Essential Theatre Presents: a bunch of different ways i’d like to die

Two nights only! August 16 & 17, 2018 at 8pm

Written and performed by Tim McDonough, a bunch of different ways i’d like to die is an entertainment about death, a fantasy and meditation both comic and dead serious.


a bunch of different ways i’d like to die performs on the following dates:
Thursday August 16, 8pm
Friday august 17, 8pm


In the Press:
Atlanta Actor Writes Dead Serious Comedy About Mortality

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Bare Essentials Play Reading Series

All readings in the Bare Essentials series are free and open to the public. Be sure to stay after for exciting conversation with the director, cast and playwright


Curated by Founding Artistic Director Peter Hardy.
Peter is a national award-winning playwright himself, who’s had over 30 productions of his work done around the country, and was named Creative Loafing’s Critic’s Pick for Best Local Playwright in 2010.

Tuesday, August 7, 7:30pm
Two short plays: FAITH by Lee Osorio and DAD by Ben Harris 
Directed by Brenda Porter
FAITH by Lee Osorio
A lonely woman finds someone she can believe in – and tries to hold onto that,

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Built to Float

The magical realist tale of two sisters, trying not to drown in the haunted legacy of their troubled family.

by Rachel Graf Evans directed by Peter Hardy
World Premiere opens Friday, July 27, 2018.
Built to Float press kit

This is the story of Tess, who quietly crusades to keep it together, working full time as a phlebotomist and caring for her ailing mother Marjorie, who likes to harp on Tess’s dormant dreams of becoming a doctor. Suddenly, her sister Roz shows back up from rehab, pledging high expectations and a clean slate.

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By Avery Sharpe
Directed by Ellen McQueen
World Premiere opens Friday, August 3, 2018. 

Woke follows two friends from different backgrounds who are trying to navigate the already rocky transition from high school to college. When a calamitous event captures national attention, they are forced to wrestle with their different understandings of social awareness. Through family, romance, and their own friendship, they painstakingly and comically explore what it truly means to be woke.
Cast: Derrick Robertson (Adrian), Paul Danner (Jesse), DeShon Green (Tanisha), Karina Simmons (Natasha), Kathleen Wattis (Martha), Fred Galyean (Frank)

Advisory: some adult language

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