Alabama Story

Alabama Story

by Kenneth Jones

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7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday Evenings
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Evenings
2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

* Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association.

BridgesSETH ANDREW BRIDGES (Thomas) is thrilled to be making his PTC debut! Off-Broadway credits include: Harry in The Time of Your Life, Ashley Lancaster inFriend of the Devil (Attic Theatre Company, company member) and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream(NY Neo-Classical Ensemble). Regional credits include: Orsino in Twelfth Night, and Donalbain and Young Siward in Macbeth (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Hal in Proof, and the octogenarian Alfie inOne Man, Two Guvnors (TheatreSquared); and Thurio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lake George Theatre Lab). Upcoming: The Liar at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, FL. Seth holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Effusive thanks to Ken and Karen.
DAmbroseSTEPHEN D’AMBROSE (Garth) is a 40-year stage veteran, with performances at theaters across the country, including: the Guthrie, The Old Globe, San Jose Rep., Arizona Theater Co., The Children’s Theatre Co., The Jungle Theater, and The Folger Shakespeare Theatre in DC. National tours include the Guthrie Theater’s Great Expectations and the Broadway tour of Tracy Letts’ acclaimed August: Osage County. Most recently he performed the world premiere, one-man show of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. In 2000 he was awarded the McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship, in recognition of his career contributions as an actor in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.  His film credits include: Sweet Land, Herman USA, Factotem, The Cure, A Christmas Carol, Trauma, and Vixen Highway.
GatesSAMUEL RAY GATES (Joshua) is making his Pioneer Theatre Company debut. He has appeared off-Broadway in The Muscles in Our Toes (The Labyrinth);Aunt Dan and Lemon (The New Group); Three Seconds in the Key (New Georges); Electra (the Classical Theatre of Harlem); Nelson (Partial Comfort Productions); A Wives’ Tale (Summer Play Festival). Regional credits include Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing (MVPlayhouse); Clybourne Park (Cincinatti Playhouse in the Park); The Trinity River Plays (Goodman/Dallas Theater Center);The Brother/Sister Plays (McCarter Theatre Center); McReele (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater); Ma Rainey’s Black BottomFences (Swine Palace); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream,CoriolanusThe Winter’s Tale, and Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare & Company. Television and film credits include Mozart in the Jungle, VEEP, Person of Interest, The Blacklist, House of Cards, The Men Who Stare at GoatsKings, Law & OrderLaw & Order: Criminal IntentRescue Me.
LambertGGRETA LAMBERT (Emily) has been a company member of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival since 1986 playing some amazing roles: Ivy Rowe in Fair and Tender Ladies, Shirley Valentine, Lady Croom inArcadia, Dottie in Noises Off, Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Linda in Death of a Salesman, Blanche DuBois, Hedda Gabler, Sarah Bernhardt, Eliza Doolittle, Candida, Miss Havisham, Hanna in Night of the Iguana, Natalya in A Month in the Country, Marquise in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa – to name a few. Regional credits include Doubt, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Private Lives, Three Sisters, To Kill a Mockingbird, Death and the Maiden, A Shayna Maidel,Woman in Mind.  In Shakespeare: Cleopatra, Lady Macbeth, Viola, Mistress Page, Beatrice, Constance, Rosalind, Emilia, Cressida, Kate, Titania, Emilia, Miranda, Duchess of York, Princess Katherine and Lady Ann. Television credits include Picket Fencesand Young Riders.  Directing: Relative Values, Proof,Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, As You Like It andCinderella. She currently serves as ASF Director of Education and Outreach.
MiddletonKATE MIDDLETON (Lily) is thrilled to be returning to PTC for this beautiful world-premiere production after appearing in last year’s A Few Good Men as Jo. Off-Broadway: Asymmetric (59E59 Theaters), Pratfalls(The Abingdon, world premiere), The Late Christopher Bean, Separate Tables, The Unearthing (TACT), The Other Place (MTC/MCC), Avow (NYIT Award Best Lead Actress), Bell Book and Candle, Proof, Barefoot in the Park, The Shape of Things, House of Yes, Pump Boys & Dinettes (Ground UP Productions). Regional credits: Perfect Wedding (GEVA/Cape Playhouse),Circle Mirror Transformation (St. Louis Rep, Kevin Kline Award), Noises Off, Boeing Boeing (Dorset Theatre Festival), Marty (Huntington Theatre w/John C. Reilly), Carnival (NJ Shakespeare), With and Without (Bickford Theatre), August Snow (Triad Stage), Jack and Jill (Playmakers Rep), The Importance of Being Earnest (Summit Playhouse),South Pacific (ArtPark), Blithe Spirit, The Full Monty,Chicago (Weston Playhouse), Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It (Warehouse Theatre). TV/Film: Recurring on NBC’s Mercy, L&O: “Fame,” L&O SVU: “Desperate,” Comedy Central’s Date from Hell. Upcoming indie feature, “April Flowers,” this spring. Kate is the Artistic Director of NYC’s 9-year-old non-profit theatre company, Ground UP Productions.
ParryWILLIAM PARRY (Higgins) created roles in ten original Broadway productions, including James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and Passion (both filmed for PBS), as well asInto the Light, The Leaf People, Agamemnon (Lincoln Center), and the original Jesus Christ Superstar. Also on Broadway, Camelot (HBO) as understudy to Richard Burton and Richard Harris, and Gypsy with Bernadette Peters (directed by Sam Mendes). Off-Broadway: Weidman and Sondheim’s Assassins(Playwrights Horizons) and Road Show (Public). Also at the Public: Cymbeline, Dispatches, The Knife;Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center; others. National Tours:A Few Good Men, Titanic (as Capt. E.J. Smith), andMemphis. Some 50 regional productions; favorites include All My Sons, The Rainmaker, Saint Joan. Film, television and radio credits include In & Out, Domestic Disturbance, The Pretender, Law & Order, Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.

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