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Alan Ball
Artistic Associate

Henry V: Fluellen
The Merry Wives of Windsor:  Sir Hugh Evans
Charley's Aunt: Stephen Spettigue

The only actor to have appeared in every one of the past 30 productions at MSF, this summer marks a solid decade for Alan with the Festival - not including “the blip”, of course.


Favorite MSF roles include Gloucester in King Lear, Caliban in The Tempest, Polonius and the Gravedigger in Hamlet, Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts 1&2, Feste in Twelfth Night, (Wilde Award Nominee - Best Shakespeare Performance), and the title role in Tartuffe.


Beyond MSF, some favorites include Cassius in Julius Caesar (Greenbrier Valley Theatre), Matt Friedman in Talley’s Folly and Pablo Picasso in A Picasso (Artists’ Ensemble), John Adams in 1776 (Stages St. Louis), Eddie in Conversations With My Father (Jewish Ensemble: Free Press Award - Best Actor), and Morris in No Way to Treat a Lady (Meadowbrook Theatre: Wilde Award Winner - Best Actor in a Musical).


Off stage, Alan enjoys photography - check out his books in the lobby! - and travel; so far he’s visited all 50 United States and more than 30 countries around the world. These days, however, he also greatly enjoys his time at home, since it is now shared by his bride, Joan, and their cat, Ginger.


He is enormously pleased to be back performing in a live theatre and grateful beyond words for the presence of each audience member who chose to return as well. Let’s dream a dream together, shall we?

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