Past Shows


FPA carefully selects works from great authors and themes that can articulate the Christian worldview in a way that is imaginative, multi-layered and relatable to audiences from any faith perspective, or none at all.

Imagine This!

Something new for FPA audiences—a staged reading series featuring plays under consideration for future production. FPA friends, theater fans and industry professionals will experience works early in the development process and offer feedback. And it’s free!

 

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV – Thursday, December 6 at 7pm
The Brothers Karamazov is universally considered among the greatest novels ever written. Dostoevsky explores profound questions of doubt, suffering, depravity, love and redemption through the story of a wicked father and his wildly dissimilar sons. This stage adaption follows Dmitri, the well-intentioned but uncontrollably passionate oldest son; Ivan, the cold, rationalist middle son; and Alyosha, the Godly youngest son to explore human nature at its core. The Brothers Karamazov exposes those irresistible impulses that either tear us down or lift us up.

 

WE WILL NOT BE SILENT – Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm
We Will Not Be Silent tells the true story of Sophie Scholl, a young German Christian student who led The White Rose, an underground protest group that launched the only major act of public resistance against Hitler’s regime. The play focuses on Sophie’s intense interrogation by a Gestapo officer who attempts to coerce a false confession from her by the threat of execution by guillotine. As Sophie’s faith is tested to the breaking point, the audience experiences a moving examination of doubt and courage under relentless pressure.

 

PARADISE LOST – Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm
Ever wanted to explore John Milton’s Paradise Lost but were too intimidated? Look no further than this fresh and lively update! Paradise Lost is a work of unparalleled genius, recounting the story of the war in heaven and man’s expulsion from Eden. In Tom Dulack’s exciting, imaginative yet faithful adaptation, the play attempts to comprehend the loss of paradise from the perspectives of Lucifer, the fallen angel, and Adam and Eve, after their fall from grace. Even in our secular times, Paradise Lost is a powerful meditation on rebellion, longing and the desire for redemption.

 

Shadowlands

The Unlikely, True Love Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman

From the producers of The Screwtape LettersThe Most Reluctant ConvertThe Great Divorce and Martin Luther on Trial comes Shadowlands, the unlikely and true love story of renowned Oxford scholar and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis and the much younger Joy Davidman, a divorced Jewish New Yorker, former Communist and Christian convert.

The smart, brash Joy bursts into Lewis’ sedate, middle-aged life and upends it. Lewis is as shocked as anyone to discover that he and Joy have fallen deeply in love – and then almost immediately he must contend with the equally deep pain of losing her when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Funny, poignant and insightful, Shadowlands — also an Oscar®-winning film — is a moving portrait of love and loss, faith and doubt, as inspired by Lewis’ own A Grief Observed.

Shadowlands

The Unlikely, True Love Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman

From the producers of The Screwtape LettersThe Most Reluctant ConvertThe Great Divorce and Martin Luther on Trial comes Shadowlands, the unlikely and true love story of renowned Oxford scholar and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis and the much younger Joy Davidman, a divorced Jewish New Yorker, former Communist and Christian convert.

The smart, brash Joy bursts into Lewis’ sedate, middle-aged life and upends it. Lewis is as shocked as anyone to discover that he and Joy have fallen deeply in love – and then almost immediately he must contend with the equally deep pain of losing her when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Funny, poignant and insightful, Shadowlands — also an Oscar®-winning film — is a moving portrait of love and loss, faith and doubt, as inspired by Lewis’ own A Grief Observed.

C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce

A mesmerizing theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis fantasy classic.

Based on C.S. Lewis’ classic theological fantasy about Heaven and Hell, C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce takes you to the outskirts of Heaven where the decision to stay or return to the familiar “Grey Town” below proves to be harder than imagined. Three brilliant actors bring this mesmerizing adaptation to life in an exciting theatrical experience.

Martin Luther on Trial

A dazzling evening of theatre erupts onstage in an afterlife trial for the soul of Martin Luther . . . at Lucifer’s request. This fantastical courtroom drama features Hitler, Freud, MLK Jr and Pope Francis as witnesses, a reenactment of Satan’s rebellion and his failed attempt to enlist Michael the Archangel!

All this along with a thorough examination of Luther’s life and his loving relationship with Katie Von Bora. And did we mention how funny it is? No FPA production has generated more audience excitement than Martin Luther on Trial.

For a Catholic view of Martin Luther on Trial read here and here.

Martin Luther on Trial

A dazzling evening of theatre erupts onstage in an afterlife trial for the soul of Martin Luther . . . at Lucifer’s request. This fantastical courtroom drama features Hitler, Freud, MLK Jr and Pope Francis as witnesses, a reenactment of Satan’s rebellion and his failed attempt to enlist Michael the Archangel!

All this along with a thorough examination of Luther’s life and his loving relationship with Katie Von Bora. And did we mention how funny it is? No FPA production has generated more audience excitement than Martin Luther on Trial.

For a Catholic view of Martin Luther on Trial read here and here.