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Top Atlanta Talent Brings Popular Local Playwright's Regional Hit PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Home

The '50s were only fabulous when no one was looking.

Theatrical Outfit presents the Atlanta professional debut of Perfect Arrangement by local award-winning playwright Topher Payne. Inspired by true stories of McCarthy-era social survival, this bubbly cocktail party-meets-TV sitcom simmers into poignant realism as two closeted couples, one gay and one lesbian, face exposure and a future more gray than Technicolor. Directed by Adam Koplan (artistic director of Flying Carpet Theatre; director of The Outfit's The Dancing Handkerchief) and featuring an all-star Atlanta ensemble - Ann Marie Gideon, Clifton Guterman, Joe Knezevich, Stacy Melich, Courtney Patterson, Kevin Stillwell and Ann Wilson - Perfect Arrangement runs February 22 - March 18, 2018 and continues Theatrical Outfit's 2017- 2018 Season of Character.

1950. Georgetown. Washington, D.C. As the Red Scare looms large, two State Department employees, Bob and Norma, receive orders to expose "moral turpitude" within the government. But, the coworkers are gay and lesbian and have married each other's partners, Millie and Jim, in a picture-perfect façade of domestic, mid-century bliss separated, literally, by a shared closet door.

Ann Marie Gideon* - Millie Martindale
Clifton Guterman* - Jim Baxter
Joe Knezevich* - Bob Martindale
Stacy Melich - Barbara Grant
Courtney Patterson* - Norma Baxter
Kevin Stillwell - Ted Sunderson
Ann Wilson - Kitty Sunderson
John Benzinger - Bob Martindale understudy

Adam Koplan - Director
Nadia Morgan - Scenic Designer
James Aitken - Lighting Designer
Linda Patterson - Costume Designer
Dan Bauman - Sound Designer
A. Julian Verner - Properties Designer
Clifton Guterman - Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director
Barbara Gantt O'Haley* - Stage Manager

*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Previews: February 22 and 23, 2018 at 7:30PM
Opening night: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30PM
Regular performances: February 25 - March 18, 2018

Theatrical Outfit's regular performances of Perfect Arrangement are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30PM. Tickets range from $18-$51* and may be purchased online at or by calling 678.528.1500. Group pricing is available. For info, email *Ticket prices are subject to availability. Fees and taxes apply. Order early for best pricing.

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