In Theatre this month:
Under the Lights
What's Happening on Stage in Atlanta in September
Sept. 16 - Oct. 15 Actors Express
Actor's Express opens its 30th Anniversary season with The Christians. Pastor Paul has built his congregation from modest storefront to shining megachurch with a membership of thousands. But when the beloved minister steps up to the pulpit to share a new belief, his stunning revelation leaves the entire church community rocked to its core. A provocative excavation of modern faith, The Christians will feature music from a community choir comprised of people from all faiths and backgrounds. This stunningly original play was a hit in New York and will have all of Atlanta talking.
September 22 - October 29
Horizon Theatre (404) 584-7450
Karen Hartman's gritty, gripping, and shockingly funny play Project Dawn receives its Atlanta premiere at Horizon Theatre this month. Go behind the bench in this inspired by-real-life story of the women on both sides of the law in Project Dawn, an innovative court designed to transform the lives of women in the sex trade. In this daring and vital tour de force, seven actresses double as victims/participants and Court staff. As part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, this courtroom drama probes the thin lines between freedom and slavery, activism and obsession. Whether you are to the left or the right, Project Dawn will gnaw at your heart and open your eyes to see clearly what's happening in your own backyard.
THE KING AND I
September 26 - October 1
The Fox Theatre (855) 285-8499
Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King And I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," and "Something Wonderful."