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THEATRE A LA CARTE AND STUDENT THEATRE ASSOCIATION CREATE TOWN-AND-GOWN PARTNERSHIP

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We know that students make up a significant percentage of our local population. We also know that getting students—particularly college students—involved in the community outside of the various educational institutions can be a challenge. With this in mind, Theatre A La Carte is partnering with the newly-reorganized Student Theatre Association at Florida State University to foster mutual awareness and involvement.

With the support of the FSU School of Theatre and Student Government Association, the STA offers students the opportunity to select and present their own season of plays and musicals. Through our partnership with STA, we hope to make the community at large more aware of the excellent work these students are doing, and encourage the community to support their efforts.

Student involvement is essential to the success of Theatre A La Carte productions. A majority of the roles in most musicals require that age group, and we need the energy and enthusiasm of student volunteers. In order to get students involved in our shows and in the administration of our organization, we first need them to be aware of what we’re doing and what we’re about. So we will be working with STA to offer student discounts and volunteer opportunities, to build awareness and involvement, not just for FSU theatre students, but for students throughout the community. We are excited about this opportunity to share knowledge and resources.

For more information about STA and their 2012-2013 season, read on:

"The FSU Student Theatre Association has restructured as one, unified organization, to foster young FSU theatre artists. From a deconstruction of youth culture, a uniquely American drama, a re-conceptualized musical, a classic horror story, an exploration of racial identity, a world premiere musical, to a brand new work written by two of our own FSU theatre students, we have a fantastic fall season underway. For further information, find us online at www.fsusta.com or www.facebook.com/FSUSTA, or visit our on-going fundraiser at www.gofundme.com/FSUSTA.

Our premiere show of the season is the play This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan. The story centers around the lives of Dennis Ziegler, Warren Straub and Jessica Goldman, three young adults living in Manhattan. After being kicked out of his house, Warren compulsively steals $15,000 from his father and shows up at Dennis's apartment. Together they decide to use the money to buy drugs, hoping to cut and resell for a profit. Jessica soon shows up, and Warren decides to use some more of the cash to seduce her. Before the show comes to an end, Dennis, Warren and Jessica all find themselves in situations which force them to grow up and reevaluate their seemingly meaningless lives. Performances are October 12-13 at 8 PM and October 14 at 2 PM and 8 PM in the Augusta Conradi Studio Theatre. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted at the door.

The next show in the STA season is Trestle At Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace. Trestle revolves around Dalton and Pace, two young people living in a small town in the height of the Great Depression. The only interesting event in their dull lives is the train that comes roaring through at 7:10 every night. They muster all the energy they have to plan and strategize against this train, a physical manifestation of all the things in their world they can't control. The economy has failed them and, yet, they don't wallow in this misery. In fact, they fight it the only way they know how: by racing the train on a trestle over a deep, dry gully, even though a boy recently died attempting the same act. The strongest and most universal statement to make here is that when life tries to choke you, you try choking it back with all the vitality you have. Performances are October 26- 27 at 8 PM and October 28 at 2 PM and 8 PM in the Augusta Conradi Studio Theatre. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted at the door."


 

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