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‘A Curious Incident,’ indeed | more...

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Demanding dignity and justice in the Gilded Age | more...

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Thursday May 2, 2019 12:39 pm EDT
'The Hero's Wife' and 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' onstage | more...

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Thursday August 2, 2018 05:00 am EDT
Laugh along with ‘Funny Girl’ on its 50th birthday on August 2 | more...

Theater Feature

Tuesday March 20, 2012 03:22 pm EDT

  • Stephanie Richardson

Atlanta's own French-language theater troupe Theatre du Reve will present a staged bilingual reading of the new play Celles d’en-haut, which was inspired in part by the photography of Cindy Sherman.

According to the press release, Celles d’en Haut (or "The Women Above") is a hilarious and colorful play set in a 1950s sanitorium, set apart on an isolated mountaintop....

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Theater Feature

Monday March 19, 2012 05:45 pm EDT
After months of struggling with finances and the recent departure of managing director Raye Varney, Marrieta's Theatre in the Square has official closed their curtains. Curt Holman had reported on their hardships in recent months, recently noting that Varney resigned with the hope that her salary could help keep the theatre afloat longer. No such luck. The press release notes that the theatre... | more...

Theater Feature

Tuesday February 28, 2012 09:40 am EST

  • Seamus M. Bourne
  • Donna Biscoe and Joy Brunson in 'Flyin' West'

Cash-strapped Theatre in the Square, which recently saw the resignation of Managing Director Raye Varney, must raise $60,000 by March 16 to keep its doors open in the short term, and $400,000 by the end of its fiscal year, June 30, according to Mike Russell, chairman of playhouse's board of directors.

Russell made his remarks...

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Theater Feature

Monday February 13, 2012 01:27 pm EST

  • Bryan Meltz
  • THREE LITTLE MAIDS FROM SCHOOL: Stephanie Bruno, Kate Southern, Penny Blackwood Flick in Theater Emory's 2006 'Spring Awakening'

Young playwrights are bustin' out all over. A week after the Alliance Theatre staged the finalists of the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, Theater Emory introduces a half-dozen writers with 6x6. Current and former Emory playwriting students...

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Theater Feature

Thursday February 2, 2012 01:12 pm EST

  • Theatre in the Square
  • OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD: Brad Sherrill

Last fall, Marietta's Theatre in the Square launcheda life-or-death fundraising drive. Yesterday managing director Raye Varney announced that the company raised $297,931, short of its $350,000 goal for 2011, but "With the community’s support, we will be able to finish the season (which runs through May), and over the next few...

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Theater Feature

Monday January 30, 2012 02:54 pm EST

  • Theatre du Reve
  • IT IS BALLOON! Thomas Shoup with the title character

“It’s like those French have a different word for everything!” Steve Martin once complained. For years, a similar attitude inhibited me from seeing the work of Atlanta’s Théãtre du Rêve. Actress Carolyn Cook founded the company in 1995, and since then the French-language has staged productions of work by the likes of...

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Theater Feature

Monday November 21, 2011 10:24 am EST

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  • Pantauphoto
  • Brittney Jordan Pope and Daphne Brown Town Pope.


The Girls of Relapse Theatre spilled more than their goods on November 10, 2011 during their calendar release party. Exhibiting their improv talents, and humorous charm towards a gawking audience -shit definitely got...

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Theater Feature

Wednesday November 9, 2011 07:07 pm EST

Relapse Comedy Theatre has something in store for you as one of their own, Sarah Simmons Turner — who’s commonly known as the “Balls of Improv” — has been crowned “Miss July” for the Girls of Relapse Calendar. She gave me a sneak peek at some very risqué photos for the upcoming calendar and it’s definitely a lot for the guys and girls to awe over!

The bubbly Miss July was raised in...

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Theater Feature

Thursday October 27, 2011 02:08 pm EDT

  • DeWayne Morgan
  • Topher Payne as Joan Crawford

Various organizations have been showing love to local theater people:

1. Essential Theatre announced that the winner of the 2012 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award competition is Evelyn in Purgatory by Atlanta writer Topher Payne. A comic drama about public school teachers trapped in the limbo of the “Rubber Room,” where they wait for their...

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Theater Feature

Friday October 14, 2011 02:55 pm EDT

I suppose we'll never know, but while you're pondering that question, you can peruse the artwork of Selections, a collection of illustrations, paintings and drawings that reveal the relationship between science and art, and meet the artists who made the works this Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The meet-and-greet is included in the admission price for Martinis & IMAX, where you can sip on...

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Theater Feature

Monday September 19, 2011 01:29 pm EDT

  • Theatre in the Square

This evening Georgia Shakespeare holds its Go Big or Go Home Cabaret fundraiser, part of a campaign to save the beloved, beleaguered company. This afternoon, however, yet another local playhouse puts its name on the endangered list as Marietta's Theater in the Square announced news of its own dire financial straits. Co-founder and producing director Palmer Wells has...

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Theater Feature

Sunday September 18, 2011 12:03 pm EDT

  • Andrew Alexander
  • Liz Hartnett performs in "Microfictions" at Underground Atlanta.

Atlanta's Théatre du Rêve in cooperation with France's Dérézo theater company presented Microfictions, a free public site-specific performance at Underground Atlanta this weekend on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon as a part of Elevate/Atlanta, a two-month-long city-sponsored series of public art works and...

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Theater Feature

Friday July 22, 2011 04:21 pm EDT

  • Theatre of the Square

For Theatre in the Square's 30th anniversary season, the Marietta playhouse has debuted a new logo along with a fresh slate of plays for its 2011 season. Among more than 30 entrants, Mita Beach designed the winning logo, a vaguely Tiki-looking take on the masks of tragedy and comedy. The season opens on Aug. 10 with the bittersweet dramedy On Golden Pond, the company's...

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Theater Feature

Thursday July 14, 2011 04:52 pm EDT

Dad's Garage Theatre has announced the line-up for its 17th season, which sounds like it's most heavily pop-referential slate to date.

Z.O.N.K.E.R.S.
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 An Eighties Tit Comedy (Sep. 23- Oct. 14) Following its recent musical Slaughter Camp, Dad's Garage returns to a summer camp setting for this homage to teen T&A comedies of the 1980s, presumably inspired by the likes of Meatballs and Zapped!...

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Theater Feature

Friday April 29, 2011 03:50 pm EDT

  • Bill DeLoach
  • TELL US WHERE IT HURTS: Cast of 'The God Committee'

Theatrical Outfit and Georgia Ensemble Theatre have joined the Alliance Theatre and Aurora Theatre in announcing their 2011-2012 seasons.

Theatrical Outfit, located downtown at the Balzer Theatre at Herren's, does not reschedule Tony Kushner's musical Caroline, or Change and seems to leave December open for a possible...

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Theater Feature

Monday April 4, 2011 04:47 pm EDT
On April 11 and 12, Theatrical Outfit has scheduled free staged readings of Calvin Alexander Ramsey's play The Green Book, which has intriguing source material. The play is based on The Negro Motorist Green Book, an actual travel guide for safe places to eat and lodge for African-American travelers in the Jim Crow era. The original cover includes the warning, "Carry your Green Book with you —... | more...

Theater Feature

Wednesday December 22, 2010 12:09 pm EST

Given Caroline, or Change, Theatrical Outfit has apparently chosen "Change" by postponing its planned Spring production of the Tony Kushner Civil Rights-era musical to the 2011-2012 season. Instead, artistic director Tom Key explains that the company will debut a new world premiere musical this spring:

We have an extraordinary opportunity to present a ground-breaking World Premiere Musical...

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Theater Feature

Wednesday November 17, 2010 08:22 am EST

  • Theatre in the Square
  • OUT WITH THE OLD: Theatre in the Square's current logo

Marietta's Theatre in the Square is holding a competition to replace the company's logo. In advance of the playhouse's 30th anniversary season in 2011-2012, and to coincide with its recent "face lift" (with a new facade, box office, bar and lobby era), the company wants to introduce a new logo as well. I've never...

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Theater Feature

Friday September 17, 2010 04:01 pm EDT

TheatreSouth Atlanta become a resident theater company at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, which includes both a 500-seat mainstage and a 150-seat black box theater. Founded in 2007 by Herman LaVern Jones, TheatreSouth has announced its line-up through the December holidays:

Black Angels Over Tuskegee (Sep. 23-Oct 10). A touring production from Lamman Rucker's...

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Wednesday August 18, 2010 11:56 am EDT

Theatrical Outfit and Theater Emory something in common this year, as both companies use the Pulitzer Prize as a unifying theme for their 2010-2011 season.

Theatrical Outfit applies the Pulitzer label a bit loosely. Its season began last week with A Confederacy of Dunces, artistic director Tom Key's adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer winning novel. It ontinues Jan. 26-=Feb. 20 with...

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