Touchdown! Bear Country Gets Extension in Birmingham | Playbill

News Touchdown! Bear Country Gets Extension in Birmingham
Bear Country, the play about the life and times of legendary University of Alabama football Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, has been extended through Aug. 23 at Birmingham's Virginia Samford Theatre.
Rodney Clark as Bear Bryant
Rodney Clark as Bear Bryant Photo by Phil Scarsbrook

Added performances will take place on Aug. 21 at 7:30 PM, Aug. 22 at 2:30 and 7:30 PM and Aug. 23 at 2 PM. Bear Country, written by Mike Vigilant and directed by Tim Rhoze, opened in Birmingham on Aug. 6. The show was a hit for the Alabama Shakespeare Theatre earlier this year in Montgomery, and the company decided to build regional audiences by presenting the limited summer run 90 minutes north, in Birmingham. Bear Country features Rodney Clark as Coach Bryant, with John Patrick Hayden, William Peden and Yaegel Welch.

For more information call (800) 841-4273 or visit


The Virginia Samford Theatre is located at 1116 South 26th Street in Birmingham.

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