these stories true? Of course they are, for Gooney Bird only tells “absolutely true stories!” Gooney Bird’s flair for storytelling awakens the students’ imaginations and inspires them to tell their own true life tales.

 Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for students; and $5 for senior citizens (over 65).  Group rates (10 or more) are also available.  For more information, please call 610-647-4400, ext. 3731 or email cctheatre@immaculata.edu.

Cast List

Diana West ’13 of Bridgeville, DE                                  Gooney Bird Greene

Melissa Beth McIlroy ’13 of New Berlinville, PA    Mrs. Pidgeon

Haley Strowhouer ’13 of Wilmington, DE                  Mrs. Green

Rich Girkin ’13 of Philadelphia, PA                               Mr. Green, Mr. Prince, Mr. Schinhofen

Andrew Adcock ’15 of Glen Rock, PA                          Barry

Christine Kerr ’14 of Philadelphia, PA                         Maggie

Katie Van NewKirk ’15 of Upper Chichester, PA     Nicky

Becca Gutherman ’14 of Croydon, PA                          Beanie

Mary Dolenti ’16 of Limerick, PA                                   Tricia

Olivia Sallavanti ’15 of Lancaster, PA                          Barb, Cow

Ana Heim ’13 of Myerstown, PA                                    Kathy, Catman

Gabrielle Capaldi ’14 of Springfield, PA                       Dana, Reporter, Conductor

Joy Lawrence ’16 of Bel Air, MD                                    Felicia Ann, Musician

Olivia Hayward ’16 of Wilmington, DE                        Chelsea, Musician

Kristen Kreiner ’16 of Baltimore, MD                          Mrs. Schinhofen, van driver

Erin McShane ’16 of Philadelphia, PA                         Police, Musician

Cassandra McVicar ’16 of Manahawkin, NJ             Camera Operator, Musician

Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.