It’s The Final Countdown

Today’s the last day to win a pair of tickets to see #Grounded by George Brant! Tell us why your daily “uniform” (even if it’s a coat and tie) is more! Post a photo of your “suit” to our page with your story. Don’t forget to use the hashtag to tell us why it’s #MoreThanASuit Entries accepted until midnight! See complete

“Grounded” nominated for BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards.

FroShow Productions is thrilled to announce that our first full length production, “Grounded” by George Brant, has been nominated for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards! “Grounded” received nominations for Best Actress (Drama), Best Director and Best Play. You can vote for us and many other amazing Charlotte productions and artists here or, if you’re in the Southwest Florida area, see the show for yourself in Fort Myers this December!  Buy your tickets here.

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It’s More Than A Suit

Do you wear #MoreThanASuit? Tell us why your daily “uniform” (even if it’s a coat and tie) is more and you could win tickets to our first full-length production. Enter by posting a photo of your “suit” on our page and using the hashtag to tell us why it’s #MoreThanASuit for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see #Grounded by George Brant in December. Enter through November 30th, winner announced December 1st! Complete rules are below.

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SWEEPSTAKES RULES:

No purchase necessary. Not all who enter will win. Must be 18 years of age as of Dec 1st 2016 or older to win. Winner will be chosen at random. Employees of FroShow Productions, Paragon Flight and their immediate family members are not eligible. Winner will receiver two (2) tickets to see FroShow Productions’ Grounded by George Brant ($70 value, must be redeemed by December 11th at 12pm) on December 8th, 9th or 10th at 7pm or December 10th or 11th at 1pm and one (1) voucher good for a Scenic Flight from Paragon Flight ($235 value, must be redeemed by December 31st, 2017). Prize has a total retail value of $305. Entries are accepted via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook or by emailing contact@froshowproductions from 12:01am EST November 1st, 2016 to 11:59pm EST November 30th 2016. Winner will be notified via social media or email on December 1st, 2016.

FroShow Productions Presents George Brant’s Grounded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 24th, 2016

Media Contact Kim Ballard

704.593.6864 contact@FroShowProductions.com

 

FroShow Productions Presents George Brant’s Grounded

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 24, 2016) – FroShow Productions is proud to present their Florida premiere, Grounded, December 8th – 11th at Paragon Flight in Fort Myers.

George Brant’s Grounded explores the career of an ace fighter pilot cut short due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to piloting drones from a windowless trailer on a military base in Las Vegas, the pressure of tracking a high profile target a world away challenges the delicate balance between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols. This one-woman show is a heartbreakingly beautiful drama that challenges audiences’ conceptions of gender and war.

Directed by Glynnis O’Donoghue and featuring Caroline Renfro, Grounded also marks the first presentation by FroShow Productions to the Naples theatre community, having previously produced exclusively in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“I’m proud and excited to be tapped by FroShow Productions as the first director of this emerging company,” said O’Donoghue. “Grounded has become more than just a play for myself and FroShow Productions, it’s a passion project and I love that it will live again in Fort Myers.”

Grounded will be presented at Paragon Flight, located at 511 Danley Drive, December 8th – 11th. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 7:00pm for evening performances. Doors open at 12:30pm and the show will begin at 1:00pm for matinee performances. Tickets are $35 and are available at the door or in advance. Tickets will go on sale October 27th, 2016. Click here to purchase.

 

ABOUT FroShow Productions: FroShow Productions is a Charlotte, NC-based production company committed to contributing to a sustainable theatre community by challenging artists and audiences while creating opportunities for us to play together. For more information, visit www.FroShowProductions.com.

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Dear Charlotte

Originally posted to http://www.toandfroshow.com

The first Friday of each month I go to church. OK, I got TO a church but for me the experience at Creative Mornings, an organization that seeks to unite creatives from around their community – and, by extension of it’s other chapters, around the world – is good for the soul. This morning I received a rather coincidentally timed email from the CM Mothership suggesting that global members “Write a love letter ❤”. So I did.

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Dear Charlotte,

I was born here, at what was then Memorial Hospital (now Carolinas Medical Center). I grew up in Dilworth, a neighborhood where you’d now be hard pressed to find a home for a mere half a million but once had humble, if solidly middle-class, homes and a strong sense of community. It also had very few black residents.

Conversely, the schools I attended growing up were predominantly black: Irwin Elementary, Piedmont Open Middle and West Charlotte High School (I also briefly attended both Northwest School of the Arts and Myers Park High School). I still feel that my time at West Charlotte was one of the most positive, community-affirming experiences of my life.

I have had great opportunities here, both professionally and personally. I get to make a living doing something I truly love. I’ve started a business that I hope will one day provide opportunities to others like me to do what they love. I have been fortunate enough to travel much of the US and several parts of the world, and always look forward to coming home to you. I might have a few side pieces but you are Bae. You are my city and your residents are my family. I’ve felt and still feel just as comfortable on Beatties Ford Road as Providence Road, on East Boulevard as West Boulevard.

Over the last two days I have seen you broken open. I have seen despair, pain, anger, destruction and frustration. But I have also seen hope. I see a white female mayor and a black police chief working incredibly hard to heal you and your residents. I see organizations and individuals encouraging people to come together to talk about the issues we face as a community and a nation.

But it’s not you, it’s me. I am part of the problem. Simply acknowledging my white privilege is not enough. Simply saying “Yes, there is still racism in this country!” is not enough. So I am asking you what is? How do I help? What can I do? What can we do together to make this work? We need to talk.

Love,

Fro

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Image from H. Blake Edwards