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The Temple Bombing

A new play revisits an act of terror that proved Atlanta’s mettle as “the city too busy to hate”

“It’s a story of an unsung human rights leader who applied the tenets of his faith to encourage a reticent congregation to stand up against segregation,” says Jimmy Maize, writer and director of a new play based on the events, The Temple Bombing, which makes its debut at the Alliance Theatre on February 22.
Hamilton in Atlanta

Hamilton is coming to Atlanta. Here’s what you need to know.

Trust us, you've got to be in the room where it happens. How to buy tickets, find a good seat, and brush up on your Hamilfacts.
Alliance Theatre Moby Dick

Ahab takes to the air in Alliance Theatre’s acrobatic adaptation of Moby Dick

Adapting the 135-chapter Moby Dick—a novel that’s equally famous for being a literary masterpiece and one of the most difficult-to-read books of all time—for the stage is an epic task on par with killing the white whale itself. But that doesn’t stop writers from trying.
Tom Key Theatrical Outfit

Q&A: Artistic director Tom Key on Theatrical Outfit’s 40th season

Key, now in his 21st year with Theatrical Outfit, talks about the "Season of Hope" and why he chose Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights to kick off the 40th season.
Groundbreakers 2016

Sondra Ilgenfritz and Atlanta Theatre-to-Go

Since 2007 the nonprofit has put on original theater productions in senior centers, churches and synagogues, retirement communities, and assisted living facilities—at no charge to audience members.
Atlanta Opera costumes

Behind the curtain at the Atlanta Opera’s costume department

"My first question is, ‘Can you sing in this?’” says Joanna Schmink, the costume designer and coordinator for the Atlanta Opera.
Serial Black Face Actor's Express

Serial Black Face revisits the trauma of the Atlanta Child Murders

It has been more than three decades since two teenage boys went missing in Atlanta in the summer of 1979. Their disappearances were the first of 29 kidnappings and murders that rocked the city until 1981. That tumultuous chapter is revisited now in dramatic form with the world premiere of Janine Nabers’s Serial Black Face at Actor’s Express.
Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab

Moxie, one of the first Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab projects, premieres January 28

“We’re really, really excited by the talent in our city,” says Celise Kalke, director of new projects at the Alliance Theatre. “We have a commitment to the Atlanta theater community, and we want to support its members and foster relationships between them.”
Dad's Garage

Dad’s Garage is reborn with a new theater in Old Fourth Ward

The new space, which Dad’s bought after raising $169,000 through Kickstarter, marks the first time that the company has owned its own theater.
Topher Payne

Atlanta playwright Topher Payne premieres Let Nothing You Dismay

“For 16 years, I’ve been operating under the very firm belief that it’s possible for a playwright to have a national career and be based out of Atlanta,” says Payne.

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