Students and faculty from the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts traveled to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 9 to visit The Newseum. The Newseum’s mission is to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment through exhibits, public programs and education.
Students from the Fairmont State University Theatre Program saw the Pittsburgh Public Theatre’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” adapted by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett on Sunday, Sept. 27.
In celebration of Fairmont State University’s Sesquicentennial this year, the FSU Theatre Program is presenting a season of plays taken from the Masquers history.
The first show of the 2015-2016 season is “The Boy Friend,” first produced at Fairmont State in 1959 and directed by Jo Ann Lough.
You could call the Town & Gown Players theatre trailblazers. When Fairmont State launched its summer theatre program in the summer of 1960, it was the first of its kind in West Virginia.
Jo Ann Lough and Lawrence Wallman of the Fairmont State (then College) Department of Speech and Dramatics led the launch of the Players that began with one production that year, the hit British comedy “The Reluctant Debutante,” directed by Lough.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts recognized students for their scholarship at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2015 semester.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts has announced the winners of the 76th annual M.M. Neely Persuasive Speaking Contest.
The first place winner was Ann Marie Witkowski of Grafton with the topic “The Culture of Concussions.” There was a tie for second place, which went to Sara Anderson of Bridgeport with the topic “Advocacy for the Susan G. Komen Foundation” and Jordan Armstrong of Miami with the topic “Athletes and Academics: Our Universities Are Failing.” The prizes were $500 for first place and $300 for second place.
Continuing a tradition of providing high quality outdoor theatre for the community, the Fairmont State University Town and Gown Players present Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” at Prickett’s Fort State Park in June.
Show dates are June 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Performances are at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children ages 12 and younger. To purchase tickets, contact the Box Office at (304) 367-4240. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
Immigrant heritage and coal mining history are points of pride in many Marion County families; however, one cannot talk about Marion County history without mentioning the darker side of immigration and coal.
In this age of information, the reality of current events is distilled through numerous filters – social media, cable news, print and more. Sometimes the twisting of details creates societal paranoia. “Far Away,” a poetic play by Caryl Churchill follows the life of Joan, a young woman who witnesses atrocities and is determined to make a difference.
Fairmont State University’s Town and Gown Players are scheduling auditions for a summer production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” to take place at Prickett’s Fort State Park.
Acting and singing auditions will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall on the Fairmont State campus. An additional evening of auditions has been scheduled for Monday, April 6. Directed by Troy Snyder and Sam Spears, performances will take place on June 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20. (A rain-out performance is scheduled for June 21.)