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
    Program hours vary

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2947
  2. Email:

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

Area Community Theatre (AACT) presents Vanya and Sonia and 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. Details can be found at $12/adults, $10/students and seniors. Tickets available at
Age(s)                         Day(s)                  Date(s)                                   Time                         Location
13+                                                                                                                                             JDCAC
Performances:          RFSA                    5/13, 5/14, 5/19, 5/20, &         7 p.m.
                                     SU                        5/15 & 5/22                              2 p.m.
Director: Fiona MacLeod • (334) 246-1084 •