2011-2012 FTT Theatre Season

Light Up The Sky 

By Moss Hart
Directed by Jay Paul Skelton
Decio Mainstage Theatre

Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Light Up the Sky (1948) is the last play written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Moss Hart. This backstage tale takes a jaundiced view of the theatrical archetypes: the arrogant director, the diva leading lady and her acerbic, seen-it-all-before mother, the ambitious producer, the naïve new writer, and of course a garrulous parrot. Throw in a Shriners' convention and you have the recipe for a madcap evening in and about the theatre. Fast-paced and full of reversals of fortune and shifts in power, this very funny comedy is perfect for families and groups of all ages.

The Secret in the Wings

By Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Siiri Scott
Philbin Studio Theatre 
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 2, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 6, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 9, 2:30 p.m.

The Secret in the Wings (2003) weaves together a number of fairy tales told through a variety of techniques. Each one cuts off before its conclusion, and then all are neatly resolved into a charming ending that reminds us that they are, after all, just fairy tales. Nimala Nataraj in SF Station says that Zimmerman "presents a captivating rendition of lesser known European fairy tales that takes viewers on a hypnotic voyage into the murky underbelly of human impulses. Slicing up these stories and enmeshing them in a framework that quickly dissolves and makes the border between storyteller and tale indistinct. Zimmerman opts for an arrangement that makes the entire stage glow with prescience; and every character promises a bizarre finale."

Provenance

By Anne García-Romero
Philbin Studio Theatre
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
No Performance, ND Home game, Saturday, November 19
Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Provenance is the latest play by University of Notre Dame Moreau Fellow, Anne García-Romero who describes her work as follows: “When two sisters receive a stolen painting created by their Mexican great-grandfather, the women clash over whether to keep or sell the valuable artwork. “Chuck Graham in the Tuscon Citizen writes of her previous work, “García-Romero” has a writing style that comfortably contains the literary spirit of Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and others… The conversations in this play flow back and forth in gentle shapes.” 

Antígona Furiosa

By Griselda Gambaro
Directed by Anton Juan
Philbin Studio Theatre
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Antígona Furiosa (1986) is a re-shaping and re-telling of the Antigona story. During an interview in 1998, Gambaro had this to say about her work: "I knew I was going to subvert Sophocles' idea, in that I was going to speak with the voices of so many women in my country who have done the exact same thing as Antigone, who disobeyed Creon's order and threw a handful of dirt over her brother's body, enough to uphold the tradition of an honorable burial for the dead. Antigone is every one of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo who have paid for their disobedience with their lives."

To view the trailer, click here