Playwright Tom DeTitta Named 2014 Artist-in-Residence

Friday, January 24, 2014

Playwright, author and screenwriter Tom DeTitta has been named the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for Fairmont State University. With a specialty in historical drama, he has written two plays with content closely connected to this area, “Monongah,” which is about an immigrant family affected by the 1907 mine disaster, and “Street of Gold,” which is about a coal mining family in Western Pennsylvania.

"Black Diamonds" Exhibit on Display in Wallman Hall

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Coal is an underlying theme in “Rocket Boys The Musical,” just as it hides underground in the hills of West Virginia. An exhibit called “Black Diamonds” on display at Wallman Hall provides context and history to the story of coal in the Mountain State.

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts presented “Rocket Boys The Musical” in November. The “Black Diamonds” exhibit will remain on display in the Tower Room in Wallman Hall until Friday, Dec. 13. Those interested in viewing the exhibit should call Dr. Francene Kirk at (304) 367-4170.

"Rocket Boys The Musical" on Stage Through Nov. 23

Monday, November 04, 2013

When West Virginia-born Homer Hickam stood in his backyard watching the Soviet satellite Sputnik orbit the Earth, he had no way of knowing it would lead him to a life filled with scientific discovery and artistic expression. Fans of Hickam’s work will be enchanted by the whimsical dramatization of his experiences in the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts production of “Rocket Boys The Musical.”

"Little Women" Opens Town & Gown Summer Theatre Season

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The upcoming 150th anniversaries of West Virginia’s statehood and the Civil War were two reasons “Little Women” was selected as the next production of Fairmont State University’s Town & Gown Summer Theatre.

The musical will be presented on FSU’s campus in Wallman Hall at 7:30 p.m. June 6-8 and at 2 p.m. June 9. Reserve seats are available online at www.fairmontstate.edu/tickets or by calling the Box Office at (304) 367-4240; tickets are $13 each.

School of Fine Arts and Masquers Present "The Grouch"

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Fairmont State University Masquers theatre group and the School of Fine Arts will present the play “The Grouch” by Menander on the Wallman Hall stage.

Directed by Jeffrey Ingman, performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 24-27. Tickets are $12 for adults. Admission is free to FSU and Pierpont Community & Technical College students. To order tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or order online at www.fairmontstate.edu/tickets.

"Defying Gravity" Explores Story of the Challenger Disaster

Friday, February 22, 2013

The initial spring semester theatre offering by the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group is Jane Anderson’s “Defying Gravity,” a fictional account of the circumstances surrounding the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion that killed seven crew members, among them teacher Krista McAuliffe. The story is told from the point of view of Elizabeth, the teacher’s adult daughter, as she reminisces about the events, which occurred when she was 5 years old.

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