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Too Many Walls and Not Enough Bridges

Too Many Walls and Not Enough Bridges

By on 2 April, 2018 in Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“Some people build fences to keep people out… and other people build fences to keep people in.” -August Wilson’s Fences During the first rehearsal for the Playhouse’s upcoming production of Fences, the cast sat around a circle of tables to read through the play. This was the first time our wonderful ensemble came together to […]

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A Doll’s House at the Cloverdale Playhouse

A Doll’s House at the Cloverdale Playhouse

By on 8 February, 2018 in Kate and Stephen with 1 Comment

Last night we went to Cloverdale Playhouse to see the opening night of “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen, the first play in the 2018 “Season of Game-Changers.” But before that, we watched a couple of episodes of an existentialist Netflix cartoon called “BoJack Horseman,” about a washed-up sitcom celebrity who in the first episode […]

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Cloverdale Playhouse: Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Cloverdale Playhouse: Dead Man’s Cell Phone

By on 28 October, 2016 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

As often as possible, we like to attend the opening night of Cloverdale Playhouse productions, if only so that we can write a review and describe it to readers of Midtown Montgomery Living. For the current production, our lives got busy, and we were unable to attend the show until Thursday evening. That means that […]

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A Space For You

A Space For You

By on 7 September, 2016 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” – Julia Cameron With the approaching Fall season, much is changing. Kids are returning to school, the temperature is (hopefully) cooling down, and I get to start wearing scarves again! There is a natural shift in […]

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Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical!

Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical!

By on 5 August, 2016 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Music with 2 Comments

We love taking little quick trips out of Montgomery for bonus adventures, often heading to Birmingham for live music, a museum, or some other kind of cultural offering. But it’s safe to say that, even for us, our latest adventure was a bit of a stretch. Stephen to Kate: “Want to drive to Birmingham to […]

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Modern Day Warrior Tom Sawyer

Modern Day Warrior Tom Sawyer

By on 28 July, 2016 in Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

The Playhouse Troupe and a Summer of Adventures For the past few months, the Cloverdale Playhouse has been abuzz with the energy of our Playhouse Troupe as they rehearse for our upcoming production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, adapted for the stage by Laura Eason from Mark Twain’s famous novel. The talented cast of […]

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Language Is More Dangerous Than Fire

Language Is More Dangerous Than Fire

By on 25 June, 2016 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 2 Comments

I once knew a woman who wanted to get a tattoo of a strange word on her wrist. The word? “Kimota!” The exclamation point is mandatory, because it’s the kind of word that is exclaimed in an old-fashioned comic book called “Marvelman.” The word, when uttered, caused a young journalist named Micky Moran to transform […]

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Four Score: Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike

Four Score: Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike

By on 3 March, 2016 in Art, Fun, Lynne Schneider with 0 Comments

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang offers Cloverdale Playhouse audiences a deeply fun evening at the theater. Sarah Walker Thornton, Cloverdale Playhouse Artistic Director and director of this play, chose a script that is seriously sweet, funny, and redemptive. It won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Thornton’s production at […]

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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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Homegrown Pastime at the Cloverdale Playhouse

Homegrown Pastime at the Cloverdale Playhouse

By on 16 February, 2015 in Fun, Jesseca Cornelson with 1 Comment

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of watching the debut performance of Pastime, written and directed by Greg Thornton, at the Cloverdale Playhouse. The Playhouse selected the script (submitted under a pseudonym) for development in the 2014 Page-to-Stage series. The simple plot captures the complex dynamics of the contemporary American family. Ten years after the […]

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