The Fisherman and His Wife

Dear Educator,

Fayetteville State University Theatre Company and the Department of Performing & Fine Arts invite you to our February 2016 Children’s theatre production of The Fisherman and His Wife.

Remember the tale of the fisherman who catches an enchanted fish and uses his three wishes (and hers) to try to bring happiness to his wife? This delightful adaptation taps into the magic of audience participation. Here you use children in the audience for scenery, sound effects, extensions of the action, even walk-on parts. As the fish grants the fisherman’s wife’s spiraling wishes, the audience creates sea and storms, goes fishing, and becomes chickens and ducks in the farmyard and servants in the magnificent castle the fish provides for the fisherman’s wife.

This year, we offer a study guide that emphasizes pre- and post-performance activities that focus on the aesthetic, kinesthetic, spatial, musical and interpersonal intelligences as well as suggestions for logical and linguistic projects.

Experience the joy of audience participation with this fun-filled play!

Seabrook Auditorium 9:30am and 11am on February 18-19; 2pm February 20 Tickets $3 for children/students. Chaperones and teachers are FREE.

Priority booking begins now. Tickets are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is required for a guaranteed reservation.

Bus parking is available on campus. For further information, please contact (910) 672-1006 or

Reservation is not final until confirmed by FSU Theatre.

We look forward to seeing you at The Fisherman and His Wife.


FSU Theatre Faculty