Department of Theatre

2017-18 Theatre Season

PINTER X 2PINTER X 2

September 29, 39, October 5, 6, 7 @ 7:30 pm
October 1, 2 pm Sunday Matinee

Tickets:

  • $15 - Adults
  • $10 - Seniors/FLC Staff & Faculty/Non-FLC Students
  • Free - FLC Students with valid ID

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We open our 2017-18 season with two of Harold Pinter’s well-known one-act plays.

The Lover, directed by Felicia Meyer tells the story of a quirky, tense, interesting couple, Richard (Gustavo Palma) and Sarah (Izabella Gray) and the private complexities of a modern marriage. 

One of Pinter’s most acclaimed works, The Dumb Waiter, directed by FLC Senior, Alicia Aron revolves around two would-be assassins – Ben (Benjamin Reece) and Gus (Wiley Horan) waiting find out their next assignment. 

These two one-act plays and the run time is approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission.


URINETOWN: THE MUSICALURINETOWN: THE MUSICAL

November 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 @ 7:30 pm
November 5, 2 pm Sunday Matinee

Tickets:

  • $18 Adults;
  • $10 Seniors/FLC Staff & Faculty/Non-FLC Students
  • Free - FLC Students with valid ID

We continue our season with Urinetown: The Musical – a show with a horrible title but a hilarious story about a town with a terrible water shortage issue that has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The townsfolk must pay to use public amenities and the revolution begins.

Urinetown: The Musical, written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis and is directed by FLC Theatre’s, Ginny Davis, satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself. It parodies musicals such as West Side Story, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Evita, Three Penny Opera, LesMiserables and many other famous musicals. Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is an earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution—an humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny.


The Resistible Rise of Arturo UiThe Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

February 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 @ 7:30 pm
February 18, 2 pm Sunday Matinee

Tickets:

  • $15 Adults
  • $10 Seniors/FLC Staff & Faculty/Non-FLC Students
  • Free - FLC Students with valid ID

Bertolt Brecht’s play, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui directed by FLC Theatre’s Theresa A. Carson, is a "a gangster play" that will recall certain events familiar to us all. Arturo Ui is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler - recast into a fictional, small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade in the 1930s.

Using a wide range of parody from Al Capone to Shakespeare's Richard III and Goethe's Faust, Brecht's compelling parable continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today.


Native American devised performance by Ty Defoe

Ty DefoeApril 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 @ 7:30 pm
April 8, 2 pm Sunday Matinee

Tickets:

  • $15 Adults;
  • $10 Seniors/FLC Staff & Faculty/Non-FLC Students
  • Free - FLC Students with valid ID

We end our season with a performance by artist in residence, Grammy Award-winning musician, playwright, storyteller and educator, Ty DeFoe. He will be working with our students to create a unique performance.

Defoe won a Grammy Award for his album "Come to Me Great Mystery" and travels across the United States leading educational workshops and raising awareness on themes ranging from American Indian history, ethnomusicology, food security, and climate change – a true shapeshifter of artistic expression. Defoe hails from Wisconsin with roots in the Giizhiig, Ojibwe, and Oneida Nations.