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at the King Plow Arts Center 887 W. Marietta St. Suite J-107 Atlanta, GA 30318
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2011 Essential Theatre Plays Festival: "A Thousand Circlets"
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attended Jul 24 2011

Your people mad3e a mistake and did not include w. marietta street myself and my guest were very upset. Whom ever made the mistake changed it to w. marietta street. I am both grunted and pissed, I wrote for a refund or credit I am a velvet member....continued

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attended Jul 15 2011

This play was refreshing! It was wonderful to have such articulate, eloquent and well spoken characters onstage. I thought that is was beautifully staged and the acting was superb! I highly recommend it!

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attended Jul 24 2011

The play was a little boring in spots and repetitive in other spots, but overall it was an okay play. There were some parts of the play (like the airport scene) where I couldn't figure out what was going on. But it will make you laugh and make...continued

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Written by Theroun D’Arcy Patterson

Directed by Betty Hart

The towering achievement of an African-American family is about to be shaken to its very foundation.

This powerful and emotional work falls into the classic tradition of the American family drama, telling the tale of an African-American clan trying to heal old wounds as they face new challenges – and just as they are poised to reach the pinnacle of their professional success, the father’s illness threatens to bring it all crashing down. The Essential Theatre Playwriting Award is the only competition of its kind, exclusively dedicated to the work of Georgia writers, and this will be the tenth year that it has been given out. As the 2011 winner, Theroun Patterson receives a cash prize of $600 and his play has been given a full production as part of the 2011 Essential Theatre Play Festival.

Patterson is an Atlanta-based playwright and actor. He has performed in over 30 professional productions, including Flaming Guns of The Purple Sage – Horizon Theatre, Trouble in Mind, Bel Canto, Burn This, The Last Sunday in June – Actor’s Express, Language of Angels, Voices Underwater, The Long Christmas Ride Home, 1:23 – Synchronicity Theatre, Day of Kings – Alliance Theatre, Six Degrees of Separation – Highland Repertory, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth – Georgia Shakespeare.  He also was seen as Dr. Berry on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.

About the Ticket Supplier: Essential Theatre

Essential Theatre’s mission is to challenge Georgia audiences and to support Georgia artists by encouraging the creation of new dramatic literature and giving local actors, directors and designers the chance to work on exciting new plays that have not yet been produced in the area – all world and regional premieres.