Auburn Area Community Theatre

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

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  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2947
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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 •

Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) presents Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play! In Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, master of comedy Christopher Durang takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and mixes them up. Set in-present-day Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia have lived their entire lives in their family's farmhouse. While they stayed home to take care of their ailing parents, their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful movie star, leaving Vanya and Sonia to feel trapped and regretful. Their soothsayer/cleaning woman Cassandra keeps warning them about terrible things in the future. A sudden visit from Masha and her twenty-something boy toy Spike, throws the quiet household into upheaval as everyone gets swept up into an intoxicating mixture of lust, sibling rivalry, unrequited love, regret, and the possibility of escape! Even if you don’t know your Uncle Vanya from your Seagull, you will find this hilarious and touching.
*COVID – 19 Note: We recommend that you order your tickets early! Auburn ACT is committed to the safety of our AACT family, patrons, and community. All recommended protocols will be followed at the time of auditions and performances. We have adjusted our seating arrangements, etc. to provide a safe, comfortable, entertaining experience. Details can be found at $12/adults, $10/students and seniors. Tickets available at
Age(s)                     Day(s)                        Date(s)                              Time                    Location
All ages                                                                                                                             JDCAC
Performances:       RFSA                         5/7, 5/8, 5/13, 5/14,       7 p.m.
                                                                    & 5/15
                                  SU                             5/9 & 5/16                        2 p.m.
Director: Fiona Macleod • (334) 246-1084 •