Amphibian Stage Productions - Fort Worth Theatre

2014 season

The North Pool
Written by Rajiv Joseph
Staged Reading

January 19 & January 20, 2014


The North Pool

Khadim has no idea why he's been called into the office of Dr. Danielson, the Vice Principal at Sheffield High. At first, Danielson is cagey, using a minor violation to keep the boy at school for detention. But as tension mounts, Danielson alternately plays good cop and bad, and winds up catching Khadim in a series of lies about crimes he may (or may not) have committed.

“A masterful playwright, Joseph has captured intrigue with brevity. The North Pool will keep you talking and thinking for a long time, as this play and its timely themes continue to reemerge all around you.” – Theatermania

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Bank Job
Written by John Kolvenbach
Main Stage Production

February 13 – March 2, 2014


Bank Job

Just one simple bank job. How hard can it be? For two brothers new to the armed robbery industry, it turns out it's a lot more difficult than it appears in the movies. When plans A and B (and C through F) fail, Tracey and Russell find themselves locked in the bank bathroom with no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, an unsuspecting cop, and the man who put them up to the whole thing. Bank Job is a quirky comedy about the holes we dig ourselves into and the people we trust to help us out.

“… a writer of real skills. We will be hearing more of him.”
London Daily Telegraph

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Hunting and Gathering
Written by Brooke Berman
Directed by Dr. Harry Parker
Presented in association with Theatre TCU
Main Stage Production

April 10 – May 4, 2014


Hunting and Gathering

For Bess, Ruth, Jesse, and Astor, finding the perfect real estate in New York City is a lot like finding the perfect relationship, and none of them have been able to settle on “the one.” Hunting and Gathering, a lightning-quick comedy by Brooke Berman, follows four 20- and 30-somethings as they move in and out of each other’s lives and apartments and search for the true meaning of home.

“Berman finds a fresh and funny way of looking at the mortal terrors of being young and on your own in a bewildering existential landscape.” - Variety

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Lebensraum
Written by Israel Horovitz
Directed by Lisa Devine
Staged Reading

June 8 & 9, 2014


Lebensraum

Using a cast of three to play 40 sharply-drawn characters, this bold work of penetrating intelligence is based on the fanciful, explosive idea that a German Chancellor might, as an act of redemption, invite six million Jews to Germany and promise them citizenship and jobs. A resulting scenario unfolds that explores the effects of the policy on Jews and Gentiles around the world and asks the question, “Could history repeat itself?”

“Powerful and touching.” – The New York Times

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The Nosemaker’s Apprentice:
Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon

Written by Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert
Directed by David A. Miller
REGIONAL PREMIERE
Main Stage Production

July 10 – August 10, 2014


The Nosemaker’s Apprentice: 
Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon

A father weaves a magical tale for his daughter to justify his unlicensed plastic surgery practice, tracing the origins of cosmetic surgery to craftsmen in medieval Europe. The hero of this tale is Gavin, a young orphan rescued from the Ivanhoe Workhouse for Criminally Impoverished Boys when he is apprenticed with the local Nosemaker. Gavin becomes one of the finest surgeons in Vienna, using innovative skin grafting techniques and cutting-edge alchemy, but when he is unable to help a powerful and mutilated knight recently returned from the crusades, he finds his feet over the fire… literally.

“Boisterous intelligence that can’t be contained… Infectious.”
Time Out New York

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Fully Committed
Written by Becky Mode
Directed by Evan Mueller
Starring Carman Lacivita
Main Stage Production

October 30 – November 23, 2014


Fully Committed

 

Sam Peliczowski mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant--and everyone wants a piece of him. Through the course of the evening, we meet Sam's father, a likeable guy from South Bend; the temperamental chef; Jean-Claude, the snooty Maitre D'; Naomi Campbell's annoying (but funny) assistant; and several powerful New York types, among many others—all played by Amphibian’s own Carman Lacivita. A hit in Amphibian’s 2005 ‘Phibs at the Modern Reading Series, Fully Committed returns to Amphibian, this time with set and costumes.

“Fully Committed creates more tension than a James Bond suspense caper, and it’s more thrilling than a high-wire circus act.” - The Advocate

“A tornado! The audience is in stitches from beginning to end,”
- The New York Daily News

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A Public Reading of an Unproduced
Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney

by Lucas Hnath
Staged Reading

December 7 & 8, 2014


A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney

Walt Disney is going to read you a screenplay he wrote. A screenplay about a city he’s going to build that will change the world. A screenplay about his vision and those who stand in its way. A screenplay about his last days on earth. In Lucas Hnath’s searing portrayal of the filmmaking legend, the dark side of Disney emerges as we see the true price of achieving the American Dream.

“A devastating portrait of a man for whom make-believe was more real than reality itself.” – New York Post

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