Children’s theatre returns this fall!

Birmingham Children’s Theatre announces their fall play, The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus

Sheila and her friends decide to beat the summer heat by building the best fort ever—until a clever coyote arrives and sends them on a challenging adventure!

Coming to outdoor and virtual stages this fall, Birmingham Children’s Theatre presents The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus by Eric Coble, directed by Alex Ungerman, and featuring Rebecca Yeager. And to kick off the fall season, BCT is bringing this show to the Avondale Park Amphitheatre for FREE to audiences!

With support from the Friends of Avondale Park and the Housing Affordability Trust, BCT will present an outdoor, and physically distanced weekend of performances at the historic Avondale Park Amphitheater. Performances are Saturday, October 17th at 10:00am and 12:00pm, and Sunday, October 18th at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. These performances are free, though tickets must be reserved in advance due to limited audience seating.

On Saturday, October 24th at 10:00am BCT will host the first virtual public performance of The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus. Tickets start as low as $5 and audience members will be given a virtual code to view the performance from the comfort of their own homes.

Tickets for all events are available through BCT’s website, Eventbrite, or by calling (205) 458-8181. More outdoor and virtual performance dates will be added throughout the fall.

Filled with magical realism and surprises at every turn, this heartening story of friendship, ingenuity, bravery, and learning to care for our environment offers a unique twist on traditional storytelling by bringing a menagerie of found objects to life. The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus will captivate and inspire audiences of all ages.

More info

  • Birmingham Children’s Theatre presents The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus by Eric Coble
  • October 17th – 18th: FREE outdoor performances at Avondale Park Amphitheater
  • Saturday, October 24th: Pay-What-You-Can Virtual Performance
  • More dates will be offered throughout the fall, to be announced soon
  • Tickets can be found at www.bct123.org/thegirlwhoswallowedacactus or on Eventbrite

About Birmingham Children’s Theatre

Birmingham Children’s Theatre exists to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of children through the magic of theatre. One of the nation’s oldest and largest professional theatre companies for young audiences, BCT produces high-quality, professional theatrical entertainment and curriculum-relevant arts education experiences for children and families. Established in 1947, BCT has touched the lives of over thirteen million students throughout its seven-decade history.

BCT Sponsors

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus is made possible with the support of Medical Properties Trust and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Free weekend performances at Avondale Park Amphitheater are provided through support of the Friends of Avondale Park and the Housing Affordability Trust.

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