uganda“That Uganda Play” is an epic story that moves from America to Africa and back again, imagining the ghosts of war, political corruption and personal betrayal that might lie behind recent anti-gay legislation in the nation of Uganda. This world premiere by Atlanta playwright Theroun Patterson — someone to keep your eyes on — is a co-winner of the 2014 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award. Essential Theatre, a summertime staple in Atlanta, spotlights new plays in its annual festival and readings series. See “That Uganda Play” at the West End Performing Arts Center. Note: It contains adult themes. For more on the Essential festival, see this ENCORE FEATURE.

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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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