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2011 The Essential Theatre Festival Updates

2011 The Essential Theatre Festival Updates
   A Sleeping Country: Pajama Party Saturday July 9
Great Falls: July 8th ATML 50% discount with online purchase
A Thousand Circlets: opens July 14
A Thousand Circlets: Alzheimers Assn. Talkback July 17

Great Falls
by Lee Blessing, directed by Ellen McQueen
A girl and her step-father take a road trip, going on a journey that takes them across the map of America and deep into their own troubled hearts. By one of America’s best playwrights, author of Eleemosynary, A Walk In the Woods and Going To St. Ives. Directed by Ellen McQueen (Sally and Glen at the Palace and Ice Glen, two of the best-loved shows we’ve ever done).  There won’t be another performance of GREAT FALLS till July 16, so see it tonight!  Visit our website a www.EssentialTheatre.com and use the discount code “ATML” for 50% off Friday Night’s Performance.
FOR MORE INFO WARNING ADULT SITUATIONS & LANGUAGE, NOT FOR THOSE UNDER 18

Great Falls opening night audience speaks out:

“So enjoyed Great Falls last night. Ellen McQueen’s superb direction led two very talented, “new on the Atlanta scene” actors down the road to discovery. Thanks for the trip! Great work!
Paul Holly
“People! Go see GREAT FALLS and all the wonderful plays at Essential Theatre! GREAT FALLS is amazing! Ashleigh Hoppe rocked it!”
Bree Dawn Shannon“Saw Great Falls tonight. Not to be missed. Great story great characters wonderful performances and as usual inspired directing. See it. “
Jayson Smith

“Congrats on the Great Falls emotional roller coaster, it’s an intense ride, the actors did a wonderful job and the directing and scene design really capture the glorious melancholy of vast spaces and journeys into the past.”
Karla Jennings

“Another incredibly strong performance of the Essential Theatre Festival.  Great Falls is a lovely play that is directed and performed beautifully. Kudos to Mr. Hardy and the entire production team and cast. The Essential Theatre Festival has become one of my favorite events of the summer. I can’t wait to see the rest of the plays!”
Amanda Cucher

 
A Sleeping Country
by Melanie Marnich, directed by Peter Hardy
Winner of the 2008 Mickey Kaplan Play Prize, it’s a romantic comedy about a woman who travels to Italy looking for help with her terrible insomnia. In trying to find a way to fall asleep, she learns how to become truly awake. By one of the award-winning writers of the TV series Big Love. WARNING EXCESSIVE LAUGHTER & STRONG LANUGAGE
FOR MORE INFO
A Sleeping Country Slumber Party: July 9. Wear your pajamas and get free cookies and milk. And, your ticket is free.

A Thousand Circlets
by Theron D’Arcy Patterson, directed by Betty Hart
A classic new American drama, which tells the story of a prominent African-American family that has reached the pinnacle of their professional success, poised to achieve their greatest triumph – only to face the threat of having it all torn down by the illness of the father and the passions of the past. Winner of the 2011 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, the only prize exclusively dedicated to the work of Georgia writers.FOR MORE INFO

Talkback with Alzheimers Association: July 17 Learn about resources available to Atlanta families

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Date & Time

June 30th ~ July 31, 2011
 
Location:

Essential Theatre @ Actors Express
887 W. Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30318 

 

Tickets

General Admission Online ~ $18-$23 Advance online purchase saves $2; Previews $10 and a limited number of rush tickets may be available each night for $13.
http://EssentialTheatre.com or call 866-811-4111 GROUP SALES: 404-561-2229

For more information about Essential Theatre, visit http://www.EssentialTheatre.com

About Essential Theatre

The Essential Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 professional, theatre company is dedicated to nurturing new work by Georgia playwrights and giving Atlanta audiences the opportunity to enjoy exciting world and regional premieres.

 
 
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