December News Flash

News about the upcoming production, The Importance of Being Earnest, FEST Member’s Welcome to 2011 Party and the Annual General Meeting!


So much to tell about EARNIE, so we’ll do it telegram style: Rehearsals for this fab show well under way STOP additional w/e (Feb 16-18) at AEP in Wiesbaden STOP get your tickets in advance, keep checking website for details coming soon STOP we also still need help during the shows, please contact [email protected] STOP need help now with publicity: if you can distribute posters & flyers at work, school, in pubs etc. contact Vera STOP promo email will follow soon, to be spread among friends & foes STOP


As previously announced: your presence is cordially requested at James the Bar in the English Theatre on Saturday 15 January, 18:00 (that’s 6pm) for the Annual General Meeting and 20:00 (8pm) for the party.

Apart from reports and elections of a new committee, there are some rather important issues to be decided, such as potential tax liabilities (we should change the statutes). Please do come and cast your votes and give your input on what you want FEST to be & do in the next 12 months! And then just stay on for the party. FEST pays for venue, food and some drinks. Should be great fun!

Please register on email addresses below by Wednesday 12 January if you’re coming to the party – we need to know numbers for the party. Hangers-on are welcome but we’ll have to ask them for a € 10 contribution for food & drinks (or they can put it towards their own membership, and get food and drinks for free…).


We still need a director (and a play!) for the support one-act that will accompany the FEATS-bound one-act. For both of those we’re looking for production team, including the all-important stage manager (also for FEATS). The call for auditions will be going out soon!


Our friends at the Amelia Earhart Playhouse in Wiesbaden are opening up auditions for their next play: “Incorruptible” – a dark comedy about the dark ages. Auditions will be held on 12 & 13 January (Arrive anytime between 7 and 9:30pm). Required are actors and actresses ages 20 to 70. No previous experience is necessary. Performances are in mid-March. For more information, please phone the Playhouse on 0611-816-2473.


Sadly, the one planned for January had to be cancelled due to low attendance. As this has happened rather too often in the past few months, the committee would like to know from the membership whether we should continue this tradition or not. It will be an agenda item at the AGM – do let us know your “vote” (and reasons) either then or by email, preferably before January 15.


On 20 January, the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen will announce their programme for this year’s festival, which always includes a production or two coming over from London, from The Old Vic. Well worth the (2.5 hour) trip to a beautiful theatre, but tickets go fast so make sure to check out early!


15 Jan: AGM & New Year party at James the Bar [Members only]
4-6 Feb: The Importance of Being Earnest at the ITF (Frankfurt)
10-12 Feb: The Importance of Being Earnest at ESOC (Darmstadt)
16-18 Feb: The Importance of Being Earnest at the AEP (Wiesbaden)
20-22 & 27-29 May (tbc): 2 one-act plays, one of which will go to FEATS
10-13 June: FEATS in Geneva
Oct/Nov: full-length play

That’s it for now; as always, any thoughts / requests / suggestions for what you would like FEST to do or what you would like to see included in these newsflashes, mail [email protected] or [email protected]!