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First Presbyterian Theater

  • Address: 300 W Wayne St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 422-7421 Ext. 121
  • Fax: (260) 422-5111
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Community theatre with a six show season including musicals, comedies, and thought-provoking drama

A church that produces Community theatre – their eclectic six-show season including musicals, comedies, and dramas which speak to the human condition

  • First Presbyterian Theatre: Bakersville- A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

    First Presbyterian Theatre

    September 7, 2017 - September 23, 2017 (Select Dates)

    2017-09-07 2017-09-23 First Presbyterian Theatre: Bakersville- A Sherlock Holmes Mystery <p>The play’s afoot, and Christopher J. Murphy opens the season once again at FPT with comedy! Ken Ludwig, mastermind of mayhem (remember <em>Fox on the Fairway</em>and <em>Lend Me a Tenor</em>), has written a wild farcical romp about Sherlock Holmes cracking the mystery of <em>The Hound of the Baskervilles</em>. Five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters in this madcap comedy.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sept. 7,8,9,15,16,17,22, 23. </p> 300 West Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • First Presbyterian Theatre: Faith Healer

    First Presbyterian Theatre

    October 5, 2017 - October 21, 2017 (Select Dates)

    2017-10-05 2017-10-21 First Presbyterian Theatre: Faith Healer <div id="theater" class="col theaternews"> <h3><span><em>Faith Healer</em></span></h3> <p>by Brian Friel; direction by Thom Hofrichter</p> <p>October 5**, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21, 2017</p> <p>In remote forgotten corners of the British Isles, Frank Hardy offers the promise of redemption to the sick and the suffering. But his is an unreliable gift, a dangerous calling which brings him into conflict with his wife Grace and his manager Teddy. Their competing accounts of past events reveal the fragility of memory and how we reshape the past in order to define ourselves. “<em>Faith Healer</em> . . . still blazes in recollection for me, as religious experiences of art do.” (Ben Brantley, <em>NY TIMES</em>)</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" align="center">Cast:</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">Francis Hardy:</td> <td align="left">Austin Berger</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">Grace Hardy:</td> <td align="left">Nancy Kartholl</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">Philippe:</td> <td align="left">Daniel Bulau</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="clear-both"> </div> <p>*Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.; all other performances begin at 7:30 p.m.<br />**Thursday preview, all seats $12</p> <div> </div> 300 West Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Youtheatre: The Canterville Ghost

    First Presbyterian Theater

    October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017

    2017-10-06 2017-10-08 Youtheatre: The Canterville Ghost <h2 class="font_2"><span>The Canterville Ghost</span></h2> <p class="font_7"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span>Come to Canterville Chase, an ancient home haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman. You're invited to a tour and a party in this audience immersive theatrical experience with all the creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies that mix spooky and funny.</span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span>An engaging alternative to the traditional audience/actor experience!</span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span><span><span>Please be advised - the audience will be doing some standing/walking during this show. Please notify the box office if special accommodations are needed.</span></span></span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span><span class="color_18"><span>PERFORMANCES AT PARKVIEW PHYSICIANS GROUP ARTSLAB/BLACKBOX THEATRE &amp; ARTLINK ART GALLERY</span></span></span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>October 6: 8PM</span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>October 7: 4PM</span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>October 8: 2PM &amp; 4PM</span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span><span><span class="color_18">TICKET INFORMATION</span></span></span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>$18/Adult</span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>$12/Child (18 and Younger) &amp; Senior</span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>$12/Group Rate (for 10 or more)</span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>To purchase tickets online, <span><a href="https://tickets.artstix.org/TheatreManager/1/login&amp;event=0" target="_blank" data-content="https://tickets.artstix.org/TheatreManager/1/login&amp;event=0" data-type="external">click here</a></span></span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span><span class="color_18"><span>SPECIAL SCHOOL SHOWS</span></span></span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>October 9: 9:30AM &amp; 11:30AM</span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span>$7 per student/1 free adult for every 10 students</span></p> 300 W Wayne St Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • First Presbyterian Theatre: Dickens- A Christmas Carol

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    November 30, 2017 - December 17, 2017 (Select Dates)

    2017-11-30 2017-12-17 First Presbyterian Theatre: Dickens- A Christmas Carol <div id="theater" class="col theaternews"> <p>November 30**, December 1, 2, 3*, 9, 10***, 16, 17***, 2017</p> <p>We all know the story: Ebenezer Scrooge journies from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means. From Alastair Sim to George C. Scott to Mr. Magoo, a patina has developed over the universal story at the heart of this novel. This adaptation first and foremost honors Dickens’ novel, bringing his timeless message to life on the FPT stage as a radio drama.</p> <p>AUDITION DATE: Sunday, August 20 at 7 pm</p> </div> <div class="clear-both"> </div> <p>*Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.; all other performances begin at 7:30 p.m.</p> 300 West Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • First Presbyterian Theatre: RED

    First Presbyterian Theatre

    January 4, 2018 - January 20, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-01-04 2018-01-20 First Presbyterian Theatre: RED <div id="theater" class="col theaternews"> <h3><span><em>RED</em></span></h3> <p>by John Logan; direction by TBA</p> <p>January 4**, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20, 2018</p> <p>Abstract expressionist Mark Rothko lands the biggest commission in the history of modern art; a series of murals for NYC&amp;rsuo;s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" align="center">Cast:</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">Mark Rothko:</td> <td align="left">Thom Hofrichter</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="right">Ken:</td> <td align="left">Kevin Torwelle</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="clear-both"> </div> <p>*Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.; all other performances begin at 7:30 p.m.<br />**Thursday preview, all seats $12</p> 300 West Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • First Presbyterian Theatre: Hamlet

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    March 1, 2018 - March 17, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-03-01 2018-03-17 First Presbyterian Theatre: Hamlet <div id="theater" class="col theaternews"> <h3><span><em>Hamlet</em></span></h3> <p>by William Shakespeare; directed by Thom Hofrichter</p> <p>March 1**, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11*, 16, 17, 2018</p> <p>One of the most frequently read and performed of all dramatic works, <em>Hamlet</em> is unsurpassed in its complexity and richness. It is a remarkable story with language that unlocks the very concept of what it means to be human. It is also a spell-binding murder mystery/detective story. Come witness what many believe to be the greatest play ever written.</p> <p>AUDITION DATE: Sat, October 14 at 1pm (receive sides for Sunday); Sunday, October 15 at 6pm, read the prepared sides</p> </div> <div class="clear-both"> </div> <p>*Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.; all other performances begin at 7:30 p.m.<br />**Thursday preview, all seats $12</p> 300 West Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-04-19 2018-04-29 First Presbyterian Theatre: The Gospel According To Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: DISCORD <div id="theater" class="col theaternews"> <h3><span><em>The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: DISCORD</em></span></h3> <p>by Scott Carter; directed by TBA</p> <p>April 19**, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29*, May 4, 5, 2018</p> <p>A founding father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary walk into a . . . stop me if you’ve heard this one. Thomas Jefferson (yes that one), Charles Dickens (the very same) and Count Leo Tolstoy (who else?) are brought together in the afterlife for a blistering battle of wits over the true meaning of the four Gospels. Imagine the literary love-child of Steve Allen’s <em>Meeting of Minds</em>and Jean-Paul Sartre’s <em>No Exit</em>. “If religion and comedy had a baby, this would be it.” (Huffington Post)</p> <p>AUDITION DATE: by appointment only; if interested contact Thom by February 5, 2018</p> </div> <div class="clear-both"> </div> <p>*Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.; all other performances begin at 7:30 p.m.<br />**Thursday preview, all seats $12</p> 300 West Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Youtheatre: Pinocchio

    First Presbyterian Theater

    May 17, 2018 - May 19, 2018

    2018-05-17 2018-05-19 Youtheatre: Pinocchio <h2 class="font_2"><span>Pinocchio</span></h2> <p class="font_7"><span>* Part of Youtheatre's 5th Annual Fairy Tale Fest!</span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span>The beloved musical of the puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. Part of the Fairy Tale Fest on the Arts United Campus. Enjoy performances by Youtheatre, Ballet, and Dance Collective. Character meet &amp; greet, crafts with FAME, face painting, pop-up performances, live music, bouncy castle, and more!</span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span><span class="color_18"><span>PERFORMANCES AT ARTS UNITED CENTER</span></span></span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>May 17: 5:30PM (Backstage Insight Performance)</span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>May 18: 7PM</span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>May 19: 10AM - Part of 4th Annual Fairy Tale Fest</span></p> <p class="font_8"> </p> <p class="font_8"><span><span><span class="color_18">TICKET INFORMATION</span></span></span></p> <p class="font_8"><span><span>Fairy Tale Fest: General Admission</span></span></p> <p class="font_8"><span>$20/One Price Ticket</span></p> 300 W Wayne St Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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