Today is Monday, November 11, 2019.
Here's What's Opening this Week (11/11 - 11/17)
What the Woolf Wore Synchronicity's Sripped Bare Series 11/13/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
Christmas Canteen 2019 Aurora Theatre 11/14/2019 12/23/2019
An Evening of Impossible Plays Happy Accident Theatre 11/14/2019 11/17/2019
Two Rooms Essence to Crux Theatre 11/14/2019 11/17/2019
British Invasion Art Station 11/15/2019 11/16/2019
Burning Powerful Women Open Minds Theatre Co 11/15/2019 11/17/2019
Willy Wonka Jr Elm Street Cultural Arts Center 11/15/2019 11/17/2019
#Chrismissed: Where Is My Son? ArtsXChange 11/15/2019 11/17/2019
Wake Me When It's Over Pumphouse Players 11/16/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
A Christmas Carol Alliance Theatre 11/16/2019 12/24/2019
Grateful for Family: A Thanksgiving Cabaret OnStage Atlanta 11/17/2019 (ONE DAY ONLY)
Here's What's On-Going:
Conceal and Carry Out of Hand Theatre Runs Until 11/24/2019 (SUZI RECOMMENDED)
King Lear Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Runs Until 11/24/2019 (SUZI RECOMMENDED)
The Dining Room Main Street Theatre (Tucker) Runs Until 11/24/2019
Baby Act 3 Productions Runs Until 11/24/2019
Swell Party Process Theatre Co Runs Until 11/24/2019 (MAT ELIGIBLE)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Center for Puppetry Arts Runs Until 11/29/2019
Downstairs Actor's Express Runs Until 12/1/2019
Girl's Life Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre Runs Until 12/7/2019
Here're Your Last Chance Plays (Shows running until 11/17):
Crazy for You King's Ridge Christian School Runs Until 11/16/2019
The Grown Up Out of Box Theatre Runs Until 11/17/2019
Miracle on 34th Street Front Porch Players Runs Until 11/17/2019
Little Shop of Horrors Orange Box Theatre Runs Until 11/17/2019
The Game's Afoot Players @ Sugar Hill Runs Until 11/17/2019
Wicked Broadway in Atlanta Runs Until 11/17/2019
The Nether Theatre Emory Runs Until 11/17/2019 (SUZI RECOMMENDED)
Intimate Apparel Lionheart Theatre Co Runs Until 11/17/2019
New Reviews This Week: (Click on any to go to the review)
Nothing New This Week
Stripped Bare Arts Incubator Project
Presented through the 2019-2020 Synchronicity Stripped Bare Incubator Series, WHAT THE WOOLF WORE is a new play written by Abraham Johnson and directed by Jessica Browder.
Tickets are FREE through the reservation link, and we're all thrilled to share this script with you! Our Wednesday night performance will feature a reception and talkback with the playwright, so if you want some behind-the-scenes info, stick around and talk with us after the show!
WOOLF opens on 4 actors who are trying to produce A Very Important Play From the Theater Canon (that can fit inside a budget-friendly living room set). After disagreements over character believability and nuance of their Dark Secrets (inevitably revealed in Act 3), one of the actors decides to quit theater, leaving the production. As the other actors eventually draw her back in, they decide to try and produce a Wildly Producible Modern Adaptation of a Play from The Theater Canon That Can Still Fit In A Living Room. After pursuing a queer adaptation of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” the play splinters again, forcing the actors to rewrite their story and explode the concept of the Living Room Play. WOOLF wrestles with why we make theatre when it hurts so much, how we interact with classic plays, and how to take the audience from consumer to the consumed.
Admission is Free but Reservations are Encouraged. RESERVE YOUR SEATS HERE
Open Minds Theatre presents
Burning Powerful Women
by Hank Kimmel
NOVEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 17
Open Minds Theatre Company is excited to present Atlanta playwright, Hank Kimmel's "Burning Powerful Women." The show will be preceded by "All Roads Lead to Rome?" A short play by Lawrenceville playwright Emily McClain.
"Burning Powerful Women" by Hank Kimmel
directed by Madeline Auchter
Ritva Puotila..........Nina Jones
Mary Jo Brickner.....Noel Dudley
Jan Unsicker...........Kelly Gilstrap
Lorna Such.............Pat Bell
SYNOPSIS: Iowa 1962. Men work. Women take care of the home. And young Mary Jo Brickner is about to get married to John Sybil. It's a typical year in Swisher until Ritva Puotila storms into town and creates the BPW, a secret order of women designed to empower Mary to become the first female valedictorian of the highschool...and a whole lot more. A fractured fairy tale where The Music Man meets Gloria Steinem meets the three witches of Macbeth
"All Roads Lead to Rome?" by Emily McClain
directed by Brandon Engelskirchen
SYNOPSIS: Kellie's wealthy family has offered to take her and her wife, Sarah, on an all-expense paid vacation to Italy. Sarah has never been on such an extravagant trip and is willing to look past some small personal "slights" about their lifestyle for the chance to go on a trip they would not be able to afford otherwise. Kellie, however, feel the trip comes with invisible strings attached and wants to refuse. How important are principles, really? Especially weighed against the offer of a free first-class vacation?
Norcross Presbyterian Church
3324 Medlock Bridge Rd, Norcross, Georgia 30092
Out of Box Theatre presents
THE GROWN UP
by Jordan Harrison
Directed by Topher Payne
NOVEMBER 8-17, 2019
Ten year old Kai is given a magical crystal door-knob by his grandfather that enables him to travel through space and time to see future events in his life. The further along he goes, the less he feels like he's seeing into his future, but more that he is living life as most people do; all too quickly. Both poignantly sad and zany, Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison expands on the notion that life is too short to miss any moment of it.
The Center for Puppetry Arts
Once Again Brings You Our Holiday Favorite
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Based on the classic television special
Adapted by Jon Ludwig; directed by Tim Sweeney
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all elements © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.
Nov 5–Dec 29 (No performances Nov 28 & Dec 25)
Reduced-Price Previews Nov 5 & 6
No shows Nov 28 and Dec 25
Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday film that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, Rudolph and his friends (including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster) take the stage. You won’t want to miss it!
“I can assure you that after one visit, seeing Rudolph at the Center for Puppetry Arts will become an annual tradition for you and the kids.” -AJC.com
Learning Themes: Anti-bullying, self-discovery, winter holidays, music
Puppetry Style: Rod, Black Light, Body
Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ Shadow Puppet
Workshop Times: Times vary. Please wee Workshop Schedule tab for details.
Running Time: ~1 hour - no intermission
Announcing an Atlanta Theatre Podcast
An Open Letter from Laurie Catherine Winkel:
Atlanta theatre friends,
I host a theatre podcast here in Atlanta called Never Say Macbeth.*
The gist of the podcast is, performer and tech friends (mostly locals) come on the show to tell their tales of crazy, unpredictable things that have happened onstage in past performances. Usually they're hilarious, but they can also be painful, uplifting, inspiring, cringeworthy, and cautionary.
Episodes have included guests who shot themselves point-blank, broke limbs, derailed entire shows with missed dialogue, failed a battle with their bodily functions onstage while hundreds gaped at them, and much more!
I have a handful of episodes in the bag but am always looking for new stories. Please PM me or email if you'd be willing to have me come to you with a microphone and have a fun chat (can bring wine/beer if desired;)
And if you're interested, please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, and most podcast platforms.