In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in February
THE BALLAD OF KLOOK AND VINETTE
Now thru - February 18
Horizon Theatre (404) 584-7450
Klook is a drifter who's gotten too old to drift. Vinette is on the run but she doesn't know what's chasing her. Together, they make a tentative stab at love and reach for hope until the past catches up to the future and smacks it in the face. Tough, tender, funny, poignant, The Ballad of Klook and Vinette will grab you from the inside out. This love story set against poetry and jazz fuses soulful music combined with a witty, moving story making this a mesmerizing theater experience. The play stars Brittany Inge, who performed in Blackberry Daze at Horizon last season and was recently listed as one of ACJ's 8 up-and-coming Atlanta actors to watch; and Amari Cheatom, who joins the cast from LA and is most popularly known for his role in the film Django Unchained.
February 20 - 28
The Fox Theatre
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La BohĂ¨me, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly mattersâ€”love.
February 22 - March 18
This month Theatrical Outfit debuts Perfect Arrangement by local award-winning playwright Topher Payne. Inspired by true stories of McCarthy-era social survival, this bubbly cocktail party-meets-TV sitcom simmers into poignant realism as two closeted couples, one gay and one lesbian, face exposure and a future more gray than Technicolor.