Stage III Series

For the adventurous theatre-goer, FST’s three-show Stage III series is dedicated to presenting plays that are challenging in content and unique in form January - March. With such past productions as Robert Askins’ Hand to God and Markus Potter and David Holthouse’s Stalking the Bogeyman, this off-beat series truly speaks to FST’s mission “to present theatre that challenges with as much gusto as it entertains.”

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2022-2023 Stage III Series 

Babel
by Jacqueline Goldfinger

In this version of the future, expectant parents learn within the first few weeks of pregnancy which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. This intriguing new play follows the extreme lengths two couples go to in order to have a baby. Babel probes the world of modern eugenics, explores the societal value of a baby, and asks us what we are willing to risk for love.


The Last Match
by Anna Ziegler

REGIONAL PREMIERE. It’s the semifinals of the U.S. Open. Sergei Sergeyev, an up-and-coming Russian phenom, and Tim Porter, a great American superstar in the twilight of his career, go head-to-head under the lights of the tennis court. Journey into the minds of these two extraordinary players as they consider the shots they didn’t take, the sacrifices they made for success, and the legacy they may leave behind. By match point, much more has been won and lost than a game of tennis.


Paralyzed
by Etan Frankel

WORLD PREMIERE. Leigh and Lee are two strangers who have little in common besides their names—she is a Type A statistician and he is an aggressive former athlete. But the discovery of a mysterious suicide note in a hotel bathroom sets their lives on unexpected paths that go anywhere but according to plan. Paralyzed tells a striking story of guilt, personal responsibility, and the power of forgiveness.