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Theatre Tuscaloosa and the Arts Council Present Third Annual Festival of One Acts

Festival of One Acts

February 1, 2020 – Theatre Tuscaloosa’s SecondStage and The Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa present the third annual Festival of One Acts March 4-8, 2020, in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center (DWCAC) located at 620 Greensboro Ave.


Festival of One Acts allows audiences to see three short plays in one evening. The plays explore themes including historical events, ghost stories, death, murder, and the death penalty.


Festival of One Acts includes the following one-acts: Sentences and Words written by Cynthia L. Cooper, directed by Dianna Brown Shaw; Thank Goodness for Hats written by Melissa Grantham, directed by Carol Develice; and One Lane Bridge written by Stephen Gregg, directed by Benji Stockton.


Adam Miller, Theatre Tuscaloosa Managing Director, said, “We are so excited to have been able to create this annual tradition for Tuscaloosa. One-act plays are a unique art form within the world of theatre in which a playwright can pack a big idea into a short space of time. It’s the perfect artistic laboratory for our up-and-coming actors and directors to experiment.”


The performance dates and times are as follows: Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. (audience members are invited to come early for a free staged-reading performance by Improbable Fictions that will be presented at 6:30 p.m.); Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. (audience members may come early to attend an art gallery opening with wine and hors d’Oeuvres that will precede this performance at 5:00 p.m.); Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m.


The cast includes Bonita Batton, Sarah Kathryn Bonds, Tony Bordeaux, Vickie Davis, Melissa Grantham, Angie Bella Mamola, Louise Manos, Marla Moss, NorQuina Rieves, D’Mar Tarront-Milton, and LaQuenteshia Whitfield.


Theatre Tuscaloosa’s 2019-2020 season is supported by Shelton State Community College, the City of Tuscaloosa, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., WVUA23, and Tuscaloosa Radio, and signature sponsor Claire Friday.


All tickets cost $8 each. A discount is available for Theatre Tuscaloosa subscribers. Tickets and more information are available at or 205.391.2277.