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Alabama Boys

A new play starring Thom Gossom Jr. & Michael O’Neill

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Woltosz Theatre

Thursday, October 27, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Woltosz Theatre

Distinguished Auburn University alumni Thom Gossom Jr. and Michael O’Neill return to their alma mater this fall for the premiere of their new original play, Alabama Boys, presented Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27
at the Woltosz Theatre. 

Gossom and O’Neill both have enjoyed prolific careers as actors of film, television and stage; their journeys into the world of showbusiness launched from the soil of their native Alabama. Penned by Gossom and O’Neill, and produced by fellow Auburn alumnus Walt Woltosz, Alabama Boys is an honest reflection by two men—one Black, one white—on coming of age in the South during the civil rights era. The play traces their formative years and examines how their time at Auburn shaped the rest of their lives. Alabama Boys is the first-ever theatrical work produced and presented by the Gogue Center.

CLICK HERE to read our feature interview with Auburn alumni and Alabama Boys creators Thom Gossom Jr. and Michael O’Neill.

In celebration of the world premiere of Alabama Boys, the Gogue Center is pleased to offer students, alumni, faculty and staff a special Auburn Family discount on tickets. Auburn students can secure up to two free tickets, while alumni, faculty and staff can book two tickets for $20 each. To reserve seats, visit and enter promotional code AUFAMILY.*

*Offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets.

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