In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in February
February 5 - 10
Inspired by the beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker. Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Featuring original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy┬« nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"). An uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Now Through February 24
Actor's Express presents An Octoroon, a wildly imaginative new work pitting the 19th century antebellum south on a collision course with 21st century cultural politics. Trouble has been a-brewin' at the Terrebonne Plantation since Judge Peyton died. Money is running out, an evil overseer is up to no good, and the heir to the estate is in love with someone he shouldn't be. The play uses crazy theatricality to cast a critical eye on the modern world through the lens of the past. The play is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
Now Through March 3
Horizon Theatre Company is kicking off its 35th Anniversary Season with The Wolves. This groundbreaking play by Sarah DeLappe was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama. The Wolves is a fly-on-the-wall look at a girls' high school indoor soccer team when an uber-talented, but strange and worldly new team member arrives. As they practice on the field in the weeks leading up to the championship, Ms. DeLappe thoughtfully and eloquently opens a window into a complex world of young women facing their future - all in the space of 90 minutes. "This high energy story of soccer, hopes and dreams takes you inside the rituals and rivalries of a tight team," explains Horizon Director Lisa Adler. "And with audience surrounding the action on the indoor soccer field set, you'll be on the edge of your seat and in the midst of the action."