Can you believe we are now entering our Seventh Foolish Season? Thanks to supporters like you, the Faction keeps getting bigger and bolder. After an exciting year that included our fourth Helen Hayes Awards nomination (Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences), we dive into the 2015-16 season continuing to honor our tradition and innovate for its future.
We start with a return to one of our favorite places in DC: The Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage! As part of their 14th Annual Page to Stage Festival, we're bringing our stamp to some beloved literature, in Classics Made Foolish. Presenting workshopped scenes from new adaptations by Associate Artistic Director Paul Reisman, we'll explore Cyrano, Richard III and Alice in Wonderland.
As the holidays draw near, spend some time with your family at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, at Pinocchio! Back by popular demand, this Helen Hayes Nominated production is “alive with charm” (The Washington Post). This new adaptation follows a marionette’s wild adventures in becoming a real boy. Five actors bring Carlo Collodi's classic tale to life is a flurry of masks, music and merriment. It's fun the whole family can enjoy.
In the Spring, we'll bring you one of Molière’s most popular comedies. The Miser shows the great French playwright's deep indebtedness to Commedia, his playful, lightning-fast dialogue perfectly complimenting the Fools' signature high-energy physical style. Five daring actors bring a cast of sharp-witted characters to life in this rollicking tale of one man’s love for his cash box. Directed by Artistic Director Toby Mulford.
And, of course, that’s not all. We continue to offer nationwide workshops for students from pre-school to graduate school and to strut our stuff at festivals around the area. Once again we'll host the annual International Commedia dell’Arte Day on February 25, 2016; and stretch our improvisatory skills to make a “play-in-a-day” at theSeventh Annual “Fool For All.”
With special thanks to all of our supporters and fans, the Faction is excited to boldly enter our Seventh Foolish Season!