Winter Mainstage Series
FST's flagship program, the Winter Mainstage brings you the best in contemporary theatre through its four-show series November-May. Featuring a diverse selection of the latest Broadway and Off Broadway hits, musicals, gripping dramas, and new works, the Mainstage shines a spotlight on plays that speak to a living, evolving, and dynamically changing world.
2022-2023 Winter Mainstage Shows
By Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
In Elizabethan England, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are stuck in the shadow of the Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting—all at the same time—Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. Nominated for ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a humorous mash-up of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broadway.
"Hilarious" - Huffington Post
What the Constitution Means to Me
By Heidi Schreck
FLORIDA PREMIERE. Fifteen-year-old Heidi put herself through college by winning Constitutional debates across the country. Now, the Obie Award-winning playwright resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document’s profound impact on the lives of four generations of women. Called “The best and most important new play of the season” by The New York Times, What the Constitution Means to Me breathes new life into our country’s founding document.
"Rivetingly Intelligent" - New York Times
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Based on the film by Paddy Chayefsky
REGIONAL PREMIERE. Anchorman Howard Beale isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast after announcing he’s been let go, he unravels live on air. But when his ratings soar, the network seizes on its newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky, Network examines what happens when we get caught up in the allure and illusion of truth and TV.
"Sizzling" - Variety
Visit Joe Whitefeather (and Bring the Family!)
By Bruce Graham
It’s the 1970s and the small town of Beaver Gap, Pennsylvania has a problem. Tourism has declined, and it doesn’t look like there is any hope on the horizon. However, when a passionate resident joins forces with the bewildered city council, they devise a plan to rename the town to honor a dead, Native American war hero who never even visited the town during his lifetime. It’s a plan so wild – so insane – it just might work!