Atlanta’s Horizon Theatre, which began its 30th season by remounting its 2013 staging of The Book Club Play (running through Feb. 23), has added two titles to what will eventually be a five-show season. Two more shows will be announced later, one for a May/June slot, the other for a July/August slot. In the meantime, here’s what’s new:

elemenopea-300x300Elemeno Pea (pronounced L-M-N-O-P) runs March 14-April 13. The Molly Smith Metzler comedy, which premiered at the 2011 Human Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Ky., takes place at summer’s end on Martha’s Vineyard, where the haves and have-nots are all flying without a net. Heidi Cline McKerley directs a cast that includes Adam Fristoe (Venus in Fur at Actor’s Express) and Cynthia D. Barker (Horizon’s Third Country). The script includes explicit language and adult situations and is recommended for ages 16 and up.

detroit300x300_notag_2_Detroit by Lisa D’Amour runs Sept. 19-Oct. 19. Suburban neighbors bond over backyard barbecue and fall apart over secrets in this Pulitzer Prize finalist, named one of the Top 10 plays of the year by The New York Times. Detroit premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2010, before moving to Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway in 2012. It has a cast of four.



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Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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