Way Off Broadway Opens New Play in August


CONTACT:  Kellie Cook, Parks & Recreation Director, or (334) 595-0800

July 23, 2013

The Way Off Broadway Theatre in downtown Prattville will present the Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama, Collected Stories, from August 16th – September 1st. A special opening night performance will begin the run on Thursday, August 15, at 7:30 PM.

Collected Stories is a witty, literate drama chronicling the relationship between a writing master and her protégé. Trouble starts when the student's success begins to undermine her mentor. Director Amanda Haldy places it among the finest plays penned by award-winning playwright, Donald Margulies. "This is the kind of play you'll be talking about with your friends as you walk back to your car," Haldy says. "It's a play that sticks in your heart—a swim through deep, murky waters of art and ethics."

This probing drama culminates in a tour de force confrontation between two stunning local actresses—Teri Sweeney and Curtia Torbert. Sweeney is a well-known local performer, having appeared in venues throughout Montgomery and Prattville to critical acclaim. At Way Off Broadway Theatre (WOBT), she most recently appeared in Cookin' With Gus, and The Lion in Winter. Torbert, who will graduate from Alabama State University's theatre program in 2014, will be making her debut at WOBT.

The Theatre is in the Cultural Arts Center at 203 West 4th Street. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, and can be purchased at the Cultural Arts Center or reserved by calling (334) 595-0854. Show times are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.