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Actor's Express
at the King Plow Arts Center 887 W. Marietta St. Suite J-107 Atlanta, GA 30318
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Review from Rev.Mel Fareed, PhD
Red Velvet 40 events 7 reviews

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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Review from Deborah Golden
13 events 5 reviews

The actors were very believable! The writing was awesome and worthy of the award it was given. I would see other works from this playwright and attend other performances of this casts!

reviewed Jul 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

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.

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