Rumplestiltskin

adapted by Beth Duda & Adam Ratner

The Play that Sets the Example
This classic fable of love, deceit, and vanity is given a modern twist. A father, eager for his daughter Millie to win the King’s heart, claims that she can spin straw into gold. When Millie and her sister Tillie are forced to complete the task or face dire circumstances, they take an offer made by a mysterious man. Will they all live happily ever after, or will the consequences of their decision threaten their happiness forever?

CREATIVE

Director  |  Jason Cannon

Set Designer  |  Bruce Price

Costume Designer  |  Sara Hinkley

Lighting Designer  |  Michael Sali

 

CAST

Millie  |  Julia Amundson

Rumplestiltskin/Papa  |  Andrew Deeb

Tillie/Lady Fizzlebottom  |  Cat Patterson

King Gustav  |  Tim VanBeverhoudt


JULIA AMUNDSON is excited to begin her first season with Florida Studio Theatre. She is originally from St. Paul, MN and recently graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.A. in Theatre. Some featured roles include: Kristine from A Chorus Line, Beverly from The Shadow Box, and Lucinda from Into the Woods. She also appeared in Urinetown, and Scapino!. Julia has had the honor of being an Irene Ryan nominee at the 2015 KC/ACTF Region V Festival, and appeared on the Guthrie stage during the festival, cast in an adaptation of Rich Man’s Frug from Sweet Charity. Julia would like to thank her family for their tremendous support, and FST for this incredible opportunity.

ANDREW DEEB was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, began acting at age seventeen. graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts '11 in New York City. NY Credits include: Dream Work (Ginger Baker) / Woodstock, NY  You Should Message Me If…./Manhattan Rep, The Wayside Motor Inn (Andy), The Lights Are Warm And Coloured (Tom Fuller), Phillistines (Bessemenov), FL credits Include: Bed Bugs or Wrath (Simon) / Studio @620, and Nectar of the Gods or Greed (Adam)/Studio @620.


CAT PATTERSON was born in Lynchburg VA, Cat is a graduate from Baldwin Wallace University where she majored in Theatre and International Affairs. Some of her past credits include, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, What is Love Baldwin Wallace's Performance Ensemble, The Stronger, and Henry IV Part I . Cat has been involved with numerous films, and just finished shooting the film On Duty. She thrilled to be joining the FST as an acting apprentice for the upcoming season.

 

TIM VANBEVERHOUDT is a recent Theater Performance graduate of Penn State University. A native of West Philadelphia, Tim has worked with directors and actors such as Stephanie Mills, Bill Jolly, Emily Bruni, Charles Dumas, and has also studied in London.  He recently played “Trebonius” in Julius Caesar at Penn State and looks forward to not only being a professional actor but also a motivational speaker and  founder of a production company for kids and young adults.

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Jason Cannon, Director of Rumplestiltskin, speaks to his approach in directing this colorful production. “What excites me about this production of Rumplestiltskin is that the story works on multiple levels. Like all classic fairy tales, the brightly colored fun on the surface is supported by a deep and abiding connection to shared fears and joys. In our upcoming FST production, the puppetry, dancing, and athletic pageantry that permeate the hope and happiness of the characters draws on very real human experience: being alone, facing the pressure of compromising one’s morals, feeling overlooked. Young audiences are far more savvy than they are usually given credit for, and with Rumplestiltskin we are aiming to engage them on every level!”

We are proud to present the 25th Anniversary of the WRITE A PLAY program. WRITE A PLAY is a year-round comprehensive arts integration program with a unique blend of professional plays, exciting theatre experiences, and in-class workshops. Through participatory learning with a special emphasis on literacy, this program has developed an impressive record of success, reaching over 50,000 students annually.

All Students are encouraged to submit their work to FST’s Young Playwrights Festival, which celebrates those students and their teachers, whose plays show a strong understanding for the theatrical process involved in writing a play and reveal a budding creative talent that deserves congratulations! For more information, or to submit a play please click here.

Arts integration is proven to make students happier and improve test scores. You don’t have to take our word for it, check out this article from Education Week about the value of arts integration.


2015-2016 WRITE A PLAY SEASON

RUMPLESTILTSKIN: FALL CHILDREN'S SHOW

Adapted by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner
(At FST) in the Keating Theatre
Begins September 29, 2015

The Play that Sets the Example
This classic fable of love, deceit, and vanity is given a modern twist. A father, eager for his daughter Millie to win the King’s heart, claims that she can spin straw into gold. When Millie and her sister Tillie are forced to complete the task or face dire circumstances, they take an offer made by a mysterious man. Will they all live happily ever after, or will the consequences of their decision threaten their happiness forever?

For the Rumplestiltskin study guide, click here.

WRITE IT UP, WRITE IT DOWN: PLAYMAKERS TOUR

(At Your School)
Begins October 6, 2015

The Play that Inspires Writing
Geared to inspire your students to write their own plays and participate in our 2016 Young Playwrights Festival. As a model, professional actors will perform at least two award-winning plays written by young playwrights. The show also teaches playwriting basics by using improvisation and participatory learning tools to inspire writing. Included with the show are up to eight in-class workshops to get your students writing their own plays.

 

IMAGINATION ADVENTURES: UNDER SIX

(At FST) in the Keating Theatre
Begins April 12, 2016
*Subject to change based on the Florida testing schedule

The Winning Plays Written by Children
Wise, heartfelt, and often hilarious, this anthology of Award-winning short plays highlights the most creative and imaginative writing from Elementary school students. Performed by a cast of professional actors, the show will include a wide range of genres from comedies to dramas. These authentic stories from the minds of children, just like your students, contain lessons of life and purpose for us all.


For more information and to become a WRITE A PLAY subscriber contact Patrick A. Jackson, WRITE A PLAY Coordinator at (941) 366-9797 or [email protected].

For more information on funding assistance visit www.EdExploreSRQ.com for special grants that would help FST integrate with your school community.

 

The Keating Theatre is located on the corner of Cocoanut and Palm Avenues. For GPS purposes use the address of 1241 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

BUSSES - please go to the corner of Cocoanut and Palm Avenues for student drop off.

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For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. The area for drop off of handicap passengers/patrons for the Keating Theatre is on the corner of Palm Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the box office at (941) 366-9000.