Theatrical Outfit is proud to announce the schedule for their 38th season, featuring a lineup of shows sparking discussion about social class, education, faith, and even the stars. The 2014-2015 season will bring back a few old favorites along with two Atlanta premieres from Lauren Gunderson and Pulitzer Prize-winning John Patrick Shanley. All of Theatrical Outfit’s shows are hosted at the award-winning, The Balzer Theatre, downtown.
The Savannah Disputation
August 31st-September 7th 2014
Not everyone can spin a story about a theological showdown into a comedy, but Evan Smith managed to do so in the 2009 hit, The Savannah Disputation. Two very plain Catholic sisters are forced to engage with a very forward Evangelical Christian in this “remarkably entertaining 90-minute rumination of faith and the hereafter” -Curtain Up.
My Children! My Africa!
October 9th-26th 2014
In a script needing only three characters, My Children! My Africa! successfully stages the conflict in segregated South Africa, “vacillating superbly between political parable and personal tragedy,” according to The Village Voice. A humane black teacher is hoping to convince his favorite student to turn to education rather than violence as the answer to face the country’s political woes. The moving drama is staged in conjuction with the Africa-Atlanta Project, fostering art, business, and educational collaborations between Atlanta and the African continent.
The Gifts of the Magi
December 4th-21st 2014
What better way to get in the spirit of the holidays than with this heartwarming musical to remind us of the love, charity, and humanity of the season. The musical is back by popular demand for it’s third season, directed by Heidi Cline McKerley, alongside choreographer, Jeff McKerley, and music director, S. Renee Clark, to portray the heartwarming story of a penniless husband and wife in 19th century New York. This show will not be a part of the Outfit’s regular season subscription.
A Christmas Memory
December 22nd-23rd 2014
Named “an intimate alternative to local seasonal spectaculars,” by Backstage Georgia, A Christmas Memory will return to the Theatrical Outfit stage starring Outfit’s own Executive Artistic Director, Tom Key. An Alabama native himself, Key goes back to his roots to narrate the story of a young Alabama boy and his unique friendship with his peculiar, elderly cousin. This show will not be a part of Theatrical Outfit’s regular season subscriptions.
February 12th-March 1st 2015
Silent Sky will be debuting not only for the first time at Theatrical Outfit, but in the entire Southeast. This period piece by Decatur born and San Francisco rooted, Lauren Gunderson, unveils the personal and professional challenges of real-life American astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt, in the early 1900’s. The story takes us on Leavitt’s journey as she discovers uncharted stars and galaxies despite the doubts of her fellow male astronomers.
April 9th-26th 2015
The consequences of economic divide are explored in this third and final installment of the Doubt trilogy. A mortgage crisis forces a Bronx borough president to confront an unorthodox minister, asking the question- “What’s the relationship between spiritual experience and social action?”
Theatrical Outfit Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays
Season subscriptions for 2014-2015 are available now! Pricing ranges from $80-$150. Single show tickets go on sale July 1st!