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Culture notes: Georgia Shakespeare hires managing director; 10th anniversary revival of Atlanta filmmaker’s silent film

THEATER
Georgia Shakespeare hire

As part of its efforts to dig out of debt and reorganize its business operations, Georgia Shakespeare has announced Lauren Morris will become its managing director, a position unfilled for more than three years. Starting Nov. 14, Morris comes from the Long Beach Playhouse in California where she helped lead a turnaround of the 82-year-old institution. Since launching the “Save Georgia Shakespeare” campaign seven weeks ago, the Atlanta troupe has raised $365,000 from 1,170 supporters toward a year-end goal of $500,000. HOWARD POUSNER

FILM
A silent film revived

Out on Film is presenting a 10th anniversary screening of Atlanta filmmaker Milford Thomas’ “Claire,” a 53-minute black-and-white silent film, at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Auditorium. The film played international film festivals accompanied by the Orchestra de Lune, a 11-piece chamber orchestra. Proceeds from Thursday’s screening (tickets, $17.50) will allow composer-conductor Anne Richardson to score a new version for string quartet, a more economical ensemble for planned 2012 touring. 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-5000, www.clairesilentmovie.com. HOWARD POUSNER

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