The University of Saint Francis (USF) Jesters will present "Letters to Hal," an original multi-media performance, on Saturday, March 3 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. at the university's North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street.
Jesters is a performing arts group comprised of people who have special needs.
The 37 members range in age from 12 to 50. The Jesters program was founded at USF in 1978 to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities by engaging them in recreational opportunities to promote creative expression and positive social interaction. "Letters to Hal" is a family-oriented performance created by Jesters Director Allison Ballard. The piece uses poems by Shel Silverstein, instrumental and vocal music, language, visual arts, movement and theater to explore a mosaic history of the Jesters and honor founder Hal Gunderson.
The Jesters program and this year's performance are supported by a grant from the AWS Foundation. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door. For more information or to attend a rehearsal or practice, call the School of Creative Arts at 260-399-7700, ext. 8001.