Current Season

We are thrilled to announce the 2021-2022 live, on-campus FDU Theater season!

 

We will have a touchless box office system so all tickets must be purchased in advance and NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Purchase tickets here

 

2021-2022 FDU Theater Season:

 

Tartuffe

An Adapted Workshop Production by Moliere, translated by Richard Wilbur

Adapted & Directed by Stacie Lents

A gender-bent, feminist take on the classic farce, this production will be set in the 1980s!  The comedy takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious imposter—has insinuated himself. He succeeds through underhanded means in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house, and then tries to take over by marrying Orgon’s daughter, seducing Orgon’s wife, and scrounging the deed to the family home. Tartuffe nearly gets away with it, but not quite… Ultimately, the duplicity is exposed and punished. The play mercilessly and humorously examines the evil that people can commit in the guise of righteousness and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. Lighting Design by David Landau. Set Design by John Ehrenberg. Costume Design by Bettina Bierly.

October 1 & 2 at 7:30pm
October 2 & 3 at 2:30pm

Dreyfuss Theater, Florham Campus

 

 

First Date

Adaptation by Austin Winsberg, Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner

Directed by Christopher Núñez

When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own; other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational landmines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? Our production will feature an expanded cast. Choreographed by Cindy Thole Loewus. Musical Direction by Dimitri Nakhamkin. Set Design by Maiko Chii

November 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 PM and November 14 & 21 at 2:30 PM

Dreyfuss Theater, Florham Campus

 

The Mountaintop

by Katori Hall, Directed by Marshall Jones III

Costume Design by Samantha Lewis

A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King confronts his destiny and his legacy to his people.

February 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 PM and March 6 at 2:30 PM

Barn Theater, Florham Campus

For tickets: fdubarntix@gmail.com

 

Beauty and the Beast

Book by Linda Woolverton, Directed and Choreographed by Cindy Thole Loewus

Musical Direction by Allen Cohen

The first FDU production of the Broadway hit, the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Costume designer Bettina Bierly will use costumes based on the Broadway production to help bring the magic to life. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics By Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

April 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at 7:30 and April 3 & 10 at 2:30 PM

Dreyfuss Theater

Florham Campus

 

TBD

This slot is currently TBD.

April 28, 29 & 30 at 7:30 PM and May 1 at 2:30 PM

Dreyfuss Theater

Florham Campus

 

Also Playing

 

Fairleigh Dramatics’ Fall Production

Dec 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30 PM and Dec 5 at 2:30 PM

Barn Theater

For info and tickets:

fairleighdramatics@gmail.com

 

Children’s Theater Reading

By Jordan Rubio and Brant Sennett

For further info: cthole@fdu.edu

 

Winter Concert

December 6

Dreyfuss Theater

Musical Direction by Allen Cohen

Featuring the FDU Chorus, Chamber Choir, and Band

For info: alcmusic@fdu.edu

 

Performance by Fairleigh Dance Project

Dec 7

A Little Night Music, Dreyfuss Theater