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2013-2014 Season

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BILL W. AND DR. BOB, by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey.

This amazing true story tells of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, and their two wives who founded Al-Anon. Told with refreshing candor, humor and a refreshing lack of sentimentality, this play is a fitting tribute to Bill Wilson–a man Aldous Huxley called “the greatest social architect of our century” and who Time magazine named to their “TIME List of The Most Important People of the 20th Century.”

Sept. 27 – October 6th, 2013 on the Main Stage of the Virginia Samford Theatre.

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THE SEAFARER, by Conor McPherson.

Written by one of Ireland’s new wave of playwrights, this chilling comedy takes place on a Christmas Eve during which two brothers, their friends, and an unexpected guest play a convivial game of poker…little realizing that one in the room is playing for his very soul.

In a first time Partnership with Birmingham Festival Theatre.  December 5th  – 22nd, 2013 at Birmingham Festival Theatre.

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A STEADY RAIN, by Keith Huff.

Originated on Broadway starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, this dark duologue tells the story of two cops, partners on the force and friends since kindergarten.  When a domestic violence call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship takes a harrowing journey into the gray areas where trust and loyalty are pitted against each other as their ethics struggle on the mean streets of Chicago.

In the Martha Moore Sykes Studio of the Virginia Samford Theatre. February 20th – March 9th,  2014.

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And finally in another partnership with the Alabama School of Fine Arts:

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BILLY THE KID, by Michael Ondaatje.

This rarely seen, visionary play is by Michael Ondaatje, the author of “The English Patient.”  With the rights granted us by the author himself, the revolutionary play combines truth, fiction, historical quotes, myth and hallucinatory prose poetry to tell the tale of one of the Wild West’s most famous outlaws.

In ASFA’s new Black Box Theatre May 1 – 18, 2014.

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Spring Awakening

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“I think this is really going to change the face of the theater scene in Birmingham,” Fuller says.

Jonathan Fuller on the relationship between City Equity Theatre and the Theatre Arts program at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. From Carla Jean Whitley’s piece for Birmingham magazine; read it here on al.com.

“We are training students who really want to go into this as a profession,” Fuller says. “This gives them the option to accrue Equity candidacy points … If they work on one production with us each year, over four years they can accrue half their (Equity candidacy) time before they go into college.”

Read the rest of Alec Harvey’s piece for the the Birmingham News here on al.com.