ASF Plans to Continue Work Despite Cuts

There's a saying in theater, "The show must go on." Despite drastic state budget cuts, that is what's happening at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery.

The season opens Sunday night with the children's classic, "The Secret Garden," even as Festival administrators scramble to find funds. Spokeswoman Sherry Ward says about $500,000 must be raised by December to save the popular SchoolFest program.

She says attendance is the best way to support the theater. Staff members are working extra hours because of the cuts, but Ward says the quality of stage performances will not be sacrificed.

Produced by Vanessa Staples

Courtesy: Alabama Associated Press