One of the most enjoyable, thought provoking plays I’ve seen in a long time. Times past and present merge so artfully that every time I thought I knew where this play was going it moved in an unexpected direction, as life, past and present, does. The acting, staging, direction of “Valhalla” have put this script […]
The support, encouragement and development of new plays by Georgia writers have always been an important part of the Essential Theatre’s mission. Ten years ago we committed to producing an annual festival that would always present at least one World Premiere by a resident Georgia playwright – after a couple of years, the selection process […]
“West of Eden” has been a long time in the making. Indeed, I began, finished, and had produced another full-length play and several shorter ones between the beginning of “Eden” and now. After raising four children, I took up writing as a career, freelancing for magazines, and then writing nonfiction books with experts. In 2000, […]
A few years ago, I directed the Essential Theatre’s production of Paul Rudnick’s THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD, which took a look at stories and themes from the Bible, seen through a gay perspective (starting in the Garden of Eden, with Adam and Steve). It’s still one of my favorites shows that we’ve ever […]
VALHALLA by Paul Rudnick Directed by Peter Hardy Topher Payne Matt Felten Kate Graham Greg Morris Sunny Williams Alejandro Gutierrez AFTER ASHLEY by Gina Gionfriddo Directed by Ellen McQueen Brent RoseTim Batten Dina Shadwell Allen Hagler Dowd Keith Rob Glidden WEST OF EDEN by Letitia Sweitzer Directed by Tristan Ludden Paul Boehlert Helen Ingebritsen Blake […]
Performance Dates & Times WEST OF EDEN Tuesday, July 8, 8:00pm PWYC Wednesday, July 9, 8:00pm Saturday, July 12, 8:00pm Sunday, July 13, 7:00pm talkback Tuesday, July 15, 8:00pm PWYC Thursday, July 17, 8:00pm Saturday, July 19, 8:00pm Sunday, July 20, 2:00pm sold out Wednesday, July 23, 8:00pm Thursday, July 24, 8:00pm Saturday, July 26, […]
The Essential Theatre has formed an advisory panel to insure we have access to a variety of artistic voices. Advisory board members are asked to suggest new works, assist reading new plays, suggest talented actors for our productions and to inform their friends and acquaintances of our activities. An advisory panel reception is planned as […]
Congratulations to Artistic Director Peter Hardy. His play FLOOR PILLOWS was recently performed in the Nantucket Short Play Festival. Both that play and Hardy’s MOON ACTION were finalists in that Festival’s Short Play Competition.