In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in February
Playing through February 26
Horizon Theatre (404) 584-7450
Kicking off Horizon’s 2017 season is the smash hit from Broadway and London’s West End Constellations. This spellbinding, romantic journey takes a touching and thoughtful look at one couple as it exists in parallel universes. Roland knows a lot about how bees make honey. Marianne would be comfortable in a room with Einstein. With little in common, the probability of them meeting is slim to none. Yet in the multi-verse, the possibilities of a single moment are infinite, inexplicable, and even miraculous. Constellations has been hailed as “A singular astonishment” by the New Yorker and “Sexy, sophisticated, and gorgeous” by the New York Times.
LOST IN COSMOS
February 9 - 26
Theatrical Outfit (678) 528-1500
Take an existential trip into the human psyche, the Milky Way galaxy and beyond with Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Seminar. Theatrical Outfit partners with Dad’s Garage Theatre for Tom Key’s own adaptation of the popular work by Walker Percy. If Earthlings zoomed to a planet with intelligent life, would they let us land or label us a threat to a more-evolved universe? Walker Percy pondered such existential “what ifs” in Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self Help Book. The Outfit’s Artistic Director, Tom Key, deftly re-imagines Percy’s opus as a soul-searching seminar where cheeky group leaders hilariously suggest alternatives to our everyday behavior. A wry and hopeful meditation on our obsessions with reality TV and politics, horoscopes and how-to guides, Lost in the Cosmos engages the mind, soul and funny bone.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
February 22 - March 5
The Fox Theatre (855) 285-8499
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera just finished a hugely successful two and a half year revival on Broadway and will be coming to Atlanta February 22 – March 5 on their North American tour. The Phantom Of The Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
THE TEMPLE BOMBING
February 22 - March 12
Alliance Theatre (404) 733-5000
A new play about the event that rocked Atlanta from Peachtree Street to Auburn Avenue, The Temple Bombing recounts the 1958 attack on The Temple, Atlanta’s oldest synagogue, which bolstered local and national support for dramatic social change. Inspired by the award-winning book by Melissa Fay Greene, this theatricalization celebrates a city that came together in the face of hatred. The Temple Bombing is developed in association with New York’s Tectonic Theater Project and The Temple on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. Playwright and Director Jimmy Maize is an Artistic Associate of Tectonic Theater Project, a company dedicated to fostering innovative artistic dialogue with audiences on social, political, and human issues. “I get excited when I find a historical story that isn’t widely known and realize that it still speaks powerfully to what’s happening today,” said Maize.