Your Atlanta Show Guide for all things theatregoing for the week of February 23!

This week’s show guide includes performances from Georgia Ensemble Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, True Colors Theatre Company, Horizon Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.

Leading Ladies 

Where: Georgia Ensemble Theatre

When: Thursdays-Sundays through March 8

About: From the writer of Lend Me a Tenor and A Comedy of Tenors comes the story of two broke Shakespearean actors who plan to impersonate the nephews of a wealthy dowager…but suddenly discover the “nephews” are actually nieces! Mistaken identity, pratfalls, and hilarity abound.

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School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play

Where: Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

When: Wednesdays-Sundays through March 8

About: At the start of the 1986 school year, Paulina, reigning queen bee of the Aburi Boarding School, has her sights set on winning the Miss Ghana Pageant and, ultimately, the Miss Global Universe Pageant. When American transfer student Erica arrives and begins to threaten Paulina’s position atop her hive-minded friends, the power struggle begins.

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Seize the King

Where: The Alliance Theatre

When: Wednesdays-Sundays through March 8

About: With his country’s throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his ascension, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia. Even if he can be stopped — who can ensure a tyrant won’t rise in his place? Award-winning playwright Will Power delivers a propulsive and timely modern reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III.

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Brontë: a Portrait of Charlotte

Where: The Shakespeare Tavern

When: Thursdays-Sundays through March 8

About: Brontë begins in 1849 with Charlotte returning from Scarborough where she has buried her youngest sister Anne, the last of her living siblings. Now, only Charlotte and her ailing father are left in this house of memories, and she has resigned herself to the notion that she will now live and die alone. Or has she? As the play unfolds, Charlotte invites the audience into her home to spend an evening reflecting on her life and soaking up her charm and genius.

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Once

Where: Horizon Theatre

When: Wednesdays-Sundays through March 8

About: On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful, but complicated, romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together.

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A writer with a passion for building relationships and telling people's stories, Sally Henry is a freelance arts and entertainment journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has been featured on BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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