Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary season with the world premiere of Good Bad People, Feb. 14 through March 12 at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta.

The play, written by Rachel Lynett, explores race and class in contemporary America following a well-to-do Los Angeles family dealing with the emotional trauma of their son’s death at the hands of the police. 

“We have waited to bring this world premiere play to stage for three years,” said Jamil Jude, True Colors’ artistic director. “It was the beacon that kept us going through the pandemic and we are excited to bring this captivating story about a family searching to find healing.”

The production’s cast includes Terry Henry, Asia Rogers, Veanna Black, Kylie Gray Mask and Annie Jacob under the direction of Ibi Owolabi.

“Approaching Good Bad People feels like finally getting to have a discussion within my community surrounding a subject that nobody can prepare for,” Owolabi said. “We explore an intracommunity connection, weaving a story through the combined effort of a cast of dazzling women. I feel so blessed to work on the world premiere of this fascinating show, with a theatre I love and a playwright I admire.”  

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PHOTO: Logo for Good Bad People at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.