Playwright to Speak at Northeast
Pamela Parker, author of Second Samuel
Thursday, July 12, 2012
10:00 a. m.
Tom Bevill Lyceum
Northeast Alabama Community College
Theatrerenowned Department and the English and Fine Arts Division would
like to invite you to meet Pamela Parker, who is the playwright
of the play Second Samuel, currently being produced at
NACC. This is a first for NACC to host the author of one of the
plays produced by our Theatre Department! Ms. Parker will be
speaking on Thursday, July 12, at 10:00 am in the Tom Bevill
Pamela Parker was born in a small mill town in Georgia and
raised by grandparents who told stories about life in the rural
South in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Parker began writing
plays in the late 1980s; the first three were one-act plays and
all have been produced in New York City. Second Samuel
was the first full-length play. Dan Hulbert of The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution named it the Best Original Play
'91-'92. In 1995, Parker won the Southern Playwrights
Competition at the Center for Southern Studies at Jacksonville
State University in Alabama with A Higher Place in Heaven.
In 1997, Pat Conroy invited Parker to the Southern Voices
conference, Hoover, Alabama, to read from The Second
Samueltonian—a collection of short stories. In 2010, Ms.
Parker became an international playwright when Second Samuel
was produced in Perth, Australia. Her plays have been produced
in Alabama more times than in all other states and other
Northeast's production of Second Samuel opens July 13.
For information on tickets to the play contact the theatre
office at ext. 2218, or purchase them online from the theatre’s
webpage on at
About the Show.