Tag: Cloverdale Playhouse

There’s No ‘I’ in “Theater”

There’s No ‘I’ in “Theater”

By on 26 October, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller  Director Alexander Zeldin once said: “Theatre is always about together, whether it’s the audience and the performer or the group of people that are making the work or the wider community that the work is connected to in some way.” As […]

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Empiricism? Is That All You’ve Got?

Empiricism? Is That All You’ve Got?

By on 12 October, 2018 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Tonight we saw the very best production we’ve ever seen at the Cloverdale Playhouse. That’s saying something since we have pretty much been reviewing plays there ever since 2011, when then-Artistic Director Greg Thornton quoted Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead in the epigraph to a Midtown Montgomery Living blog post about picking plays during that […]

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“We Could Play at Questions!”

“We Could Play at Questions!”

By on 28 September, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall, it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it, it’s a sculpture.” -Tom Stoppard Heads or tails? Left or right? Yes or no? “To be or not to be?” In life we are faced with endless questions, choices we must […]

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“Decide Not to Surrender. That is Strength.”

“Decide Not to Surrender. That is Strength.”

By on 4 September, 2018 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“There are four things in life that will change you: love, music, art, and loss. The first three will keep you wild and full of passion. May you allow the last to make you brave.” -Erin Van Vuren Friends, this has been a rough month. Sure, it has been a bit more humid and hot […]

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Go Beyond Your Form

Go Beyond Your Form

By on 2 August, 2018 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Decisions are made by those who show up. Don’t ever forget that you’re a citizen of this world.” -from “The West Wing” by Aaron Sorkin As I have said time and time again, theater is a team sport, and especially community theater. Every part of the machine has to work together to bring a play […]

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit

By on 23 July, 2018 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

The stories we hear or read in childhood tend to stay with us for the rest of our lives. They infect our dreams while coloring our expectations for all future narratives. Some of this is because we are so impressionable at a young age. Some of it is because childrens’ stories tend to boil ideas […]

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“You Are Not the Hobbit that You Were”

“You Are Not the Hobbit that You Were”

By on 6 July, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

   “The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien I have long been a lover […]

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“Do You Have a Plan?” “I Don’t Even Have a ‘Pla’…”

“Do You Have a Plan?” “I Don’t Even Have a ‘Pla’…”

By on 4 June, 2018 in Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” -Pablo Picasso For many people, summer is the time of relaxation and vacation. The hard work and grueling schedule of the school year […]

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Fences At the Cloverdale Playhouse

Fences At the Cloverdale Playhouse

By on 30 April, 2018 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

The Cloverdale Playhouse’s production of August Wilson’s play Fences opened in Montgomery the same weekend as the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This is a momentous moment for our city, a call to confront the horrors of the past and to push forward towards change. Wilson’s plays have been awarded multiple Pulitzer Prizes for […]

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“Little by Little, One Travels Far”

“Little by Little, One Travels Far”

By on 27 April, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot ever fence it out.” -J.R.R. Tolkien Our current production at the Playhouse, August Wilson’s Fences, is one of our biggest undertakings yet. It is not our largest cast, nor is it our most intricate set (though the set is quite […]

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