Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
 Directed by Maggie Bausch
 Produced by Laurie Bersack

Marley was dead to begin with..."
FCT is pleased to present Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol by Tom Mula. A modern and magical spin on the old classic, this story starts in the afterlife - but it also starts in a theatre. Director Maggie Bausch says, "This play is very aware that it's a play, which is one of the things that has been so fun about it. Most of it takes place in the audience's imagination, and we've really taken that to heart."
The story is simultaneously acted and told to the audience, almost like a storybook brought to life. An imaginative, strange, and funny ghost story! After all, Jacob Marley is a ghost. Told from the point of view of Marley (Scrooge's chain rattling and deceased business partner). So if you've ever wondered why Jacob Marley would want to save the soul of his friend Ebenezer Scrooge, this fantastical version shows us why.

 Marley is played by Tim Bambara who had this to say,
"Marley is an interesting character to play and the play gives the Dickensian classic an interesting twist. Instead of the protagonist 'getting a second chance' the protagonist of Marley's Christmas Carol has to 'give' Scrooge a second chance.  The true Christmas spirit relies on giving not getting and Marley goes through a journey, learning to give others love and generosity, without expecting much in return, other than a chance to leave hell. I've thoroughly enjoyed discovering all of the character's levels and his story is going to be great fun to portray this holiday season."
Marley is accompanied by a pesky little spirit named Bogle who is played by Krista Day Poole. The comic relief, she is also Marley's guide to his journey through the afterlife...and perhaps a redemption of his own. Rounding out the cast is Carolyn A. Cameron as Scrooge, Cliff Rieger as the Record Keeper, Tess Jeans as Cratchit, and Jessica Tressler as The Shadow.
"Everyone in the cast is so multi-talented, which is a great asset, because they are all playing at least two parts," says Bausch. "We are really breaking the illusion and playing with the fact that the cast is definitely actors in a theatre telling a funny and moving ghost story to the audience. It's a wild script. I love it."
So bring your imagination, your curiosity, and your love of theatre to Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, opening December 4th with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through December 20. Tickets are available online www.FCTstage.org or by phone 540.349.8760 - leave a message.

Sunday, December 13

2:00 Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol
4:30 Dinner at the Inn at Vint Hill across the street from the theatre!
The Inn is the previous Officer's Quarters for the US Army that was stationed at Vint Hill.
Dinner consists of a buffet of appetizers, salad, 2 entrees, starch, vegetable, and deserts. Cash bar is available.

Get your combined dinner and show ticket online at www.FCTstage.org/tickets or leave a message at 540-349-8760.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Audition Dates
Tuesday, December 8th at 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 10th at 7:30 PM 
Call backs by invitation Tues., Dec., 15th at 7:00 PM
Audition Location
Allegro Community Center for the Arts
20 Main St (at the Cellar Door Space)
All roles are open and not limited to any particular gender or ethnicity.
The play is appropriate for actors 18 and older.

More Information such as Character Description and Auditon form are found online at www.FCTstage.org.
Please send forms, photos and any audition questions to the Director, Timothy Bambara at Timothy.Bambara@gmail.com.
March 18th, 19th, 20th
NOTE: Thursday, Friday and Saturday matinee: 24th, 25th, and 26th
April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Something exciting is happening in Fauquier County, Virginia! Two organizations (one county and one non-profit) have joined efforts and funds to create something special for their community. The movie theatre at the old U.S. Army Base owned by Fauquier County since the Army left the base in the mid 1990's was at that time converted into a live performance stage theatre by Fauquier Community Theatre (FCT) volunteers. Built in the 1940's and used as the performance venue for FCT and other groups over the past 19 years, the theatre has shown its age and the County has worked to renovate it by installing a new roof, upgrading the heating and air conditioning system, and painting the outside of the building. Now renovations INSIDE the building will provide a fresh new look while keeping the retro 40's feel.
In an unique cooperative partnership between Fauquier County Department of Parks and Recreation and The Fauquier Community Theatre, the inside of the building is being renovated and will be ready for the patrons of FCT's Christmas production of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol. The seat cushions and covers have been replaced, the inside of the building has been painted and new flooring and carpeting was installed. These renovations are being funded through the county budget and funds obtained through generous donations from FCT theatre patrons and various fundraisers.
At 12:00 pm on Friday, December 4th there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and complimentary lunch to celebrate the renovations. We would be honored to have representation by you at this special event. The address is 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton, VA.
Please contact Christie Clark at Christie@FCTstage.org by November 20 regarding your attendance.
See Picture below of the theatre BEFORE the renovation! Come to the ceremony or opening night of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol to see the theatre AFTER the improvements :)!



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You can get pro-rated season subscriptions for our remaining 5 shows!
 Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol December 2015
 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee January 2016
 Love Letters February 2016
 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead March 2016
 Jane Eyre May 2016


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Hannah Butler, a 24 year old FCT veteran took her play (that she wrote and directed) and a cast to The Virginia Theatre Association competition (VTA) in Richmond and THEY WON the Community Theatre division (as in Best Production)!! They now progress to the Southeast Regionals in Greensboro NC in March. Krista Poole and Zach Thaler also won Best Supporting Actress and Actor. 

Since 2007,  Hannah has been performing on the FCT stage in numerous roles, such as Sister in Damn Yankees, Holly in Elmer the Elf, and soon, Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has also been a director for FCT since 2010 when she directed One Act Festival, alongside Evelyn Rice. "One of my dreams is to direct a main stage production someday- something which I have yet to have done," says Hannah.

 VTA is a competition style conference for theatre lovers, educators, performers, directors and technical crews from across Virginia in the middle school, high school and community theatre realms. They offer competitions in each division (middle, high and community theatre divisions), as well as classes, workshops and master classes. VTA is held once a year, usually in late October. It is highly competitive, but very fun to be a part of it.

Hannah -
"This whole project started about three years ago. I wanted to write a play about multiple personality disorder and by doing so, bring awareness of the disorder.  Many shows that do bring awareness seem very "preachy" on the topic. I wanted to do something more light-hearted and fun, but that still had the same message. Starting three years ago, I wrote Seven Times Lucky. It was a very rough draft and I wasn't sure if it would ever go anywhere. A year after I wrote it, I had a reading at my house and my friends loved it, but had a few suggestions for me to make it stronger. Then I edited it and about a year after that reading, I sent it to my good friend and other FCT veteran, Tim Bambara. He really pushed me to put myself out there and try this out. So, I started doing final edits, and tried to cast it for NVTA. It was cast almost immediately and it was amazing! We went to NVTA in June and we were nominated for every award we could have been, and we won for Best Fight Scene Choreography."

Seven Times Lucky is a show about a man (Stephen) who has just lost his job. He goes to a park to reflect and decide his next step in life. Taylor, seeing him, decides she needs to brighten up his day. But Stephen has some secrets- seven of them in fact. Throughout their conversation, Stephen's personalities start to come out and interrupt his conversation with Taylor. Chaos ensues which leads Stephen to blowing up and blowing the cover on each of his secrets.
FCT is offering a Night of One-Acts
Wednesday, December 16
which will include FCT's VTA-winning production of Seven Times Lucky!

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