Hospice + Pointing at the Moon

Fulton County Southwest Arts Center
Hospice
Mar 23 - Apr 15, 2018
Fulton County Southwest Arts Center
World Premiere
by
Pearl Cleage
Directed by
Timothy Douglas

Alliance Theatre Mellon Playwright in Residence Pearl Cleage offers two one-act plays separated by 30 years but connected by the presence of Jenny Anderson. Jenny's longing to understand her mother in Hospice has become the center of her life in Pointing at the Moon. As the world changes around her, Jenny must decide what she knows for sure and find a way to pass it on. Hospice was first performed in 1983 and was honored with five AUDELCO awards for achievement Off Broadway. Taken together, these two plays offer a rare glimpse of the playwright in passionate dialogue with her younger self. Come join the conversation.

Fulton County Southwest Arts Center

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Located on a 27-acre campus in the quiet Cascade community of Southwest Atlanta, the Southwest Arts Center is dedicated to providing quality arts instruction and programs in a positive and creative environment. The facility features classroom space built specifically for arts instruction, visual art exhibition programming, and staged performances in the Black Box Theater. 

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Creative

Pearl is an Atlanta-based playwright and novelist. Her plays include The Nacirema Society, Flyin’ West, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Bourbon at the Border, and A Song for Coretta. She has written eight novels, including "What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day," which was an Oprah Book Club selection and spent nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Pearl and her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., collaborated on the award-winning performance series Live at Club Zebra! for 10 years. In 1973, Pearl was a speechwriter for the Maynard Jackson campaign and later served as his first press secretary. Member: The Dramatists Guild.

Pearl Cleage
Pearl Cleage
Playwright

Pearl is an Atlanta-based playwright and novelist. Her plays include The Nacirema Society, Flyin’ West, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Bourbon at the Border, and A Song for Coretta. She has written eight novels, including "What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day," which was an Oprah Book Club selection and spent nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Pearl and her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., collaborated on the award-winning performance series Live at Club Zebra! for 10 years. In 1973, Pearl was a speechwriter for the Maynard Jackson campaign and later served as his first press secretary. Member: The Dramatists Guild.

Director

Timothy Douglas
Timothy Douglas
Director

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