Season 21-22

failure: a love story


August 12-14 @ 7 pm

August 14 @ 2 PM

Black Box Theatre

By Philip Dawkins

Set to the music of the 1920s, this whimsical story follows the fortunes of the three Fall sisters as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out. A fable of love and loss, but in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures. Directed by Rachel Irwin and performed by FHU alumni.


The feed


October 7-9 @ 7 pm

october 9 @ 2 pm

Black Box Theatre

 A devised piece by Brandyn Graves, R Cliff Thompson, and the company

You’re on your phone, scrolling through your favorite social media app. A lone post catches your eye: “Last night I was plagued by nightmares.” Do you stop or keep scrolling? Adults in the US spend more than 2 hours a day on social media. How does all this screen time affect the way we view the world - and each other? The Feed weaves stories of obsession and revelation, and dares to question the nature of reality itself. Created by FHU students and faculty and inspired by true events, The Feed explores the terrain behind the screen. Directed by R. Cliff Thompson.


The Burnt Part Boys


November 4,5 @ 7 PM

November 6 @ 2 PM

loyd Auditorium

Book by Mariana Elder. Music by Chris Miller. Lyrics by Nathan Tysen

FHU's Homecoming Musical.

Set in 1962 rural West Virginia, the musical centers around a group of young people whose fathers were killed in a mining accident ten years earlier. Now, this eclectic band of friends embark on a life-altering journey to the coal mine that took their father’s life. With its soaring bluegrass and pop-inspired score, this inspirational new musical finds both the streaks of light and the heart of darkness within us all. Directed by Jessica Hixson and Sarah Wilsford.




November 11-13 @ 7 pm

November 13 @ 2 PM

Black Box Theatre

By John Patrick Shanley

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, Doubt tells the story of a beloved and progressive parish priest, Father Flynn, who stands accused of a horrible crime by Sister Aloysius, principal of St. Nicholas Catholic School in the Bronx. Based only upon her own suspicions, she goes on a mission to have Father Flynn removed from his duties at the church and school. Directed by Spencer Hebert.




February 24-26 @ 7 pm

february 26 @ 2 pm

Loyd Backstage

By Moliere

Pretending to be a supremely pious religious advisor, Tartuffe wheedles his way into the home of the wealthy M. Orgon and promptly bamboozles his benefactor, while trying to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and steal his property. Egotism, young love, deception, and delusion collide in Molière's classic work. A comedy just as relevant today as it was in 17th century Paris, Tartuffe skewers pretension and recognizes true faith. Directed by R. Cliff Thompson.




april 21-23 @ 7 pM

April 23 @ 2 pm

Black Box Theatre

by Noah Haidle

Change is in the air as Violet prepares to bring twin boys into the world. Inside her womb, her unborn sons contemplate their future, while the world around her is in transformation: her husband is secretly planning to leave her, her father is slipping into senility and her daughter has taken a vow of silence. Haunting and slyly funny, Smokefall explores the lives of this family in a lyrical treatise on the fragility of life and the power of love. Directed by Collin Baker.