ACT Remembers! CELEBRATING 65 Seasons (artwork copyright abilene community theatre 2019)

ACT Remembers! CELEBRATING 65 Seasons
(artwork copyright abilene community theatre 2019)

Announcing ACT's 65th Season

Sponsored by The Greathouse Foundation and The Excelsior Foundation

Abilene Community Theatre is excited to announce the show line up and performance schedule for our 2019-2020 Season, ACT Remembers! In celebration of 65 years, we’ve put together a season that draws on our rich history and includes some of our greatest hits from seasons past! Come be a part of this new season full of suspense, comedy, drama and more.

Purchase Season Tickets and Memberships now! Purchase online, or download an order form and return to us in person, by mail or by email!
809 Barrow
Abilene, TX

TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR ALL SIX SHOWS. If you have a season ticket and want to reserve priority seats, click “Reserve Priority Seating”. If you want to purchase General Admission tickets, click “Purchase General Admission”. (You may also use your season tickets to purchase General Admission seats if you wish.)

The 2019-2020 season will consist of the following shows: 

by Kenyon Nicholson & Charles Robinson 
directed by Mike Stephens
APPLE was ACT’s very first production, performed all those years ago in 1954 at Abilene’s Fair Park Arena. This romantic comedy tells the story of a widowed gentleman farmer who finds himself developing feelings for his temporary housekeeper - who just happens to be his neighbor’s daughter.
(Marta Preager |  Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency)
Sept 6, 7 & 13, 14  7:30 PM   MATINEE Sept 8 & 15  2:00 PM

by Arthur Miller
directed by Jenni Harbour
The classic drama of Willie Loman, an aging travelling salesman who recognizes the growing emptiness in his life and makes one last attempt to fix it. Originally produced at ACT as part of the 1960-1961 Season. 
(Dramatists, Inc. |
Oct 25, 26 & Nov 1, 2 7:30 PM   MATINEE Oct 27 & Nov 3  2:00 PM

by A.R. Gurney
directed by Ginger Vinson
This romantic comedy focuses on a stray pup called Sylvia and the unexpected effect she has on the couple who adopts her. Originally produced at ACT in April of 1998.
(Dramatists, Inc. |
Dec 6, 7 & 13, 14  7:30 PM   MATINEE  Dec 8 & 15  2:00 PM

by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Keith May
Keith May directs his interpretation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, in which a gang of mischievous faeries weaves their tale as they slowly take over the stage of a small town West Texas community theatre. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM was originally produced at ACT in February 1975.
Feb 7, 8 & 14, 15  7:30 PM   MATINEE Feb 9 & 16  2:00 PM

by Sam Bobrick & Ron Clark
directed by Tyler Sparks
A suspenseful comedy about a love triangle that asks, is all truly fair in love? Perhaps even…murder? Originally produced at ACT in February 1982 and October 1992.
(Samuel French, Inc. |
Mar 27, 28 & Apr 3, 4 7:30 PM    MATINEE Mar 29 & Apr 5  2:00 PM

by Neil Simon
directed by Valena Cox
We close the season with Neil Simon’s classic farce. All is not as it seems (maybe) at a dinner party in which the hosts are never seen and foul play may have taken place. Originally produced at ACT in October 1992 and June 2002.
(Samuel French, Inc. |
May 8, 9 & 15, 16  7:30 PM   MATINEE May 10 & 17  2:00 PM