Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 in Review

ASF has had a great 2010 year and we give all the credit to our wonderful patrons, talented actors and dedicated employees.

2010 in Review:

"Harriet's Return" The amazing one woman show about Harriet Tubman. 

"Nobody"  World Premiere musical about Bert Williams. 

"Fall of the House" World Premiere which played with time and elements of Edgar Allan Poe.

"Hamlet" Nathan Hosner gave audiences chills in his role as the Prince of Denmark.

"All's Well That Ends Well"  Made audiences laugh and sigh at relief that everything worked out in the end.

"Lettice and Lovage" Kept us on our toes and provided a funny twist among friends. 

"Cowgirls" These ladies WOWed audiences with the amount of talent on stage at one time.

"Scot Bruce" Provided another wonderful evening of entertainment from the King of Rock and Roll.
"The Nacirema Society" A great kick off to the 25th Season in Montgomery and a pleasure to have Jasmine Guy.

"The House at Pooh Corner" A childhood favorite with a modern edge presented by our great group of interns.

"Peter Pan" Sarah Litzsinger took every audience to Never Land night after night.  

And those are just the shows. We have entertained tens of thousands of school children through our AlfaSchoolFest program. Our Southern Writer's Project weekend took place in May and we had people from all over attend and experience a variety of new plays. And we have spent a majority of the year celebrating our 25th Season in Montgomery. A party in the garden was thrown for William Shakespeare on his birthday in April and kids filled the theatre all summer for acting camps.

Our members have enjoyed events like Playwrights Dinners for Nobody and Fall of the House. We also had a Mother's Day Brunch, Thankful for You dinner and May Day wine tasting.

On October 30th the building was transformed into something out of the New York City scene as we celebrated the 25th Anniversary with a gala. Long time supporters of ASF attended the evening and were swept away by the food, entertainment and decor. Dionne Warwick sang on the festival stage and the event raised a significant amount of money for ASF.

We close the curtain on 2010 but look forward to 2011 and all it has to bring. Rehearsals have already started for our next few shows opening.

We invite you to join us for the thrill of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, where great stories come to play, in 2011! 


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Hat-ful Donation

A gracious patron was cleaning out a family member's closet and came across a wonderful collection of hats for men and women.  Instead of continuing to store them they decided to donate them to ASF in hopes of seeing them on stage someday.  The costume shop accepted the donation with open arms.

There are still a few days left in 2010 to make an end of the year contribution.  If you are interested in making a donation to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival please contact the Development Office by calling Denise Greene at 334-271-5380, or by emailing her at  You can also make a donation on our web site by clicking here.

 Mark your calendar for our Annual Armchair Auction, which is Saturday January 29th, 2011.  WSFA airs the live bidding and you are able to bid on items in the comfort of your own living room in your armchair or you can head to ASF to bid with fellow bargin hunters.  Take a look at the items available at  New items are being added daily.