by Steven Dietz
Black Box Theatre
Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare. BECKY'S NEW CAR is a comedy that drives in the fast-lane, but with serious overtones that explores the road not taken. This FHU Alumni production is directed by Ryan Pickens.
by Donald Margulies
Based on the true story of a Swiss explorer who claimed to have had daring adventures in the Asian-Pacific, SHIPWRECKED! is a fun-filled production with a wealth of fantastic characters. Filled with exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles, and a monstrous man-eating octopus, Margulies’ play examines how far we're willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. Lauded as “a ripping good yarn” by Variety, this show is an adventure tale with a twist that appeals to all ages. Directed by Jack Joiner.
By Janet Allard and Michael Bigelow Dixon with Commonweal Theatre Company
From the novella by Charles Dickens
This holiday classic is creatively retold by an ensemble of performers who all take turns playing the play’s principle character. Once a miserly curmudgeon and now the most generous of men, Ebenezer Scrooge was transformed by the spirit of Christmas. Three of them in fact!. A joyous celebration that suggests we each have a little bit of Ebenezer Scrooge inside us and redemption is possible for even the hardest of hearts.
Adapted by Dwayne Hartford. From a book by Kate DiCamillo
Edward Tulane is vain, self-centered, and loveless. And he’s perfectly happy in his perfect little world. But one day a series of unfortunate events sends him on an adventure that changes him forever. It’s a lot to take in for one who is, after all, only a china-doll rabbit! This wonderful story celebrates the transformative power of love and the magic of a good story well-told. From the author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane promises to charm children and adults alike. Directed by Ashlyn Chandler.
By Lee Blessing
In the midst of the Cold War, two arms control negotiators stroll in the woods above Geneva, Switzerland in the late summer, away from the glare of the negotiating table. Although their personalities couldn’t be more different, they eventually develop a bond. This humorous yet tense tale is based on the real relationship between a Russian negotiator and his American counterpart. Stepping from behind the scenes, FHU Theatre professors Brandyn Graves and R. Cliff Thompson are featured on stage in this play. Directed by Hannah Graves.
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
A lone figure steps onstage with only a suitcase and a burden. He must tell us a story. It’s a difficult one. Sometimes humorous. Often brutal. But he must tell it. And we are captivated from his first words. Achilles, Priam, Agamemnon, Helen. Their conflicts play out, not only in the past, but in war after war throughout history. And standing before us is the man who must tell that story again. This solo performance features Sir Nate Cass and directed by Kevin Record.
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