Dear Alliance Friend,
When the world changes around us, we learn what we must keep constant inside us.
Theatre does a lot for us – it entertains us, it allows us an escape, it shows us a place, a life, a story that the rest of our day would never reveal. But for my money, the most important thing it does is reacquaint us with our own truths. We bounce up against a choice, a belief, an emotion and we react. We feel resonance or we feel resistance, and in that moment, we know something about ourselves.
The plays of the 2013/14 season live in times and places of change. Germany in the 1930s. Hollywood in the 70s. Atlanta in 1895 as it hosted the world. And there are right here, right now stories of teenage boys becoming men, an activist becoming a politician, and a cynic becoming a romantic. Stories told with song, with laughter, with gripping drama – and all of them with big doors and windows for you to walk through and discover what you believe.
Susan V. Booth
Jennings Hertz Artistic Director