PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, THE ELEPHANT MAN and More Make Up Georgia Ensemble Theatre's 2014-15 Season
A packed theatre of patrons at last night's opening performance of Camelot was treated to the announcement of Georgia Ensemble Theatre's (GET's) 2014-2015 Season lineup of plays which is filled with musical favorites, powerhouse drama, comedy and a world premiere. Artistic Director Robert J. Farley proudly stood before the crowd for the presentation of plays that are sure to thrill patrons new and old. North Fulton's only professional theatre company is the artistic home to more than 2500 subscribers, as well as dedicated individual ticket buyers who frequent the Roswell-based company throughout the year with its extensive mainstage, theatre for youth, education, and outreach programming. Farley says about the season unveiling, "I am so very excited about the public announcement of Georgia Ensemble Theatre's 22nd season of professional theatre. These stories represent such great depth, and the talent of the writing that we'll be bringing to the stage beginning in September is astounding. Clearly, Atlanta theatre patrons are just as excited as I am as evidenced by the great feedback we are getting and the already brisk subscription sales." Georgia Ensemble Theatre is based out of the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in historic Roswell, located at 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA.
The full season and schedule follows:
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES - September 11-28, 2014
Directed by Robert J. Farley
Welcome to the Double Cupp Diner on Highway 57, somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina. It's a great place to rest a spell, and enjoy a slice of pie and a piping hot cuppa joe or a bottle of beer. The fellas from the gas station next door will be stoppin' in for a visit with the lovely Cupp sisters, to play their high octane blend of country-western, bluegrass, and rock & roll packed with entertaining toe-tappers about life, love, and good times along the American roadside.
THE ELEPHANT MAN - October 30-November 16, 2014
Winner! Tony Award for Best Play. This moving and beautiful powerhouse drama is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London during the latter part of the nineteenth century. A horribly deformed young man, a victim of rare skin and bone diseases, has become the star freak attraction in traveling side shows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel hospital. Under the care of celebrated physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream: to become a man like any other.
ONE SLIGHT HITCH - January 8-25, 2015
By Lewis Black
Yes, THAT Lewis Black - The Daily Show guy. And he's written a play. So hang on to your seats! Doc and Delia Coleman are throwing eldest daughter Courtney the lavish wedding they never had. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce, the doorbell rings, ... and one slight hitch wreaks glorious havoc on all of their plans. So much for perfect. (Contains some mild adult language.)
HOMERS - World Premiere - February 26-March 15, 2015
By Jacob York
In this story where fan-dom and family intersect, we meet Leigh Elder, a female sportswriter for a major metro Atlanta newspaper. She's a homer: love and loyalty to the Braves, the Hawks, and the Falcons. When a dream job falls into her lap and promises to take her to the big-time of L.A., she is thrilled. The only thing that stands in the way is her biggest fan: her father. Can a homer ever really leave home? Loyalty and love can be tough in the big leagues! GET is proud to present the world premiere of this play by Atlanta-based actor Jacob York (Becky's New Car, The Man Who Came to Dinner).
MY FAIR LADY - April 9-26, 2015
"Wouldn't it Be Loverly?," "The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Get Me to the Church on Time," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" are all part of this musical masterpiece that will complete GET's 22nd season. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, you will fall in love all over again with Eliza Doolittle, a Covent Garden flower peddler who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop. Along the way, Eliza succeeds so well that she outgrows her lowly social status, and manages to become an indispensable part of Higgins' life.
Early Bird Subscription Packages are available now through May 16th and range from $100-$140 with full exchange privileges and extra ticket vouchers. Senior and Student discount subscriptions are available for select performance series for $85-$100. Flex Passes are also available for $125 (with limited subscriber privileges). Prices will increase on May 17th. To subscribe, call the GET Box Office at 770-641-1260.
Performances of GET's current production of Camelot which closes GET's 2013-14 season continue through April 27, 2014. Tickets range from $28-$39 with senior and student discounts available for select performances. Call 770-641-1260 or visit www.get.org for tickets.
The Georgia Ensemble Theatre and Conservatory provides quality theatre productions and arts education to the north metro Atlanta area. The Company annually produces five mainstage productions, attended by more than 30,000 patrons, as well asthree Theatre for Youth productions and year-round classes for all ages. For more information, visit us online at www.get.org.