Auburn Area Community Theatre

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

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  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

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Auburn Area Community Theatre

The Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) is home to the Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT). In partnership with the JDCAC, AACT is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for education and participation in the theatre community. AACT presents quality, entertaining and thought-provoking theatre experiences to our cultural community. In addition to theatrical performances, AACT provides a number of workshops and summer camps to area residents.

Make sure to visit their website at and check out their Facebook page at

Upcoming AACT Auditions and Productions

AACT Young Performers Presents Animal Fables by Aesop

We are swept into a peaceful kingdom where the players at a country fair musically musically weave together many of Aesop's enchanting fables. Learning classic morals of "slow and steady wins the race" and "practice makes perfect" along with the more obscure "shun the quack" and "fancy dress cannot change the body inside" and are rewarded with the real life lessons in a fun and exciting setting. $10/Adults, $8/Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased and reservations made at Ticket info. line: (334) 332-0881.

Ages                        Day(s)                  Date(s)                             Time
Performances          RFSAM                3/1–3/3, 3/5, 3/8–3/10      6:30 p.m.
Matinee                     SA                       3/3 & 3/10                        2 p.m.
Director: Richard Trammell • (706) 590-2503 •

AACT Announces Open Auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged
Hear ye! Hear ye! Auburn Area Community Theatre doth announce open auditions for our Spring 2018 production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Three adult actors are needed to portray the Bard's characters from all 37 plays in 97 minutes! Expect maximum silliness, lots of wigs, ridiculous accents, and, of course, a cooking segment. These hyper-creative actors will weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride. Rehearsals will be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, but will be adjusted to actor’s availability. Performances will be May 10 – 13, 2018. For more information, contact the director, Chris Alonzo, at Please note: although the script traditionally calls for three male performers, casting for this production will be gender (and color) blind.

Age(s)                       Day(s)                    Date(s)                           Time                   
Auditions:                   MT                         3/5 & 3/6                         6 – 8 p.m.
Callbacks:                  R                            3/8                                  6 – 9 p.m.
Rehearsals:               MWR                      3/19 – 5/9                       6 – 9 p.m.
Performances:           RFSA                     5/10 – 5/12                     7 p.m.
Matinee:                     SU                         5/13                                2 p.m.
Director: Chris Alonzo •