Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Zip Rampy
July 12-27. 2013

Three bedrooms, four couples and one hectic night.



Funny, gripping and acutely-observed, Alan Ayckbourn's sophisticated comedy presents a hilarious view of middle-class marriage. Over the course of one night, one monstrously selfish couple hawk their problems around the bedrooms of three other couples and, in doing so, expose the cracks in other people's marriages as well as their own. With deft skill, Ayckbourn explores the pressures of marital relationships at their different stages to great comical effect, slicing deep into the soul of suburbia.

Evelyn in Purgatory by Topher Payne
Directed by Carolyn Choe
August 16 - 31, 2013

When a complaint is filed against one of the 70,000 teachers in New York’s public schools, they’re sent to a “Reassignment Center,” one of a series of empty offices in the Department of Education Building. There, they sit and wait for their case to be reviewed. Usually for months. Sometimes for over a year.
A claim of improper behavior by a failing student lands Evelyn Reid in “the rubber room,” where she encounters a group of teachers, some guilty, some not, who have long since lost any hope of returning to a classroom.
Over the course of the school year, these colleagues form an unlikely alliance, reminding each other of forgotten passions, emerging to face life outside in unexpected new directions. They also learn French and workshop a screenplay.

Bright Ideas by Eric Coble
Directed by Morgan Brooks
September 13-28, 2013

How far would you go for your child? For Genevra and Joshua Bradley, the question is no longer hypothetical. Their three-year-old son, Mac, is next on the waiting list to get into Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy – and everyone knows once you are there, your life will unfold with glorious ease. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far...and now they are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: The Right Pre-School. You may never look at pre-school – or pesto – the same way again.

The Submission by Jeff Talbott
Directed by Zip Rampy
October 11-26, 2013

Danny has written a complex new drama about an African American family trying to get out of the Projects, and it has just been selected for the nation's preeminent play festival. Problem is: Danny, a young white playwright, submitted the work under a pen name in the hope of increasing its chances for production. So he hires Emilie, a black actress, to stand in for him as author. What starts as a terrible idea becomes more and more terrible as Danny drags Emilie, his boyfriend, and his best friend down a long and dirty path of truth, lies, revelation, and betrayal. A fiercely funny and intelligent new comic drama about the words we use to describe each other — and the things we'll do to get what we want.

Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Directed by Julie Taliaferro
November 8-23, 2013

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

Side by Side by Sondheim
Directed by Zip Rampy
December 6-23, 2013

This highly-acclaimed musical revue is a celebration of America's greatest living composer!

Side By Side By Sondheim is a dazzling collection of songs by Broadway’s musical master, Stephen Sondheim. You’ll laugh, cry and fall in love with music from many of his very best works including: Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle andPacific Overtures. This exciting production also features the classics he wrote with musical theater giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers - West Side Story, Gypsyand Do I Hear a Waltz? You’ll be treated to these and more in this musical feast!

Santa After Hours by various playwrights
Directed by Carolyn Choe
December 6-21, 2013

The Holiday show you WON'T want to bring the kids to, but you DON'T want to miss! The reckless rogues who have brought you their unique version of Santaland Diaries in the past are telling more tales of holiday joy, excess, and frustration to which we can all relate. If you are already going to be on Santa's naughty list, this will be the holiday show for you!

Ariadne's Thread by Marki Shalloe
Directed by Carolyn Choe
January 24 – Feb 2, 2014

Ariadne's Thread is inspired by May Jennings Bennett, a turn-of-the-century society matron with a taste for whiskey, Ouija Boards, and swindling priests.  "I am," she maintained, "the pawn of a Divine Mesmer."  When a Jesuit priest begins visiting her in jail, May leads him through a maze of new thoughts that leave him less able to go down familiar corridors. . . but wildly, violently, divinely aware.
This is a story of stepping out of one's comfort zone and into the labyrinth of your own mind.

Heart Throbs: Tales from the Heart 
Nine Original Plays from Flying Cat Productions
February 7-9, 2014

Flying Cat Productions, in conjunction with Out of Box Theatre, Onstage Atlanta and Lionheart Theatre, bring you an evening of short plays about the struggle to find love.  Why do we love? What do we do to get past the obstacles that block our paths? Bring your Valentine to Heart Throbs and find out. 

fugitive:EROS & The Chemicals Between Us - World Premieres

by Theroun D'arcy Patterson
Directed by Jessica Hunt
February 14 – 23, 2014

Fugitive:EROS

"They used to say, or, believe, they used to believe that the Gods were in the stars. Were the stars themselves. And when one fell to earth, it was actually a God coming to live amongst mankind . . . or to meddle with him." 
Eros has left the heavens and the love lives of several couples in a small coastal town take the strangest twists and turns. A man discovers his darker impulses, while another has the strangest notion about his wife, a pair of lovers reunite once a year across time and space, while a man is determined to go to the next level with his date in spite of the beast hiding in the shadows, and a young woman has found the love of her life: a quiet young man with the oddest scars on his back.

The Chemicals Between Us

What is love?  Is it mystical?  Is it magical?  Or is it simply science?  In this age of the quick fix, what are the benefits and pitfalls when love can be deconstructed and sold over the counter?  Meet four characters on the threshold of this debate as Tanner brings home his new bride of three weeks, Emma feels split right down the middle, Neil does his penance in the wake of an affair, and Drea tries her best to find forgiveness in her heart.  Love is . . . ?

Art by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Carolyn Choe
March 14-29, 2014

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: "Go on." This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.

Playing in the Dark  

A Special presentation of works by various Georgia Playwrights
Directed by Jerry Jobe
May 9 - 17, 2014

Character is most clearly revealed by the way one responds to life's challenges. If confronted by one of the many faces of tragedy, what would you do? Would you do what's right? Could you?
Eight provocative stories.
Eight Journeys into the dark.
Eight tragic tales of Hope, Redemption, and Enlightenment.
What will they reveal about you?

Always...Patsy Cline

by Ted Swindley
Directed by Carolyn Choe
April 11-27, 2014

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer. The show is based on a true story about the friendship between Patsy and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, which began when they met one night at the Esquire Ballroom outside of Houston. It is complete with down-home humor, true emotion and the story of a relationship that any fan would dream of having with their idol. ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits, including "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight" … 27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Patsy's hand-written letters to Louise, which she signed "Love ALWAYS…Patsy Cline." 

Trash Day by Dave Lauby
Directed by Dave Lauby
June 13-28, 2014

The Wolley family has lived for decades in their decaying Smyrna GA home, and through those years have been threatened repeatedly for eviction due to Grampa Wolley’s hoarding and the mountainous accumulation of “collecitbles” (ie, trash) on their property. On the day when the city has delivered the ultimatum- clean it up or be evicted in 30 days- new neighbors move into the house next door, single dad Mike Aubrey and his pre-teen daughter Allegrae with a story of their own. Emerging from the depths of the Wolley trashpile is 12 year-old Jackson Wolley, and the relationship which develops between him and Allegrae is both poignant and painfully funny. Will the Wooley clan clean up their act in time to save their home? Will Jackson and Allegrae find tweenie love amidst the human debris? And will they all prove that not everything (nor everyone) that comes from a trashpile is trash? Be sure to put your cans out in time for “Trash Day.”