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Boar's Head Dramatic Society of Syracuse University: Syracuse University Summer Touring Company, 1964-1970

The following appeared on the verso of a 1966 flyer for the Summer Touring Company:

Syracuse University's Summer Touring Company launched its first tour in the summer of 1964. It is composed of both graduates and undergraduates and is one of the few such student touring companies in the country. After a two-week preparation on campus, the touring company spends four weeks "on the road," performing throughout New York State, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

The rationale for a student touring company rests on two basic premises: (1) the cultural value of the Drama is only demonstrated in the performance of plays before many and varied audiences, and (2) the professional skills of the theatre so necessary to the development of young American talent are best learned under the rigorous conditions imposed by the nature of touring a play.

The Drama Department of Syracuse University is initially interested in the educational values inherent in this experience for the students; but equally important is that the actors have the opportunity to serve as ambassadors of their art and share their abilities and ideas with diverse audiences and student bodies.

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Tour Director David Hamilton's article, University College Helps Promote Student Thespian Tour of Northeastern Schools, appeared in the September 1964 issue of LINK, the Student-Staff-Faculty Newsletter of University College and may be downloaded here.


1964 Productions

  • The Plough and the Stars
  • Thieves Carnival (no program)
Venues:
University Regent Theatre, Syracuse, New York - April 1964
Utica College, Utica, New York
Cortland State Teachers College, Cortland, New York
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Adelphi University, Long Island, New York
SUNY University, Oswego, New York
Wells College, Aurora, New York
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Clarion College, Clarion, Pennsylvania
Gannon College, Erie, New York
University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Slideshow 1964 Productions (click to view)


1965 Productions

  • A Thurber Carnival
  • Play & Epiphany
Venues (list incomplete):
University Regent Theatre, Syracuse, New York
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
State University College, Brockport, New York
Slideshow 1965 Productions (click to view)


1966 Production

  • As You Like It
Venues:
University Regent Theatre, Syracuse, New York
State University College, Cortland, New York
Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
State University of New York, Brockport, New York
State University of New York, New Paltz, New York
State University of New York, Potsdam, New York
Kutztown College, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Gannon College, Erie, New York
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Slideshow 1966 Productions (click to view)


1967 Production

  • Arms and the Man
Venues (list incomplete):
University Regent Theatre, Syracuse, New York
State University College, Cortland, New York
Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Slideshow 1967 Productions (click to view)


1968 Productions

  • The Boys from Syracuse
  • MacBeth
Venues (list incomplete):
University Regent Theatre, Syracuse, New York
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Slideshow 1968 Productions (click to view)


1969 Production

  • Can-Can
Venues (list incomplete):
University Regent Theatre, Syracuse, New York
Plattsburgh State, Plattsburgh, New York
Slideshow 1969 Productions (click to view)


1970 Production

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Venues (list incomplete):
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
Slideshow 1970 Productions (click to view)