2015-2016 Season

Footlighters is proud to announce our 88th Season!
Noises Off by Michael Frayn  Noises Off-sm

September 11,12,13,18,19, 20,24, 25, 26

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

 

 

The Fantasticks by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt    Fantasticks-sm

October 16, 17, 18*, 23, 24, 25*, 30, 31, November. 1*, 5, 6, 7

The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the feud.

 

Fruitcakes by Julian Wiles  Fruitcakes-sm

December 4, 5, 6*, 11, 12, 13*, 17, 18, 19

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer.

 

 

doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley  doubt A Parable-sm

February 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20

The play is set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School, in the Bronx, during the fall of 1964. It opens with a sermon by Father Flynn, a beloved and progressive parish priest, addressing the importance of uncertainty (“Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty,” he says). The school’s principal, Sister Aloysius, a rigidly conservative nun vowed to the order of the Sisters of Charity, insists upon constant vigilance.

Anything Goes by Cole Porter; Book by Timothy Crouse, John Weidman  Anything Goes-sm

April 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23, 24*, 28, 29, 30, May 1*, 5, 6, 7

The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope.

 

 

VANYA, SONIA, MASHA, AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang  Vanya Sonia Masha Spike-sm

June 3, 4, 5*, 10, 11, 12*, 16, 17, 18

The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house.