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“Magnetic” 50th Anniversary production of PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME!

Essential’s Artistic Director Peter Hardy was onstage with several other familiar faces in Aris Theatre’s second-ever production, the just-closed PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! An excellent production of a classic but rarely produced play, an ArtsATL review called it “Magnetic” and “a signal of the kind of classy work the company seems capable of.”

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2014 Festival Highlights

by Jennifer Kimball What a summer it has been! This was our sixteenth Festival, and our third all-Georgia Festival. A revamped Festival layout featuring two world premieres and six readings. All Georgia writers, all Georgia artists. Our first year in West End, our first year in the Suzi Bass competition. Two Suzi recommendations and one nomination. […]

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“Neighbors,” an exhibition of visual art created in West End and surrounding communities

As part of our continued partnership with the West End Performing Arts Center and Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, during the Festival this summer you get to enjoy a unique art exhibit when you come to see the show: Neighbors, an exhibition of visual art created in West End and surrounding communities. Curated by Princess Jones, on behalf of Eyedrum Art […]

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