Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is proud to announce its annual Spring Play Reading Series at the Southwest Arts Center April 4 through 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. Join us for readings of these works by professional actors and help us choose work for our upcoming season. Presented by City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs through its Power 2 Give program and the support of individual donors.
Thursday, April 4 a 7 p.m.: The Dance of the Holy Ghost by Marcus Gardley directed by Kenny Leon
Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m.: Fraternity by Jeff Stetson director TBD
Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m.: Smart People by Lydia Diamond directed by Kenny Leon
Spring Play Reading Series at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331.
Performancs: 4/4, 4/5, 4/6 @ 7 PM.
Tickets: FREE and open to the public.
ABOUT THE PLAYS
The Dance of the Holy Ghost by Marcus Gardley
Oscar Clifton prefers to live his memories rather than his life. But when his estranged grandson comes calling after eighteen years, Oscar must face a very different version of his past. Together, what future can they make when they are so alike they can’t stand each other? Something is going to have to arouse them; something beyond the smell of sweet potato pie and the muddy blues of the Delta—something supernatural. dance of the holy ghosts is a poetic family drama that waltzes from the hilarious innocence of a childhood crush to the heartbreak of a ruined marriage. It is a memory-scape that arouses all the senses, wakes the imagination, and leaves no stone unturned.
Fraternity by Jeff Stetson
Three weeks after Dr. King’s seminal “I Have A Dream” speech, a bomb destroyed an Alabama church, murdering four young girls and shattering the dream that had inspired so many. Set in a private club in 1987, Fraternity explores the journeys of seven successful black community leaders whose lives were forever affected by that tragedy. It examines what happens to those who seek power, privilege and inclusion, while abandoning the sacrifices that made their success possible.
Smart People by Lydia Diamond
In a whirlwind of crackling dialogue and tricky questions, an actor, a doctor, and a pair of academics navigate the complexities of race, class, friendship and the human brain. A new McCarter commission by the fearless and funny Lydia Diamond (Stick Fly).