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

General, News

Meet the Cast and Creatives of August: Osage County – Mattie Fae Aiken – Tam DeBolt

Tam Headshot

Tam DeBolt made her debut with City Equity Theatre in last summer’s Superior Donuts, as Lady (the homeless woman). Birmingham audiences will also remember her from the stages of Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) in 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey (Kathryn Tucker Windham), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett), Chicago (Mama Morton) and Gypsy (Mama Rose), among others. Tam has performed on the stages of Birmingham Children’s Theatre in various productions, and also at Terrific New Theatre, where audiences saw her in the title roles of Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas and Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class. She has stage direction and set design credits with BCT and was the director of RMTC’s production of Big River in 2011. Regional credits: Steel Magnolias (M’ Lynn), Falsettos (Dr. Charlotte) and The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo).

(From the wings: Tam is a serious talent and a class act. Stage managers should not audibly laugh during performance; she made that difficult during Superior Donuts–her Lady was a stitch, but more than that, Tam took a role that might easily have been played as a crank and gave her real depth and gravitas. It’s a pleasure to watch her work, and she’s a joy to have around: could not be happier to have her as a part of the Weston clan. –PJ)