Editorial: ASF Anniversary - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial: ASF Anniversary

Posted: Updated:
  • EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:20:04 GMT
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News stationMore >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:20:07 GMT
    According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, 39,518 Americans committed suicide in 2011 making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in our country.  Putting this number into perspective,More >>
    This week a high profile American actor and comedian, Robin Williams, took his own life.  The conversation following the loss is one of sadness, empathy, surprise and concern.  It's a conversation centering on his battles with depression and the primary impact it appeared to have played in his last days.More >>

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - More than one million students expanded their imaginations here at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival over the past 25 years.  Next Tuesday marks the silver anniversary of ASF's arrival here from Anniston.  It was an incredible gift from "Red" Blount to his wife Carolyn, and in turn to all of the people of Montgomery, Alabama and the Southeast. 

It is a gift that continues to give – inspiring hope and dreams in school children every year, and moving adults year round to enjoy the comedies, tragedies and revelations of life through classical theatre, groundbreaking new plays birthed here through the Southern Writers Project, and enchanting musicals that helped us through more than our share of tough times.

To the artists and craftspeople who make magic daily in this theater's own costume, props and scene shops, making the costumes and sets that are the envy of theaters nationwide.

 To the actors, playwrights and artistic directors who make these stages that sit across a lake atop a hill a transformative experience. 

And to you, an engaging and supportive audience who truly appreciates this treasure in our own backyard. May the next 25 years be as alive, spirited and fresh as the first 25!

©2010 WSFA. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow