Finding Gus



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.
                          The Athenaeum
                          1 – 3 PM   $10

September 2014   Athens, Georgia  Details TBA

Finding Gus premiered at the 2011 Capital Fringe, Washington, DC

A Compelling TRUE Story – Pulls Your Heart Strings


Finding Gus is a story of

Love. Loss. Reunion

Gus 1905

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.

Ellouise Schoettler – critically acclaimed at 2010 Capital Fringe for her story of the 1970s Second Wave – returned to the 2011 Capital Fringe with a new one-woman show – – about a man.

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.”
New Examiner
“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.”





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