2012 - 2013 Season




Constellation III

Dog Wish

Constellation III


April 3-7 & April 10-14, 2013

Curtain times:  Wednesday thru Saturday 8:00 p.m. • Sunday 2:00 p.m. matinee

Location:  Florida Gulf Coast University's Theatre located in the Arts Complex

Tickets:  $7.00 (tickets are now available on-line)

Scripted and Directed by:  Michelle Hayford

"Man is troubled by what might be called the Dog Wish, a strange and involved compulsion to be as happy and carefree as a dog." - James Thurber

An original play created in collaboration with The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane University, Dog Wish explores the human-animal bond we share with “man’s best friend.” Dog Wish stages the diversity of human-dog relationships with a script based on interview narratives with animal behaviorists, K9 sheriffs, local rescues, animal assisted therapy providers, shelter technicians, and dog lovers of many stripes.  Dog Wish conveys heartwarming stories of unconditional love, confounding tales of abuse and dog fighting, and the joyful intimacies of humans' lives with dogs—while revealing truths about the human animal.

Notable interviews staged in Dog Wish include Dr. Patricia McConnell (author of The Other End of the Leash and radio personality on NPR’s Calling All Pets), Dr. Alan Beck (Director of Purdue University’s Center of the Human-Animal Bond), and Karen Lasker and Paula Brody of local non-profit The Brody Project, as well as FGCU professor of biology Charles Gunnels. 

Dog Wish includes dance, movement, monologues, ensemble scenes, and film to share dynamic and entertaining stories from national and local experts and “dog people” about our endearing canine companions. 

All interviews and research conducted by FGCU students, cast, and Michelle Hayford.



Fools for Love

Fool for Love


February 13-17 & February 20-24, 2013

Curtain Times:  Wednesday thru Saturday 8:00 p.m. • Sunday 2:00 p.m. matinee

Written by:  Sam Shepard

Directed by: Barry Cavin

Tickets:  $7.00 and will go on sale January 30, 2013.  Due to limited seating, please consider buying your tickets online prior to the show.  Please click on "Tickets" listed above in order to be directed to our online ticket service.  The Box Office located in the Arts Complex will open one hour prior to the start of each performance.  You may pick up your pre-purchased tickets or purchase tickets at our Box Office.

Winner of the Obie Award.  A critical and popular success, this masterfully constructed work brings searing intensity and rare theatrical excitement to its probing, yet sharply humorous study of love, hate and dying myths of the Old West.

" . . . Sam Shepard's purest and most beautiful play." -- NY Daily News


Thisletoe Cabaret

Thistletoe Cabaret


December 15, 2012

Curtain time:  8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $7.00 and will be available online on December 3, 2012.


This Tony Award-nominated hilarious, roller-skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired.

This is a co-production with TheatreZone in Naples.

October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 at 8:00 p.m.
October 3 & 11 at 2:00 p.m.
October 4 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.



Photo of Mr. Perfect

Sixth Annual 24 Hour Festival


September 7-8, 2012

September 7 at 6 pm: theme and elements announcement to the teams
September 8 at 8 pm: reveal of competition entries followed by awards
Cost: FREE





Priory Set

The Priory


November 7-11 & November 14-18, 2012

Curtain times:  Wednesday thru Saturday 8:00 p.m. • Sunday 2:00 p.m. matinee

Written by: Michael Wynne 

Directed by: Barry Cavin 


Tickets are $7.00 and will go on sale October 24, 2012.

Kate is delighted when she finds a country retreat to start 2010 afresh.  But her successful, stressed-out thirtysomething friends make for one very fearsome party . . . and some surprising resolutions. 

Michael Wynne's buoyant new comedy takes a microscope to modern dilemmas about life, love and retro board games.  Michael Wynne's previous plays include The People Are Friendly, The Knocky for the Royal Court, Sell Out, Dirty Wonderland and The Boy Who Left Home.  Michael also co-wrote the film My Summer of Love.



James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach


June 12-16, 2013

Dramatized by:  Richard R. George

Directed by:  Barry Cavin

Tickets:  $7.00 for adults and will go on sale May 31, 2013.

Children under 12 are FREE!


Join us for our Annual FGCU Children's Theatre! Roald Dahl's hilarious children's tale comes to life in this theatrical presentation of the much-loved classic story about a boy, evil aunts, crazy insects, and one really big peach.