Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton’s only professional theatre company, continues 2015 with the World Premiere comedy-drama Homers from Atlanta playwright and actor, Jacob York, and directed by well-known Atlanta director Jaclyn Hofmann. The new play runs at GET February 26th through March 15th, 2015 at the Theatre’s home, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA. This production is graciously sponsored by Northside Hospital.
About the Play
Homers by Jacob York. York, a huge Atlanta sports fan has translated that enthusiasm into a fantastic new play that appeals to sports fans and theatre goers alike. Put on your team’s jersey and settle in for some great entertainment!
In this story where fan-dom and family intersect, we meet Leigh Elder, a female sports writer for a major metro Atlanta newspaper. She’s a homer: love and loyalty to the Braves, the Hawks, and the Falcons. When a dream job falls into her lap and promises to take her to the big-time of L.A., she is thrilled. The only thing that stands in the way is her biggest fan: her father. Can a homer ever really leave home? Devotion can be tough in the big leagues!
The terrific local cast includes Diany Rodriguez as Leigh Elder, Frank Roberts as her father Pat, and Rob Cleveland as her boss Doyle. The cast is rounded out by Jennifer Lamourt (Claire the intern) and Jeffrey M. Stephenson as Leigh’s college friend Trey. The design team features a set by Stephanie Polhemus, costumes by Marie Estes, lights by Tara O’Neill, and sound by Jason Polhemus. Courtney Greever serves as stage manager.
In his notes on this production, Playwright Jacob York shares his excitement about this world premiere endeavor, “In working on Homers I had to trust that I knew the story I wanted to tell. To depend on the people around me … to open my arms and just go for it.” Director Jaclyn Hofmann shared her intrigue for the characters in this play and their challenges, “(The character of) Leigh’s decision is not one that I envy. Should she stay or should she go? How can she balance the two most important facets of her life if they’re on opposite sides of the country? (Leigh’s father) Pat insists, ‘You make your home, your home doesn’t make you.'”
What others are saying: “You don’t have to be a sports fan to fall in love with HOMERS. It’s a story about loyalty – to work, to family, to a favorite team – and the inevitable moment when we discover that loyalty has a price. Atlanta playwright Jacob York has crafted a witty, acutely observed tribute to those who root for the home team.” – Topher Payne, Playwright The Only Light In Reno, Swell Party
Tickets: Ticket prices for Homers range from $25 to $35 (Senior/Student discounts available for select performances). “Recession-Buster” perimeter tickets may also be purchased for $10 based on availability. Tickets are available now online at www.get.org<http://www.get.org>, or by calling the Box Office at 770-641-1260.