About the One Acts
The SecondStage season celebrates theatre in all its forms with our 3rd annual Festival of One Acts (March 4-8). This collection of short plays will be performed at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.
Sentences and Words by Cynthia L. Cooper
Directed by Dianna Brown Shaw
Karla - NorQuina Rieves
Maggie - Vickie Davis
A defense lawyer pleads to keep her client from the death penalty to the mother of the man whom her client killed.
Thank Goodness for Hats by Melissa Grantham
Directed by Carol DeVelice
Maggie - Alexandra Smith
Margaret - Vickie Davis
Harriet - Angie Bella Mamola
Betsy - Sarah Kathryn Bonds
Maggie takes us through her family tree, one hat at a time.
One Lane Bridge by Stephen Gregg
Coordinated by Kiera Gillock
Eli - D'Mar Tarront-Milton
Samantha - Melissa Grantham
Narrators - Bonita Batton, LaQuenteshia Whitfield,
Angie Bella Mamola, & Vickie Davis
Eli takes friend of a friend Samantha on an errand as they swap ghost stories.
Performances will be held at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Parking for the venue is located on Greensboro Ave and 7th Street, with additional parking located at the municipal parking deck located on 7th and 23rd.
Wednesday, March 4 @ 8:00 p.m.*
*Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a free staged-reading performance by Improbable Fictions
Thursday, March 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 6 @ 7:30 p.m.*
*Join us for the Canstructions gallery opening, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the DWCAC
Saturday, March 7 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 p.m.
"What’s an Improbable Fiction? Ask Fabian of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night:
If this were play’d upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction. (TN 3.4.69)"
Join us early on opening night for a free staged reading of Richard III by William Shakepeare, cut and directed by Angeline Morris. This 16th century classic follows the rise and reign of one England's most notorious monarchs.
Wednesday, March 4th
Start: 6:30 p.m.
Runtime: 90 minutes
During the run of the Festival, you'll be able to view the artwork put together as part of the 7th Annual Tuscaloosa Can! event, hosted by the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.
In a continued response to the persistent concern of food insecurity in the lives of citizens in West Alabama, the 2020 Tuscaloosa Can! event will feature over 20 school teams creating large sculptures made from canned food items. After the structures are built, the creations remain on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the viewing, all food is donated to the West Alabama Food Bank.
Since 2014, Tuscaloosa City students and schools have raised over 30 tons of food for the West Alabama Food Bank through similar projects. This year’s structures will be on display March 3 - 6 at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center and the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Gallery Hours in both spaces are weekdays 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To access the Greensboro Room displays, enter through The Arts Council offices in the PARA Bldg. at 614 Greensboro Ave.
Join us on Friday! Awards will be presented to school teams at the First Friday Art Walk event held on Friday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the public is encouraged to attend the awards and complete the First Friday Art Walk after viewing the structures.
The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center (DWCAC) is located in the former Allen & Jemison Warehouse Co. building located on the corner of 7th Street and Greensboro Avenue on the same block as the Bama Theatre. The venue is managed by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, who are acting as co-presenters of this production.
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