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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Ugly Lies the Bone
By Lindsey Ferrentino

Suffering from severe burns after being wounded by an IED, Jess returns home from the war. While she struggles to find her place back in civilian life, she realizes her skin isn’t the only layer of her life that has been scarred.

"Bracing Drama" - The New York Times

Love, Janis
By Randal Myler

Love, Janis was adapted from the book of the same title written by Janis Joplin’s sister, Laura. Developed through Janis’ letters to her family and her contradictory public persona, Love, Janis reveals the thoughtful, sometimes sad, young woman behind the legendary singer. Featuring performances of some of her most famous songs, including “Piece of My Heart,” ‘’Me and Bobby McGee,’’ and “Get It While You Can.”

"Thrilling" - The New York Times

By Jacqueline Goldfinger

In this version of a near future society, prospective parents learn within the first weeks of conception which traits their child will have and what behaviors they are likely to exhibit. With rapid advances in reproductive technology, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West. What will we do to “civilize” it and ourselves? How far will we go when “playing God?”

"Remarkable" - Broadway World

Girls and Boys
By Dennis Kelley

An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long, they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn. A tragic, violent look at parenthood and trauma.

"A careful and intelligent script" - The New York Times