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Meet the Cast of Ruined: Christian – Cecil Washington, Jr.

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Meet the Cast of Ruined: Christian – Cecil Washington, Jr.

Cecil E. Washington Jr. was born and raised in Birmingham, AL, and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from ASU and a certificate from The NY School for Film and Television. Some of his past theatre credits include: Play to Win: The Jackie Robinson Musical (Jackie Robinson), West Side Story (Tony), Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Uncle Tom), Rent (Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III), Five Guys Named Moe (Nomax), Passing Strange (Terry/Hugo/Christpohe), The Color Purple Musical (Mister), Superior Donuts (Officer James) w/City Equity Theatre and numerous others. He has also appeared on Law & Order and various independent films. Cecil Is very excited to return to City Equity Theatre for this co-production with Aldridge Rep and thanks his family for support and God for his gifts to perform.

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Superior Donuts: reviews

“Superior Donuts” isn’t a perfect play, but like much of City Equity’s work, it’s hard to find fault with the production itself. The acting is wonderful, and the show seems very much at home in the Martha Moore Sykes Studio at the Virginia Samford Theatre.

From Alec Harvey’s 4-star review for the Birmingham News; read it here on al.com.

Carolyn Messina, Sylvester Little, Jr., and Alan Gardner

…the soul of the play belongs to Franco and Arthur and Sylvester Little, Jr. and Alan Gardner respectively deliver. The actors in are into each other’s rhythms and their by-play is superb. They carry the emotional baggage of their characters with ease and Gardner’s deeply felt disconnect with the world and its disappointments is rendered hauntingly.

From the grassroots theatre criticism collective site Vanishing Sights; read the full review from University of Alabama theatre professor Steve Burch here.