THE UNEXPECTED PLAY FESTIVAL

January 14 - 15, 2019
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at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s

Witness top-notch Atlanta talent bring characters and plots to vivid life in three staged readings of exciting works that will stir the soul … and maybe even unsettle it. Think of it as T.O. Stage 2 – unpredictable and exciting fare that stretches The Outfit aesthetic in either content, genre, or storytelling form. Preview tomorrow’s hit titles, and then engage with the artists and staff at enlightening post-reading talkbacks.
Buckle up!

All 6-pack subscribers receives one complimentary ticket to one reading of their choice.

“What a delightful experience! The selections were diverse and provocative. The casting was superb. The direction was organic and meaningful.  And the panel discussions were thoughtful and creative. I’m hooked!”
Cynthia Stillwell, Atlanta Casting Director, on 2017’s Play Festival.

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directed by Mira Hirsch, Director of Education
January 14, 2019 at 12:00pm

Just before September 11, 2001. Tenleytown, Washington, D.C. Liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters for their father’s seventy-fifth birthday. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael’s controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As secrets and resentments surface, the three negotiate how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.

TBA

directed by TBA
in partnership with Flying Carpet Theatre Company

January 14, 2019 at 7:30pm

unexpectedplayfest-BELLWETHER
directed by Clifton Guterman, Associate Artistic Director

January 15, 2019 at 7:30pm

The present. America. Bellwether is a nice, quiet, safe place to live. Bad things just don’t happen here. Until, that is, six-year-old Amy Draft goes missing from her bedroom. As the investigation progresses, speculation in the media and the neighborhood rapidly focuses on Amy’s parents, Alan and Jackie Draft. But the young girl’s disappearance is not what it seems and is only a glimpse of what lurks just below the community’s perfect, suburban surface.

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