Theatre Season 17-18

Order tickets at or call 731-989-6000.

Ticket prices: $7 general admission. Free to FHU Students.



The Dracula Project

An original adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”

by Cliff Thompson, J. David Galloway, and Brandyn Graves

October 19 - 21, 26 - 28 at 7:00pm

October 21 and 28 at 2 p.m.

Black Box Theatre

Strip away the glitter, the plastic fangs, and the bad accents. Find the truth about the most famous vampire in history. This original production draws you into the story. Seating is extremely limited. Tickets are available only in the Thomas-Landon House next to the Academic Resource Center (Library) on the FHU campus. Tickets will not be available online for this production. Directed by R. Cliff Thompson.

Funded in part by the Polidori Foundation.


New Works Festival

December 7 - 9 at  7:00pm

Black Box Theatre

New plays created by FHU’s playwriting class.


The Diary of Anne Frank

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

January 25 - 27, February 1 - 3 at 7:00pm

January 27 and February 3 at 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

On June 14, 1942, two days after her 13th birthday, Anne Frank began to keep a diary. Soon that diary would be her only link to a life better than the one around her. Anne and her family would spend more than two years hidden away from their Nazi occupiers.

For over 60 years, the true story of a young Jewish girl has provided inspiration for millions. Directed by Shelby Matthews.


The Drowning Girls*

by Beth Graham, Daniela Vlaskalic and Charlie Tomlinson

March 15 - 17 at 7:00pm

March 17 - 18 at 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

Bessie, Alice and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their demise. These grim stories take surprising lyric, comic twists in the hands of these skilled Canadian writers. Directed by R. Cliff Thompson.

*subject to approval


The Boys Next Door

By Tom Griffin

April 17, 19 - 21 at 7:00pm

April 18 at 8:00pm

April 21 at 2:00pm

Black Box Theatre

A communal residence provides the backdrop for this bittersweet play about four mentally handicapped men living under the supervision of their earnest, but increasingly “burned out” social worker. Griffin’s play chronicles how “the little things” most take for granted become momentous, and often very funny, as the residents try to adjust. In the end, it becomes clear that we all want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose. Directed by Amanda Baugh.


The Festival of Short Plays

May 6 at 8:30pm

Black Box Theatre

Comedy. Satire. Drama. All in one evening. Enjoy the work of our newest directors.