A story of love, loss and reunion which mixes family history and genealogy into a story of finding a lost family member.
Next performances of Finding Gus
November 12 Out-of-town – details TBA
November 21 The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
7:00 PM $10
November 24 Telling Your Family Stories Wk.
1 – 3 PM $10
September 2014 Athens, Georgia Details TBA
Finding Gus premiered at the 2011 Capital Fringe, Washington, DC
Love. Loss. Reunion
Gus Keasler – Clemson Football Team, 1905
In Finding Gus Genealogy meets Entertainment when spoken word artist Ellouise Schoettler puts flesh on old bones by weaving an intriguing story-collage of romance, hunky heroes, loss and reunion.
HEAR a bit of the story:
Gus Clip 2 from Ellouise Schoettler on Vimeo.
REVIEWS: During the 2011 Capital Fringe
Washington City Paper
“It is a mysterious gift, the ability to make an audience laugh and cry for a family that is not your own and to celebrate the life of a man to whom we have no personal connection.”
“This is a fully crafted story of love, loss and finding.
Maryland Theatre Guide
“Perhaps Ellouise Schoettler’s discovery that her grandfather (Gus) was a sports hero in 1905 – will stir audiences into wanting to know more about the forgotten heroes in their own families.”