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  • 700 Monroe Street
  • Huntsville, AL 35801

Bear Country, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s biggest-selling play in the history of its Octagon Stage, is an up close and personal journey through the incredible life and times of legendary Alabama Crimson Tide coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant. Even Auburn fans have found Bear to be highly entertaining!

Michael Vigilant’s biographical drama tells Bryant’s story through his own perspective as a memory play. Bryant looks back at his younger self and shares scenes of his life and career as well as the crucial people who shaped him. It might, in other hands, have been a one-man show, but Vigilant loves football, and football is a team sport. Consequently, four actors play fifteen roles throughout the story of Bryant’s opportunities and crises. We walk through his life with him, gaining a personal account of a powerful man.


  • February 25, 2018
  • Location: 700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL
  • Phone: (256) 518-6155
  • Time: Sun 1:00 and 6:30 PM
  • Price: Admission charged