2023-2024 Season Announced by Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters is happy to announce our 2023-2024 season!

THE TEMPEST
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kate Brauer-Bell
September 22nd-24th, 2023

Putting romance onstage, The Tempest gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, where his only companions are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. When his enemies are among those caught in a storm near the island, Prospero turns his power upon them through Ariel and other spirits.

AMATEURS
By Tom Griffin
Directed by Abby James
November 10th-12th, 2023

Amateurs is a full-length comedy by Tom Griffin. The tangled desires and hopes of the guests at an opening night party of a New England community theatre group are examined in this bittersweet and touching comedy about the rambunctious world of “show people,” and the highs and lows of the dramatic business we call show!

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
By George S. Kaufman
Directed by Mark Lunsford
February 23rd-25th, 2024

The family of Martin Vanderhof lives “just around the corner from Columbia University — but don’t go looking for it.” Grandpa, as Martin is more commonly known, is the paterfamilias of a large and extended family of charming eccentrics. His granddaughter, Alice, is an attractive and loving girl who is still embarrassed by her family’s idiosyncrasies. When Alice falls for her boss, Tony, a handsome scion of Wall Street, she fears that their two families – so unlike in manner, politics and finances – will never come together. But why be obsessed by money? After all, you can’t take it with you…

FOUR OLD BROADS
Leslie Kimbell
Directed by John Vanderplough
May 24th-26th, 2024

Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation – and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that “precious little German village for the umpteenth time.” A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. The newest resident, Imogene Fletcher, is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side,” what exactly IS that mysterious pill, and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.

We can’t wait to see you all as our new season of shows debut!

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