Photos – August: Osage County

Thanks again to Marty Higginbotham for his videography and for extracting these stills!

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Cast photo – August: Osage County

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(L-R: Dane Peterson, Leah Luker, John McGinnis, Grace Brazeal, Carolyn Messina, Ron Dauphinee, Sandra Taylor, Tam DeBolt, Edwin Booth, Jessica Clark, Julie Steward, Patrick Ian McCall, Brad Riegel)



Tracy Letts’ 2008 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award-winning play


Directed by Jonathan Fuller


For our first production on the Virginia Samford main stage, City Equity Theatre brings you Tracy Letts’ ferociously entertaining play, the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. This darkly hilarious play brings you the portrait of the Westons; an Oklahoma family so outrageously dysfunctional, that you’ll be squirming in your seat even as you’re doubled-over laughing!

Our production stars many of Birmingham’s finest actors: Sandra Taylor, Carolyn Messina*, Tam DeBolt**, Leah Luker*, John McGinnis**, Dane Paterson**, Edwin Booth, Julie Steward**, Patrick Ian McCall*, Jessica Clark**, Gracie Brazeal**, Ron Dauphinee, and Brad Riegel**, in what promises to be a production talked about for years to come!

MAY 30TH – JUNE 9th

At the historic Virginia Samford Theatre

1116 26th Street South

Thursday – Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm

Adult Tickets – $30.00 & $25.00, Groups of 10 or more $17.00

SPECIAL STUDENT WALK-UP PRICE (With school I.D.) Only $5.00!

For Tickets and Information call (205) 251-1226 or go to:


**Equity Membership Candidate

Call (205) 251-1206 or go to


Photo courtesy of Leo Ticheli

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Meet the Cast and Creatives of August: Osage County – “Little” Charles Aiken – Dane Peterson

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Having resided in New York City, Mr. Peterson served as the Founding Vice President of the Birmingham Area Theatre Alliance (2003), the Theatre Director for John Carroll Catholic High School (1997 to 2007), Founding Artistic Director at the Dane Peterson Theatre Series (1999 to present) and Director of Production and Education at Birmingham Children’s Theatre (2008-2013.) He currently serves as Program Director for the Southern AIDS Coalition.

Mr. Peterson is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and an Equity Membership Candidate with Actors Equity Association.

Off-Off Broadway Acting Credits Include: Minerva’s Muscles (NYC Binge Festival); Thirty-Seven Stones or the Man who was a Quarry (Working Man’s Clothes); Bar Scene (New York is Dead).

Regional Acting Credits Include: I Am My Own Wife (Birmingham Festival Theatre); Cabaret (“Emcee”), Evita, 110 In the Shade, Gypsy (UAB Town and Gown); The Composer is Dead (Alabama Symphony Orchestra); The Normal Heart (“Ned”), Amadeus (“Mozart”) (DPTS); Little Shop of Horrors (“Seymour”) (Magic City Actors Theatre); Scrooge, The Musical (BCT); Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen, The Big Bang (Terrific New Theatre); Once in a Lifetime (Hoover Library Theatre); The Wizard of Oz, Joseph… Dreamcoat, “Amos” in Chicago (Red Mountain Theatre Co); and as a guest artist in the Nationally Ranked production of Urinetown, the Musical (Birmingham-Southern College).

As an educator, Mr. Peterson has been recognized numerous times in the “Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers” as well as being given the “US Presidential Scholars Program Teacher Recognition Award” by the US Department of Education in 2001.

[From the wings: Dane has been a pleasure to watch in this role since the first audition. It’s hard to believe that when we first met he was playing Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol at Birmingham Children’s Theatre; today he’s a multi-hyphenate theatre practitioner and a consummate professional, bringing a wealth of experience and commitment to our production. Thank you, Mr. Peterson, for contributing your time and talents…and be careful with that casserole! —PJ]