The Arrow and the Archer

In Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a highly gifted teenage boy named Christopher Boone investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. As his investigation unfolds, Christopher unearths family secrets that throw his world in a tailspin, making him question his relationship with his father, and spurring him on an adventure that will change his life forever. In FST’s production of Curious … Continue reading The Arrow and the Archer

America’s Pain: Coming to Terms with Hatred

In 2017, the FBI reported a 17% increase in all hate crimes, totaling over 7,100 instances and continuing a disturbing three-year rise in hate crime statistics. These attacks are varied and their victims often painfully unheard. Here is a very brief synopsis of recent hate crime statistics and high profile cases in the United States: • Hate crimes against Jews in America rose by more … Continue reading America’s Pain: Coming to Terms with Hatred

A Mile in Blood-Spattered Boots

By Michael Nichols and Becca Jennings Mike is a neo-Nazi skinhead. He stands accused of brutally kicking a man to death with steel toed, cherry colored boots. Danny is liberal, middle-aged, and a devout Jew. He is also Mike’s appointed legal aide. Cherry Docs by David Gow is a tight-fisted study of hate and healing as these two men pit their beliefs against one another … Continue reading A Mile in Blood-Spattered Boots

Six Lifetimes

By Lydia Baxter There are six living generations in America right now, and the Baby Boomers are one of the most influential. There are no two generations alike, though some do say that history repeats itself. Here’s a breakdown of what each of these six living generations are known for. The “Greatest Generation” – AKA the “GI Generation” • Born between 1901 and 1925 • … Continue reading Six Lifetimes

Musicals Set in the “Good Ole’ Days”

By Jenna Tonsor Some consider the 18 years that the Baby Boomers were born from 1946 to 1964 to be “the golden era,” and it has been a source of inspiration for numerous mediums of art, from novels like Stand by Me by Stephen King, to movies like The Sandlot. Theatre is no exception—especially not musical theatre, which has explored a variety of beloved plots … Continue reading Musicals Set in the “Good Ole’ Days”

The Generation (And Their Music) That Got The World All Shook Up

by Jenna Tonsor In the U.K., they’re best known as the Bulge. In Canada, they’re called the Boomies. But here in the US, we know them as the Baby Boomers. FST’s newest original Cabaret, The Wonder Years: The Music of the Baby Boomers, celebrates the generation responsible for Apollo 11, Ovaltine, and some of the best music of all time. Come experience—either for the first … Continue reading The Generation (And Their Music) That Got The World All Shook Up

Getting Into Christopher’s Shoes

In Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a highly gifted teenage boy named Christopher Boone investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. As his investigation continues, Christopher unearths family secrets that put his world in a tailspin, spurring him to embark on an adventure that will change his life forever. In FST’s production of Curious Incident, Alexander Stuart is the second person on … Continue reading Getting Into Christopher’s Shoes

A Curious 15 Years

By TJ Lewis Mark Haddon published The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2004. Playwright Simon Stephens fell in love with Christopher Boone’s story, and two years later in 2006, Stephens and Haddon connected at the Royal National Theatre in London, where the two writers began to talk about developing the work for the stage. Curious Incident received its World Premiere at … Continue reading A Curious 15 Years

Meet ‘The Most Adventurous Downtown Playwright of a Generation”

By Lydia Baxter “Off the top of your head, what do you want to do with your life?” asked Young Jean Lee’s therapist in a session one day. Completely a surprise to her, Lee blurted out, “I want to be a playwright.” At the time, Lee was enrolled in UC Berkeley’s English PhD program and was feeling unchallenged and unfulfilled. In the coming years, she … Continue reading Meet ‘The Most Adventurous Downtown Playwright of a Generation”