The Last Mile performed by Orange Beach High School Students

Press Release

January 14, 2020 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - The theatre department for Orange Beach High School will present its award-winning production of THE LAST MILE on Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th at the Orange Beach Community Center. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door.

Caught in the cross hairs of genocide, two young women, bound by time, weigh their sins against the worth of their lives and learn that history doesn’t just repeat itself — it intertwines. The Last Mile won Best In Show/1st Place at the District Trumbauer Theatre Festival and competed at the State competition, where three members of the cast were named to the All Star Cast. Additionally, the show won Best Set and Best Tech at the District level competition in Mobile.

The performance will feature special guest Marty Schiff from Pittsburgh. Mr. Schiff is a professional actor and director, having appeared in films such as Dawn of the Dead. Some of his television credits include roles on Dallas, Creepshow, Newhart Knightrider, and dozens of other shows from the 80s and 90s. 

Mr. Schiff will speak before each performance about his family who were effected by The Holocaust. Additionally, there will be a Q & A after each performance. 

On Saturday, January 25th at 2 p.m., Mr. Schiff will greet the public at the Coastal Arts Center, where he will talk about his career in the film and television industry. This free event is available to everyone.  

The play is written and directed by Darren J. Butler the theatre teacher and Fine Arts Director for Orange Beach High School. Mr. Butler also serves as the Artistic Director for Orange Beach Theatre. The set was designed by Dr. David Ruebhausen, and the choreography was designed by Erica Bailey, a visiting artist with the school from January 13-February 21. Miss Bailey is a native of Alabama but lives in Paris, France, where she works as a professional aerial acrobat and dancer.  

For more information, contact Darren Butler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..