ART + STAGE
Birmingham Revealed: Alvin Vogtle Escapes
April 26, 2017
Our 2017 Birmingham Revealed Cultural Series returns in March with “Alvin Vogtle Escapes,” the newest one-man play commissioned by Vulcan Park and Museum. Written and directed by Lee Shackleford, the one-act drama highlights the adventurous life of Birmingham resident, Alvin Vogtle, whose story influenced the 1963 film “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen. During World War II, Vogtle attempted to escape German POW camps four times before succeeding on his fifth attempt in March 1945. After the war, Vogtle returned to Birmingham and worked as an attorney, and, in 1970, became the CEO of Southern Company. During his tenure as CEO, he made several tough decisions that resulted in the survival of the company during the energy crisis and its continued success today. Join us for this exciting adventure through Alvin Vogtle’s life on Wednesday, April 26. Refreshments will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 6:00 p.m. Many thanks to our sponsors Alabama Power Foundation, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and Balch Bingham for their generous support.