Venue Details

3 Star Starred
Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road Atlanta, GA 30331
404-613-3220
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Member Tips

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Casual
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Not applicable
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Definitely enough parking
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Eat before you arrive the refreshments wer
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Definitely eat before you arrive the refreshments at intermission were soda and chips.
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Alll were casually, nicely dressed. I did not notice any jeans
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Reviews & Ratings

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17 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 14 2012

Wow!!! This production stunning! The actresses were so perfectly cast; I could not imagine anyone else doing those parts. Pearl Cleage's writing is so true to life,... 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.