The Jesters of the University of Saint Francis will present their annual spring performance on March 8 at 6 p.m. and March 9 at 3 p.m. in the North Campus auditorium at 2702 Spring Street. The Jesters program and this year’s performance are supported in part by a grant from the AWS Foundation.
This year’s show, “Horse Tales,” is set in a stable where horses and dogs are gathering for a fox hunt. As they meet, they share their life stories based on pieces of literature, including “Misty of Chincoteague,” “Black Beauty,” “Sea Biscuit” and “Call of the Wild.” These various story lines will be portrayed by Jesters participants. Throughout the story, a fox will strive to build a relationship with the horses/dogs, ultimately convincing them to cancel the hunt and creating opportunities to explore themes of friendship, love and loyalty.
Tickets are $10 and are available beginning in February 2014. Call the School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at (260) 399-7700, ext. 8001 for information.
Sponsored by the University of Saint Francis since 1978, the Jesters is a performing group of people with mild to severe developmental/physical disabilities. The purpose of the Jesters is to enhance quality of life for people with disabilities by engaging them in the creative arts. The vision is to develop self-expression, self-esteem, socialization and other life skills while providing learning opportunities to the USF community and the community at large.