09/16/10 - 10/2/10
by Jane Martin
Directed by Chris Lawson
Martin's characters are hilarious and disturbing, endearing and frightening, but mainly they are an insightful exploration of the human experience through the lives of various women. A snake handler, a woman two days into the labor of childbirth, a tattooed woman, a would-be kitty killer … and they're just getting started! Spend an evening with 11 women, some you know, some you've imagined, and some you'll hope never to meet.
11/04/10 - 11/20/10
by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by John Batson
The story of Jeff, a luckless young security guard trying to get his life together after being thrown out of the navy. But the lobby proves to be no sanctuary from the world, as Jeff is drawn into a local murder investigation involving his supervisor, a tightly wound young man called on to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an overzealous rookie policewoman who is in over her head with her unscrupulous hero-cop partner.
01/13/11 - 01/29/11
by Joe Orton
Directed by Mel Christian
As a completely unethical detective closes in, charming young reprobates Hal and Dennis frantically attempt to hide the money they have stolen from a local bank. Meanwhile Hal’s deceased mother lies in state. The solution? Move the corpse and stash the ill-gotten lucre in the coffin. The result? Sordid mayhem from one of Britain’s funniest playwrights. Orton’s cheeky masterpiece is a subversive satire on love, death, faith, authority, and the pursuit of ... loot! Adult language and situations.Featuring
03/03/11 - 03/19/11
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by Mark Brown
Directed by Janelle Cochrane
Join us for the nonstop comic madness of this 2007 adaptation of the Jules Verne classic tale, in which the intrepid Phileas Fogg and an astounding number of characters break cultural sensitivity into teeny tiny bits and stomp them flat. This trot around the globe is not so much travel as it is channel-flipping through outrageous networks you never even knew were broadcasting.
04/21/11 - 05/07/11
ANNA IN THE TROPICS
by Nilo Cruz
Directed by Edward C. Miller
Picture yourself in 1920's Tampa, Florida, rolling cigars—all day. Could be tedious, yes? But what if a well-dressed, well-spoken person read classic novels to you while you toiled in agrarian silence? Novels like Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. Novels that turn out to portray the world occurring around you. This 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play shows life in art, brings art to life, and smolders somewhere between the two.Featuring
• Anna in the Tropics - Production Program
• Playwright Nilo Cruz talks about 'Anna in the Tropics'
• Review: Birmingham Festival Theatre's 'Anna in the Tropics' an elegant trip to another era (5 stars)
• WBHM Tapestry segment on "Anna in the Tropics"
06/09/11 - 06/25/11
by Lee Blessing
Directed by Don Sandley
Blessing brings the legendary Ty Cobb to life as record-breaking statistics, infamous temper, fierce competitiveness, and personal triumphs are portrayed in flashback memories of the aging and (to hear him tell it) unappreciated superstar. "They" say we need heroes, and likely we do. But come see what one of those heroes has to say about "them."Featuring