Montgomery Theatre Week: 4 Days, 4 Live Productions

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By Heather VacLav

Montgomery is one of the leading cities for live theatre in the Southeast. Next month, the city's area theatres are coming together for "Montgomery Theatre Weekend."
 
April 18th-21st guests will be exposed to four live productions at three theatres during Montgomery Theatre Weekend: Cloverdale Playhouse, Faulkner Dinner Theatre and Alabama
Shakespeare Festival.
 
 
"When words come alive and are in your ear and visually you see the people right on stage, there is no other experience like it," said Greg Thornton, artistic director for the Cloverdale Playhouse. 
 
This is the second Theatre Weekend, but Jason South, co-director at Faulkner Dinner Theatre, feels like last year was a test-run.
 
"We know that this will help bring in some new people," South said. "There is so much talent in Montgomery that's just hidden." 
 
To promote Theatre Weekend, Mayor Todd Strange hosted his weekly city meeting at the Cloverdale Playhouse.
 
"There has been a big push to promote this all over the state, not just in the city," South said.
Geoffrey Sherman, the producing artistic director at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, says live theatre is well worth trying something different than a family or couple's usual night out.
 
 
"Going to a live an extraordinary performance will change your life way more than going to an extraordinary movie," Sherman said.
 
Sherman expects the Montgomery Theatre Weekend to inspire people to return for more shows at all of the area theatres in the summer and fall.
 
 
"It's a wonderful opportunity for the people of Montgomery to really get a sense of what's available to them in live theatre in this city," Sherman said.
 
 
Theatre weekend guests who register online will receive special incentives and discounts at businesses and restaurants across the city. To sign up click here

MONTGOMERY THEATRE WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH
-ASF: God of Carnage, 7:30pm
-Cloverdale Playhouse: The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, 7:30pm
-Faulker Dinner Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, 6pm
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH
-ASF: Around The World in 80 Days OR God of Carnage, 7:30pm
-Cloverdale Playhouse: The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, 7:30pm
-Faulker Dinner Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, 6pm
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH
-ASF: Around The World in 80 Days OR God of Carnage, 7:30pm
-Cloverdale Playhouse: The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, 7:30pm
-Faulker Dinner Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, 6pm
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST
-ASF: Around The World in 80 Days OR God of Carnage, 2pm
-Cloverdale Playhouse: The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, 2pm




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