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Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

By on 28 January, 2019 in Art, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

For the first time in the history of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, there are two plays by the same playwright (other than Shakespeare, of course) being performed in the repertory. On Friday, we attended the premiere of the first of them, Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham. We both think that it may […]

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King Lear at ASF

King Lear at ASF

By on 20 April, 2015 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 4 Comments

Sometimes it can be a pain to get exactly what you’ve been asking for. But in the case of King Lear at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, we felt vindicated by our constant requests that ASF perform more of the Bard’s high-powered originals. It’s not that we’re against the family-friendly fare (like Mary Poppins or The […]

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The Taming of the Shrew at ASF

The Taming of the Shrew at ASF

By on 17 March, 2014 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We try to go and see Shakespeare whenever his plays are on the ASF schedule. We love the facility, but we especially love Shakespeare. There’s something very special about seeing his plays performed with lovely sets and costumes in our own city. We were surprised to see Taming of the Shrew on the schedule this […]

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Great Gatsby: Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Great Gatsby: Alabama Shakespeare Festival

By on 10 February, 2014 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Montgomery has an ongoing affinity for F. Scott Fitzgerald, who lived here too briefly for us to lay much claim to his literary genius. But we do claim as a native his tortured wife, Zelda, and celebrate the life they lived together here (and elsewhere) creating enduring works of art. So it’s appropriate that Montgomery […]

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Macbeth: ASF’s Leather and Spikes

Macbeth: ASF’s Leather and Spikes

By on 28 January, 2013 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Even though it was January, the warm weather reminded us of the last time we’d seen Macbeth out at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. That time we’d been in the garden in summer, watching ASF’s intern class perform their shortened-for-classrooms version of the classic tragedy about fate, kilts and lust for power. This time, we wore […]

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Spelling Bee at the Shakespeare Festival

Spelling Bee at the Shakespeare Festival

By on 13 August, 2012 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 2 Comments

The first strange thing we noticed was the numbered placard hanging around William Shakespeare’s neck. He’d been designated number 23 and as we entered, a woman standing underneath his statue was signing up audience members to participate in the titular bee. Although we both have competitive bee experience, we were wary, and took our seats. […]

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Directing Fables

Directing Fables

By on 9 July, 2012 in Art, Greg Thornton with 0 Comments

“Nay, are there not moods which shall find no expression unless there be men who dare to mix heaven, hell, purgatory, and faeryland together, or even to set the heads of beasts to the bodies of men, or to thrust the souls of men into the heart of rocks? Let us go forth, the tellers […]

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Cyclops: A Rock Opera

Cyclops: A Rock Opera

By on 15 May, 2012 in Art, Fun with 0 Comments

It’s not often that a press release crosses our desk using the phrase “face melting.” But it did. And readers, we are pretty psyched to see “CYCLOPS: A Rock Opera” over at the Alabama Shakespeare Theater this Saturday night. We are also proud to have exclusive video footage of the rehearsal featuring local performers. But […]

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Spring Events Calendar

Spring Events Calendar

By on 5 March, 2012 in City Living, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

It’s March 5, the anniversary of the Boston Massacre and the birthday of both Rosa Luxemburg and Andy Gibb. This got us thinking – what important events about town are we missing by not putting them in our calendar? Montgomery may not be ready for spring, but no matter – it’s already here, technicolor azaleas […]

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Macbeth in the Shakespeare Garden

Macbeth in the Shakespeare Garden

We found out at the last minute Wednesday that the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) would be having a special performance of Macbeth that very night. Outside! As a benefit! We immediately changed plans and decided to go. Because, well, Macbeth! Outside! The show didn’t disappoint. First, there was the revelation of the Shakespeare Garden. We’ve […]

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