by Thornton Wilder
Directed by David Crowe
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by Moisés Kauffman and The Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Clifton Guterman, Associate Artistic Director
August 27 – September 29, 2019
Performed in repertory. One Cast. Two essential American stories.
Considered by many to be the greatest American play ever, Our Town depicts the town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager character and performed with minimal props and sets, this classic chronicles the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in theatre – die.
In 1998, a university student named Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten, and tied to a prairie fence outside Laramie, Wyoming. When he died days later, the world learned Shepard was targeted because he was gay. A breathtaking collage of the local residents, The Laramie Project is virtuously determined to find the light in an event of harrowing darkness and exposes the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
by Daryl Fazio
Directed by Karen Robinson
October 16 – November 10, 2019
Chris Dove is the first-ever female fire captain in an Alabama town at war with opioids, and she’s facing it head-on, heart-out, and under scrutiny. Meanwhile, her spitfire-of-a-mother, Xenia, tries to conjure stability with bundt cake and Bible verses. When Chris’ mysterious childhood friend, Val, drifts into their lives, daughter and mother find themselves at a tipping point between what’s safe and what saves.
THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
directed by Carolyn Cook
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
November 27 – December 31, 2019
Welcome back to Regency-era romance with The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, a companion to TO’s Pride and Prejudice-inspired Miss Bennet. While the Miss Bennet plot unfolds upstairs, Pemberley’s servants navigate their own scandal down below, as a diligent housekeeper, an indomitable maid, and a lovesick groomsman struggle to control the boorish Mr. Wickham. Gunderson and Melcon’s latest love letter to Jane Austen celebrates family and forgiveness at the time of year we need both of them the most.
by Wendy MacLeod
directed by Ryan Oliveti
January 22 – February 16, 2020
Irene and Peter just want a quiet anniversary meal while on vacation in Palm Springs, but the evening heats up when a neurotic waiter won’t bring their food, and everything goes deliriously wrong. This fussy server has the couple second-guessing their menu choices, parenting skills, and their very future together. Will their shared desperation get them their spanakopita or end a marriage? Everything (and nothing) is on the table in this zesty comedy about painfully slow service.
by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel
directed by Mira Hirsch, Director of Education
March 4 – 29, 2020
Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of The God of Vengeance by Jewish writer Sholem Asch, Indecent tells the story of a kiss between two female actors (one playing a prostitute, one a brothel owner’s daughter) that led to an entire cast being arrested for obscenity. With vivid theatricality underscored by a live Klezmer musical ensemble, seven actors portray over forty roles in this fascinating exploration of faith, sexuality, and art.
COTTON PATCH GOSPEL
April 22 – May 17, 2020
starring Tom Key, Artistic Director
Book by Tom Key & Russell Treyz
Music and Lyrics by Harry Chapin
directed & choreographed by Patdro Harris
musical direction by S. Renee Clark
April 22 – May 17, 2020
The beloved musical returns home just when we need its radical hope – now more than ever. Inspired by Clarence Jordan’s provocative The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John and produced and cherished worldwide since its conception in 1981, this soul-rouser with boundless heart sets the story of Jesus in the American South. In downtown Atlanta in 2020, Cotton Patch Gospel promises to raise the roof with joy!
BACK FOR ANOTHER SWINGIN’ YEAR:
JOE GRANSDEN JAZZ SERIES
Join Georgia-based performer Joe Gransden for four soulfully smooth gigs in our intimate Balzer Theater at Herren’s with his four-piece band along with exciting special guests.
October 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
December 22, 2019 at 7:30pm – Holiday concert
March 15, 2020 at 7:30pm
May 10, 2020 at 7:30pm
2019-2020 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS
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Joe Gransden Jazz Series 2019.2020