2018–2019 Season

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Shaw Out Loud—The Doctor’s Dilemma

by George Bernard Shaw Thom Hofrichter directs
Oct 4**, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20

Dr. Ridgeon’s dilemma is two-fold: when there’s not enough medicine to go around, what makes a patient cure-worthy? And, can a doctor remain impartial when he’s fallen in love with that patient’s wife? With Shaw, the ethical sands are always shifting, and the side-splitting banter seems as relevant today as when it was written in 1906. This production will be performed as a staged reading.

Dr. Cutler Walpole: Kate Black
Dr. Ridgeon: Larry Bower (Austin Berger on Saturday, October 13 performance)
Emmy: Allison Corron
Dr. Blenkenship: Tom Corron
Reporter/Redpenny: Elaine Dec
Sir Ralph Blomington Bonington: Brian Ernsberger (Thom Hofrichter on Sunday, October 14 performance)
Louis Dubedat: Billy Hofman
Mrs. Dubedat: Robin Pasko
Hotel Maid/Secretary: Erin Smith
Sir Patrick Cullen: Orion Toepfer

directed by Thom Hofrichter
sets by Rae Surface
stage management by Bill Lane and Devin Dec

Tom & Thom: Christmas Songs & Stories

November 29**, 30, December 1, 2*, 8, 9***, 15, 16***, 2018

Fort Wayne City Councilman Tom Didier and FPT Artistic Director Thom Hofrichter sing and read the best loved songs and literature of the Christmas season. Don’t miss this holiday treat.






The Christians

by Lucas Hnath Thom Hofrichter directs
January 3**, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13*, 18, 19, 2019

Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more that a modest storefront. Now he presides over a membership of thousands, with a church that includes a coffee shop and a swimming-pool sized baptismal font. But on the day the church has paid off its mortgage, Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his congregation’s beliefs.





Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare Ranae Butler directs
February 28**, March 1, 2, 8, 9, 10*, 15, 16, 2019

“If music be the food of love, play on.” Love and revelry and gender identity turn the world topsy-turvy in one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Anything can happen when you assemble a cast of the bard’s most memorable characters.





Ben Butler

by Richard Strand John O’Connell directs
April 18**,19, 20, 26, 27, 28* May 3, 4, 2019

In the first months of the Civil War an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary. General Benjamin Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma: follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of U.S. History. Based on actual events in 1861, this play is clever without being glib, meaningful without being pretentious, and side-splittingly funny. It’s a timeless exploration of social conscience and individual responsibility.