Event Scheduled

Designing Women 2020: The Big Split

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Photo Credit: Horizon Marketing
Fashionable and Fierce: Tackling 21st century challenges with style.
  • 10/13/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/14/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/15/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/16/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/19/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/20/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/21/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/22/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/23/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/26/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/27/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/28/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/29/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 10/30/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 11/02/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 11/03/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 11/04/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 11/05/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 11/06/2022 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $30+,
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: The hit television series Designing Women ran from 1986 to 1991 on CBS and was set in an interior design firm in Atlanta. Writer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason has now adapted it for the stage and updated the story to 2020, era of the pandemic and national elections, giving the feisty protagonists plenty to argue about - hence the title The Big Split.  “I had so many emotions about things that had gone on during (that time), and I kept wondering what Julia and Suzanne and everyone would have to say about (them),” Bloodworth-Thomason told Georgia Voice. “When I would talk to others, they’d have the same thoughts.” The comedy is directed by Heidi Cline McKerley, who says this 21st century version of the characters will appeal to a new audience as well as original fans of the show. — KCM

From the venue:

Fashionable and fierce, the ladies of the smash-hit comedy series Designing Women are now live onstage at Horizon in this hilarious and timely new comedy set in Atlanta in fall 2020, Designing Women – 2020: The Big Split. Presidents and pandemics are the hot conversation points, and Julia and her partners at Sugarbaker’s interior design firm are now tackling 21st century challenges with wit, pluck, and style. The house of Sugarbaker may be divided this election season, but these Southern, smart, and sassy designing women prove that nothing truly unites us like laughter.


This new take on Designing Women is “entertaining and full of social commentary” (Sarah Komar, The Arkansas Traveler). Creator of the iconic TV series, playwright Linda Bloodworth Thomason, moves the story forward to today. With characters from the series on stage along with new staff and love interests, audiences will connect and laugh whether they are long-time fans or meeting these designing women for the first time

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Horizon Magnum
1083 Austin Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 584-7450