The Color Purple was the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival and has been hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter). This Broadway gem gives an exhilarating new spirit to Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning story -- and now it's headed to Actor's Express in Atlanta. David Kote directs this soul-raising production filled with jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. Don't miss this stunning re-imagining of a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. Step lively and get your tickets now.
Shakespeare's play King John was one of his most popular during Victorian times, partly because of its spectacle and pageantry. Today, however, it's a rarely performed gem. John, King of England, was the son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He ruled in troubled times when England and France battled for supremacy. In 1942, George Orwell described it thusly: "With its intrigues and doublecrossings, non-aggression pacts, people changing sides in the middle of a battle, and what-not, it seemed to me extraordinarily up to date." Catch the thrilling history drama now at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse in Atlanta.
Will a Miss America contestant, a liberal blogger and a conservative senatorial staffer successfully re-write the Constitution and resolve partisan politics? Worth a shot, right? Lauren Gunderson's outrageous play has laughs for both sides of the aisle. American politics gets delightfully absurd when she mixes two political rivals, a beauty queen and a kidnapping. Gain a different perspective on we, the people, when inventive political farce The Taming comes to Synchronicity Theatre. Gunderson -- an Atlanta-born talent -- is considered one of America's most-produced playwrights. Come find out why her work's in such high demand.
Academy Theatre presents Tapas III: The Reckoning at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center! This festival of 10-minute short plays features some of Georgia's great creative talents, including Fracena Byrd, Rob Raissle, and Lynna Schmidt.
Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award-winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.