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: Oct. 24

If we could see any one thing this weekend, it’d be “Harabel” at Theatrical Outfit or “Hamlet” at Georgia Shakespeare. Runners-up: “Vera Stark” and “Warrior Class” at the Alliance. Then we’d lick our chops in anticipation of Steve Yockey’s “Pluto,” beginning previews Oct. 30 at Actor’s Express.

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This weekend's best bets: Aug. 8

What to see? Choose one, or all three, of Essential Theatre’s world premieres in their final performances; an epic, American and/or French, respectively, at Serenbe Playhouse and/or Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville; jazz in the great outdoors at Callanwolde; or a sexy foray into love, philosophy and science with Weird Sisters Theatre Project’s Georgia premiere of “Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight.”

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