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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:







by William Shakespeare
directed by Eric Tucker

September 5 – October 6, 2019
Octagon Stage | 2 hours 45 minutes, plus intermission
Recommended ages 12+

NYC’s Bedlam Theatre in residence at ASF creates Shakespeare’s Hamlet with a company of four actors, in a production hailed as “invigorating,” “lively and brisk,” and “masterful” by critics.



Saint Joan
by George Bernard Shaw

directed by Eric Tucker

September 12 – October 5, 2019
Octagon Stage | 2 hours 45 minutes, plus intermission
Recommended ages 12+

The epic story of a young farm girl who led an army and transformed a nation, staged brilliantly by four actors from Bedlam Theatre.



By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Ron OJ Parson


October 17 – October 27, 2019
Octagon Stage
1 hour, 40 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 17+

Omari’s parents send him to a private boarding school far from the failing neighborhood school where his mother teaches, so why is he suddenly threatened with expulsion, even prosecution? Dominique Morisseau’s insightful play pursues the quest for answers and explores how fraught yet crucial the minefield of learning is in today’s society. Produced in partnership with Equal Justice Initiative.



By Barbara Robinson
Directed by Greta Lambert


December 5 – December 29, 2019
Festival Stage
70 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 7+

In this hilarious holiday classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most mischievous and troublesome kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem — and the fun — when the Herdmans collide head-on with Christmas!



By Peter Rothstein
Vocal Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson

December 7 – December 29, 2019
Octagon Stage
80 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 13+

A remarkable true story from the Western Front, Christmas, 1914. In a silence amid the combat, a German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.



Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell

January 11 – January 25, 2020
Festival Stage
50 minutes, no intermission
Recommended ages 4+

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears, his mischievous antics begin! With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in the Hat, the fun’s never done!



By Mat Smart
Directed by Logan Vaughn



January 30 – February 13, 2020
Octagon Stage
2 hours, plus intermission
Recommended ages 13+

The Agitators examines the friendship and occasional rivalry between two American champions of freedom and equality — Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, then known as revolutionaries, now seen as icons. Theirs is a story of defiance, rebellion, and revolution. They agitated the nation. They agitated each other. They changed the course of history.



By James Still

February 9 & February 15, 2020
Festival Stage
1 hour; no intermission
Recommended ages 12+

And Then They Came for Me is a multimedia play that features footage of interviews of Holocaust survivors Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg alongside enactments by live actors of Eva’s, Ed’s, and Anne Frank’s experiences. Part oral history, part action, part remembrance, it is acclaimed by audiences and critics in productions worldwide



By Kenneth Jones
Directed by Rick Dildine



March 5 – March 22, 2020
Octagon Stage
2 hours, plus intermission
Recommended ages 12+

In 1950s Montgomery, Alabama, a fight over a controversial children’s book — in which a black rabbit marries a white rabbit — pits one courageous librarian against a segregationist state senator. Meanwhile, childhood friends reunite, only to be caught up in the political and racial tensions of the time. Inspired by true events, this drama explores tests of character and emotions that reshaped our nation.



Adapted by Christina M. Ham | Music by Gary Rue
Directed by Sarah Thornton

March 6 – March 22, 2020
Festival Stage
60 minutes, no intermission
Recommended ages 11+

Ruby Bridges was six years old when the civil rights movement came hammering at her door — choosing her as the first African-American child to integrate an all-white elementary school in the South. This play with music explores a little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity as she helped lead a movement up the front steps and into the classrooms of her elementary school in New Orleans. Produced in collaboration with Montgomery Public Schools.



by William Shakespeare




Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney

April 16 – April 26, 2020
Festival Stage
1 hour, 40 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 14+

Innovative director Sean Graney reinvents Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two sets of twins separated at birth. In this contemporary adaptation, six actors perform 20 characters, reshaping Shakespeare’s masterpiece of mounting confusion. The Comedy of Errors is a not-to-be-missed theatrical event full of energetic slapstick and lyrical comedy



By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Rick Dildine


April 23 – May 3, 2020
Octagon Stage
90 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 17+

The unexpected bursts into Caroline’s bedroom in the form of her classmate Anthony, carrying waffle fries, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and poster board for an English project due tomorrow. Her sarcasm bred of homebound illness confronts his committed, athletic zeal, as their unlikely friendship slowly deciphers Whitman’s essence in this funny, engaging play.



Music by Richard Rodgers | Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane | Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

June 16 – July 12, 2020
Festival Stage
2 hours, plus intermission
Recommended ages 7+

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that delights audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. A hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who has ever had a dream.



Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins

August 6 – August 23, 2020
Festival Stage
1 hour, 40 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 12+

Million Dollar Quartet recounts a legendary night in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash participated in a star-studded jam session at Sun Records in Memphis. A venerable rock concert where audiences relive the glory days of early rock ‘n’ roll, the score features major hits performed live onstage by legendary characters. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame!