The Academy Theater Presents Divided Among Themselves


When Mr. Marcus dies, his four daughters must reunite in the family’s New York apartment to divide his estate. As they wrestle with who should get the money, they must also wrestle with their distinct takes on life and whether they can own up to who they really are! By turns poignant and funny, Hank Kimmel’s new show cracks with tension!

The show features Lorilyn Harper, Joe McGlaughlin, Tafee Patterson, Paige Steadman, and  Jacquelyn Wyer. Academy Theatre Artistic Director Robert Drake directs, and Karen Rooker stage-manages.

“I could not wait to do this show! I saw it on workshops and thought that four powerful sisters each with a distinct point of view would really be powerful on stage.” says Drake. “That these sisters are competing for their father’s legacy makes it all the more powerful!”

The play runs September 22 to October 16, 2011 – please see theatre calendar for specific days and times at For tickets go to

About the Author:
Hank Kimmel has had several plays produced and is the President of Working Title Playwrights; an Atlanta-based theater company dedicated to the development of playwrights and new plays. He also serves as the Assistant Managing Director for Jewish Theatre of the South’s reading series, “A Jewish Theatrical Buffet.”

Mr. Kimmel also writes a theatre blog for, and serves on the Board of Georgia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. An attorney/mediator by trade, he also serves his community as a tennis coach, basketball coach and board member at The Temple in Atlanta. He is a long-time member of the Dramatists Guild.

About the Director:
Robert W. Drake is in his third season as Artistic Director of the Academy Theatre.  He has previously directed “He/She & Me: A Love Story” “An Atlanta Christmas”, and helped create “A Community of Conscience”, an Academy Theatre play about Sevananda.  Robert also teaches improvisation and is Laughing Matters’ Production Manager.

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