7 Stages’ 2014-15 season features its typical (or is it atypical) mix of world premieres, new work and work that tries to defy description. It includes a new play by Atlanta writer Suehyla El-Attar, a recent play by Chicago-based Sarah Gubbins, a riff on the young Adolf Hitler and several event/celebrations.

The company, which focuses on the social, political and spiritual values of contemporary culture in its work, is based in Little Five Points, at 1105 Euclid Ave. N.E. For details and tickets, go HERE or call 404.523.7647.

The season:

CURIOUS ENCOUNTERS. Sept. 4-6. This festival of interactive performances returns to showcase seven Atlanta artists and ensembles.


THE DOCTOR, THE DEVIL AND MY DAD. Oct.2-26. A world premiere from El-Attar, whose previous work (The Perfect Prayer, Third Country) has been seen at Horizon Theatre. The plot: Fantasy and reality become one when a legendary sci-fi TV icon takes the audience on an adventure.

KRAMPUS XMAS. Dec. 18-20. In collaboration with the L5P Rockstar Orchestra and the Syrens of the South burlesque troupe.


FML. HOW CARSON McCULLERS SAVED MY LIFE. Feb. 12-March 2, 2015. Sarah Gubbins’ drama is the story of a girl growing up in suburban Chicago, a teenage lesbian who encounters McCullers’ book in English class, is profoundly affected and goes through an artistic and intellectual awakening.

MEIN KAMPF. By George Tabori. March 9-15. An absurd comedy from the Hungarian writer-director (1914-2007) that looks at aspiring artist Adolf Hitler before his rise to power. Directed by 7 Stages co-founder Del Hamilton in collaboration with the University of Georgia.

THE BREAKERS. April 16-May 10. Created by Haverty. An interactive production that lets audiences spy on a young couple haunted by strange addictions and uncontrollable desires. Performed at the Goat Farm Arts Center.

7 TRUMPETS. May 18-24. Described as an outdoor celebration of music, dance and the unseen forces that move us. Created by Maurice Turner, Carlton Turner, Nick Slie and Jeff Becker, who all have a connection to the regional arts service organization Alternate ROOTS.

About Kathy Janich

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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