THIS WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: April 2

Our top pick again this week is “Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, onstage at Actor’s Express through April 26. Also of note: a world premiere at Fern Theatre by Atlanta playwright Theroun D’Arcy Patterson and Theater Emory’s “Marisol,” featuring a mix of students and Atlanta pros (Danielle Deadwyler, Veronika Duerr, Brandon Connor Partrick), directed by David Crowe.

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11 vie for playwriting honor

When Atlanta’s professional theater artists honor their own at Monday night’s Suzi Bass awards, 11 playwrights will be recognized for new work, with one earning the coveted Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award. Many of the nominees have had work produced around the country.

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This weekend's best bets: Feb. 13

Our most intriguing best bets this weekend: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Fox, “Shakespeare’s R&J” at Fabrefaction, “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” at Synchronicity Theatre, the new “Whistling Psyche” and a double bill of heartbreak by Atlanta playwright Theroun D’arcy Patterson.

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