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.
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.
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.)
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Masquers theatre group present Paul Rudnick’s “I Hate Hamlet” in February.
“I Hate Hamlet” opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, on the Wallman Hall stage. Other performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26 through 28. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling the Box Office at (304) 367-4240. FSU students are admitted for free.
The Fairmont State University Masquers theatre group collected more than $700 in monetary and material donations for The Nest, the FSU student food bank, during the December 2014 performance run of "It's A Wonderful Life." Pictured are Masquers members Katie Groover, Lindsay Morgan, Brandon Lee, Gary Hayes and Craig Birkmeyer.
Originally located in the Ruth Ann Musick Library, The Nest is now located on the second floor of the Falcon Center across from the Student Government office, which is near the side building entrance closest to Prichard and Morrow halls.
Fairmont State University’s Masquers and Town and Gown Theatre is scheduling auditions for “I Hate Hamlet” and “Far Away.”
Auditions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 9, in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the Fairmont State campus. The productions will be performed in late February and mid-April 2015.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts offers a gift to Fairmont with a performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Based on the classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart, director Troy Snyder has adapted the screenplay for Readers’ Theatre.
The Town & Gown production runs Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre. A maximum of six free tickets may be obtained by calling the box office at (304) 367-4240. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Fairmont State Student Food Bank, The Nest.