11 vie for playwriting honor

When Atlanta’s professional theater artists honor their own at Monday night’s Suzi Bass awards, 11 playwrights will be recognized for new work, with one earning the coveted Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award. Many of the nominees have had work produced around the country.

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This weekend's best bets: April 25

If we could see anything within the next week or so, it’d be the U.S. premiere of “Lady Lay” at 7 Stages, Moving in the Spirit’s “Between Worlds,” Atlanta Opera’s “The Italian Girl From Algiers,” Itzhak Perlman with the ASO, and “Much Ado About Nothing” under the stars, as Georgia Shakespeare once again fills Piedmont Park. So much to choose from, so little time!

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This weekend's best bets: Oct. 11

Tonight, don’t miss “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín” with the Atlanta Symphony. This weekend is your first chance to see Alfred Uhry’s newly opened “Apples & Oranges” at the Alliance, and your last to see the much-praised “Time Stands Still” at the Horizon.

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This weekend's best bets: Oct. 4

If I could see one show this weekend it would be “Time Stands Still” at Horizon Theatre Company. But there’s lots to choose from, including the openings of “Betrayal” at Aurora Theatre and “Macbeth” at Georgia Shakespeare, and your last chance to see “Kiss of the Spider Woman” at Actor’s Express and “What I Learned in Paris” at the Alliance.

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This weekend's best bets: July 26

Looking for something cultural to do this weekend? We strongly suggest the new musical “Time Between Us” in its regional premiere at Serenbe Playhouse, the inspiring Youth Creates at 7 Stages and, at Theatrical Outfit, Rob Cleveland and Eric J. Little in “The Adventures of High John the Conqueror.”

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