In-House Student Matinees
In-house Student Matinees at Gamut Classic Theatre are a great field trip option, and our NEW theatre can seat up to 220 students. Gamut Theatre is located in the center of Downtown Harrisburg across the street from the Capitol Complex. The Food Court at Strawberry Square is also located across the street for a convenient lunch option for students. Bus drop-off is available in front of the theatre. Parking is available at nearby garages and on the street.
Reservations and a 90% deposit are required. Groups of 50 or more are preferred but, accommodations can sometimes be made.
Macbeth – November 2017–July 2018
“Something wicked this way comes…” Gamut Theatre, the combined theatre of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, presents its highly acclaimed educational outreach production of Macbeth. One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Macbeth follows the rise and fall of a Scottish lord-turned-King, whose ambition turns him into a brutal murderer consumed by the dark arts. The play also explores the concept of fate vs. personal responsibility.
Recommended for ages 12 and up, the production is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational outreach style of combining Shakespeare’s original text with modern “narrations” to bridge the most famous scenes from the play together into an easy-to-understand story. This dynamic show is performed by five highly–talented actors, runs 90 minutes, and features dramatic sword fights, which have become a hallmark of Gamut’s touring Shakespeare productions. Each performance is followed by a talk-back discussion with the audience. Workshops are also available for students to gain a deeper understanding of the play.
Our Town- February 2018
“Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? – every, every minute?”
Thornton Wilder ‘s Pulitzer Prize winning Our Town has been captivating and inspiring audiences for nearly a century. By deliberately chipping away at traditional theatrical devices, this play presents a humorous, touching, and intimate look at American small town life as the Gibbs and the Webb families discover, over time, they are connected in ways they never thought were possible. Through this fresh and engaging interpretation of the text, Our Town once again reminds us that nothing is quite as precious as the present moment.
All student matinees are at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise stated. General Admission, evening performances of these productions are also available. Dates and times are listed on our Season Calendar. For more information, and to schedule a student matinee, please contact our Box Office at 717-238-4111 or Info@GamutTheatre.org