City Equity Theatre was founded in the summer of 2006 as a professional company in which members of Actors’ Equity Association can work and non-members who are pursuing professional careers in acting or stage management can eventually gain membership to the union, through contract employment or an EMC candidacy program. CET’s productions of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Brian Friel’s Faith Healer were mounted by the company under AEA’s Members Project Code, allowing Equity actors to appear. In January 2011, CET plans to offer a new production of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, the groundbreaking play on which the Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater musical is based.
City Equity Theatre Information
- Venues: Virginia Samford Theater, Alabama School of Fine Arts, and various other venues in Birmingham
- Public Transportation: Varies depending on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Varies depending on venue
- Performance/Programs: Only a few productions offered annually, with around 10 performances of each
- Ticket Prices: $15-25, with discounts for students and seniors at some performances.