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Celebrating 20 Years: A Look Back At The 2013 Festival

Continuing our look back at the past 19 years of Essential Theatre festivals, today we take a look back at the fifteenth Essential Theatre Festival, in 2013. Our second year of all-Georgia-written plays. MYSTERIOUS CONNECTIONS, which Artistic Director Peter Hardy took to the Eugene O’Neil Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, got a splendid production from director […]

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Thank you!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO OUR 2018 ESSENTIAL THEATRE PLAY FESTIVAL THIS FALL THROUGH Mark Perloe and Mary Perloe in honor of Chris Mann’s Dec 21 performance at the Strand in Marietta; Doug Shipman; Ellen McQueen; Sherry Shaw; Pamela Rooks; Nina Jones; Johnny Thigpen; Sarah Wallace; Erin Lavallee; Barbara O’Haley; Chris Carlsten; Adena Brumer; Thom, Lori, and Sydney Stanley; Alex Van; Brittany Harper; Hank and Barbara Kimmel; Cathy Jamison; Pamela Turner; Daniel Guyton; G […]

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A Gift to Remember

Last weekend, Hallmark rolled out its latest holiday movie, A Gift to Remember by none other than our beloved Topher Payne. Check here (top right corner of the page) for repeat showtimes throughout the holiday season! Topher’s thoughts on seeing his words on the small screen again this holiday season? Four million people watched A Gift to […]

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