Theatre Mission Statement
The Theatre program's mission is to serve as an artistic, intellectual, and multi-cultural resource for the communities and institutions of southeast North Carolina and beyond. As an educational center, the student's talents will be continually developed through performance and production techniques based on a comprehensive education in the history, theory, and craft of theater. We seek to produce graduates who value artistic collaboration and will be leaders in their field and its advocate.
The Dining Room
By A.R. Gurney
Directed by Phoebe Hall
24-Hour Theater Project
Butler Theater 7:30pm
Admission: $2 or $1 plus a canned good.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Based on the story by Margery Williams
The Colored Museum
By George C. Wolfe
Directed by FSU theatre students
Adapted/Dir. by Phoebe Hall
Fayetteville State University Theatre Company will present Lysistrata, the classic Greek comedy by Aristophanes, in a newly adapted version by FSU Professor Phoebe Hall. Lysistrata tells the story of a horribly wasteful war that is underway between Athens and Sparta. The women of both sides, led by Athenian Lysistrata, conspire to compel a peace by withholding sex, thereby inflaming foolishly stubborn by very lonely husbands and lovers with lust. Their plan provides much ribald humor as all of Greece tries to live happily ever after. Originally performed in 411 BC, the play is a comic account of one woman's determination to end the War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from husbands and lovers as a means of forcing men to negotiate for peace - a tactic that adds fuel to the flames in the battle between the sexes.
Are you a public school teacher?
Ask about our school performances for select mainstage shows or our annual play for young audiences by emailing Jeremy Fiebig, Area Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (910) 672-2574.
Student, faculty, and alumni activity
Lydia Williamson, '15, appears as Grace in Cape Fear Regional Theatre's production of The Piano Lesson
Breana Venable, '11, is an MFA Playwriting student at Rollins University
Deon Lee, '14, appeared in Gilbert Theater's production of RENT as Benny. Deon dances with Koffee Dance Company.
Jarred Harris, '14, works as a Carpenter at Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Whitney Manns, '13, worked as a scenic artist for Cape Fear Regional Theatre's The Piano Lesson and Gilbert Theater's Pan.
David Griffie, Associate Professor, recently designed The Little Prince and The Piano Lesson for Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Avis Hatcher-Puzzo, Assistant Professor, founded and runs Koffee Dance Company in Durham, NC
Phoebe Hall, Professor, regularly works as a professional actor and director in local and regional productions and recently directed Blithe Spirit for Fayetteville Technical Community College
Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Professor, recently debuted his play, Pan, at Gilbert Theater