7 Stages in Little Five Points will present a reading of the new full-length play, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer on January 20, 2012. The cast features Tess Malis Kincaid, Mark Kincaid, Harrison Long, Jimi Kocina, and Ann Marie Gideon. The reading is being directed by Del Hamilton, and is being funded, in part, by a Dramatist Guild Fund grant.
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow tackles an important and timely subject–cults and the exit counselings that help members leave the cult mindset. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow uses the framework of an exit counseling that is much more than it appears to be to explore universal themes of family, loss, and responsibility, and to tell a unique coming-of-age story. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow was inspired, in part, by Lachenmeyer’s interest in psychology and his father’s experiences growing up in a cultic environment.
Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is an award-winning local author and a playwright. His first book, The Outsider (Random House), which takes as its subject his late father’s struggles with schizophrenia and homelessness, won two book awards, was featured on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” and served as the basis for more than 80 lectures and keynotes, which he presented at universities, hospitals, and mental health centers across the US, Canada, Sweden, and Australia.
The reading of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at 7 Stages (1105 Euclid Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307).