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.
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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Edwin Booth (Ivan) is very pleased to be in his fifth City Equity production, most recently as Charles Aiken in August: Osage County. Previous CET roles include Saul in True West, Welsh in The God of Hell, and Mr. Gabor in Spring Awakening. Edwin has appeared here at BFT in three productions (Truscott in Loot, White in The Sunset Limited, David O. Selznick in Moonlight & Magnolias), and at BCT as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Jacob Marley in Scrooge, the Musical and as various characters in Peter and the Wolf. At the Virginia Samford Theatre, in addition to City Equity’s August: Osage County, he appeared as Gaston in Picasso at the Lapin Agile and as Everyman in The Man for All Seasons. Edwin has also performed in Muse of Fire’s Henry V as Bardolf. Other Shakespeare roles include Oberon, Malvolio, Gremio and Baptista, and the Duke of Venice. Among his favorite roles are: the Professor in Ionesco’s The Lesson, Vershinin (Three Sisters), Sir Anthony Absolute (The Rivals), Father Jack (Dancing at Lughnasa), Johnnypateenmike (The Cripple of Inishmaan), Krapp (Krapp’s Last Tape). He has performed for such theaters as Capital Shakespeare, Theatre Southeast, PA Stage Company, Touchstone Theatre, and Theatre Outlet.
Cast of The Seafarer , by Conor McPherson (L-R): Judd McCluney (Richard), Edwin Booth (Ivan), Patrick Ian McCall (Sharky), Drew Tombrello (Mr. Lockhart), Bates Redwine (Nicky). Photo by Lou Dina. Directed by Alan Gardner and Francie Gardner. Playing 12/5-12/22 at Birmingham Festival Theatre.