Theater lineup unveiled

Story By: Lauren Baker, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Art Director

The Fresno City College Theater Department has put on countless shows that have entertained students, staff and the community for decades. It is sure to carry on that legacy well into the spring 2014 semester with lineup it has in store.
Beginning Feb. 28, the stage production of Roald Dahl’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” directed by Debra Erven, will debut at 7 p.m.
“The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a comedy revolving around three scheming farmers named “Boggis,” “Bunce” and “Bean” who in spite of all their efforts, cannot rid themselves of the Fantastic Mr. Fox who continuously steals their food. The plot also includes a clever plan devised by the Fantastic Mr. Fox that benefits not only himself, but his friends as well. Additional showtimes will be March 1, 6, 7, and 8 at 7 p.m., and 2 p.m. on March 2, 7 and 8.
There will also be a City Dance Spring Concert directed by Jimmy Hao taking place in April, as well as a High School Drama Festival and a Performance Showcase.
The City Dance Spring Concert will showcase a variety of dance styles and will feature original choreography from both students and FCC staff members.
The Performance Showcase will be a variety show of student performances, including monologues and song performances. Donations of $5 will be accepted towards scholarship benefits. The showcase will take place May 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Studio 105. Studio 105 will also host the “High School Drama Festival” March 26, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Toward the end of the semester, students can look forward to “Teasers: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays,” which showcases short plays of various genres that are written and produced by students. Open auditions will be held for any FCC students interested in performing in the plays.
“Teasers” will take place May 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Studio 105. Donations of $5 will again be accepted to fund scholarships. Tickets can be purchased at the Theater Box Office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 1 hour before showtime.