Steve Fatla, Jay Keenan and John E. Lane, Jr. created The Summer Company in 1993 as a creative summertime outlet. Fatla is head of the Carlow University Theatre Group, while Keenan and Lane were producer and technical director of the Duquesne University Red Masquers. A production team of Tim Colbert, Kim Zelonis, David Curren, Chris Rudolph and Cathy Evans (now Rudolph) was assembled in 1997. Some producers have left to pursue their careers in other avenues or cities, and new producers have joined the company. The constant is the mission of the company “to produce quality productions of classical and soon to be classic plays in the company of friends concentrating on plays written between 1850 through 1950.” The current producers are John E. Lane, Jr., Jill Jeffrey, Heather Ruppert, Dale Hess, Justin Sines, Nora Nee, Anna Cunningham, and Peter Brucker. All productions have taken place at Duquesne University, Carlow University and the Gemini Theatre Company. For our 2016 season, we moved to the brand new Genesius Theater at Duquesne University, adjacent to the Mary Pappert School of Music. 

Suddenly Last Summer


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


A Thurber Carnival


The House of Blue Leaves


The Vosey Inheritance


© 2017 by The Summer Company.

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