Zelda in the Backyard | Alabama Shakespeare Festival
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By Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

JUN 13–30, 2024
Octagon | Recommended Ages 13+

When Libby inherits a wrecked 1961 Rolls Royce, she sets off on a journey to reassemble the car and pieces of the past her father left behind. In honor of her Alabama roots, she names the car after Zelda Fitzgerald. A little broken herself, Libby finds herself with a new understanding of marriage and family. From the playwright of Gee’s Bend and White Lightning, Zelda in the Backyard is a story of love and loss, and all the roads in between.

*World Premiere: This play was developed through ASF’s 2022 Southern Writers Festival of New Plays.


ASF Insights | June 15 | 12:45pm | Patrons Lobby
A Celebration of Southern Playwrights: Creative Process & Southern Identities
A discussion with Southern playwrights Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder (Zelda in the Backyard), Jonathan Norton (Sojourners), and Kira Rockwell (Wicked Bitter Beast(s). In conjunction with ASF’s Southern Writers Festival of New Plays.

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