The Genesius Guild - Lake County

Upcoming Events

Date/TimeEvent
01/22/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
01/22/2022
6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Art Show at Ricochet Tacos Crown Point
Ricochet Tacos, Crown Point IN
01/22/2022
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Stand Up Comedy and Magic Show
Hammond Civic center, Hammond IN
01/22/2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free Concerts At Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Casino, Gary IN
01/23/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
01/25/2022
7:00 pm
Thalea String Quartet Concert
Munster High School, Munster IN
01/27/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
01/28/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
01/28/2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bingo to Support Combat Veterans
Avenue 912, Griffith IN
01/28/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bach, Brahms and Beethoven Classical Concert
Faith Bible Church, Lowell IN
01/28/2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free Concerts At Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Casino, Gary IN
01/29/2022
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Big Barn Fest
County Line Orchard, Hobart IN
01/29/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
01/29/2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free Concerts At Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Casino, Gary IN
01/30/2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Skating at Deep River Waterpark
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point IN
02/02/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
02/04/2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mother Son Nerf War & Dance
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
02/05/2022
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Father Daughter | Mother Son Semi Formal Dance
Hilton Garden Inn, Merrillville IN
02/05/2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daddy Daughter Date Night - Munster
Wilbur Wright Middle School, Munster IN
02/06/2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Avenue 912 Bridal Fair
Avenue 912, Griffith IN
02/06/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Souper Bowl Fundraiser
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Merrillville IN
02/11/2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Father Daughter Dance - Scherervile - 2 Dates
02/12/2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sweet At Candy Valentine's Day Craft & Vendor Show
Schererville American Legion, Schererville IN
02/12/2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
NWI Comic Con
Lake County Fair Grounds, Crown Point IN
02/12/2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nerf Wars - Ages 6-11 - Highland
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
02/12/2022
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Father Daughter Dance
Momentum Church, Crown Point IN
02/12/2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daddy Daughter Dance Schererville
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
02/16/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
02/19/2022
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
219 Day Festival
Hammond Civic center, Hammond IN
02/20/2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
But First A Mimosa - Galentine Brunch
Toast & Jam, Schererville IN
02/24/2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Health and Wellness Fair
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
02/25/2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Daddy Daughter Dance - Highland
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
03/02/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
03/10/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Community Band Concert
Highland High School, Highland IN
03/11/2022 - 03/12/2022
All Day
Hunt & Gather Market
Lake County Fair Grounds, Crown Point IN
03/12/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
03/16/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
03/26/2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lake County Antique And Vintage Market
Lake County Fair Grounds, Crown Point IN
04/02/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Highland's Spring Craft & Vendor Fair
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
04/02/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Central Band Boosters Spring Craft Fair
Lake Central High School, st. John IN
04/02/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spring Craft Fair - Schererville
Schererville Community Center, Schererville IN
04/06/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
04/20/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
05/04/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
05/04/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
05/07/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Munster Car Show
Munster Pool Parking Lot, Munster IN
05/18/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
05/20/2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mother Son Super Hero
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
05/21/2022
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cash For Clutter Munster Garage sale -
Munster Pool Parking Lot, Munster IN
05/21/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
06/01/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
06/01/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
06/15/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/06/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
07/06/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
07/20/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/03/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
08/03/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
08/13/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
08/17/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/07/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
09/07/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
09/21/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/05/2022
12:00 am
Schererville Market Every Other Wed.
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
10/05/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/19/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
10/22/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
11/02/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/11/2022
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ChicagoLand Stand Up Comedy
Avenue 912, Griffith IN
11/16/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Day Dances
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN
11/19/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Huge Indoor Community Garage Sale
Lincoln Center, Highland IN
12/07/2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Senior Dances at the Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond IN

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The Genesius Guild

Home First United Methodist Church 6635 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46324 United StatesWork Phone: (877) 724-7715Website: http://vasinvictor.com/genesiusguild/
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Biographical Info

The Genesius Guild is a community theatre troupe based in Hammond, Indiana. The Guild currently utilizes the facilities in the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. The Guild was founded in 1984 as an outgrowth of the summer Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church. Our name is taken from Saint Genesius, the Patron Saint of Actors (see below).

Since its founding nearly 30 years ago, the Guild has produced dozens of plays and musicals, both at the church and at other venues such as the Center for Performing Arts in Munster. A typical Genesius Guild season may include a major musical, a non-musical (“straight play”), a children’s play, a youth play and an alternative production.
The Guild, though hosted by the church, is not exclusive to members of the church, and reaches out to the community — all are welcome to participate. All that is required is a passion for the arts and a willingness to volunteer – be it on stage acting, back stage on technical elements of the theatre, or even helping to staff the box office or greet guests as an usher. Meetings are held at 7 PM (CST) on the fourth Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church in the Parlor. Auditions are regularly announced via this website, program announcements, and on the webpage of The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF).

The Genesius Guild is a proud member of several theatrical associations: The Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF), the Indiana Community Theatre Association (ICTA), and the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT).

OUR MISSION
Our Mission is to provide an outlet for expressing both the sacred and the secular in the ever-unfolding divine plan of life; to nurture, support, and educate one another in encountering our brothers and sisters with whom we share in the panorama of an ever-changing world.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013-2014
Marshall Crick, President
Edward Griffith, Vice President
Ken Mertens, Treasurer
Debbie Johansen, Recording Secretary
Mary Lou Gratto Zygmunt, Corresponding Secretary

Members At-Large:
Dan Ball
Matthew B. Byerly
Jean Bernius
Jay Gianotti
Larry Hinken
Andy Leahy
David Long
Carol Odom
Lisa Remmers
Annette Van Linden

WHO WAS SAINT GENESIUS?
03 A.D.  –  Emperor Diocletian, the last and greatest of the Roman Empire’s persecutors of Christians, came to Rome and was given a festive welcome. Part of the celebration was a play. Genesius, the producer and comedian, had thought that the emperor would be pleased by a play mocking the martyrdom of a follower of Christ. In preparation for the skit, Genesius decided to make fun of the Christian baptism ceremonies. This would amuse the people who held religion in contempt. At the start of the play Genesius lay down on the stage as if sick. Two other actors asked what ailed him. Genesius said he felt a great weight that he wanted removed. Hence, two other actors, dressed as a priest and exorcist, were called in. They asked what the star wanted. He replied, “A baptism.” There upon, he said, he saw a vision of angels bearing a book with all his sins inscribed. The actor portraying the priest asked him: “My child, why did you send for me?” According to legend, Genesius was suddenly converted by divine inspiration and asked to be baptized himself onstage. The Emperor was enraged, and ordered Genesius to be beaten and tortured. Clinging to his newfound faith, he refused to recant. In the midst of his pain, Genesius kept crying out that he would cling to his baptism even if it meant suffering a thousand deaths. Finally, the Emperor ordered his head to be cut off. For his martyrdom, Genesius was bestowed as the patron of actors. Those who observe Saints Days celebrate his martyrdom every August 25th.

PRODUCTION HISTORY
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