FHS Theatre Presentation
The FHS Theatre Department will be presenting "Caught in the Act" and "Ax of Murder" by Pat Cook on October 18, 19 & 20.
"Caught in the Act" is full of mishaps and missed cues of play director and actors from auditions to opening night in this riotous tribute to the gentle art of slapstick comedy. A director is blackmailed into directing the next show and casts actors for a large production, the only production in town. Actor hopefulls flex their acting muscle, stage managers grumble, the sound designer sounds off, and the rumors, gossip and secrets truly-madly-hilariously unleash utter chaos in this imperfect, backstabbingly funny backstage comedy that barely scratches the surface.
In "Ax of Murder" explores whether a play can be hanunted. Could it be haunted by the spirit of a man who recently died at the theatre? No... it’s not possible! At least, that’s what theater director Bonnie Bagwell tries to convince the other members of the troupe as writer Colin Chambers hints at the trail of horror that has cursed his script, Ax of Murder. Unfortunately, curiosity gets the best of the actors and, despite Colin’s adamant warnings, they open the script and start reading the play. It soon becomes apparent the play is mirroring their theater and even the specific actors. ’The play changes with each performance,’ Colin intones, though he’s not taken seriously. But when a police sergeant shows up on cue stating he was called in on a murder, people begin to wonder. Wonder turns to fear when someone IS murdered onstage! And it seems as if no one could have done it. No body, that is, but perhaps a ghost. Your audiences won’t know who or what to believe. Characters show up in all areas of the theater, running down aisles and then disappearing. Murder weapons disappear and then show up in the worst of places. Beware the twists and turns of this play. You never know what will happen next when you see Ax Of Murder.
Friday, October 18, 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 19, 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2:30 pm
Tickets will be available for purchase at https://whtauditorium.ludus.com/.