In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in September
A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
September 1 - 30
Written by the author of last season's The Christians, A Doll's House, Part 2 was one of the biggest smash hits of the 2017 Broadway season and was unanimously cheered by audiences and critics alike. Fifteen years ago, Nora Helmer made the shocking decision to leave her husband and family, setting out on a new independent life. Now she has come home, knocking on the same door she slammed shut a decade and a half earlier â€“ arriving with a request for an impossible favor from her husband. Long-simmering resentments boil over in an intellectual and comedic slugfest about ideas, love and the rights of women in the modern world.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Sept 5 - October 21
Atlanta Botanical Garden
In a setting that even Shakespeare himself couldn't have imagined, the Alliance Theatre will produce a whimsical, outdoor production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In Shakespeare's most popular comedy, two couples deal with love and all its complications â€“ confusion, jealousy, and passion. Further hindering the couples on their way to happily ever after are a lively band of characters and challenging events, including a band of actors, wood sprites and elves, and a botched love potion! Directed by David Catlin, founding ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago.
THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SH*T UP
September 7 - 30
Based on modern day experiences of love, dating and navigating the often-challenging world, The Two Kids That Blow Sh*t Up tells the story of 9-year-old kids Max and Diana who meet on the day their parents start having an affair. Through decades of their parents' disorderly relationship of getting together, breaking up, getting married and then divorced, they're relentlessly forced together and become fast friends. Seeing each other through all of life's epic fails, the two try and figure out how to fall in love without making the same mistakes as their parents.
September 12 â€“ 23
The Fox Theatre
Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including "One Thousand and One Nights," is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
September 21 - October 21
Third in Horizon's New American Dreams Series, Nomad Motel is a fresh, wry, intercultural comedy about inclusion, understanding, and living in the land of plenty without a safety net. Alix lives with her family in a tiny motel room, caring for her brothers while her newly divorced mom figures out a plan. Her classmate Mason lives alone in a grand, empty house, composing music while his absent father runs jobs for the Hong Kong mafia. Until the day his father disappears and Mason has to figure out how to come up with grocery money and dodge Child Services and U.S. Immigration. Mason and Alix develop an unlikely friendship, learning to scrape by and trying to outrun their parents' mistakes together.