Department of Theatre

Fort Lewis College Theatre 2016-17

The Flick productionFort Lewis College Theatre Department kicks off its Fall season with The Flick written by Award Winning playwright, Annie Baker and directed by Theresa A. Carson. Performances run October 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm with 2:00 pm matinees on October 9 and 16 at the MainStage Theatre located on campus in the Theatre Building.  Audiences will be seated ON-STAGE as The Flick takes place in a run-down movie theater and the usual seating area sets the scene perfectly! Limited seating available and purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

The story takes place at one of the last movie theaters in Massachusetts that uses a 35mm film projector, things plod on as they have for a long time. For employees Avery, Rose, and Sam, the daily monotony of their work becomes a backdrop for the small milestones in their lives. As they sweep, mop, and tend to the projector, they hope to find relationships and experiences that feel more real. 

 

The Tempest productionOur next production, The Tempest is written William Shakespeare and directed Dr. Ginny Davis. Performances run November 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm with a 2:00 pm matinee on November 6 at the MainStage Theatre located on campus in the Theatre Building. 

It’s a fairy tale, a romance and a complete magical story. From the turbulent opening storm, to the play’s famous closing lines, audiences will be spellbound by the beauty of Shakespeare’s language and enthralled by the story. Prospero, the magician and exiled Duke; Miranda, his beautiful daughter; Caliban, his half-human slave; and Ariel, a spirit of the air; are all part of the story, but Shakespeare is the true star in this great masterpiece.

 

A Dolls House productionWe set the stage for our 2017 Spring season with A Doll’s House, originally written by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Felicia Meyer. Performances run February 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm with a 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday, February 12 at the MainStage Theatre located on campus in the Theatre Building.

The story follows the lives of Nora and Torvald Helmer. When the characters are introduced they seem to have a perfect life: a beautiful home, wonderful kids and textbook marriage.  However, the warmth of their idyllic marriage is plagued with shadows from their past. In an effort to save her husband Nora seeks financial help in the most unlikely of places, and finds that she has risked everything she holds safe.
 

Pirates of Penzance productionWe close our season with the comic opera, Pirates of Penzance with music by Arthur Sullivan and librettoby W. S. Gilbert and directed by Dr. Dennis Elkins. Performances run March 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 pm with a 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday, March 26 at the MainStage Theatre located on campus in the Theatre Building.    

The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year his indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

Tickets are available online at http://www.durangoconcerts.com or call 970.247.7657, or visit the Ticket Office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 8th St. and Main Ave., Downtown Durango. Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   Fort Lewis College Students reserve your tickets here.