Fayetteville State University Theatre (FSU Theatre) is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 season of theatre performances. This year’s season includes cutting edge drama, a contemporary stage classic, a staple of children’s drama, and a world premiere. The season opens with the challenging and riveting The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, which explores the hypothetical trial of Jesus Christ’s friend and betrayer, directed by Assistant Professor Jeremy Fiebig, and continues with the haunting and stirring Spoon River Anthology, which explores the inner life of small town America, directed by Associate Professor Phoebe Hall, a new take on the children’s classic stories in Aesop’s Fables, directed by Assistant Professor Susan Paschal, and a world premiere of ‘And then came tomorrow…’ a new play by visiting professor Walter Allen Bennett, Jr., who will direct his own work. The season also includes two installments of the new FSU Theatre tradition, The 24 Hour Theatre Project.

This season is the first under FSU’s new Bachelor of Arts in Theatre curriculum, which fully integrates production experiences with each of its season shows and its academic coursework.

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Led by its faculty of professional actors, directors, and designers, FSU Theatre’s mission is to serve as an artistic, intellectual, and multi-cultural resource for the communities and institutions of southeast North Carolina and beyond and to develop students’ talent through performance and production techniques based on a comprehensive education in the history, theory, and craft of theatre. We seek to produce graduates who value artistic collaboration and will be leaders in their field and its advocate.

FSU Theatre is home to a BA in Theatre, with minor offerings in Theatre, Dance, & Telecommunications. Our academic program includes an internship and other professional development for students so that they can anticipate working in the field upon graduation. Many of our productions are part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which showcases work from the nation’s leading theatres in colleges and universities. Graduates of our program have gone on to graduate school and professional work in the field.

This year’s season ticket prices include discount advance and regular price at the door ticket sales, as well as group rates for our children’s show. All performances exceptAesop’s Fables take place in our 200-seat, proscenium arch space, Butler Theater, at the heart of the FSU campus. Aesop’s Fables takes place in FSU’s 1100-seat Seabrook Auditorium.

For tickets, please call (910) 672-1724. For more information, including press interviews and photos, contact (910) 672-2574 or email jfiebig@uncfsu.edu or visitwww.uncfsu.edu/arts.

Season listing follows:

2012-2013 FSU Theatre Season

August 25Butler Theater

7:30pm

Admission: $2 or $1 and a canned good

24 Hour Theatre Project 4.0The new FSU Theatre tradition continues with plays written, rehearsed, and performed in one 24-hour period by FSU students.

 

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