2014-15 SEASON AT-A-GLANCE:
THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION
by Evan Smith
Directed by Tess Malis Kincaid
Aug. 21 - Sept. 7, 2014
Two plain-as-potatoes sisters of the Roman Catholic persuasion forget all about Southern charm when a peppy Evangelical Christian comes to their door in this 2009 dramatic comedy.
“If you’re nice to them, they just keep coming back,” one sister tells the other. “They’re just like cats.”
“Remarkably entertaining 90-minute rumination on faith and the hereafter.” – CurtainUp
MY CHILDREN MY AFRICA
by Athol Fugard
Directed by Gary Yates
Oct. 9 - 26, 2014
A three-character thriller in which a humane black teacher in segregated South Africa tries to convince a favorite student that education, not violence, is the answer to the nation’s problems.
Staged in conjunction with the Africa-Atlanta Project, an initiative that fosters art, business and educational collaborations between Georgia’s capital city and the African continent.
"Vacillates superbly between political parable and personal tragedy." – The Village Voice
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by David Crowe
Feb. 12 - March 1, 2015
Period romance imbued with much more depth than that descriptor usually denotes. Astonishing personal and professional discoveries await real-life American astronomer Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1921) as she challenges the male astronomers of Harvard and her era and discovers the stars in galaxies beyond our own.
– San Francisco Chronicle
by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by David DeVries
April 9 - 26, 2015
The final part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s “Doubt” trilogy (2005’s “Doubt: A Parable,” 2006’s “Defiance”). When the mortgage crisis forces a Bronx borough president to confront an unorthodox minister, the question they face is one we all do: What’s the relationship between spiritual experience and social action?
“Some of Mr. Shanley's sharpest comic writing in years.”
– The New York Times
SHOWTIMES: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS: Packages for the 2014-15 season are $80-$150 and are available now. Please note that subscribers save 20 percent to 25 percent on tickets over the course of the season. To subscribe today, please call Ticket Alternative at 1.877.25.8829. Or subscribe online here. Our box office is at 678.528.1500. Note: “The Gifts of the Magi” and “A Christmas Memory” are not part of the subscription package. Those tickets will be sold separately.
SINGLE TICKETS: Will go on sale July 1.
ABOUT THEATRICAL OUTFIT: Founded in 1976, we are Atlanta’s third-oldest professional theater company. Tom Key became Executive Artistic Director in fall 1995 and has led the company to the creation of its award-winning downtown home, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, the first U.S. theater to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The theater is the historical site of Herren’s, the first Atlanta restaurant to voluntarily desegregate (in 1962). We tell stories that stir the soul and feature many of the best writers of the American South: Carlyle Brown, Truman Capote, Evan Davis, Horton Foote, Harper Lee, Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, Sherry Shepard-Massat, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, Hank Williams and Tennessee Williams.
Creating compassion – one story at a time.
Starting the conversations that matter.