If there’s one thing the arts industry is famous for, it’s resilience. Historically, when times have been tough, artists have come together to show the world that there is hope, no matter the circumstances.

As COVID-19 has changed the arts scene dramatically, the Atlanta theatre community has made it possible for us to see our local artists in action anyway. Whether it be reading children’s books, making dance master-class videos, or even recording entire performances, our city’s local thespians are far from taking a covid-cation.

Today’s point of connection with our theatre friends comes from the Georgia Ensemble Theatre, with “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?”

The one-man show based on the life of William Faulkner has become a Southern storytelling classic. John Maxwell has toured with his very funny and deeply moving production for over twenty years to twelve other countries and most of the United States. It’s a powerful evening of theatre and literature, entertainment and enlightenment!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
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About “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?”

The play features recollections of Mr. Faulkner’s days in Hollywood writing screenplays for Clark Gable and Howard Harks. The piece includes stories about his family both humorous and touching, an amusing and highly insightful question and answer session with an imaginary English class, and much more. The production ends with an offering of The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech he delivered at Stockholm.

Written by John Maxwell and Tom Dupree and performed by John Maxwell

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About Sally Henry Fuller

A writer with a passion for building relationships and 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 BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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