TheatreSouth Atlanta takes residency at Porter Sanford Center

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 Black Gents of Hollywood, this 2009 NAACP Best Ensemble Award-winner explores the story of six of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed African-American World War II aviators. Written and directed by Layon Gray.

Madam (Sep. 16-Oct. 3). Paul L. Johnson composes the music and Adriana Rogers wrote the book and lyrics for this musical about the life of Madam C.J. Walker, who became America's first black woman millionaire thanks to her hair care and beauty products. Directed by Herman LeVern Jones for the black box theater.

The line-up also includes Ghost Stories of the Blacksmith Curse by Billy Graham (Oct./Nov.); High Priestess of Dark Alley by Jackie Aexander, featuring Nicoye Banks (Nov.); and A Gift of Love by James Cokerham.

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