2013-2014 Schoolfest Season

  •  A Christmas Carol

    By Charles Dickens
    Adaptation by Geoffrey Sherman

    With the sounds of carolers echoing through London’s streets and the anticipation of the most magical day of the year only hours away the stage is set for one of the most wondrous stories of all time. When miserly Ebenezer Scrooge receives an unwanted visit from the ghost of his former business partner, an overnight journey of epic proportions begins. With the dawning of Christmas Day, lives will be changed forever.

    The Schoolfest performances of A Christmas Carol are completely full at this time.  We only have public performances at 7:30 pm and on weekends available at this time.

    Suitable for most audiences. 

    Goodnight Moon

    Adapted from the book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
    Book, music and lyrics by Chad Henry

    Step into the great green room as one of the most iconic children’s books of all time is brought to life. In this lively musical about children’s imaginations at bedtime, Bunny’s room magically comes alive with stunning puppetry and tap dancing bears.

    January 7 & 8 10:00 am
    January 9 10 14 15 16 17 21 22 23 24 28 29 30 31 9:30 am and 11:30 am

    April 8, 9 & 10 at 9:30 am and 11:30 am

    Recommended for K through 3rd grade.

    The Great Gatsby

    By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Adapted for the stage by Simon Levy

    Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel come to the stage in Simon Levy's adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

    January 28 29 30
    February 5 6 11 12 13 14

    May 6 & 7

    Recommended for 7th gade and above.

    Twenty Seven

    By Edward Morgan

    Based on William Faulkner’s Old Man, tells the story of a convict who rescues a young pregnant woman clinging to a tree during the flood of 1927. Man and nature conspire against the pair to make the following seven weeks a harrowing and sometimes humorous adventure down the Mississippi River.

    February 11 12 13 18 19 20 21 25 26 27 28

    Recommended for 7th and above.

     The Taming of the Shrew

    By William Shakespeare

    Loose objects and sparks fly in what may be the most hilarious battle of the sexes ever written. No man is a match for the wild-tempered and seemingly unmarriable Kate. That’s a problem because until Kate is married, her father won’t let beautiful and desirable younger sister Bianca tie the knot with one of her hot to trot beaus. But things change when Petruchio swaggers into town and turns his eye toward Kate—with explosive results.

    March 11 12 13 19 20 25 26 27 28
    May 20 21 22

    Recommended for 7th grade and above. 

     Romeo and Juliet

    By William Shakespeare
    Adaptation by Greta Lambert

    When Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love at a ball they are instantly at odds with their warring families, the Montagues and Capulets. When the star-crossed lovers secretly marry, a series of misunderstandings, duels and death eventually lead to their undoing.  In addition to dates on the ASF stage, this touring version of Romeo & Juliet will visit communities throughout the state of Alabama as well as Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia in the fall of 2013.

    (Abridged performance). Approximately 1 Hour to 1 hour 30 min.

    April 1 2 3 4

    Recommended for 7th grade and above.

    NEA Romeo and Juliet is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 







    Timon of Athens

    By William Shakespeare
    Modern translation by Kenneth Cavander

    Just in time for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival will complete the Bard’s canon with the production of Timon of Athens. This special adaptation using modern English was commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and will have its world premiere at ASF. When the overly generous Timon realizes he’s given away too many of his worldly goods to people he thinks are his friends, he becomes disillusioned when no one will give any of his stuff back. Despondent, he exiles himself into the forest where he stumbles upon a vast treasure. But this time his plans for the new found fortune are less than altruistic.

    April 22 23 24 30
    May 2 8

    Recommended for 9th grade and above.



    Contact Andy Collins at 334.271.5345 if you have questions or you may send an email to acollins@asf.net.


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