SecondStage: Festival of One Acts 2020

March 4 - 8, 2020

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 pays 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 - Louise Manos

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


Eli - D'Mar Tarront-Milton

Samantha - Melissa Grantham

Male Narrator - Tony Bordeaux

Narrator 2 - Bonita Batton

Narrator 3 - LaQuenteshia Whitfield

Narrator 4 - Marla Moss

Narrator 5 - Angie Bella Mamola

Narrator 6 - 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.

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Improbable Fictions

From the Improbable Fictions website:

"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

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the running time of the production?
    The entire presentation will last approximately 60 minutes, including a 15 minutes intermission.
  • Will there be an intermission?
    Yes, there will be a 15-minute intermission. Concessions will be sold.
  • Should I bring the kids?
    These plays are not recommended for children under 11.
  • What themes are explored in the play?
    The plays explores themes including historical events, ghost stories, death, murder, and the death penalty.
  • Does the play’s text contain offensive language?
    Mild language is used.
  • Does the play contain violence?
    Violence is mentioned, but shown on stage.
  • Does the play contain the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs?
    There is no tabacoo or drug use, and alcohol use mentioned.
  • Does the play contain nudity or other adult situations?
    The plays do not contain any nudity or other adult situations.

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-12pm
One hour prior to performances

9500 Old Greensboro Road #135
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405


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