Brighton Beach Memoirs opens soon!

Our next production, Brighton Beach Memoirs, by Neil Simon and directed by Lea Dunbar is opening soon!

Get your ticket now for the shows!  We’ll be playing 2 nights in Darmstadt and 4 nights at the International Theatre Frankfurt.  Check out our main page for all the details!  We’ve also got some other great activities coming up in May, including another Play Reading and a Set Building Workshop.  Read all the details below.

While our cast and crew are busy rehearsing and planning for our production of Brighton Beach Memoirs, FEST continues to plan additional events for its fab FESTers! We will soon have posters, flyers and files for Brighton Beach Memoirs, and will send out e-mails as soon as possible. Please don’t forget to pass on the e-mail to friends, colleagues, relatives and anyone else you think might be interested … it promises to be a great show!

Set design & construction Workshop

We are happy to announce another workshop for Saturday May 11th on set design & construction.

Details for your diary:

When: Saturday, May 11th, 10am – 5pm

Where: “Kleiner Saal”, Saalbau Ronneburg, Gelnhäuser Straße 2, 60435 Frankfurt am Main


The course will be led by Ivan, and the purpose of this workshop is to give you the grounding in making Flats and other stock equipment used in stage building and will cover

how stock scenery can be used as modules in building sets

fireproofing fabrics

decorating flats

windows and doors

model making 1:50 scale in set design

model making 1:10 scale for cutting lists

activities will include making flats and models for set design. 

Cost is free for FESTers and 10 EUR non-members.

Please enroll now to avoid disappointment: Spaces are limited to 12.

Send us an email at [email protected]


Play Reading

As you all will have read in previous newsletters, play readings take place every third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Again, our play reading in April proved to be a very interesting evening as we read two one act plays – both very different, but both had us talking and thinking over various issues for quite some time!

So, what’s up in May I hear you ask! Firstly, as mentioned in the last newsflash, the May play reading will take place  on 14th May, at Sarnia’s place. We will be reading a full length original script written by a FEST member! Please let us know whether you can make it for the May date by replying to this email!

Here are the details for your diary:

When: Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 19:00 – 22:00
Where: Sarnia’s place, please reply to this email to get location details

What: “Bascombe’s Progress” by Monroe Coburn, led by me (Sarnia).

Set in a – let us say – unorthodox psychotherapeutical office, does “Bascombe’s Progress” hinge on the absurd antics of an eccentric, if not quite dotty circle of accomplices?

Play readings are a great opportunity to get to know new plays, socialise with fellow FESTers, and introduce new people to the group. If you have a play you would like to suggest, please get in touch with us – the more input we have, the better.

NB. Check with Jeff or I to see whether FEST already has a copy of a play you would like to read in our library – I’d be happy to simply host, lead the reading of your suggested play, or to support you in leading the reading.


FEST Official Annual Summer BBQ (FOASB)

As summer approaches, we are happy to say that a date has been set for the FEST annual summer BBQ. This event for FEST members is always a great opportunity for us all to get together for some good food, drinks and generally chat and let our hair down together.

Date: Saturday, 24 August 2013

If you are interested in joining the fun, simply sign up as a FEST member and put the date in your diary!



So there’s still plenty to do:

– Support us in promoting “Brighton Beach Memoirs”, and we still have room for support on show nights, so do get in touch if you fancy helping out.

– Sign up for and come along to our set design workshop.

– Come along and join in our play reading evenings, in whatever capacity!

Let’s FEST!