115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

A Day in the Life of Adolph Zukor

A Day in the Life of Adolph Zukor

Director: Ginny Simmons
Assistant Director: Melanie Marty

Witness the comical hijinks during this Golden Age of Hollywood where studio moguls, like Adolph Zukor reign supreme. Hedda Hooper, the infamous gossip columnist, is going to write an expose about the day in the life of Adolph Zukor. What follows is a chain of meetings, double crossing deals, and power plays with some of Hollywood’s most famous power players such as Ethel Merman, Chico Marx, Mae West, Marlene Dietrich, Adolph Zukor, and of course, Hedda Hopper herself.

Starring a talented cast of actors who will be playing several roles within the play:
Beta Vitale
Christine Carpenter
Jara Davis
Lora Hogan
Cassandra Morning
Nelita Willey
Josh Darnell
Brandon Card
Skip Hulett
Arnie Krauss
Sam Hopkins
Steve Elliott-Gower

Show Dates:

  • July 8, 2022   8:00pm
  • July 9, 2022   8:00pm
  • July 10, 2022   2:00pm

Admission: $5 for adults, Free for Season Pass Holders

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Juneteenth Series: Athens Vignettes

Juneteenth Series: Athens Vignettes

The Athens community is invited to acknowledge, celebrate, and honor Juneteenth by joining in a community-led, community-wide 19 Days of Juneteenth celebration. Town & Gown Players will participate on Saturday, June 4, 2022 with a showing of the taped performance of the play, Athens Vignettes by Dr. Roshaunda Breeden, followed by a discussion. The viewing will be at the Lyndon House Arts Center.

Town & Gown Players premiered Dr. Breeden’s Athens Vignettes: A Dialogue with the African American Community on October 15-17th and October 22-24th, 2021. The production was directed by Dr. Freda Scott Giles, Associate Professor of Theatre and the Institute for African American Studies at UGA. The play addresses Athens history as viewed in the present concerning Linnentown, the Baldwin Hall remains, the relationship between UGA and the Athens African American community, and the impact of urban renewal. Read coverage about the performance in the Athens Banner-Herald at this link

Please email questions to Narke Norton at president@townandgownplayers.org.

Learn more about the Athens-Clarke County Juneteenth Series here.

Show Dates:

  • June 4, 2022   8:00pm

Admission: Free. 

Address: 211 Hoyt St, Athens, GA 30601

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Writer: James Lapine Music and Stephen Sondheim
Director: Bryn Adamson
Musical Director: Teresa Ruiz

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Audition Dates:

  • February 14, 2022   7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • February 15, 2022   7:00pm – 9:00pm

Show Dates:

  • April 22, 2022   8:00pm
  • April 23, 2022   8:00pm
  • April 24, 2022   2:00pm
  • April 28, 2022   8:00pm
  • April 29, 2022   8:00pm
  • April 30, 2022   8:00pm
  • May 1, 2022   2:00pm

Admission:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Members, Seniors, and Students
$12 for Members, Seniors, and Students on Thursday

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Arms and the Man

We regret to tell you that this weekend’s performance of Arms and the Man is canceled due to a cast member testing positive for covid. We will be emailing those of you who bought tickets about refunds. You can also call ShowClix at 888-718-4253. We hope to reschedule this show for a future date, so please keep an eye on this page for more information.

Writer: George Bernard Shaw
Director: Fran Teague

George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man is Shaw’s funniest play. Lovely Raina idealizes her fiancé, a heroic soldier, despises the enemy soldier who begs her to save his life. After the war, both the enemy and her fiancé return. Raina meets them both with arguments that spark and love-making that sparkles. Laughs and ideas battle it out for the lady’s favor.

Leading Ladies

Writer: Ken Ludwig
Director: Leslie Kimbell

In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.

Show Dates:

  • February 11, 2022   8:00pm
  • February 12, 2022   8:00pm
  • February 13, 2022   2:00pm
  • February 17, 2022   8:00pm
  • February 18, 2022   8:00pm
  • February 19, 2022   8:00pm
  • February 20, 2022   2:00pm

Admission:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Members, Seniors, and Students
$12 for Members, Seniors, and Students on Thursday

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601