Marietta's New Theatre in the Square

Marietta's New Theatre in the Square is presenting the Tennessee Williams' classic, "The Glass Menagerie" beginning this week August 31 through October 1. 

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Today's edition of #UPFRONT was full of Black star power. We opened the show with Emil Thomas, artistic director of Marietta's New Theatre in the Square. He talked about the company's latest production, "Bright Half Life." The show is playing now through August 5 and is centered around the marriage of two women and the moments that make a life together. 

This week’s edition of #UPFRONT is a very special one. I will be talking to the cast of Netflix’s “Dear White People,” which premiered on Friday (April 28).

 

 

The new series follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age. My featured guests include creator, writer and executive producer Justin Simien, Atlanta’s own Logan Browning, Marque Richardson and John Patrick Amedori.

 

Richard Wright's  iconic novel, Native Son opens tonight at Marietta's New Theatre In The Square. This retelling of his 1940s classic was written by award winning actress and playwright  Nambi E. Kelley and directed by Emil Thomas. 

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Check out the April 15 edition of #UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.  This week's show features Hip Hop Icon and Pioneer, MC Lyte. She was on the campus of Clark Atlanta University this week to help Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) select journalism students for scholarships through the “Discover The Unexpected" Fellowship Program.