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7 Stages, Synchronicity announce 2011-12 seasons

  • Moving into its 32nd season, 7 Stages has announced four world premieres as part of its 2011-12 lineup in Little 5 Points …

Sept. 22-Oct. 9: “All Blues,” a world premiere of Robert Earl Price’s drama based on the true story of Ray Sprigle (Del Hamilton), a white journalist  who sets out to report on the black experience in the Jim Crow South by disguising himself as a black man.

Nov. 10-20: “Fat Boy,” Miami playwright Teo Castellanos’ take on hunger, need and obsession.

Dec 8-10: “A Krampus Christmas,” a world premiere of another tale about Germany’s twisted counterpart to Saint Nick.

Feb. 16-19: “Lay of the Land,”  a play by Tim Miller, whose works explore gay and human rights.

March 8-25: “Hidden Man,” a world premiere from Pamela Turner exploring lives of artists Robert Sherer and Rev. Howard Finster.

April 19-May 13: “Dracula,” world premiere of a rock opera based on Bram Stoker’s novel.

Tickets: 404-523-7647, www.7stages.org.

  • Synchronicity Theatre also recently announced its 2011-12 season, its 14th …

Bold Voices series (contemporary plays for adults)

Sept. 29-Oct. 30: “In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play,” Sarah Ruhl’s 2010 Tony-nominated comedy about sex, intimacy and equality. At 7 Stages Backstage Theatre.

Dec. 2-19: “Feet First in the Water With a Baby in My Teeth,” playwright-actress Megan Gogerty  juggles motherhood, a career and her feminist ethos in this freewheeling one-woman comedy, a joint world premiere with Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, Iowa). At the Balzer Theatre at Herren’s.

March 1-25: “Brilliant Traces,” Cindy Lou Johnson’s play about an odd couple treading through each other’s pasts, seeking stability. At 7 Stages Backstage Theatre.

Family series

Dec. 10-Jan. 1: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” encore of Barbara Robinson’s play about unruly kids who learn the true meaning of the holiday season. At Balzer Theatre at Herren’s. .

Feb. 25-March 25: “Petite Rouge,” Joan Cushing’s foot-stomping, family-friendly musical set to a zydeco score. At 7 Stages Backstage Theatre.

Synchronicity will also revive its 2010-11 season show “The Brand New Kid” by Michael Friedman and Melanie Marnich, a musical based on the book by Katie Couric about a second-grader with a funny accent seeking acceptance at a new school, for two public performances (dates TBA) and a fall tour of metro Atlanta schools (accompanied by anti-byllying workshops).

The theater also will mount a June Playmaking for Girls show on the 7 Stages mainstage performed by girls on probation or living in group homes.

Information: 404-484-8636, www.synchrotheatre.com.

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Robert J. Farley

June 30th, 2011
11:35 pm

Sincerest congrats to Rachel, Del, and all their cohorts. Great season!!! My best, Bob

Robert J. Farley

June 30th, 2011
11:35 pm

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Kathy Janich

July 2nd, 2011
4:45 pm

It’s our 14th season at Synchronicity (not 13th). It’s going to be a fun and wild ride. Come play with us!