Your guide to Atlanta theatregoing for the week of March 8!

This week’s Atlanta Show Guide includes new openings from Actor’s Express, Out of Box Theatre, and the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse as well as continuing productions from City Springs, Synchronicity Theatre, the Atlanta Opera, and the Alliance Theatre.

Opening this weekend

The Brothers Size

Where: Actor’s Express

When: March 11-April 11

About: In the sweltering heat of the Louisiana Bayou, Ogun Size tenuously reunites with his brother Oshoosi, who has recently been released from prison. When Oshoosi’s charismatic former cellmate Elegba arrives, the two brothers find themselves on a collision course with fate in this unflinching and tender exploration of the complex bonds of brotherhood.

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Where: Out of Box Theatre

When: March 13-28

About: Are you looking for that special night where everything is going to be peachy, and you are going to meet the swellest little show of your dreams? Personals is about people who place lonely hearts ads: lonely people looking for that certain someone. In other words: Personals is about Most of Us, about the unending search for love in the Post Me Decade.

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Where: Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

When: March 13-22

About: Along with her favorite teddy bear, Myron, Helvetica journeys through her life struggles and reminds herself that to prevail, it’s important to hold onto what makes you special. Myron helps narrate the story of Helvetica — a children’s book author in the present, a precocious, imaginative child in the past, a sick and deflated artist in the future — by interweaving stories, slices from each time period, into one “book.”

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Kristin Calvert and Nicholas Faircloth in Much Ado About Nothing. Photo credit:

Much Ado About Nothing

Where: Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

When: March 14-April 5

About: Shakespeare’s second-famous “battle of the sexes” play. Will Benedick, the ever-confirmed bachelor, admit his love for the equally witty and equally independent Beatrice? Will the young lovers Claudio and Hero survive the devious meddling of others? What do you want to bet there will be two weddings in the end?

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Still playing


Where: Theatrical Outfit

When: March 4-29

About: Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of The God of Vengeance by Jewish writer Sholem Asch, Indecent tells the story of a kiss between two female actors (one playing a prostitute, one a brothel owner’s daughter) that led to an entire cast being arrested for obscenity. With vivid theatricality underscored by a live Klezmer musical ensemble, seven actors portray over forty roles in this fascinating exploration of faith, sexuality, and art.

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On Your Feet!

Where: Aurora Theatre

When: March 5-April 12

About: From humble beginnings in Havana to international superstardom, Gloria & Emilio Estefan changed the music industry forever. Experience the inspiring true story of two people whose belief in their art and determination created a new crossover genre of music. This Broadway sensation is a dance party that features all of your favorite songs including: “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “1-2-3,” “Conga,” “Turn the Beat Around” and many more.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Where: City Springs (performing at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center)

When: March 6-15

About: This murderous and hilarious story about the heir to a family fortune who sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm —and a dash of murder — is filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. For those who say “they don’t make ‘em like they used to,” this original musical- comedy will leave you delighted and begging for more.

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Where: Synchronicity Theatre

When: March 6-29

About: Everyone in Jane’s life dies, and she’s starting to think it’s because of her. Harrison is flaky, indecisive, and unable to make the biggest commitment of his life. When Jane and Harrison’s paths intertwine, they embark on a journey that seals their fates. Wayfinding, a new play by Whitney Rowland, is an unexpected, magical experience that explores what it means to love, lose, and find your place in the universe.
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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Where: Alliance Theatre

When: March 7-29

About: Children’s book author and artist Mo Willems (Knuffle Bunny, Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In a Play) brings another loveable character to life in this exciting family musical. Grab your friends and watch as Wilbur, a clothes-loving mole rat with exceptional style, navigates the pressure to be just like everyone else. With tail-shaking tunes, empowering messages of individuality, and classic Mo Willems humor, this musical is sure to rock audiences of all ages.

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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Where: The Atlanta Opera (performing at The Cobb Energy Center)

When: March 7-15

About: From the extraordinary writing duo of George and Ira Gershwin comes a Depression-era masterpiece rich in timeless tunes, including “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.” Considered the great American opera, Porgy and Bess was inspired by Charleston’s Cabbage Row, a 1920s community bound by faith, tears, music, and laughter. In a tender love story, Porgy and Bess seek harmony in the face of addiction and social injustice.
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Closing this weekend

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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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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About Sally Henry Fuller

A theatre aficionado with a passion for telling people's stories, Sally Henry Fuller is a performing arts journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Josh Gad, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has also been featured on, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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