This play covers events over the course of 14 years in the space of two hours. Consequently, events are telescoped and combined for dramatic effect. Here is a brief, accurate timeline of events in Bonhoeffer’s life: February 4, 1906: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his twin sister, Sabine, are born, the sixth and seventh of eight children. At […]
A terrific article on our young composer appears in this morning’s paper, and if you have a chance to read it online, you have the added treat of a 2 minute video which includes bits of interviews with director/playwright Lauren Nichols, Torilinn Cwanek and her mom, which features a piece of Tori’s music for the […]
Torilinn Cwanek, the young composer of the incidental music for A Little Princess, is featured in tonight’s edition of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Click on the link to read her story! http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130220/LIVING/302209990/1009
If we weren’t so busy putting plays together, several of us would be floating on a cloud of happiness because of the jobs we get to do. For guest director Lisa Ellis and myself, our delight is firstly because we are producing a story which has been a favorite of both of us since childhood. […]
The Arts Weekly (PBS Ch. 39) live interview with afO’s artistic director Lauren Nichols is now available on YouTube. She talks quite a bit about the recent production of A Peculiar People, but also talks about the other three shows this season.
Kathleen Christian got to see a preview performance of our Home Stage season opener. You can read her whole review here. Don’t miss this “inspirational tale of bravery and acceptance” which runs just one weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 21 through 23 in the auditorium of the downtown Allen County Public Library. Call (260) 622-4610 […]
This is the dramaturgy which will appear in the program. No real “spoilers” and it may help you to read this at your leisure. One of the first things one notices in reading the script for The Women of Lockerbie is that it is structured in the form of Greek tragedy. Instead of scenes, the […]
If you are interested in all things Jane Austen, and want to whet your appetite for our upcoming production of Emma, please visit our new blog, Creating Emma, which chronicles our journey through this production, complete with lots of Regency research and behind-the-scenes stories. We hope to add photos soon.
If you’ve ever seen a screen adaptation of any of Jane Austen’s works, you may have noticed that dancing plays a significant part in the social life of her characters. Whether it’s Anne in Persuasion, who is considered an old maid and consequently expected to play the piano while her younger cousins dance with the […]
This is our third Home Stage Production of the season, and also our third adaptation of a famous story from another medium. We started the season with a very short Bible story (Ruth), and presented it as two contrasting one-acts. Then we mounted an O. Henry short story (The Ransom of Red Chief) as a […]