It’s a new dawn and a new day at 7 Stages. The 32nd season of the Little Five Points theatre is all new. The season features five all new productions including four World Premieres.
In September, see the premier of All Blues, which runs from September 22-October 9, 2011. In co-production with Washington College, Chestertown, MD, All Blues is the true story of Ray Sprigle, a white journalist (Del Hamilton) who sets out to report on the black experience in the 1948 Jim Crow South first-hand, by disguising himself as a black man for 30 days. Assumption, observations and injustices are explored using the music of Oscar Brown, Jr. and Miles Davis.
During November, Fat Boy will run from November 10-November 20, 2011. Teo Castellanos returns to 7 Stages with his social commentary on poverty and hunger and American consumerism. Fat Boy incorporates, B-Boy style movement, music, spoken word and art from Kara Walker to shine a light on the “me” era.
A Krampus Christmas – A New Krampus Tale , the holiday tradition, returns December 8-10, 2011. Make naughty the new nice this season as Krampus, Germany’s twisted counterpart to Saint Nick, returns to 7 Stages. This year Krampus and his motley crew of rock and roll friends go on a search for the true messiah. Rock out with your stocking out this Holiday season.
During February Lay of the Land will run February 16-19, 2012. Gay and human rights activist Tim Miller returns to 7 Stages with his all new queer tale. Lay of the Land is Tim Miller’s saucy, sharp-knifed look at the State of the Queer Union during a time of trial! Lay of the Land friskily gets at that feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, and on the menu! Lay of the Land is a “lay” in all kinds of ways: a sex-assignation, a queer citizenship map, and of course a narrative ballad with a recurrent refrain!
7 Stages will present the world premier of Hidden Man March 8-25, 2012, along with the University of Georgia. A young artist arrives in 1980s Atlanta knowing three things for certain: he’s gay, he’s an atheist and he is destined to kill himself. Howard, a religious conservative preacher, created Paradise Garden in North Georgia, a folk art garden with messages from the Lord. These two unlikely artists become unlikely friends. Hidden Man is based on the true story of Robert Sherer and his mentor, Rev. Howard Finster.
To close the season, Dracula, a rock opera, will run April 19-May 13, 2012. The vampire craze is far from over, after sold out performances of Haus Von Dracul pt 1, last year’s hit of Atlanta. The Little Five Points Rock Star Orchestra and 7 Stages team up again to bring you Dracula. Sink your teeth into this Rock Opera inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic novel.
Season subscriptions are on sale through their Passport For Entertainment program. Individual tickets go on sale July 20, 2011. For more information, please visit the 7 Stages website.