Tag Archives: 7 Stages

Threepenny and The Prom

No doubt about it. The new theater season is definitely upon us! This week, I reviewed two of the first big musical productions of fall for ArtsATL:  The Threepenny Opera at 7 Stages and The Prom at the Alliance.

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I and this mystery…

In Lauren Gunderson’s new play I and You, the character Anthony enters speaking the words of Walt Whitman: “I and this mystery here we stand.” Check out my review of the show–and its mysterious and surprising ending–on ArtsATL. I also … Continue reading

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7 Stages breaks out “The Breakers”

The Breakers is an innovative new show from 7 Stages taking place at the Goat Farm Arts Center that utilizes a specially-built house with transparent walls as its set. Check out my preview in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (paywall) and my review in … Continue reading

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Review of “Mass Transit Muse”

Mass Transit Muse is spoken word poet Micheal Molina’s show, currently at 7 Stages, about the many eccentrics and individualists he’s met over the years on the bus in his native New Orleans. Check out my review on ArtsATL.

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Review of “Red Badge of Courage”

The Red Badge of Courage is technically about the Civil War, but as any English teacher will gladly tell you (and then gladly test you on), it’s more a story about the complex internal struggle of its main character than … Continue reading

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Review of Fern Theatre’s “Macbeth”

Shakespeare created some of the greatest roles for women of all time, though during his own lifetime every last one of them was played by a man. The Fern Theatre’s new production of “Macbeth” at 7 Stages in Little Five … Continue reading

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“The Navigator” is a fall highlight in the “Wall Street Journal”

The Navigator, which opens at the Goat Farm Arts Center on September 26, got a really nice mention in the Wall Street Journal. The paper’s fall arts preview piece asks various New York “taste makers” (including Renée Fleming) which arts events they’re … Continue reading

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My review of “Lady Lay” at 7 Stages

“They’re selling postcards of the hanging They’re painting the passports brown The beauty parlor is filled with sailors The circus is in town…” –Bob Dylan, Desolation Row What happens when an overworked office worker in West Berlin in 1989 starts … Continue reading

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Topher Payne gets angry

Young Atlanta-based playwright Topher Payne has written a new comedy with a provocative title. For my preview story in Creative Loafing a couple weeks ago, I interviewed the playwright, and then I reviewed the play for ArtsATL last weekend. The … Continue reading

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Reviews of two new plays

February is a busy month for theater in Atlanta, and things are off to an interesting start with “Fly” at Theatrical Outfit and Théâtre du Rêve’s “Lovers and Lunatics” at 7 Stages.

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