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Catch a play in Atlanta

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Think you need to trek hundreds of miles northeast to see Tony award-winning theater?

Think again.

Atlanta is booming with great productions, with many theater companies that are in tune with the city's stories. 

At Out Front Theater, artistic director and founder Paul Conroy say they're all about taking risks and encouraging new works. 

"This October, we're opening with the southeastern premiere of a musical called The View Upstairs, which ran off-Broadway last year, and it's the story about the LGBTQ community and a gay bar that existed in New Orleans in 1972 that was burned down in an act of arson," says Conroy. "Up until the Pulse nightclub, [it] was the largest mass murder of LGBTQ people in this country."

Founded in 2016, Out Front producers shows that are a reflection of the city's widely diverse population.

"It's a safe pace for the LGBTQ plus community," says Conroy.

Out Front is in west Midtown, just off 10th Street. Across town in East Atlanta is the Horizon Theater Company, which is one of the oldest theater companies in town, founded in the 80's.

Artistic producing director and co-founder Lisa Adler have a knack for finding plays' cultural consciousness.

"The mission of our theater is to connect people, inspire hope and promote positive change through the stories of our time," says Adler. "It's a supermarket in New York, and it's run from immigrants from around the world. They're from Sierra Leon, Ghana, El Salvador and Romania, and it's a story about these immigrants and how they make home in America."

So if you're looking to be enlightened, Horizon is a fine place to go.

Theater is a great place to see stories that bring us together, challenge us about what's going on in our world and community, and open our eyes to new cultures.

There's a lot to chose from in Atlanta!

Actor's Express Theater Company
887 West Marietta Street NW, Suite J-107, Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 607-7469

Horizon Theatre
1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 584-7450

Out Front Theatre Company
999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 448-2755

Alliance Theatre
1280 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4650

True Colors Theatre Co
887 West Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 532-1901

Synchronicity Theatre
1545 Peachtree St NW #102, Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 484-8636

7 Stages Theatre
1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 523-7647

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