The Devil Tree Looms over the Goat Farm Arts Center


The Collective Project Inc presents the Devil Tree at the Goat Farm Arts CenterThe Goat Farm Arts Center presents the world premiere of The Collective Project Inc’s The Devil Tree, playing October 13 to 28, 2012. The Devil Tree is the second show in the Collective Project’s first theatrical season, following July’s critically-acclaimed world premiere production of The Red Herring.

The Devil Tree introduces you to Laurel County, a stretch of southern Georgia with roots deeper than most places. Found in the deep recesses of Laurel’s dark woods is one oak tree whose roots run deep enough to affect the whole county—and everyone in it. Locals recount and relive stories that have been passed down through the generations and new tales rear their heads: encounters with ghosts, unnatural possessions, and even a few run-ins with Ol’ Slick himself.

Adapted by James McDougald and Artistic Director Sean Haley, The Devil Tree weaves together eight original short stories by Atlanta authors and features an all-Atlanta cast while offering a world uniquely Southern and gut-wrenching. Once you discover the terrible truth behind Laurel County, you’ll never be the same again.

“We’ve been working on creating and adapting these stories for over a year and the results have been stunning,” says Executive Director Corey Bradberry. “It’s a world reminiscent of Big Fish meets The Twilight Zone, weaving together a very heartbreaking and haunting tale of loss within a small community; the handing down of the torch from generation to generation; and the ultimate choice between death and rebirth. This stage may be set in Georgia, but its themes are universal.”

All Goat Farm awardees receive its AIP (Arts Investment Package) which includes financial assistance, direct funding, production/marketing assistance and rehearsal/performance space.  The Collective Project Inc’s theatrical season is made possible in-part through this arts investment vehicle.

The Devil Tree will have previews October 11 and 12 and will run October 13 to 28; all performances will be in the Rodriguez Room at the Goat Farm Arts Center. All tickets can be purchased through The Collective Project’s website ( beginning September 1or at the door night-of; General admission tickets are $17.50 and tickets for patrons under the age of 25 are $15. This show is recommended for ages 18 and older.


The Devil Tree
WHERE: The Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster St, Atlanta, GA
WHEN: October 11 and 12 (preview performances) and October 13 to 28 (Thursdays-Sundays)
PRICE: General Admission: $17.50; Patrons under the age of 25 are $15