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'19-'20 Season Announced!

“Season 27 promises to be inspiring, fun and even a little scary – all in all a collection of wonderful experiences including a few surprises."
      - Anita Allen-Farley, Co-Founder, Producing Artistic Director

 

 

The 2019-2020 Season  

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 
By Tennessee Williams

Directed by James A. Donadio
September 12–29, 2019

In this Pulitzer prize-winning drama, a wealthy Southern family faces a shattering revelation that in one night that will strip all pretense away from their lives. Can Maggie convince her husband to step out from his father’s shadow, confront his past, face his feelings honestly, and ultimately save their marriage? She’ll have to be as quick and as clever as a cat in the ultimate American portrait of a dysfunctional family.

 

Night Must Fall
By Emlyn Williams

Directed by Shannon Eubanks
October 24 - November 10, 2019

The dark can be very seductive. Thrills, chills, twists and turns in a Halloween-perfect tale of suspense. We KNOW “whodunnit.” But who’s going to get it next?? Can ineffable charm exist with true evil? And can the good ever fall prey to that charm? This thriller will have you on the edge of your seat! 

 

A Tuna Christmas 
By Ed Howard, Joe Sears, & Jaston Williams

December – at The Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University

It’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Local radio station news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on Tuna’s Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the Christmas lights contest. More than 20 residents of Tuna, Texas are portrayed by two actors in one hilarious rush of quick-changes and absurdity! 

 

 

She Rocks, Tara Vaughan’s Women of Rock

A Concert Experience
January 2-19, 2020

Multi-talented musician Tara Vaughan (from the band that brought us Yesterday and Today –the interactive Beatles experience) takes us on a rockin’ ride through the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the hits of the world’s greatest female rockers. Backed by an all-star band, Tara performs music from artists like Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Blondie, Heart, and many more!

 

Leading Ladies 
By Ken Ludwig

Directed by James A. Donadio
February 20 – March 8, 2020 

From the writer of Lend Me a Tenor and A Comedy of Tenors comes the story of two broke Shakespearean actors who plan to impersonate the nephews of a wealthy dowager…but suddenly discover the “nephews” are actually nieces! Mistaken identity, pratfalls, and hilarity abound. 

 

Bright Star 
By Steve Martin & Edie Brickell 

April 2 – 19, 2020
Director TBA

A newspaper editor in 1940s North Carolina sets out to find the true story of her difficult past in this homey musical that moves back and forth in time. A heartwarming Appalachian story built around a gorgeous bluegrass score. 

 

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The FamilyStage Series

 

Schoolhouse Rock Live 

Directed by Laurel Crow
January 4th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 2020

The pop culture phenomenon moves from your 1970s TV to the stage in brilliant color and all the catchy musical numbers you remember! A nervous schoolteacher learns how to capture students’ imaginations with songs about history, civics, science, math, and grammar, like “Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction.” Kids will want to blast off with “Interplanet Janet” on this colorful adventure! 

 

Tuck Everlasting 
By Mark Frattaroli, adapted from the novel by Natalie Babbitt 

Directed by Michael Vine
February 22, 23, 29, March 7, 2020

In 1880, 10-year-old Winnie Foster, trapped by her strict family’s rules, runs away and discovers the Tuck family who, long ago, had accidentally drunk from a spring that gave them eternal life. Winnie promises to keep their dangerous secret but a sinister stranger arrives, planning to steal the immortal water for himself. Winnie must choose whether to drink and join the Tucks in an everlasting childhood adventure or to live a natural life full of the ordinary beauty of growth and change. 

 

Aesop’s Fables 
Adapted by Alex Koceja

Directed by Laurel Crowe
October 26, November 2, 3, 9, 2019

An energetic adaptation of Aesop’s beloved tales, commissioned especially for GET. Featuring stories like The Tortoise & The Hare and The Boy Who Cried Wolf, this brand new re-telling delivers the signature blend of humor, excitement, and life lessons that audiences have loved about Aesop’s Fables for centuries. 

 

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank 
By James Still 

March 1, 2020
Director TBA

A powerful multi-media performance performed annually at GET for 22 consecutive years. Two childhood friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories via video as professional actors portray them on stage. Part oral history, part dramatic interpretation, And Then They Came for Me has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions.

 

The Joe Gransden Big Band Series

Oct 28th 2019, Feb 24th 2020, and April 13th 2020

Joe and his band are back for a 3-concert big band series at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. 

All at 8pm here at the theatre’s home at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
Titles will be announced soon.

 

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And Coming Up This Summer:

Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry

Directed by Laurel Crowe
June 28 - July 21, 2019

GET will remount its acclaimed production of the Pulitzer prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy  this summer.

In partnership with Oglethorpe University, GET will bring ‘Daisy’ to the Brookhaven area college June 28 through July 21 at The Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. Directed once again by GET Education Director Laurel Crowe, the production will feature the same stellar cast (Jill Jane Clements, Rob Cleveland and William S. Murphey) and run Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm for four weeks.