Season 22-23

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

 

August 18-20 @ 7 pm

August 20 @ 2 PM

Black Box Theatre

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig

 

Mustachioed detective Hercule Poirot embarks on the most famous case of his career. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment on the luxury train, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again. An FHU Theatre Alumni Show directed by Kevin Record.

 

 

Holmes and Watson

 

September 29-October 1 @ 7 pm

october 1 @ 2 pm

Black Box Theatre

by Jeffrey Hatcher

 

Sherlock Holmes is dead. But since his body was never recovered from the bottom of Reichenbach Falls, imposters turn up regularly, and it’s up to Dr. John Watson to disprove them. Now a telegram arrives informing Watson that three men, each claiming to be Holmes, have been committed to a remote asylum off the coast of Scotland. Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes. Directed by Courtney Willcut.

 

 

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

 

November 10,11 @ 7 PM

November 12 @ 2 PM

loyd Auditorium

Book by Dennis Kelly, Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

FHU's Homecoming Musical.

 

Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda is the story of a courageous little girl with an unbounded imagination. Although Matilda’s parents think she is a nuisance, she has won the respect and affection of the hopeful Miss Honey, her teacher. But school days aren’t completely smooth sailing. The monstrous headmistress Miss Trunchbull terrifies both students and teachers alike. When Matilda discovers she has a very special power, she uses her cleverness and courage in equal amounts to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Be warned, the children are revolting! Directed by Becky Hartle, music by Lauren Malecha, and choreographed by Jenna Britt.

 

 

wait until dark

 

February 22, 26 @ 8 pm

february 24 @ 7 PM

February 26 @ 2 pm

Black Box Theatre

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

 

A new adaptation of the 1966 classic thriller. Inside the quaint 1944 Greenwich Village basement apartment of Susan and Sam Hendrix, murder, secret identities, and a switchblade set the stage for this white-knuckle thriller that will leave you sleeping with the lights on. While Susan’s husband is away on business, a woman is murdered and a mystery begins to unravel, leaving Susan tangled up with a ruthless con man. The climax builds, light becomes dark, and a battle of wits ensues, all leading to this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion. Directed by Dailey Reitmair.

 

Working for Crumbs

 

February 21, 23, 25 @ 7 pm

February 25 @ 2 PM

Loyd Backstager

By Kate Danley

 

From the mind of Kate Danley comes another quick-witted, sidesplitting farce. Office life will never be the same. Grace and Amy, two outrageous administrative assistants, have mastered the art of looking busy while accomplishing as little as possible. In their defense, they work for the shallowest, most self-absorbed bosses in the building. How were they to know that a simple cookie order would set off a domino-effect of destruction? “9 to 5” meets “Weekend at Bernie’s!” Directed by Cliff Thompson.

 

 

ALABAMA RAIN

 

April, 18, 20, 22 @ 7 pm

April 22 @ 2 pm

 

Black Box Theatre

By Heather McCutchen

 

In “Alabama Rain,” Heather McCutchen tells the tale of five sisters living in a mythical southern town where it has not rained in 40 years. When the order of their lives suddenly deteriorates—one sister flees to find the ocean, another drops dead of heartbreak and another begins to waste away from dehydration—the LaDean family begins a magical quest for water. They struggle with a mysterious well that runs deep in their own backyard, which may or may not have water somewhere at the bottom. A lovely work of Southern gothic theatre that speaks to the heart. Directed by Sarah Bowen.

 

EURYDICE

 

APRIL 19, 23 @ 8 PM

APRIL 21 @ 7 PM

APRIL 23 @ 2 PM

Black Box Theatre

by Sarah Ruhl


"Eurydice" reimagines the Orpheus myth not through Orpheus's pilgrimage to the Underworld to rescue his bride, but through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father. Eurydice is forced to choose between her husband and her father, and between life and death. With contemporary characters, plot twists, and a surprising amount of humor, “Eurydice” tells a story about abiding love and abundant curiosity, told in the language of stones. Directed by Landon Rydl.

 

The Feed: Reboot

 

april 29 @ 2 pm and 7 pm

Location TBA

Enjoy an “upgraded” version of last season’s oddball original work. The new version digs deeper into the quest to find answers about an innocent red crockpot and the mysteries simmering just beneath its surface.  Created by FHU students and faculty and inspired by true events, The Feed will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. Written by R. Cliff Thompson and Brandyn Graves. Directed by R. Cliff Thompson.