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Horizon gives Atlanta playwright’s ‘Uprising’ its world premiere

 

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In this world premiere, Atlanta playwright Gabrielle Fulton tells a tale of freedom and romance, and laces it with blues-rooted spirituals, danger and sweet touches of magic realism. It all takes place in the aftermath of John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, when a young woman named Sal encounters a revolutionary on the run after the would-be slave revolt. Fulton has been developing her script for at least three years, through Horizon Theatre and the inaugural season of the Alliance Theatre’s Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. It’s the first of the Reiser projects to get a fully staged production, a very big deal!

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Encore Life

Last chance: Cyclorama closes Tuesday

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NEIGHBORHOODS: WEST MIDTOWN

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Golf Advisor rates Georgia’s top public courses

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Special events surround 45th ASO Show House

The Atlanta Symphony’s 45th annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, a spectacular fundraiser, opens its doors April 18 and runs through Mother’s Day on May 10.

ArtsScene Blog

Stage Door next season: 6 shows, 1 musical

A Christmas farce from award-winning Atlanta playwright Topher Payne and Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me, Kate” are among the shows set for the Dunwoody company in 2015-16.

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS: June 25

Want to get your culture on? Topping our recommendations this week is “Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike” at Horizon Theatre for its final weekend. Check out what’s just ahead, too. July gets busy.

THIS SUMMER’S NBAF SAYS, ‘GOTTA DANCE’

The list of artists and luminaries with whom you can converse, dance and celebrate includes Carmen de Lavallade, Savion Glover, Malpaso Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE and Step Afrika! Check out, too, three film screenings and two art gallery hops.

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS: June 18

See Wabi Sabi trip the light fantastic and Libby Whittemore salute the 1970s. We also recommend “Avenue Q,” “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” as well as a visit to Serenbe Playhouse.

Lyric lines up ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘West Side Story’

Atlanta Lyric Theatre audiences in 2015-16 will see “Peter Pan,” “Young Frankenstein,” “The Full Monty,” “Dreamgirls” and “West Side Story.”

THIS WEEKEND’S BEST BETS: June 11

Feeling cultural? This weekend’s your last call for “The Whale” at Actor’s Express. Openings include “Avenue Q,” indoors at the Conant center and “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Serenbe Playhouse. Coming up: The always terrific Libby Whittemore in Libby’s at the Express on June 18-21,

‘Fun Home,’ ‘Curious Incident’ big Tony winners

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