To end Saint Valentine’s week, we present a selection of 14 posters that Alfalfa Studio designed for Amphibian Stage. For the last 13 years, our studio has been creating theater posters for this Fort Worth-based theatre company to represent dramas, comedies and everything in between. Every season, we launch a …
To end Saint Valentine’s week, we present a selection of 14 posters that Alfalfa Studio designed for Amphibian Stage. For the last 13 years, our studio has been creating theater posters for this Fort Worth-based theatre company to represent dramas, comedies and everything in between. Every season, we launch a campaign consisting of approximately 7 posters, to date we have completed almost 100!
In looking through our archives we realized 14 posters have something in common; they feature a heart in different sizes, shapes, and forms. To show you our love and to wrap Valentine’s Day week, we present a special curated selection, just for you.
We’re Gonna Die by Young Jean Lee
This production proposes it’s time to get real and sing along about the one thing we all have in common: we’re gonna die. This existential cabaret boldly explores the rough moments of life with humor, insight, and pop music.
Cyrano by Jason O’Connell and Brenda Withers from Edmond Rostand
Who wins the battle of beauty versus brains? Cyrano is a swordsman, philosopher, poet, and raconteur – everything that the love of his life, Roxane, would want. There’s just one problem: his nose is colossal. Cyrano is ugly and, therefore (he believes) unworthy of her affection. Enter Christian, a tongue-tied, yet handsome, young cadet. Surely together they can win Roxane’s heart.
Mercy Killers by Michael Milligan
Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the 4th of July and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer, his patriotic feelings and passion for the ethos of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned upside down. A surprisingly tender love story, Mercy Killers is an unblinking look at health care in America.
Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities by Renee Philippi
Backstage at the greatest puppet show in the world solo, Geppetto faces many challenges as he rehearses the legendary love story of Perseus and Andromeda. With broken limbs, three-headed dogs, and a missing scene partner threatening to cancel the show, he must perform the toughest role of his career. Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities is a charming and romantic play about how we improvise when all of the odds are against us.
Animals Out of Paper by Rajiv Joseph
When a world-renowned origami artist opens her studio to a teenage prodigy and his schoolteacher, she finds that life and love can’t be neatly arranged in this off-beat comedy about finding the perfect fold.
Treats by Christopher Hampton
From the Academy Award-winning writer of Dangerous Liaisons comes a witty comedy about the choices we make when we’re in love. Dave, Ann, and Patrick struggle with each other and their foolish tendencies as they navigate the murky waters of sex, love, and loyalty.
La Llorona by Kathleen Culebro
A story of love, tradition, superstition, and cultural misunderstanding.
The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam
This Obie Award-winner gleefully satirizes everything from Hitchcock’s Rebecca and Victorian Melodrama to The Mummy’s Curse. On a “dark and stormy night,” Lady Enid arrives at an estate under the spell of his deceased first wife and haunted by something that’s prowling the moors. She quickly encounters a werewolf, a vampire, an Egyptian princess and the mystery of Irma Vep, whose portrait hangs over the fireplace. With dozens of lightning-fast changes, two actors portray all the characters – men, women and monsters – in a hilarious gender-bending tour-de-farce.
This Is How It Goes by Neil LaBute
A play set in small-town America, about the repercussions of an interracial love triangle.
Smart Pretty Funny by Kathleen Culebro
People say that there is someone for everyone, but when fate sends a letter to every person on Earth revealing their one true love, Meg is left alone without a match. Confused and hurt while her boyfriend flies across the world to meet his new love, she turns to her family and finds that she may just be better off without a soulmate. Smart Pretty Funny is a provocative and captivating comedy about love, loneliness, motherhood, and the idea that life never turns out the way you planned.
Not Medea by Allison Gregory
What if the show you came to see is not the show you need to see? When a working mother escapes to the sanctuary of the theatre and encounters a play she desperately doesn’t want to see, she manipulates the show – and the audience – and leads them reluctantly, undependably, humorously into her own very private story. Through a synthesis of myth, magic, and the real world, Not Medea is a fierce slap-down about love, lust, parenthood, and forgiveness.
The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of the woman telling her story backwards while the man tells his story chronologically. The two characters meet only once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
Music City, USA by Peter Zinn & JT Harding
Romeo and Juliet meets Cabaret in this exciting Texas developmental premiere with music by Nashville royalty JT Harding. The play includes his smash country hits “Smile” (made famous by Uncle Kracker), “Somewhere With You” (a hit for Kenny Chesney), “Somewhere in My Car” (made famous by Keith Urban), “Sangria” (performed on The Voice by Blake Shelton), and “Different for Girls” (which was recently performed on The Late Show by Dierks Bentley and Elle King) as well as brand new songs. It’s a story about passionate love, big dreams, and tough choices.
Fiction by Steven Dietz
Best-selling authors Michael and Linda Waterman treasure their honest marriage until a harsh twist of fate compels them to read each other’s diaries. Between the lines, stretching deep into the past, a secret liaison with a mysterious stranger surfaces, forever altering married life’s delicate balance of fact and fiction.
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