The Baldwin Players have been presenting theatrical productions at ABAC since 1933. This performance group provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to experience and enjoy live theatre. Selections range from classic Shakespeare to modern Broadway and allow ABAC students to learn, expand, and utilize performance skills while bringing dramatic literature to life. The Baldwin Players provide an enriching experience for the performers and the audience and an artistic and cultural opportunity for Tifton and ABAC.
Gem of the Ocean
Thurs-Sat, October 27-29, 2022
Gem of the Ocean, by August Wilson, is set in 1904 Pittsburgh. In a time of racial tensions, Aunt Ester, the 285-year-old healer leads Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama who is in great spiritual turmoil, on a powerful, mystical journey of awakening and redemption across history and time to the City of Bones in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the earliest chronologically of Wilson’s Pulitzer winning, 10-play Century Cycle that explore the African American experience in the 20th century.
Waiting for Godot
Thurs-Sat, March 30-31 & April 1, 2022
In Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, we encounter two individuals who are waiting for the arrival of a man named Godot. They don’t know when, or if, he’ll arrive, or if they’re even at the right place, but while they wait, they talk about their lives, their experiences, and their expectations. They also encounter two visitors who pass through and provide a brief diversion. This play is considered a tour de force of the mid-20th century dramatic movement called the Theatre of the Absurd that explored the nature of our humanity after the two World Wars.