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Alan Ball
Actor, Artistic Associate
Macbeth: Duncan
Pericles: Helicanus

Alan made his professional acting debut 40 years ago at the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan.


He is proud to have spent the last eleven seasons with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival - the only actor to have appeared in every one of the last 33 productions - where favorite roles include Caliban in The Tempest, Falstaff in Henry IV, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Wilde Award Nominee - Best of the Bard,) Polonius and the Gravedigger in Hamlet, Fluellen in Henry V, Gloucester in King Lear, Feste in Twelfth Night (Wilde Award Nominee - Best of the Bard,) and the title character in Tartuffe


Elsewhere, favorites include Matt Friedman in Talley’s Folly, John Adams in 1776, Eddie in Conversations with My Father (Free Press Award - Best Actor,) Cassius in Julius Caesar, and Morris in No Way to Treat a Lady (Wilde Award - Best Actor in a Musical.)


Off stage, Alan enjoys photography - check out his books in the lobby! - and travel; so far, he has been to all 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and more than 30 countries around the world.


Alan is equal parts amazed and grateful for all the love and support he has received from his family, Jan and Rob, and his wife, Joan - and their cat, Ginger. He is also genuinely grateful for audiences like yourselves who have returned to, and continue to support, live theatre.


Thank you.

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