Theatrical Outfit begins its 35th season in little more than a month with Chaim Potok’s 1972 story about a young man torn between his religion, his family and his art.
My Name Is Asher Lev, adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner (The Chosen), features top-notch Atlanta talents Nick Arapoglou (Big River, Suzi winner for Horizon’s Avenue Q), Lane Carlock (Actor’s Express; Horizon, Synchronicity and Alliance theaters) and Brian Kurlander (Serenbe’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Synchronicity’s In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play).
Asher Lev previews Aug. 22-24, opens Aug. 25 and runs through Sept. 16. Before that, you can catch funny men Rob Cleveland (left) and Eric J. Little in The Adventures of High John the Conqueror (July 25-Aug. 12), an evening of stories and music celebrating one of America’s earliest and least-known folk heroes.
The rest of the Outfit season is as follows:
Two Drink Minimum. Oct. 24-Nov. 18. A world premiere comedy about families and the phone lines that bind them. The playwright is longtime Atlanta arts supporter William Balzer.
Fly. Jan. 30-Feb. 24, 2013. By Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan. Travel with the dedicated and determined African-American men of World War II’s Army Air Corps. These Tuskegee Airmen, as they became known, show us what happens when the playing field is truly level.
The Fabulous Lipitones. March 27-April 21. Life, liberty and the pursuit of harmony challenge a small-town barbershop trio who must replace their deceased fourth in time for a national competition. A world premiere musical by playwright Mark St. Germain (Freud’s Last Session). Justin Anderson directs.