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
In Robert Askins’ Hand to God, a hand puppet named Tyrone takes possession of shy teenager Jason’s arm, putting Jason’s relationships with the town pastor, his high school crush, and his own mother in jeopardy. In the play, Harrison Bryan plays Jason and Tyrone in a tour de force performance that requires extraordinary focus, skill, and comedic timing. We met with Harrison to talk about his love of … Continue reading For the Love of Tyrone
Jess Prichard is, like his character Matt Norton, a straight white man in America, but they navigate the world in vastly different ways. We met with Jess to find out how he defines success, about the role of privilege plays in society, and why he thinks Straight White Men is an important play in today’s world. Straight White Men runs in FST’s Keating Theatre now through March 2. … Continue reading The Prodigal Son
by Jenna Tonsor To say playwright Young Jean Lee is “a big deal” is an understatement. She’s been called “One of the best experimental playwrights in America,” by Time Out New York and “The most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation,” by The New York Times. She is the first female Asian American playwright to ever have a play produced on Broadway. She’s a two-time … Continue reading From the Outside In
by Becca Jennings “It’s a man’s world,” Joni Mitchell once said of the music industry. “Men wrote most of the songs for women, and they were mostly tales of seduction. I wrote my own songs. That ended that.” From the front porch swing to sold out stadiums, Guitar Girls, FST’s second Cabaret of the Winter Season, celebrates the greatest female-songwriters of the last century. Shining … Continue reading Four Women. One Man. Six Strings.
We have a fantastic Mainstage line-up this Winter! It is the kind of season that comes together every five or ten years. It’s a “marquee” season: three of the plays received highly successful, high-profile Broadway productions and the fourth is a World Premiere. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder won the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction, and … Continue reading A Marquee Season with Challenges and Entertainment
by TJ Lewis Get ready to SH-Boom all night long with this season’s Winter Cabaret opener, Unchained Melodies, a celebration of male harmony groups. Our talented lineup of versatile vocalists will take you on a musical trip down memory lane beginning with doo-wop and continuing through some of the smoothest sounds of the 1950s and ‘60s. Featuring hits such as “Baby I Need Your Loving,” … Continue reading From Under the Boardwalk to the Top of the Charts