“The audience goes to the theater to see the good performance of good plays, and not the play itself: you can read the play.”
We are an inclusive, culturally diverse organization that brings together people of varied socio-economic status, races, occupations and interests. Our volunteer database now includes more than 200 people.
Alexander City Theatre II is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2015 when a group of local residents staged a live theatrical production for the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce weeklong Sun Festival celebration. The group produced Ruth Gordon’s A Very Rich Woman at the Central Alabama Community College auditorium, and overwhelmingly, the audience asked, “When is the next play?”
Since then, ACT II has continued to stage plays in makeshift local venues, building participation with each production. Two years after the small board struggled to cast the first production, 47 community members auditioned for 14 speaking parts in the 2017 production of Rented Christmas by Norman C. Ahern Jr. and Yvonne Ahern.
ACT II Board of Directors
Betsy Iler, President
Karen Kison, Vice President
Jennifer James, Treasurer
Karen Jennings, Secretary
Patti Smith, ACT II Historian
Rita Lamerato Barry
Mary Wood Perry
“All the world’s a stage.”
“What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.”
“Take me for what I am, who I was meant to be!”