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Theater classic to close arts council season

Published 10:42am Saturday, March 16, 2013

Alexander City Arts, Inc. season will come to a close Thursday with a 7 p.m. performance of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.”

“This will be our last performance of the season,” said Beverly Thomas, a volunteer with the organization. “We’ve had a variety of programs this season, and we’re really excited to present this performance to the community. We’re really looking forward to it.”

Thomas said the classic production will be performed by the Virginia Samford theatre group of Birmingham in the Central Alabama Community College auditorium.

“They’re a really good theatre group,” Thomas said. “We feel really fortunate to have them.”

She said some might be familiar with the play’s storyline from the movie adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

“Many of our patrons are familiar with the story,” Thomas said. “So many of us relate back to the movie or have read the book.”

Thomas said the play is set in the living room of a professor and his wife, who is also the daughter of the president of the university.

“They do a good bit of drinking and have combative behavior,” Thomas said.

She said the play promises to entertain, regardless of previous knowledge of the story.

“It’s lively theatre,” Thomas said. “It will be an evening of lively entertainment and exchanges.”

Tickets for the performance will be available at the door and will be $15 for adults and $5 for students.