Are you a fan of the theatre? Passing through or living in the beautiful state of Alabama in search of some exciting new activity? Well you just happen to be looking while in the midst of one of the largest Shakespeare festivals in the world, and it’s happening right here in Montgomery, Alabama. While the festival began at the start of the year, there still remains a number of shows that you can catch at the Carolyn Blount Theatre, going all the way up through mid July. The theatre is totally wheelchair accessible and you can easily find transportation to it with one of the top quality Alabama wheelchair van rentals, which are specially designed for both electronic and manual wheelchairs. Here is a list with brief descriptions of some of the best plays you can catch over the next few months (bear in mind that the festival typically shows about 3 Shakespeare productions interspersed amongst a total of about 9 productions in total).
White Lightning: Transport yourself to a simpler time in American history through the eyes of a southern 1940s NASCAR driver, struggling to hold his life together as revenuers seek to pull it apart. The play is set in the time of ‘moonshining’ and follows the protagonist as he skyrockets to stardom thanks to his stellar driving abilities, only to re-encounter past hardships that he can’t ever seem to shake. The play will be showing from April 28 – May 7. Book your tickets now.
The Comedy Of Errors: Here is one of Shakespeare’s less well known works, but that shouldn’t take away from its brilliance. The story follows two pairs of identical twins who were separated during a shipwreck some twenty years prior to the start of the story. Comedy and drama mix beautifully as the characters are thrust into bizarre scenarios due to them constantly being confused for one another. And as per usual with Shakespeare stories, the ending is worth the journey. This too will be showing up until May 7. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the greatest playwrights in history performed on a live stage.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Here is Shakespeare at his most fantastic of love stories, engulfed in the perfect mix of comedy and romance in a land inhabited by fairies and other mythical creatures. It is without question one of Shakespeare’s most famous and beloved stories that he ever wrote and it is known to bring a spectacular blend of emotions to any and all Shakespeare enthusiasts. If you are seeking a Shakespeare play while enjoying this festival, this would certainly be a quality pick. This play shows from April 8 – May 8.
Driving Miss Daisy: When this story was adapted for the screen it won Oscar awards for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. The story is told from the perspective of an elderly woman recovering from a serious car accident to which she was the culprit, forcing her to have to rely on a chauffeur to transport her from place to place. The story is set in the heart of Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movements and follows the trajectory of her relationship with her driver that commences with racially and culturally charged tension, as she is white and Jewish and he is a black man during a particularly complicated time for African Americans. As the story progresses, the tension evolves, eventually transforming into a long lasting bond between the two characters. This play will be showing from April 28 – May 06.
Be sure to book your tickets in advance. The theatre invites you to specify when booking what special needs you may need and they will be more than happy to accommodate you. Now that you know you have Alabama wheelchair van rentals available to you anytime, you should have no trouble with transportation. To book a ticket, contact the Carolyn Blount Theatre. For more information on how to rent a van, contact Wheelers Handicapped Accessible Van Rentals at 800-456-1371. Also, be sure to sign up for the Wheeler’s newsletter for the latest updates.