2019-2020 Season

26 Pebbles

November 2019 - March 2020

By: Eric Ulloa

One-Act competition submission at Florida Theatre Conference, District IV Thespian Festival, and Florida State Thespian Festival

 

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed twenty-six innocent souls before taking his own life. These twenty-six innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings. This is the story of those vibrations.

Similar in style to The Laramie Project, playwright Eric Ulloa conducted interviews with members of the community in Newtown and crafted them into an exploration of gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.

 

           Includes explicit themes of death and gun violence.

The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays

November 7-9, 2019

By: Ken Ludwig

Fall Mainstage Play

 

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

         

Sideshow

April 2019

Music By: Henry Krieger

Lyrics By: Bill Russell

Book By: Bill Russell

Spring Main Stage Musical

 

Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks.

 

Captivated

January 22, 23, & 25, 2019

By: Zoe Peters

Junior-Senior Show In The Round

 

Boy meets girl. Boy takes girl hostage. They fall in love and live happily ever after...right? CAPTIVATED tells the story of Iris and Warren, who carry on a secret correspondence after a crime shakes both of their worlds. Despite what society might think, they are bound together by a promise to build a life together once Warren is let out of prison. In the months after the incident, Iris continues to replay the events in an attempt to calm her mind, calling into question what is real, who to trust, and how to recover.

Includes explicit themes of abuse, strong language, and gun violence.

This show will be presented in the round. Seating is limited to 120 seats per night on a first come, first served basis.

The Women of Lockerbie

February 6-8, 2019

By: Deborah Baley Brevoort

Junior-Senior Show In The Round

 

A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie Scotland, looking for her son's remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane's wreckage. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim's families. THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE is loosely inspired by a true story, although the characters and situations in the play are purely fictional. Written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, it is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate. Winner of the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition and the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award.

 

This show will be presented in the round. Seating is limited to 120 seats per night on a first come, first served basis.

The mission of the Osceola Fundamental High School Theatre Arts Program is

to provide a high quality theatrical education preparing students for a wide variety of careers and a lifetime appreciation of the theatre,

to foster a student-led community that supports, challenges, and encourages each member to achieve their greatest artistic potential,

and to create bold art that astonishes the mind, provokes the heart, delights the senses, and above all, tells great stories.

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