Department of Theatre

2013-14 Season Productions

 

 

You can't take it with you

 

Staged October 2013
Directed by Felicia Meyer
 

Alice, the only relatively normal member of the eccentric Sycamore family, led by Grandpa Vanderhof, falls in love with Tony Kirby. His wealthy banker father, Anthony P. Kirby, and his snobbish mother, strongly disapprove of the match. When the Kirbys are invited to dinner to become better acquainted with their future in-laws, things do not turn out the way Alice had hoped. The original production of the play opened at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936, and played for 837 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The film version received two Academy Awards from seven nominations: Best Picture and Best Director for Frank Capra. This was Capra's third Oscar for Best Director in just five years, 
following It Happened One Night in 1934 and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town in 1936. It was also the highest-grossing picture of the year.

 

 


 

Sun and Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staged November 2013

Directed by Ginny Davis
Sun and Room was selected for the 2014 KCACTF competition in Los Angeles. 

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The world premiere of this gritty work, set in Durango, and commissioned for our stage from one of New York’s brightest literary lights. “Sun & Room” is an experimental work written as a score for the actors own voices, who were cast before the play was created. Set in a Durango basement, the play explores young adult angst and optimism, while offering a fascinating and revealing look at contemporary college life. Staged in our gallery, the work also make use of the lobby, while incorporating both the “room” and the “sun” as characters.

Award-winning playwright Danny Mitarotando was our 2012-13 artist, Directing Christopher Durang's Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, and we were privileged to have him teach our playwriting course during the same year. Danny returns to us this year with a new work that FLC Theatre commissioned especially for our stage. A 2010 Edward Albee Fellow, Danny is one of the New York Stage's brightest new lights, and we are lucky to have him.

Both this work and this year's other devised works, "Guts" and "Not So Fairy Tale"
were honored with a performance invitation at KCACTF's 2014 festival in Los Angeles, CA.


I'm like you, I'm not like you  
Staged February, 2014 
WORLD PREMIERE
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FLC Theatre was privileged to welcome acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller to the Mainstage for a one-night only performance in early 2013. As a result of our interaction, Tim generously agreed to return to Durango to collaborate with FLC Theatre in producing a new devised work, which was entitled "Guts," and opened to sold out audiences all three nights of its run. Demand was so great that two more performances were added as an encore, on March 9 at 7:30 and 9:30.

 

 

 



Avenue Q

 

Staged April, 2014 Directed by Kathryn Moller

 

 

Avenue Q is an "autobiographical and biographical" coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children, they were assured by their parents, and by children's television programs such as PBS's Sesame Street, that they were "special" and "could do anything"; but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world their options are limited, and they are no more "special" than anyone else. The musical is notable for the use of puppets alongside human actors."
Avenue Q ran for 8 shows, selling out 4 of the evening performances.