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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.

Annual Season 2013-2014

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
Seabrook Auditorium

February 13-16
The Colored Museum
By George C. Wolfe
Directed by FSU theatre students

APRIL 24-27
By Aristophanes
Adapted/Dir. by Phoebe Hall



lysistrataFayetteville 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.

FSU's production, directed by Hall, features a fresh take on the classic comedy by spinning the action forward to focus on the modern military with a flash of soul and the raucous and raunchy vibe of the Vegas strip.

Due to strong sexual subject matter and imagery, viewer discretion is strongly advised.

Performances are April 24-26 at 7:30pm and April 27 at 3pm in FSU's Butler Theater. FSU's 2014-2015 season will be announced at each of the Lysistrata performances.


$10 for adults
$8 Staff, faculty and senior citizens
$3 for children (0-12)
$2 for FSU students with a valid ID ONLY until curtain time.  After curtain full adult price will apply.


$12 for adults
$10 Staff, faculty and senior citizens
$5 for children (0-12)
$2 for FSU students with a valid ID ONLY until curtain time.  After curtain full adult price will apply.

For ticket information call the FSU Box Office at 910-672-1724.

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Ask about our school performances for select mainstage shows or our annual play for young audiences by emailing Jeremy Fiebig, Area Coordinator, at 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

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