Exit Through the Gift Shop:A Small Town With Big Dreams And Bigger Blunders
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Sometimes these good intentions make for some great comedy. We love to watch when foolish characters take on a problem with a lot of vision, a lot of drive, and a lot of creativity…and an underwhelming serving of smarts. We grin and guffaw as their eyebrow-raising “solutions” escalate in lunacy. And in response, we’re … Continue reading Exit Through the Gift Shop:A Small Town With Big Dreams And Bigger Blunders
Playwriting: It’s Not Just for Adults
For over 30 years, FST’s arts-in education initiative, WRITE A PLAY, has been inspiring the next generation of playwrights. This award-winning program is designed to give school students the example, the inspiration, and the tools to write their own plays. Since its conception in 1991, WRITE A PLAY has impacted over one million children, teaching them that they have the creativity, the courage, and the … Continue reading Playwriting: It’s Not Just for Adults
For Laughing Out Loud
This spring, FST Improv brings back two shows you know and love, featuring new performers, new audience suggestions, and new laughs. Just in time for April Fools Day is Tournament of Fools, an annual, one-night-only, knockdown, drag-out, comedy battle royale! Twelve improvisers will compete in a series of improv scenes, songs, and games to win your laughter, your applause, and the coveted title of “Champion … Continue reading For Laughing Out Loud
Celebrating This Year’s Spelman Award Recipients
It takes a village of people to make FST the regional theatre leader that it is today. The truth is that the majority of those people are not those haloed by a spotlight night after night, but are those working behind the scenes to support the world-class artistry taking place on FST’s five stages. Every year, FST recognizes an individual or couple who has demonstrated … Continue reading Celebrating This Year’s Spelman Award Recipients
Lost and Found
It was behind the toilet. That’s where she found it. A folded up note the color of crème brûlée stuffed behind the hotel room john. She never would have found it there if she hadn’t been trying to fix that darn thing. This is where our play starts—where we meet Leigh. What happens next sets two strangers’ lives on a crash collision course. It just … Continue reading Lost and Found
Playing The “Head Honcho” – Get to Know Roy Stanton of “Network”
In the 1976 film Network, veteran anchorman Howard Beale breaks down on live TV after finding out he’s being fired for not bringing in enough viewers. When his very public unraveling makes his show’s ratings skyrocket, the executives at the network he works for, UBS, second-guess their decision to let Beale go. Over time, Beale’s rantings get the attention of Arthur Jensen, the Head of … Continue reading Playing The “Head Honcho” – Get to Know Roy Stanton of “Network”
The ’70s Are Back, Baby!
After a sold out 19-week run, plus an additional 4-week limited return engagement, The ’70s: More Than a Decade has officially become the biggest hit in FST Cabaret history. With 21,000 tickets sold, The ’70s: More Than a Decade has outstripped previous record-breaking Cabarets, including Unchained Melodies, Blue Suede Shoes, and Guitar Girls. Now, FST is thrilled to share this beloved revue with you in … Continue reading The ’70s Are Back, Baby!
Hooray for Hollywood!
What do Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, and The Muppets all have in common? No, they don’t share a lawyer. They all have hit songs in movies! Some of the most iconic songs of the last hundred years have made us laugh, cry, and tap our toes, thanks to the silver screen. This season, FST is celebrating that artistry with Reel Music. Featuring music from films … Continue reading Hooray for Hollywood!
Debating for the Next Generation: Artist Spotlight on Deysha Nelson of “What the Constitution Means to Me”
Deysha Nelson is no stranger to the stage or the screen. Though she is just 15-years-old, she has already been acting for almost a decade in TV, movies, and professional theatre productions. In FST’s production of What the Constitution Means to Me, Deysha plays a teenage debater who goes head-to-head with the central character (played in FST’s production by Amy Bodnar) over whether or not … Continue reading Debating for the Next Generation: Artist Spotlight on Deysha Nelson of “What the Constitution Means to Me”
Getting Back to His Roots – Meet Rod Brogan of “Network”
Before Rod Brogan became a full-time actor in his late 20s, he studied journalism in college and worked as a radio reporter after graduation. In FST’s Mainstage production of Network, Brogan gets to revisit his time in the newsroom. Brogan plays Max Schumacher, the Head of the News division for the fictional TV network, UBS. In the play, Max’s best friend and co-worker, Howard Beale, … Continue reading Getting Back to His Roots – Meet Rod Brogan of “Network”