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April 19, 2007

Ah, Wilderness!

Birmingham-Southern College theatre to showcase its unique mechanical stage in spring production

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern student actors will perform the college's first-ever production of Eugene O'Neill's classic comedy “Ah, Wilderness!” April 26-29.

Ah Wilderness rehearsal photoRehearsing the play are (from left) Zachary Sayle (Tommy), Meredith Wiggins (Essie), Skyler Vallo (Mildred), and Kate Jenkins (Lily).

A BSC student company of 31 will be involved in the production, along with a 10-year-old guest actor who will play the role of Tommy.  The play features Matt Adams, a freshman musical theatre major from Hueytown, in the role of Richard, and Martin Landry, a senior musical theatre major from Ragland, who portrays Nat.

"This is a production for the entire family," says Michael Flowers, BSC professor of theatre.  “Unique to this production will be an extensive change of sets using the College Theatre stage's lift-revolve mechanism, as well as the reconfiguration of audience seats.”

Performances are April 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2:30 p.m. in the BSC College Theatre, Mainstage.  General admission tickets are $10; $5 for students.  For tickets and additional information, contact the College Theatre Box Office at 205/226-4780.

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