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ACTFest Show #1 Only
Theatre Tuscaloosa presents
God of Carnage
Friday, November 2, 7:10 p.m. ($7)
In this 2009 Tony-award winner, a playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses tensions emerge and the gloves come off leaving the couples with more than just their dedicated principles in tatters. Recommended for mature audiences.
ACTFest Show #2 Only
Spark Theatre Company, Inc. presents
The Theory of Relativity
Friday, November 2, 8:40 p.m. ($7)
This unconventional and moving musical drama examines the interconnectedness of all people through an array of diverse life experiences. Whether you're allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe, or simply a unique individual, audience members and actors alike are sure to find themselves in this fresh new musical.
ACTFest Show #3 Only
Actor's Charitabe Theatre (ACT) presents
Of Mice and Men
Saturday, November 3, 1:40 p.m. ($7)
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is a parable about what it means to be human. Steinbeck's story of George and Lennie's ambition of owning their own ranch, and the obstacles that stand in the way of that ambition, reveal the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness, and sacrifice. Ultimately, Lennie, the mentally handicapped giant who makes George's dream of owning his own ranch worthwhile, ironically becomes the greatest obstacle to achieving that dream.
ACTFest Show #4 Only
Auburn Area Community Theatre presents
Silent Sky, Saturday
November 3, 3:05 p.m. ($7)
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Obersvatory in the early 1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. The true story of little known but vastly important 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and the team of Harvard's female "computers" explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Filled with humor and romance, Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman's dedication to the stars, and the human touch that makes life under the vast sky beautiful and timeless.
ACTFest Show #5 Only
South City Theatre presents
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Saturday, November 3, 5:40 p.m. ($7)
Have you ever been in a shop, trying something on and had a perfect stranger strike up a conversation? Women say the darnedest things while shopping! "Gingy's," the newest consignment shop in town is having a soft opening, and you are invited! Meet her friends and listen to their stores about special life events remembered while they shop.
ACTFest Show #6 Only
Wetumpka Depot Theatre presents
Saturday, November 3, 7:10 p.m. ($7)
The Diviners is a story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. The trauma and loss of his mother in an accident has left him deathly afraid of water. The Diviners is in turns humorous, beautiful, and tragic, and surprisingly speaks of many present-day concerns with gentle wisdom.
ACTFest Show #7 Only
ACE Performing Arts Center presents
Sunday, November 4, 11:10 a.m. ($7)
This 1860s-based play tells the story of a family dealing with the effects of war. Set around four sisters learning about who they are through hardship and sisterhood, this one-act will take you on a journey along with the March sisters to become Little Women.
ACTFest Show #8 Only
Prattville's Way Off-Broadway Theatre presents
Driving Miss Daisy
Sunday, November 4, 12:40 p.m. ($7)
Driving Miss Daisy concers a white Jewish woman living in Atlanta who is forced to accept the fact that she can no longer drive herself where she needs to go. Her son Boolie engages the services of an African-American man named Hoke to be her driver and companion. Throughout the play, we are back-seat observers to the building of a life-long relationship between two unlikely people. Driving Miss Daisy is a play with the capacity to make us laugh, cry, and marvel at the wonders of friendship.