Atlanta friends, looking for a new date night idea? Or perhaps something to get you out with the girls? The newest play from the Theatrical Outfit, My Children! My Africa!, might be just the thing you’re looking for. This is the 38th season for Theatrical Outfit, the second-oldest professional theater company in Atlanta , and the home of stories that stir the soul. I love how the theater opens up unique discussions and makes you think about life differently. I expect this play to do just that.
My Children! My Africa! is written by Tony Award winner, Athol Fugard, a South-African-born playwright. It is set in segregated South Africa and follows the story of a humane black teacher who tries to convince a favorite student that it is education, and not violence, which will answer their nation’s problems. This play is staged in conjunction with Georgia Tech’s Africa-Atlanta Project, which fosters collaborations between Georgia’s capitol city and the African continent. My Children! My Africa! will take place at the Balzar Theater at Herren’s (84 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303).
MORE ABOUT THIS PLAY FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
“Considering the meaning of the word “Apartheid,” the state of being apart or literally apart-hood, I believe Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!, set in 1984 South Africa , accomplishes a necessary transformative drama for our times. Now in 2014, when the most gruesome or inexplicable horrors of human behavior are immediately accessible for our viewing and permanently fixed into our memory, this story makes plausible to our living moral imagination the kind of person and the kind of compassionate action that can turn the suffering of human apartheid into the glories of global community.” ─ Tom Key , Artistic Director
RUN DATES (October 9- November 2):
- Previews at 7:30 p.m. October 9 and October 10
- Opening night performance is at 7:30 p.m. October 11
- Rest of run is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2:30 Saturday and Sunday (except opening week)
- Added shows Wednesday, October 15 & 22 at 7:30 pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
- Cost: $30 online
Disclosure: I will receive tickets to opening night to review this show. All opinions are my own.