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Guardian of the Sidewalk

The Whole Backstage SETC Fringe Festival Entry

Directed by Kelleybrooke Brown


The Whole Backstage will present the two-person show, Guardian of the Sidewalk, for a one-time performance on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door prior to the play, at $5 each.


This special WBS public show is planned to help prepare the duo and defray costs for their upcoming performance at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Fringe Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina. Under the festival guidelines, thi...s event gives students an opportunity to showcase one-act plays of less than 75 minutes. These young actors will also have the opportunity to audition for under-graduate scholarships with colleges and universities, as well as explore professional acting job offers from across the nation.


Laura Kate Smith, a senior at Guntersville High School, is the daughter of Tim and Meg Smith of Guntersville. For almost 10 years, Laura Kate has performed in Whole Backstage major productions as well as with the WBS Children’s Theatre. Laura Kate plans to double major in vocal performance along with an undecided field of study, as she prepares to attend law school. Recently at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Laura Kate was named as an All-Star Actor.


Nicholas Di Prima, a junior at Marshall Christian School, is the son of Carlo and Tania Di Prima of Albertville. Nicholas plans to attend college and major in acting or theatre performance. He has been active with the Whole Backstage Children’s Theatre for several years and recently was named Best Actor at the Alabama Community Theatre Festival. Director Kelleybrooke Brown describes, “Through the competitive ten-state regional application process, only six theatres in the Southeast were chosen to participate.


The Whole Backstage is one of those prestigious few that will perform at the convention in South Carolina”.Guardian of the Sidewalk is a riveting play by Bill Cleavel in that demonstrates a special kind of faith to anyone who has ever dared to believe in miracles.


This is the story of Peter, a bitter, haunted young man who is trapped in the barren wastelands of purgatory. With him is Ariel, a bright, energetic young angel who is assigned to help Peter redeem his soul. Through this unexpected encounter on a common walkway, the poignant message reveals the true power of love and redemption.


For more information about the performance of Guardian of the Sidewalk, please call the WBS office at 256.582.7469, or visit the playhouse office at 1120 Rayburn Avenue in Guntersville during business hours 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit the website:

tickets available ONLY at the door the day of the performance


This production is not part of the patron program.

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