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Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road Atlanta, GA 30331
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"A Song for Coretta"
17 ratings
4.5 average rating
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10 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 12 2012

Absolutely amazing!...from the cast, plot and overall message. The venue provided an intimate atmosphere for this insightful production. The stories of all five women intertwined to develop an awesome story which united the women and celebrated...continued

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23 reviews
2 stars
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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16 reviews
39 stars
attended Apr 15 2012

The staff was prompt, courteous and well organized.
The actors did a good job portraying their characters

The stage was too small for the amount of characters and they were unable to move about

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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.

<em>Exit Strategy</em> <em>Troubadour</em>