Auburn Area Community Theatre Brings to Life Brand New Never-Before Seen Comedy with FREE Event


Contributed by AACT

Join Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) for a unique opportunity to see a brand new, never before seen play. This free event is a bonus show for the 2021-22 season. “Little Time to Kill” will be performed as a staged reading for one night only. After the performance, the audience in encouraged to stay for discussion with the local playwright, Thomas Maple. A survey will also be available for feedback.

About the play: Doug Garner can’t wait to leave dull Anniton, Alabama, for a big city where he can make a name for himself as a playwright. To accomplish this, he cobbles together a tiny troupe of quirky novice actors to perform in the world premiere of his ill-conceived murder mystery “Death’s Dinner Party.” Joining Doug’s cast is Sarah Payne, a bold Anniton newcomer who is the life complication that Doug never knew that he needed. Doug’s overly optimistic prediction for his play’s success does come true — but for a frustrating reason that he could never have predicted. Among the tourists who flock to Anniton to see the surprise hit play is a successful producer who offers Doug the big break that he was looking for; however, the timing couldn’t be worse — and in the theatre, timing is everything.

“‘Little Time to Kill’ is my first attempt at writing a feature-length play script. I’ll be thrilled to hear it read on stage in my town’s community theatre,” Maple said.

This funny, play within a play, murder mystery is a great opportunity to be a part of art in the making.  Come give your feedback and be a part of the experience of this yet to be published work.

This one night only performance will take place at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center on 222 East Drake Ave., Auburn, Alabama, on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. This is a FREE event so it will not be ticketed, seats will be filled on a first come basis until capacity is reached.


Auburn Area Community Theatre is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika Community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience. AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate.

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