The Show Must Go On at Theatre in the Square


After recently publicizing the dire condition of the economic state of Theatre in the Square, the staff and Board of Directors remind the community that the show MUST GO ON. As a part of the 30th anniversary season, Theatre in the Square is preparing to open two shows this fall. Ghost-Writer opens September 28 and runs through October 30 on the Main Stage. For our families with young theatre-goers, Theatre in the Square is remounting the audience favorite The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! October 9 to 21. In order to accommodate the anticipated large audiences for our children’s show, those performances will take place at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Tickets are on sale now online at and by phone at 770-422-8369.

Ghost-Writer explores the mysteries of a devoted and fastidious secretary who continues typing the words of her deceased employer, the famous author, Franklin Woolsey (Peter Tamm). The widow of Woolsey (Ellen McQueen) is suspicious of the words that are still being typed by the secretary (Elisa Carlson) and what took place behind closed doors as she worked for her husband. By Michael Hollinger, author of Incorruptible, a previous Main Stage hit, and Alley Stage’s Red Herring and An Empty Plate in the Café de Grande Boeuf, this romantic mystery will leave audiences moved and in suspense.

Theatre in the Square is excited to be able to open the doors to more families to see The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by having all performances take place at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. After the success of last season’s children’s show, the theatre wanted to be able to have more schools and families in a performance than the 125-seat Alley Stage could accommodate. In Robert Kauzlaric, Paul Gilvary & William Rush’s adaptation of John Scieszka and Lane Smith’s book by the same title, the Wolf has his day in court to tell his side of the story. Francena Byrd, Theresa Cunningham, Alejandro Guiteriez and Luis Hernandez all return to reprise their roles and the cast welcomes newcomer Jenna Tamisiea. This production is recommended for children ages 4 and older. Weekday school performances will take place at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Sunday matinee performances will take place on Sunday, October 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Ghost-Writer tickets are $24 to $33 and are available at the Theatre in the Square Box Office by calling 770-422-8369 or online at  Discount rates are available for groups of by calling 770-422-8369.  Tickets to the public performances of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! are on sale online at or by calling 770-422-8369. To book a field trip for a weekday matinee, call Celeste Mercerat 770-422-8369. Theatre in the Square is located off of historic Marietta Square at 11 Whitlock Ave.