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Out & About: 'History ... Done Funny' presented at St. Vincent College

Shirley McMarlin
| Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
(from right), Stu and Chris Horner stop for a photo before the performance of 'History...Done Funny', by Madcap Theater Company of Philadelphia, at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery's History Dinner Theater, held at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Friday evening, September 16, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from right), Stu and Chris Horner stop for a photo before the performance of 'History...Done Funny', by Madcap Theater Company of Philadelphia, at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery's History Dinner Theater, held at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Friday evening, September 16, 2016.
(from left), Wylie and Marilyn Overly join Bob and Diana Kreiling for a photo before the performance of 'History...Done Funny', by Madcap Theater Company of Philadelphia, at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery's History Dinner Theater, held at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Friday evening, September 16, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Wylie and Marilyn Overly join Bob and Diana Kreiling for a photo before the performance of 'History...Done Funny', by Madcap Theater Company of Philadelphia, at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery's History Dinner Theater, held at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Friday evening, September 16, 2016.
(from left), Gallery curator, Lauren Churilla, and husband, Corey, pose for a photo before the performance of 'History...Done Funny', by Madcap Theater Company of Philadelphia, at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery's History Dinner Theater, held at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Friday evening, September 16, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Gallery curator, Lauren Churilla, and husband, Corey, pose for a photo before the performance of 'History...Done Funny', by Madcap Theater Company of Philadelphia, at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery's History Dinner Theater, held at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Friday evening, September 16, 2016.
Actors, (from left), Owen Timoney and Kaylah Fitzgerald, pose for a photo before their performance of 'History...Done Funny', by Madcap Theater Company of Philadelphia, at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery's History Dinner Theater, held at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Friday evening, September 16, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Actors, (from left), Owen Timoney and Kaylah Fitzgerald, pose for a photo before their performance of 'History...Done Funny', by Madcap Theater Company of Philadelphia, at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery's History Dinner Theater, held at the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity Township on Friday evening, September 16, 2016.
(from left), Event chair, Bonnie Hoffman, joins gallery committee member Rose Sovyak, and Fall Creations contest chair, Cheryl Kirsch, at the opening reception for '115 Years of Painting', held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 17, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Event chair, Bonnie Hoffman, joins gallery committee member Rose Sovyak, and Fall Creations contest chair, Cheryl Kirsch, at the opening reception for '115 Years of Painting', held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 17, 2016.
(from left), Jerry and June Penta, of Greensburg, admire the art at the opening reception for '115 Years of Painting', held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 17, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Jerry and June Penta, of Greensburg, admire the art at the opening reception for '115 Years of Painting', held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 17, 2016.
Members of the Stahl family, (from left), Liz, Bonny and Duane, smile as Jason Stahl accepts the award for the 2016 Conservation Farmer of the Year, during the Westmoreland Conservation District awards and reception held at the J. Roy Houston Conservation Center in Hempfield Township on Wednesday evening, September 14, 2016.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Members of the Stahl family, (from left), Liz, Bonny and Duane, smile as Jason Stahl accepts the award for the 2016 Conservation Farmer of the Year, during the Westmoreland Conservation District awards and reception held at the J. Roy Houston Conservation Center in Hempfield Township on Wednesday evening, September 14, 2016.

There's a reason they call themselves the Madcap Theater Company.

The Philadelphia-based duo of Kaylah Fitzgerald and Owen Timoney brought their fast-paced “History ... Done Funny” revue to St. Vincent College on Sept. 16 to kick off the 2016-17 History Dinner Theater Series hosted by the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery.

With a trunk full of props and a couple of stools, the pair never broke stride as they raced through lore and legends surrounding the founding of the City of Brotherly Love and the feats and foibles of the Founding Fathers (and Mothers).

Waiting for dinner to begin, Diane Persin said she and husband Dennis and their children had seen the show years back while summering in Chautauqua, N.Y.

“They never missed a beat,” she said.

Greeting and seating the full house was gallery curator Lauren Churilla, who finally got to sit down and enjoy the evening with her husband, Corey.

Churilla said a sellout was the perfect way to open the five-installment series.

Seen at St. Vincent: Elaine Voytek, Bernadette Domenic, H.L. “Mac” andMary Ann McMurtrie, Rob andSusan Endersbe, Stu andChris Horner, Bill andJudy Scheeren, Bob andDiana Kreiling, Wylie andMarilyn Overly, Helen Carson, Pat Yasurek, Rachel Hoza andJeff Sarver withAlex Sarver andAbigale Dawson.

— Shirley McMarlin

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