- Vivian: A Ghost Story October 14, 2017 (11 p.m.) is a musical “that will leave you breathless” about a family moving to an old house in the countryside at Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square. Dr. Cliff Bennett wanted a change of scenery for himself and his two daughters after the death of his wife, so he moved his family to a beautiful fixer upper in the countryside of California; but the changes they found were more than they bargained for.
- Simulacra Through 10/29/2017 Star Theater 840 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW Atlanta Written & directed by Terence E. Jackson October 6 – October 29 “Simulacra” refers to a simulation of realness without reality, an altered state of reality. The unexpected return of a man to his family home, sets in motion a psychological battle between himself and his siblings. Simulacra explores themes of family, power and intergenerational trauma; how our perception ultimately shapes our perspectives and interactions with those we love. The play entertains a recurring thought: “Sometimes, the ties that bind us are the very ones that eventually tear us apart.”
- BOY Through 10/15 at Theatrical Outfit 84 Luckie St. NW Atlanta 1968-1990. Davenport, Iowa and Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired by a fascinating true story covered by Oprah, documented by the BBC and exposed in a best-selling biography, Boy asks us: does nature or nurture determine who and how we love? A renowned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after an accident, and years later, the repercussions and realities of that choice unfold and alter lives. With humor and tenderness, Boy explores the tricky terrain of loving oneself and others amidst the confusion of gender identity as one very special young person simply yearns to be himself.
The Ghastly Dreadfuls Through 10/28 at the Center For Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St. NW Atlanta They’re back! Some shows just can’t stay dead! Your favorite band of specters has returned and is ready to celebrate Halloween with a cavalcade of creepy stories, frightful songs, and devilish dances from around the world and beyond this mortal plane. Featuring new stories and old favorites, this ghostly jamboree is dreadfully fun for the living AND the dead. Shows Wednesday-Saturday | Ages 18+ Downstairs Theater