2008 - 2009 at BFT
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
by Jeffrey Hatcher & Mitch Albom
based on the book by Mitch Albom
September 11 - 27, 2008

The driven sports journalist renews his mentoring relationship with his former sociology professor after the vivacious old man is diagnosed with ALS. Join Mitch in learning the important life lessons that can best be learned from someone who is leaving this world. This affecting drama is based on the best-selling memoir.

Directed by John Batson.
Featuring Douglas O'Neil, Jr., Sam Chalker.

Program: Tuesdays with Morrie

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RABBIT HOLE
by David Lindsay-Abaire
October 23 - November 8, 2008

The author of the quirky comedy Fuddy Meers takes on more serious matters: a life-changing accident. The profound effects on a family and the stranger at whose hands the accident occured will awaken powerful feelings in all of us. Rabbit Hole was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007.

Directed by Janelle Cochrane.
Featuring Charla Cochran, Howard Green, Leslie Reagan Brown, Carole Armistead, Michael T. Walters.

Program: Rabbit Hole

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THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
by Douglas Carter Beane
December 4 - 20, 2008

The heart-throb actor is just about to get the role of a lifetime when a juicy rumor begins to circulate about his off-screen life. His distraught agent, concerned about her percentage, begins damage control, and the laughs continue with the aid of the “rent boy” who’s looking for love and the “girlfriend” who’s looking for a home.

Directed by Stephen French.
Featuring Alexander J. Perkins, Amanda Perry, David Roberts, Tyner Rushing.

Program: The Little Dog Laughed

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KINDERTRANSPORT
by Diane Samuels
January 29 - February 14, 2009

What is the cost of survival? During WWII, thousands of children were saved from the horror of the Holocaust by being evacuated to Britain via train - the Kindertransport. Evelyn, sending her child off to university in the 1980s, was once Eva, a frightened girl put on a train from Hamburg by her parents in 1938. Now, her memories awakened, Evelyn struggles to deal with the feelings she has suppressed since the Kindertransport saved her.

Directed by Sue Ellen Gerrels.
Featuring Rebecca Yeager, Pam Elder, Mel Christian, Michaela Walton, Adriana Keathley, Christophe Nicolet.

Program: Kindertransport

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MISS WITHERSPOON
by Christopher Durang
March 19 - April 4, 2009

Reincarnation just isn’t Veronica’s cup of tea. And she fights all efforts to send her back to earthly life. But, how’re you gonna beat cosmic (or is that karmic?) city hall? The ever-prolific social satirist Christopher Durang delivers again with a cast of familiars from the “other side.”

Directed by Janelle Cochrane.
Featuring Ginny S. Loggins, Michele Santiago, James Lee Griner, Holly Croney Dikeman, Marva V. Douglas.

Program: Miss Witherspoon

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THE SUNSET LIMITED
by Cormac McCarthy
April 30 - May 16, 2009

Two men on a train platform. One stops the other from jumping in front of the train. But he’s not saved yet. An enigmatic relationship develops as can only be envisioned and told by the author of “No Country for Old Men” and “The Road.”

Directed by Quinton Cockrell.
Featuring Robert Hill, Edwin Booth.

Program: The Sunset Limited

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SCREWUPS
by Justin Warner
June 11 - 27, 2009

Think the guys at AIG made some mistakes? The folks at the SEC? Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich? Michael "Brownie" Brown of FEMA fame? Swimmer Michael Phelps? Singer Britney Spears? Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart? Senator Larry Craig? Wait ’til you meet some of the folks in this collection of one-acts subtitled "little plays about big mistakes." Things really did get out of hand for them. Really. Would we make this up?

Directed by Ellise Mayor.
Featuring Trevor Gourley, Nancy Watkins, Elizabeth Kirven, Lydia Hood, Walter Garner, Gabrielle Metz, Logan Reid, Katherine Burcham, Ericka Bostock, Beth McCord, Kathryn Myrick, Linda Barnes, Tanner McCracken Sometimes Featuring Sam Chalker, Bob Penny, Brian Webber, Brad Riegel, and assorted members of the Zivah Saphirah dance troupe.

Program: Screwups

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TTHE GREAT WRONG WAY: BROADWAY'S BEST BACKWARDS
July 17-19, 2009

Come treat yourself to a night of wonderful Broadway music from Birmingham's most talented singers, singing songs they never thought they'd get to sing—all to raise money for BFT.

Directed by J. Heath Mixon.
Musical Director: Karen Krekelberg Choreographer: Vicki Goldstein Performers: Dwayne Johnson, Holly Croney Dikeman, Ron Bourdages, Donna Thornton, Kimberly Kirklin, Kathryn Myrick, Valerie Lemmons, Debbie Petipas, Hal Word, David Coker, Carl A.W. Sosnin, Tracey Nicholson, Chuck Evans.

Program: The Great Wrong Way
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