Ayana Reed is Lizzie.

In Theatrical Outfit’s 110 in the Shade, it’s July 4th, 1936, in Three Point, Texas, where an unrelenting heat wave has the locals praying for rain. Lizzie Curry daydreams away fears of becoming a spinster; her wit, intelligence and homemaking skills, it seems, don’t portend a romantic future. When a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck sweeps into town promising more than just atmospheric relief, Lizzie’s world becomes larger than she ever imagined possible. The 1964 Harvey Schmidt-Tom Jones musical (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!) was revived on Broadway in 2007 with Audra McDonald as Lizzie. The Outfit cast features some great Atlanta talent: Lowrey Brown, Galen Crawley, Devon Hales, Ayana Reed, Eugene H. Russell IV, LaParee Young and Jeremy Wood.


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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