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Trailer: The Seafarer

Directed by Alan and Francie Gardner. Presented by City Equity Theatre and Birmingham Festival Theatre. Featuring Drew Tombrello, Patrick Ian McCall, Judd McCluney, Edwin Booth, and Bates Redwine. Thurs-Sun through 12/22 at Birmingham Festival Theatre. Videography by Marty Higginbotham.

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5 out of 5 stars for The Seafarer!


Patrick Ian McCall (Sharky), Judd McCluney (Richard), Edwin Booth (Ivan), Bates Redwine (Nicky), Drew Tombrello (Mr. Lockhart). Photo by Lou Dina.

It’s a great showcase for the right ensemble of actors, and the quintet that co-directors Alan and Francie Gardner has gathered together doesn’t disappoint. In fact, they flourish.

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Meet the Cast of The Seafarer – Bates Redwine



Bates Redwine (Nicky) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UAB’s School of Medicine.  He is a native of Rome, GA.  This is his fifth time acting at Birmingham Festival Theatre, and he is excited to have his first chance to act with City Equity Theatre.  He just finished a run as The Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show at Theatre Downtown, and just prior to that was Russ/Dan in Clybourne Park at BFT.  He received an Outstanding Achievement in Acting award at the 2013 Southeastern Theatre Conference for his role as Tom in Theatre Downtown’s Living Togetherand was also given Theatre Downtown’s 2012 Hobo Award for Best Actor for his role as Mother Superior in The Divine Sister.  Other favorite roles include Mr. Daldry in In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, Anton Renault in Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party, The Ghost in Hamlet, Minnesota in Skanks in a One Horse Town, Rabbi Chemelwicz/Henry/Prior I/Prelapsarianov in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Chief Beatty in Fahrenheit 451, and O’Reilly in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.  Bates resumed acting in 2009 after a 20 year hiatus and has been going nonstop since then!