"Bear Country" premiers with sold out performance

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- Fresh off a near-perfect season, fans of the Crimson Tide have something else to celebrate, a new play based on legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

The play premiered Sunday afternoon to a sold out crowd at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, much to the pleasure of ASF officials.

"This production and people's interest in this production is a good sign for us," said Meg Lewis with ASF.

Lewis continued, "people are willing even though times are hard right now to come see something at the Shakespeare Festival."

It was low ticket sales projections that prompted ASF to cancel "Les miserables." The million dollar production would have been the theater's largest this year.

The sale of tickets is something ASF hopes to take with them throughout the rest of the season.

Tickets to "Bear Country" are $42.00 and if you would like to get yours call the box office at 271-5353, or log on to www.asf.net.