The Baldwin Players eagerly announce the upcoming season of live theatre at ABAC.
Fall 2014 (Nov. 6, 7, 8) – Howard Auditorium, 7pm each night, cost $7 general admission
Auditions for The Odd Couple (female version) will be Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 at 6:30pm in Howard Auditorium. Auditions are open to ABAC students, faculty, and staff AND community members from Tifton and surrounding communities. For more information contact Dr. Brian Ray, 229-391-4969 or email@example.com.
This is the hilarious classic comedy celebrating the friendship and inevitable conflicts between two opposite personalities thrust into being mismatched roommates by circumstance. This is Simon’s original story of two men, Oscar and Felix, adapted by Simon himself into a story of two women, Olive and Florence.
Spring 2015 (Mar 5, 6, 7) – Peanut Museum at GMA, 7pm each night, cost $7 general admission
To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, the Baldwin Players are performing a powerful new play by a young playwright that provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of three Jews — one, a badly wounded Confederate soldier, and the other two previously his slaves — in April 1865 as they negotiate shifting interpersonal roles, rotting faiths, and basic survival just after General Lee surrendered at Appomattox. It is a story of bindings – chains, love, and faith – and secrets.
The Baldwin Players is the theatre performance organization at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. It provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to experience and enjoy live theatre. There are two shows produced each year, one in fall semester and one in spring semester. Under the direction of Dr. Brian Ray, the main stage plays are performed in Howard Auditorium, ABAC’s 330 seat theatre, and there are other venues, such as the Georgia Museum of Agriculture, that are available to perform smaller, more versatile plays.
Spring play 2014
Smoke on the Mountain, the Baldwin Players’ spring 2014 production was a huge success! It was performed in the Peanut Museum at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village on March 6-8, 2014. It was very well received. Closing night saw the first sold out performance of the Baldwin Players in over 15 years. The Fall 2014 production will be Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (the female version) on Nov. 6-8, 2014 in Howard Auditorium. It’s not too early to put it on your calendars!
Let me welcome you to the Baldwin Players’ web page. More importantly, let me welcome you to the Baldwin Players world of THEATRE! Yes, theatre is a special place where the stories written by playwrights across the ages come to life. You may ask what live theatre is all about, especially when there are so many entertainment options beckoning for your attention. While television, movies, video games, and other sorts of possibilities exist, none of them can equal the energy and excitement that watching or participating in a live theatrical performance can bring to the audience member and the performer. The play gives a living, breathing form to the stories that fill the stage. The connection that is formed between the actors and the audience is, for lack of a better word, MAGIC! Come try it for yourself, just once, and I’m sure you will want to come back, time and again.
Baldwin Players Director
The director of the Baldwin Players is Dr. Brian Ray. He brings a life-long passion for theatre to the Baldwin Players. In addition to one of his English Literature doctoral specialties being Renaissance Theatre including Shakespeare, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. Further, he has been in over 50 productions over the course of his career in community and academic theatre as an actor, director, and technician in dramas, comedies, musicals, and experimental theatre.
The Baldwin Players plan to do Connie Ray’s Smoke on the Mountain as the spring play in 2014. It will be performed at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village’s Wiregrass Opry stage on Mar. 6-8, 2014. Watch this page for updates about audition dates!
Fall 2013 – William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
Spring 2013 – The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.
Fall 2012 – The Hallelujah Girls by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten.