Tickets are on sale now for Trussville’s ACTA Theatre’s upcoming fall performance, Ramona Quimby.
Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct
. 12-13 and 19-20 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday matinee performances are Oct. 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $l2 for adults; $10 for senior adults (55 and older); and $8 for students.
Appropriate for the whole family, Beverly Cleary’s “Ramona Quimby” is a popular children’s story that traces Ramona’s passage through third grade and her family relationships. At school, she throws a tantrum when provoked by a classmate and is sent home in disgrace. The teacher’s wrath, an important family wedding, persistent sibling bickering and Mr. Quimby’s attempts to give up smoking are part of the fabric that shapes a humorous, loving family portrait.
The production is dramatized by Len Jenkins and directed by Angie McGowan. Kerry Burrell is McGowan’s assistant, Ed Potts is stage manager and Nichole Thomas is assistant-stage manager.
The Trussville ACTA theatre is a well-known theatre in the arts scene, and those involved with ACTA are just as excited about Ramona Quimby as the actor’s themselves.
Dianne Adams, who works for ACTA, says she loves the community theatre and wishes more of the community would be involved.
“It’s unfortunate that so many residents don’t know Trussville has a community theatre,” Adams says. One of the most exciting parts about ACTA’s performances is the cast. Adams says you never know who you will see acting on stage.
“Community theatre is for and by local people, whether it be as an actor or someone with artistic talent to build sets, or someone with light and sound experience,” Adams said. “So many people are needed to produce a play and community theatre builds friendships.
ACTA Theatre is located at 225 Parkway Drive in Trussville. The theatre is handicap accessible. Reservations can be made by calling Jill Borders, the theatre manager, at (205) 655-3902. ACTA Theatre does not accept debit or credit cards.