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The ALLIANCE THEATRE is pleased to announce its upcoming sketch comedy show The Magic Negro and Other Blackity Blackness as told by an African-American man who also happens to be Black, by and starring Mark Kendall. The Magic Negro is a hilarious one-man show that looks at representations of the African-American experience in the media. It will run on the Hertz Stage from March 24 - April 15, 2017. Opening night is Wednesday, March 29.

Playwright and star Mark Kendall is an Atlanta comic and ensemble member at Dad's Garage. He was named Atlanta's Best Professional Funnyman by Creative Loafing in 2015. Kendall performed previously at the ALLIANCE THEATRE as the lonely single dad in Dad's Garage's 2015 holiday production Merry Bleeping Christmas.

The Magic Negro was originally created and produced at Dad's Garage. Following that production, Kendall continued to explore the content and submitted the production for consideration in the Alliance's second annuAl Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. It was chosen as one of the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab's three projects for development, and will be the first lab project to receive a full production at the ALLIANCE THEATRE. It is the goal of the Reiser Lab to celebrate the breadth and vision of Atlanta-based artists, to encourage collaboration among Atlanta's artistic community, and to seed projects that will be produced here in Atlanta. Moxie and Uprising, two projects from the first year of the Reiser Lab, received full productions at Theatrical Outfit and Horizon Theatre following their Lab development.

The creative team for The Magic Negro is led by director Anthony LeBlanc, a company member at Chicago's The Second City, where he serves as a writer and performer. LeBlanc is also the Associate Artistic Director of The Second City Training Center and is a faculty member at Columbia College Chicago. Creative team members include Set Designers Isabel A. Curley-Clay and Moriah Curley-Clay, Lighting Designer Joseph A. Futral, Projection Designer Rasean Davonte Johnson, Costume Designer Dr. L. Nyrobi N. Moss, and Sound Designer Julie B. Nichols.

Performances of The Magic Negro are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., March 24 - April 15, 2017. Opening Night is Wednesday, March 29.

Tickets are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets are also available online at The Hertz Stage at the ALLIANCE THEATRE is located at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown.

Groups of 10+ receive discounts on the price of tickets and are not charged for box office fees. 404.733.4690

The Alliance thanks military families with 15% off regularly priced tickets to Alliance Stage and Hertz Stage productions. Military ID must be shown when picking up or ordering tickets at the Box Office. This offer is based on availability and cannot be combined with other offers.

Any middle school or high school student can attend any performance for just $10. Look for the "teen" price when selecting your seats online. A valid/current student ID must be presented when picking up tickets at will call. Not all seating sections are available with this offer. A maximum of 4 tickets per order may be purchased with this discount.

Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with valid teachers ID free tickets for select early performances of all ALLIANCE THEATRE productions. Restrictions apply. Visit for details.

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The Magic Negro is part of the Turner Series on the Hertz Stage. This season is also sponsored by Delta Airlines, Inc. and The Home Depot

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