BEST BETS | Nov. 15-21, 2018

“Knead,” an Alliance Theatre world premiere, and Aurora Theatre’s festive “Christmas Canteen” run on; Steve Yockey’s “Reykjavik” (Actor’s Express) and “Dry Land” (Atlanta Theatre Club) close; and the ASO plays Tchaikovsky. Details on these and more in this week’s curated column.

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BEST BETS | Nov. 8-14, 2018

Arís Theatre marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with the Veterans Day-timed “Not About Heroes”; “Knead” (Alliance) premieres; Steve Yockey’s bloody smart “Reykjavik” (Actor’s Express) runs on; and Halloween shows give way to Christmas stories. Details in this week’s curated column.

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A PLAYWRIGHT RISES

“Knead,” says playwright-actor Mary Lynn Owen, has gone through a “gazillion trillion” rewrites. “At one time it was a cooking show gone wrong. Finding the immediacy of the play has been a firsthand education in ‘why plays are plays.’ You’d think I’d have picked this up by now!”

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BEST BETS | Nov. 1-7, 2018

Steve Yockey’s sexy-scary “Reykjavik” continues at Actor’s Express; “The Royale” throws its last punch at Theatrical Outfit; the ASO takes on Mahler’s majestic 10th Symphony; and The Atlanta Opera dances and sings its way through “West Side Story.” All this and more in this week’s curated column.

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BEST BETS | Oct. 11-17, 2018

This week’s top picks include Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, “Nell Gwynn” at Synchronicity, “Waiting for Godot” at 7 Stages, “The Royale” opening at Theatrical Outfit, the return of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ “Ghastly Dreadfuls,” “Nick’s Flamingo Grill” at the Alliance and the Atlanta Symphony.

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