Fort Worth's Amphibian Stage conjures amazing, fabulous titles for 2024
In 2024, Amphibian Stage is inviting audiences to participate in a séance, jam out to a gospel/rock concert, and travel to the glittering city of Oaxaca — all without ever leaving Fort Worth.
This announcement comes shortly after the conclusion of the company's 2023 season, which featured a landmark inaugural acting competition, a co-production of unparalleled scale, an acclaimed world premiere, and the successful rollout of a tiered ticketing model.
The mainstage productions kick off with Instructions for a Séance(February 2-11, 2024), a magical journey created by Texas theater artist Katie Bender and directed by Lily Wolff.
This unique theatrical experiment, inspired by Harry Houdini's spirit, invites audiences to join with Bender and confront the question: What are you trying to escape?
April sees the arrival of Marie and Rosetta(April 5-28, 2024) by George Brant, a vibrant collision of gospel and rock and roll that brings to life the untold story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight.
Denise Lee, a DFW favorite, embodies the incomparable Tharpe in a performance that promises to be a soul-lifting entertainment experience.
In the summer, The Handless King(July 26-August 18, 2024) takes center stage, a morbidly funny new play by Harley Elias set in the Assyrian Empire. The play, an audience hit at SparkFest’23, unfolds as a deadly dispute between two Sumerian scribes takes unexpected turns, revealing profound truths and a revolutionary spirit.
The Handless King is directed by co-artistic director Jay Duffer, the creative mind behind Amphibian hits Marie Antoinette, Babette’s Feast, Spaceman, and more.
Closing out the season is the uproarious The Amazing, Fabulous, and Spectacular Untruths of Juan Garcia(October 11-November 3, 2024), a new comedy by co-artistic director Kathleen Culebro (based on the play La verdad sospechosa by Juan Ruiz de Alarcón).
Directed by Evan Michael Woods (behind last season’s summer hit Miss Molly), this comedic joy ride weaves a tapestry of tall tales and misadventures, promising a night of laughter and unexpected twists.
SparkFest 2024, taking place June 13-26, 2024, will shine a spotlight on the AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) community, building on the success of the 2023 festival.
The national acting competition, inspired by the "Van Cliburn Festival," will offer AAPI actors a chance to compete for $18,000 in cash prizes.
Single tickets for the 25th season are not yet on sale, but you can purchase a membership that grants access to mainstage shows, the popular stand-up comic residencies, National Theatre Live screenings, SparkFest, parties, and more.