Oh, to be Pure Again
By Kira Rockwell
November 3-27, 2022
Faith and purity collide with sex and rebellion
During a hot summer at a fundamentalist church camp in Texas, an idealistic young counselor works to shepherd the campers in the girls’ cabin through a delicate phase of self-discovery, only to be confronted with challenges to her own faith. The young women find themselves crashing into the uneasy tension between obedience and rebellion in a culture that is obsessed with their sexual purity.
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman, Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Freddie Ashley
February 2-19, 2023
Pee-pare to laugh!
Yes, that’s really the title. And yes, it is about exactly what you think it is. In the not-so-distant future, a twenty-year drought has depleted the land of water. All citizens are forced to pay the corrupt “Urine Good Company” megacorporation for the, ahem, “privilege to pee.” When the idealistic Bobby Strong decides he has had enough, he leads a ragtag group of rebels in a revolution to pee freely! A Co-Production with Oglethorpe University Theatre.
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
March 2-26, 2023
Will one man’s redemption lead to another’s damnation?
At Riker’s Island, a frightened young inmate confronts complex issues of faith when he crosses paths with a charismatic serial killer, a sadistic guard and a jaded public defender. This potent play by Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis will hit you where you live and make you question what happens when God’s justice differs from man’s.
Prayer for the French Republic
By Joshua Harmon
Directed by Freddie Ashley
April 20-May 21, 2023
Searching for Home Across Five Generations
On the eve of the 2016 French presidential elections, a Parisian doctor fears for the safety of her family amid the rise of antisemitism in France. As she considers relocating to Israel, we flashback to her great-grandparents anxiously awaiting the return of their loved ones who have recently been liberated from the concentration camps. This emotionally rich family saga introduces us to five generations yearning for the safety of home. The newest critically acclaimed play from Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Skintight).
By Erika Dickerson-Despenza
Directed by Amanda Washington
June 8 – July 2, 2023
How do we choose between the dangers of a truth and the security of a lie?
It is 2016, and it has been 936 days since Flint, Michigan has had clean water. As sole provider for her daughters, sister and elderly mother, third-generation GM employee Marion finds herself on the cusp of a promotion to management. When her sister begins participating in protests against the company for their role in poisoning the water, secrets emerge and tensions mount. This powerful play about the choices we make for the sake of survival was the winner of the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Quinn Xavier Hernandez
July 20 – August 20, 2023
Rock out, Atlanta…she’s baaaaack!
Join “internationally ignored” rock singer Hedwig as she searches the world for stardom and love in this groundbreaking musical that has become one of the great cult classics of all time. A rock and roll explosion for anyone who has ever felt like a misfit, Hedwig and the Angry Inch will have you singing along and unleashing your own inner rock star.
Amplify Season Three: Sunset on the Dogwood City
By Addae Moon, Natasha Patel and Avery Sharpe
Join us for the third season of AE’s popular anthology podcast series. Following the success of Crossroads and Tucker’s Cove, Sunset on the Dogwood City is an Atlanta-set thriller that will explore the underbelly that is revealed when something that seems to be pure becomes corrupted. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and elsewhere. Check back for release dates.
Libby’s at the Express
December 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 2022
Atlanta icon Libby Whittemore returns to ring in the holiday season once again with her classic “Ho Ho Home for the Holidays and a Connie Sue Day Christmas.” A uniquely Atlanta tradition!