Montgomery, AL: Shakespeare Theater

Country: United States of America
State: Alabama
City: Montgomery

Built 1985. Donated to the city of Montgomery by Wynton M. Blount (hence also known as "Carolyn Blount Theater" in honour of his wife). Named in honour of the English playwright, poet, and actor, William Shakespeare (ca.1564-1616). The complex contains two theatres (750 and 250 seats). Home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Used for drama performances and classical concerts.

[Montgomery, AL: Shakespeare Theater] Front Text: "Shakespeare Theater - Montgomery, Alabama"
Reverse Text: "The Carolyn Blount Theater - Home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival - Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park - Montgomery, Alabama - Donated to the City of Montgomery by Wynton M. Blount in honour of his wife, this magnificent building contains two theaters of 750 and 250 seats and features world class professional theatrical performances and piano concerts throughout the year. Built in 1985 at a cost of more than $25 million, at the time it was the largest single donation ever made to American theatre."
Handwritten Reverse Text: "You would think you were in Stratford, England or Ontario except that it is so damn hot - everything A[ir] C[ondition]ed tho..."
Publisher: D. S. Smith Enterprises, Birmingham AL
Size: Modern
Sent: from Montgomery AL to Orrville OH, July 1995

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