Season 19-20

Twelve angry jurors

 

August 22, 23 - 8:00pm

August 24 - 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

adapted by Sherman L. Sergel

Behind closed doors, tensions run high as a lone juror argues the innocence of a teenager accused of murder. In this provocatively resonant American drama, 12 jurors from all walks of life revisit the evidence, debate the issue of reasonable doubt, and confront each other's personal biases. A story as relevant today as was the 1957 film that inspired it. Performed by FHU faculty, staff, and alumni. Directed by Hannah Graves.

 

 

as it is in heaven

 

october 8, 10, 12 - 8:00pm

October 12 - 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

by Arlene Hutton

The routine of a mid-19thcentury Shaker community is shaken when a young convert has an ecstatic experience. Her visions ignite a spiritual awakening and soon all the young women are receiving spiritual “gifts” that challenge religious orthodoxy. Set within the music and dance of traditional Shaker life, “As It Is In Heaven” beautifully portrays the sincere search for wonder within the life of the spirit. Directed by R. Cliff Thompson.

 

 

God's man in texas

october 9, 11, 13 - 8:00pm

october 13 - 2:00pM

Black Box Theatre

by David Rambo

When the legendary pastor of Houston’s Rock Baptist Church decides to retire, an up-and-coming preacher answers the call to fill the great man’s place behind the pulpit. The trouble starts when the church’s aging leader clings to his own dynasty -- and his coveted 10 a.m. television broadcast. Rambo’s play balances the temptations of worldly success, empire building, and church politics with the desire for true faith and personal integrity. Directed by David Fonville.

 

 

 

The yellow wallpaper

november 12-15 - 8:00pm

november 16 - 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

by Gloria Albee

This adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story chronicles the slowly decaying mental state of a wife and mother whose well-meaning husband discourages her from writing as a cure for her “temporary nervous depression.” Feeling trapped in her bedroom, the woman discovers a figure trapped in the wallpaper of the room. Her efforts to free this figment drive her mad. A psychological thriller and a cautionary tale, “The Yellow Wallpaper” is directed by Jessica Clevenger and designed by Brandyn Graves.

 

 

 

alice!

February 18-21 - 8:00pm

February 22 - 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

A devised work directed by R. Cliff Thompson and designed by Brandyn Graves. ALICE! is an original theatrical collaboration inspired by Lewis Carroll’s "Alice In Wonderland." Created by the cast, ALICE! celebrates what is unique about live theatre as actors and audience join forces to track the infamous Jabberwocky, and find the story within themselves!

 

 

 

 

the book of will

April 21-24 - 8:00pm

april 25 - 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

by Lauren Gunderson

After the death of their friend and mentor, William Shakespeare, two principal actors from Shakespeare’s company are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, THE BOOK OF WILL finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know. Directed by Braden Miller.