Auburn Area Community Theatre

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2947
  2. Email: [email protected]

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 Present Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone by Dean Carroll
When Sally falls asleep while reading books about a certain juvenile wizard, she dreams that she is a student at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery. But danger is lurking, and it is up to Sally and her new friends Dave and Harmonica to save the day. Will she become the hero like the one in her favorite series? And who is the mysterious Censor who keeps rewriting the story as it goes along? This parody of certain well-known and well-loved book series will keep you laughing the whole way through.
COVID – 19 Note: Patrons will need to follow all current CDC Guidelines in regards to facial coverings. Seating will be arranged to maximize space between chairs. If needed we will transition to an online platform for performances. Please go to for updates on performances $10/Adults, $8/Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased at Ticket info. line: (334) 246-1084.
Age(s)                             Day(s)                     Date(s)                                 Time                         Location
All ages                                                                                                                                         JDCAC
Performances:               RFSAM                  2/25, 2/26, 2/27,                6:30 p.m.
                                                                        3/1, 3/4, 3/5 & 3/6             6:30 p.m.
Matinee:                          SA                          2/27 & 3/6                           2 p.m.
Director: Brantley Waller • (205) 266-1519 • [email protected]

Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) Announces Open Auditions for End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Open auditions for "End Days" by Deborah Zoe Laufer. No previous experience necessary! Two women (one will play a teenager) and three men (one will play a teenager)  are needed for this poignant and sometimes hilarious family drama. Character descriptions: RACHEL STEIN: 16 year-old girl. Feels angry and orphaned since 9/11, as both of her parents withdrew into their own worlds. SYLVIA STEIN: Rachel’s mother (40-60.) Newly Evangelical. ARTHUR STEIN: Rachel’s father (40-60.) Depressed. Some singing involved, as Arthur helps Nelson rehearse for his Bar Mitzvah. NELSON STEINBERG: Also 16. Their new neighbor. Passionate about science. Dresses as Elvis. Loves Rachel. JESUS and STEPHEN HAWKING: Possibly played by the same actor. Come either or both audition days and read from the scripts provided. Monologues are optional. Set, props, and other volunteers are also welcome to come to auditions. Some actors may not be required at all rehearsals. 
COVID - 19 Note: AACT will continue to follow the Alabama Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines for rehearsals and productions. 
Age(s)                     Day(s)                        Date(s)                              Time                    Location
15+                                                                                                                                     JDCAC
Auditions:               MT                             6/7 & 6/8                        6 - 8 p.m. 
Callbacks:               R                                6/10                                  6 - 8 p.m. 
Rehearsals:             MTR                          6/14 - 8/12                       6 - 8 p.m.                        
Director: Andrea Holliday • (334) 246-9906 • [email protected]

Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) Presents End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer
In this production, 16 year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother hands out pamphlets about the end of the world. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And, by the way, the Apocalypse is coming on Wednesday. Rachel’s only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all. Both poignantly redemptive and often hilariously funny, End Days shows a quirky dysfunctional family coming together under unexpected circumstances. “End Days begs the question of what we would hold most sacred if we knew the end was near.”– Huffington Post.
COVID - 19 Note: AACT will continue to follow the Alabama Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines for rehearsals and productions. $12/Adults, $10/Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased at Ticket info. line: (334) 246-1084.
Age(s)                      Day(s)                        Date(s)                                 Time                   Location
13+                                                                                                                                         JDCAC
Performances:        FSA                           8/13 & 8/14                         7 p.m.
                                  RFSA                         8/19 – 8/21
Matinee:                   SU                             8/15 & 8/22                         2 p.m.
Director: Andrea Holliday • (334) 246-9906 • [email protected]