November News Flash

Get all the info about how Audience With Murder finished, and upcoming events here!

November Play Reading

Reminder! Eric and Sue have offered to host at the chapel at Undercroft in Westend-Nord (Sebastian-Rinz-Strasse 22), from 19:30 this Thursday 4th November. On the menu are two one-acts: a comedy and a drama. Please let Wayne ( [email protected]) know by midnight Tuesday if you want to join us.

Audience With Murder

Our October production turned out to be quite a success, with extremely satisfying audience numbers. Four nights with more than 70 bums on seats, and the last performance played to a whopping 134 guests. The play was generally very well received, even though it left some puzzling about who was who at which point and were they really dead?! Cast & crew grew together very quickly and had great fun – which is what this is all about, isn’t it? See for yourselves – go here to check out the AWM pictures in the production archive!

February Production: The Importance of Being Earnest

Yep, it’s been decided: our February production will be Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest! Mark Mineart, a professional actor-director, is looking forward to directing FESTers and ESOCks together. After the successful run of AWM, the International Theater is happy to have us again, so get ready for one weekend of performances at the ITF (Feb 4-6) and the following weekend at the Hoffart Theatre in Darmstadt! An audition notice will go out very shortly – awaiting final confirmation for dates & venue – most likely Nov 8 at 19.00 and Nov. 13 at 14.00, with call-backs pencilled in for Nov 14. Watch this space!

Writing Workshop

On 30 October, our friends from ESOC hosted a writing workshop with actress and author Susan Merson from the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. Five hours of intense, inspiring and at times very funny work were definitely worth those € 25 – a pity that only two FEST members participated. Susan built the day around questions and exercises, giving aspiring writers tools that were easy to wield, and it was amazing how many different voices and themes emerged in such a short time. Hopefully this was just the first of many such workshops to come!

Must See!

Der Hässliche, an excellent production by the Bockenheimer Theaterensemble, directed by FEST member Lars Heine and starring FEST members Sabine Posniak and Harald Schoppe, will see its final two performances at the IKB on Nov 5 & 6 – don’t miss this one! Details on their group’s website

ESOC are putting on a comedy by David Tristram, The Opposite Sex, from Nov 18-20 (more details on their website). Darmstadt is only a hop and a skip away, so let’s get a bunch of FESTers together and visit them!

Calendar / What’s On


4 Nov: play reading at the chapel at Undercroft, hosted by Eric and Sue

8 / 13 /14 Nov: auditions for Feb production

2 Dec: play reading at Rocco’s in Westend!


every 1st Thursday of the month: Play readings

Jan: AGM & New Year party

4-6 & 11-13 Feb: The Importance of Being Earnest

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]!