November 7, 2018


FROM: Barbara W. Simpson
            Cultural Arts and Special Events


And the Award Goes To—Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre!

Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre had a hit production of Driving Miss Daisy that set box office rec-ords with sell-out crowds back in February 2018. That production, directed by Sam Wallace, was remount-ed for the Alabama Community Festival (ACTFest19) presented by the Alabama Conference of Theatre. ACTFest19 was held November 2-4, 2018, at the Bean-Brown Theatre on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.

Driving Miss Daisy competed against seven other productions from community theatres from throughout Alabama, including Theatre Tuscaloosa, Spark Theatre Company, Inc., The Actor’s Charitable Theatre, Auburn Area Community Theatre, South City Theatre, The Wetumpka Depot Theatre, and ACE Perform-ing Arts Center.

All three actors in the Prattville performance received honors at the Sunday afternoon awards ceremony. Tommy King, who played Hoke Colburn, received an Outstanding Excellence in Acting award; Eric Arvidson, who played Boolie Werthan, received Best Supporting Actor; and Michon Givens, who played Daisy Werthan, received the top honor of Best Actress in a Leading Role. This was only the second time that Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre has competed in ACT Fest. The competition was very strong and Prattville’s Theatre was well represented. Thank you to all who helped support Prattville’s community theatre in this endeavor!

The Alabama Conference of Theatre (ACT) is a statewide network of theatre artists and educators that strive to promote, strengthen, and sustain theatre in Alabama.

For more information about Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre and how you can play some part through volunteering or as a sponsor of the Theatre, please contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854 or visit
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