World Premiere

Slaying Holofernes

World premiere opens Friday, July 26, 2019

This passionate and provocative drama spans four centuries as it tells the tales of two remarkable young women:  Amanda, struggling for justice and recognition in the offices of modern-day Atlanta, and the amazing true story of Artemesia Gentileschi, a painter in Renaissance Italy who took her rapist to trial.  A powerful look at how much some things have changed in 400 years – while others haven’t changed at all.

Advisory: There is a sexual assault in the play. There is a scene of intense physical pain.

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Babyshower for the Antichrist

by Ben Thorpe, directed by Shannon Eubanks.
World premiere opens Friday, August 2, 2019.

A horror comedy about a small group of incompetent devil-worshippers who are preparing for the birth of the Dark Lord when an newcomer arrives, thinking she’s been invited to an old friend’s baby shower.  Girl talk and plans for the “Hell Feast” lead to secrets coming out and a struggle for power, with surprising results.  Plus, there’s a talking goat … so that’s pretty cool.

 

Advisory: This play contains moments of blood and violence.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Aug 1 – Preview (8pm)

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Sally and Glen at the Palace

A comic drama about the growing friendship between two very different college students working together in the lobby of a 1970s movie theatre in a southern university town. Written by artistic director Peter Hardy. Winner of a New Southern Theatre Festival Playwriting Award.

“One of the year’s best shows” -Sunday Paper & Atlanta Theatre Buzz

“Best Atlanta Playwright” -Creative Loafing

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A Thousand Circlets

A classic new American drama which tells the story of a prominent African-American family that has reached the pinnacle of their professional success, poised to achieve their greatest triumph – only to face the threat of having it all torn down by the illness of the father and the passions of the past. Winner of the 2011 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award.

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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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Woke

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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World Premiere: ANOTHER MOTHER

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By G. M. Lupo
Directed by Peter Hardy
ANOTHER MOTHER press kit with photos
World premiere opens August 4, 2017

Winner of the 2017 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, this play follows the journey of Genevieve as she pieces together the mysterious identities and relationships between her biological mother, her birth mother and the mother who raised her.
Meet the Playwright:
an interview with G.M. Lupo

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