Each year FCT provides the opportunity for youth aged 16 to 23 to be involved in a show in which they take on all the lead roles of directing, producing, stage managing, light, sound, costume, hair, and makeup design, and all acting roles. Potential student directors may submit a play proposal to the Youth Theatre Director to be considered for selection. Proposal deadline is March of each spring. These productions take place in the summer.

FCT’s 2016 Summer Showcase

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  • I Hate Hamlet

    By Paul Rudnick
    Directed by Hannah Butler and Evelyn Rice

    July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
    Friday and Saturdays at 8 pm
    Sundays at 2 pm

    Adults $12
    Students (18 & under) $10

    Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew’s series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew’s agent visits him, she reminices about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew’s apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearan garb, Andrew’s life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor’s destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.