2012 - 2013 at BFT



Black Pearl Sings!

By Frank Higgins
September 13-29, 2012
Directed by Janelle Cochrane

Love, Loss & What I Wore

By Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron
November 1-17, 2012
Directed by Ellise Mayor

Yankee Tavern

By Steven Dietz
Janaury 10-26, 2013
Directed by Mel Christian

Red

By John Logan
March 7-23, 2013
Directed by Bethe Ensey

Beauty of the Father

By Nilo Cruz
April 25-May 11, 2013
Directed by Edward C. Miller

The Last Flapper

By William Luce
June 13-29, 2013
Directed by Don Sandley









September 13-29, 2012
BLACK PEARL SINGS!
Written by Frank Higgins
Directed by Janelle Cochrane

Featuring
Donna Thornton & Nancy Malone

Alberta "Pearl" Johnson is in a Texas prison in 1933. She has "a father in Hell, a mother in Heaven, and a daughter in Houston." But she's not in Houston, and no one knows where she is. Can Pearl use the disappearing songs of her youth to sing her way out of prison and find her daughter?




Playwright Frank Higgins visited The Altamont School and the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School during his trip to Birmingham for the BFT production of "Black Pearl Sings!"
Production Program: Black Pearl Sings!
Review: Birmingham Festival Theatre's 'Black Pearl Sings!' showcases two strong actresses


Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm.
September 13: Free opening night reception!
September 20: Pay What You Can Afford ($10 minimum).
September 21: Talk-back with the cast after the show.
September 23: Sunday matineee at 2:00 pm.



November 1-17, 2012
LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE
Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Directed by Ellise Mayor

Featuring
Pam Elder
Lily Li
Julie Meadows
Dianne Mooney
Linda Neighbors
Jennifer Price
Ginger Sharbel
Kristina Warren

What were you wearing when he proposed? At your thirteenth birthday party? To your prom? Join this eclectic group of intriguing women as they open the closet to show us who they are and how they got this way.



Production Program: Love, Loss & What I Wore


Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm.
November 1: Free opening night reception!
November 8: Pay What You Can Afford ($10 minimum).
November 9: Talk-back with the cast after the show.
November 11: Sunday matineee at 2:00 pm.



Janaury 10-26, 2013
YANKEE TAVERN
Written by Stephen Dietz
Directed by Mel Christian


Featuring
Joshua Butler
Trista Baker
Terry Hermes
Brad Riegel


It's 2006, five years after 9/11. In a shabby New York bar, intrigue and conspiracy hang heavy in the air. Is there an end to the war on terror? You tell us.



Production Program: Yankee Tavern
Review: 'Yankee Tavern' - 9/11 and conspiracy theories at Birmingham Festival Theatre


Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm.
January 10: Free opening night reception!
January 17: Pay What You Can Afford ($10 minimum).
January 18: Talk-back with the cast after the show.
January 20: Sunday matineee at 2:00 pm.



March 7-23, 2013
RED
Written by John Logan
Directed by Bethe Ensey


Featuring
Marty Higginbotham & John McGinnis

Renowned artist Mark Rothko is working in his New York studio on the now-famous murals in the exclusive Four Seasons restaurant. Can the voice of his muse be heard above the siren call of the big commission dollars?



Production Program: Red
Review: Actor creates blazing portrait of Mark Rothko in 'Red' at Birmingham Festival Theatre


Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm.
March 7: Free opening night reception!
March 14: Pay What You Can Afford ($10 minimum).
March 15: Talk-back with the cast after the show.
March 17: Sunday matineee at 2:00 pm.



April 25-May 11, 2013
BEAUTY OF THE FATHER
Written by Nilo Cruz
Directed by Edward Miller


Featuring
Chalo Gurmendi
David Seale
Michelle Griffo
Beth Kitchin
Don Cano

Set in Andalusia, Spain where the ghost of the great Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca still wanders through the streets and converses with the living, this play is by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz. Beauty of the Father is the story of a young American girl who travels to this part of the world to meet her estranged father and his Moroccan companion. This passionate triangle explores the conflict between love and sacrifice. Cruz also penned BFT's 2011 smash hit, Anna in the Tropics.






Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm.
April 25: Free opening night reception!
May 2: Pay What You Can Afford ($10 minimum).
May 3: Talk-back with the cast after the show.
May 5: Sunday matineee at 2:00 pm.

Video segment of scenes
Four-star review, by Alec Harvey
Miller, Cano, Griffo on Fox 6 Good Day, Alabama
Advance Press from al.com, by Alec Harvey



June 13-29, 2013
THE LAST FLAPPER
Written by William Luce
Directed by Don Sandley


Featuring
Ashley Bishop & Elizabeth-Anne Ronk

Spend a few hours of March 10, 1948, with Montgomery's Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in Asheville, North Carolina. F. Scott Fitzgerald's muse and spouse, Zelda, is exciting, original, witty, talented, and tormented. She's brilliant and unpredictable. This is the real Zelda, not the legend. And that's the more interesting.


Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 pm.
June 13: Free opening night reception!
June 20: Pay What You Can Afford ($10 minimum).
June 21: Talk-back with the cast after the show.
June 23: Sunday matineee at 2:00 pm.

The Legend of Zelda (prepress)
Four-star review
Feature Spread in Montgomery Advertiser







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