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Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road Atlanta, GA 30331
404-613-3220
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21 reviews
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attended Apr 13 2012

The acting was great! With very little props and background setting the actors each gave a very compelling performance. The theater was small but comfortable-it allowed you to feel very much a part the experience.

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attended Apr 15 2012

The play was boring and the screenplay didn't quite match the the title of the play. Given the screenplay that the actors had to work with I would say they did an excellent job. It was a long and boring two hours for our family. The viewing of the...continued

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Website

http://www.newafricangrove.com/

Description

Pearl Cleage’s play, A Song For Coretta, is a loving, evocative tribute to a remarkable woman whose life inspired and uplifted the lives of so many others. It’s February 7, 2006, rain pours down, and strangers gather outside the Ebenezer Baptist Church, waiting their turn to pay homage to Mrs. King’s remains inside.

Five women, different ages, different circumstances, different reasons to attend, converge outside the church entrance and learn about tolerance, acceptance and the strength to go on, in spite of adversity. A respectable society widow, over 40, who met Mrs. King as a child, a pushy college wannabe journalist, a middle aged portrait artist and Katrina survivor, a street-smart, wise-mouthed teen-aged mother-to-be, and a traumatized Iraq war veteran contemplating desertion: all have faced harsh realities, and all seek inspiration from the woman they have come to honor. Lives that at first seem so alien and inspire hostility, begin to resonate with commonality.

About the Ticket Supplier: New African Grove Theatre Company

The New African Grove Theatre Company is a community theater founded to encourage African-American participation and involvement in all aspects of theatrical production.