Birmingham’s Park Players settling permanently into Crestwood Center

August 18, 2012 by  

The Park Players, a small-scale theater group that has been performing plays by Shakespeare and many other productions for several years in a mix of parks and theaters around Birmingham, may have found a more permanent home.

The group, led by artistic director and founder A. Clay Boyce, is getting ready for its production of ‘Second Samuel’ at Crestwood Center’s community south building, which the group expects to be its permanent home for future productions. The production, which is set to run from August 23 – 25 at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, August 26 at 2:30 pm, should prove to be a fun event for the whole family.

‘Second Samuel’ is set in a small 1949 southern Georgia town, and, as Bryce is quoted as saying on

“The whole theme is about community and what it means to be a community.”

It could be an excellent choice for kicking off a more stable long-term community theater at the Crestwood Center. Seeing as the Park Players are a community theater, printing companies might consider contributing poster printing or brochure printing for this or any future productions ,in exchange for a sponsorship role. Tickets cost $15, although it is free for those 16 years or younger.

After ‘Second Samuel’ is in the bag, the Park Players are planning to perform ‘The Misanthrope’ in October and ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ leading up to the December holidays. Come springtime, the Park Players plan to keep with tradition by performing at least one production in Homewood Park.