Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Charity: who cares?

A coworker forwarded a really interesting item from to me today. Those interested in non-profit administration (i.e. how we manage to run a non profit like a theatre) might find it very interesting as well. This neat little set of stats clearly and quickly delivers a ton of info on trends in American's charitable giving habits. As we already know at ASF, its the gifts from individuals who tend to make up the majority of charitable donations. Draw your own conclusions from the rest of the info given here:

budget planner –


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Howley says "stellar performances usher in a delightful Christmas season..."

American Theatre Critics Association member Michael Howley has reviewed ASF's production of

A Christmas Story and says
"the stellar performances usher in a delightful Christmas season in Montgomery."

ASF "A Christmas Story"

-- "What do you want for Christmas?"
-- "..a legendary official Red Ryder 200-shot carbine action range model air rifle with a compass and this thing which tells time built into the stock."
-- "You'll shoot your eye out!"

These lines are repeated frequently in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's delightful production of Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story" adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian, and brought to life under Geoffrey Sherman's clever direction by a company of professional actors and local students recruited from many Montgomery schools. READ MORE...

(Pictured above: Sandy York, Seth Meriwether, MaryKathryn Samelson and Bryant Mason. Bottom right: Seth Meriwether as Ralphie.)


Thursday, December 3, 2009

What? You haven't seen Ferdinand the Bull yet?

If you haven't checked out our children's show Ferdinand the Bull yet, maybe you need a little more info to make your decision. If so, feast your eyes on this little taste of the show.