weird_sisters_logo_sm_websizeAtlanta’s Weird Sisters Theatre Project will produce two shows again this summer, designed to demonstrate how friendship is found in many places and that when the going gets tough, women get tougher.

Weird Sisters was founded in 2012 by a coalition of artists associated with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company — Kelly Criss, Veronika Duerr, Jaclyn Hofmann, Tiffany Porter and Megan Rose — and is committed to creating theater by women, for everyone. Past productions have included EMILIE: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Anton in Show Business and Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief.

DUERR AS EMILIE in last summer's "La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight."
DUERR AS EMILIE in last summer’s “La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight.”

This summer’s lineup (exact dates and locations to be announced):

CRIMINAL HEARTS. By Jane Martin. In June. An unlikely friendship begins when a lifelong victim awakes to find a burglar in her apartment. This dark comedy is set in present-day Chicago in the bedroom of an expensive condo. It will feature Porter (who can be seen through April 13 in Elemeno Pea at Horizon Theatre). Nichole Palmietto will direct, with Annie York Hester assistant directing. The Detroit News described it as “loads of fun … a wonderful, farcical comedy.”

LATE, A COWBOY SONG. By Sarah Ruhl. In July. Tells the story of the marriage of Mary Smith and Crick Thorndigger, a young Pittsburgh couple that has been in love since the second grade, and Mary’s curious relationship with a lady cowboy named Red, who lives on horse time. Criss (in Miracle on South Division Street at Stage Door Players through April 13) will lead the four-person cast. Hofmann will direct, assisted by Rose. Daniel Hilton is musical director.

Ticket details also will come later.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich, Encore Atlanta’s editor, 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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