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“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.
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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.
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.
"My first question is, ‘Can you sing in this?’” says Joanna Schmink, the costume designer and coordinator for the Atlanta Opera.
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.