Season 18-19
FHUTheatre-ANNIE

 

November 8 - 7:00pm

November 9 - 7:00pm

November 10 - 2:00pm

Loyd Auditorium

 

Book by Thomas Meehan. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Based on “Little Orphan Annie”

No musical embodies the American “can do” spirit, like Annie. Based on the popular comic strip, Annie tells the extraordinary story of a spunky, red-headed orphan who ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Full of iconic 1930s characters, Anniereminds us to never give up because “tomorrow is only a day away.” FHU’s production features Chester County children as orphans and the amazing Eden Burleson in the title role. Directed by Cliff Thompson, Gary McKnight, Tansy Matheny, and Becky Hartle. Designed by Brandyn Graves.

 

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February 19 - 7:00pm

February 21 - 7:00pm

February 23 - 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Loyd Backstage

 

By Patrick Barlow and John Buchan

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced thriller for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. This wonderfully inventive comedy features four fearless actors, playing 130 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. Directed by Alec Wimmer. Designed by Brandyn Graves.

 

 

 

 


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February 20 - 8:00pm

February 22 - 7:00pm

February 24 - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

Black Box Theatre

 

By Scott Z. Burns

After Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Inspired in part by the 1999 Columbine shooting, Burns’ powerful play doesn’t try to explain such tragedies. Rather, as the New York Times observed, he challenges the audience to consider “how such events warp and contaminate those who survive them." Directed by Chloe Kraus. Designed by Brandyn Graves.

 

 

 

 


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April 23, 25, 26 - 7:00pm

April 24 - 8:00pm

April 27 - 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

 

By William Shakespeare

It’s an old story. Boy meets Girl. Girl notices Boy. Girl smashes Boy with a lute! Shakespeare’s classic “battle of the sexes” comedy focuses on the wild and headstrong Katherine, who must have a husband before her father Baptista will allow her younger sister Bianca to wed. Bianca's suitors conspire to find just the right man for the job. When the swaggering Petruchio comes to Padua looking for a wife-a comedy is born. But can this "ruff"and ready hero tame the unruly Kate? And who is taming who? A cast of FHU students and local alumni bring this raucous comedy to life. Directed by Cliff Thompson.