2008 - 2009 Season




24 Hour Festival 2008

24 Hour Festival 2008


September 12-13, 2008

Florida Gulf Coast University students are invited to submit works in live theatre, film, video, performance art, dance, music, visual art, or any combination of media to the 24 Hour Festival. Thing is: you can't submit the work until one hour before it's presented to the public. Oh, and you can't start on the work until 24 hours before you submit it. Why? Because only one person knows all the elements that must be present in the work and he's telling no one. This is just the thing to kick off another year of waiting till the last minute.

And the Winners Are...


Brittney Brady
Katelyn Gravel
Philip Heubeck
Amanda Pereira


Dan DeLa Rosa
Ashley Williams


Lauren Baker
Joseph Frantz
Rebecca Ormiston
Crissy Penuel




448 Psychosis

4.48 Psychosis


November 5-9, 12-16, 2008

Playwright: Sarah Kane

Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis offers the audience an exquisite ceremony that probes what we all fear about love and beauty: with great happiness comes the capacity for great suffering. This intense conceptual work blends poetry, humor, and stunning visuals to reveal the interior of a person who has suffered the joy of uncontrollable love and is contemplating the usefulness of going on in the aftermath of tragic loss. 4.48 Psychosis creates an intimate portrait of the darkest thoughts any of us have considered and most of us do everything to avoid. But what we fear also compels us and there is no better place to confront this human condition of love, beauty, and loss than in the sanctity of theatre.




Exit the King

Exit the King


February 11-15, 18-22, 2009

Playwright: Eugene Ionesco

Director: Barry Cavin

The great king is about to die. All reality emanated from his glorious presence and now that reality is crumbling at his feet. But the king refuses to go quietly because, "blinded by love," he is just as unprepared for death as he was ignorant of true life. In this darkly humorous play the absurd comic genius Eugene Ionesco haunts us with the idea that even the gods may be conquered by love and what we think we know of the world may be only creations of our own self-interested obsessions.







April 1-5, 8-10, 15-18, 2009

April 1-5, 8-10, 15-18, 2009

Director: Dr. Michelle Hayford

A Performance Constellation is the first installment of the FGCU Theatre Lab's original ensemble-created work. Just as a constellation is composed of numerous stars made greater by their connection to each other, TL001 was devised by the synergy of all the talents involved. Come witness a Performance Constellation created in a rehearsal laboratory for civically engaged theatre: TL001.





Orphan Bunko

Orphan Bunko


June 24-28, 2009

Playwright: Sarah Bond

Director: Barry Cavin

What in the world is Bunko? Find out in this dark comedy, which probes beneath the perfectly coiled surface of a suburban neighborhood and its bored but stylish inhabitants. When a neighborhood girl disappears, the ladies in newcomer Janet's Bunko group band together to find her. The secrets they reveal shatter the facades they have created for one another and force the ladies to redefine themselves and their relationships.