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Brian Hatch is King Henry VIII and Brooke Owens is the persevering Anne Boleyn in “Anne Boleyn” at Synchronicity Theatre. Hatch

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Actor’s Express. Lookingglass Theatre. Brand-spanking-new work. Contemporary classics. Let those ideas guide you as you navigate metro Atlanta’s joyfully jammed fall theater season. We’ve looked at the websites, lineups and brochures, the directors and available casting and come up with a list of don’t-miss events. They’ll take you from the court of King Henry VIII to a make-believe land called Terra Incognita, from the brain of a math genius to the aerial feats of an untethered Moby Dick, from the words of Pulitzer Prize contenders to those of playwrights pushing works-in-progress toward their first audiences. Actor’s Express and the Alliance Theatre have programmed truly great seasons; Synchronicity Theatre has programmed its best lineup since just before 2008’s not-so-great Recession. Nine productions made this list. Others (Art, part of Serenbe Playhouse’s intown indoors series, Company at Actor’s Express, In the Heights at Aurora Theatre & Theatrical Outift and The Prom at the Alliance) have come and gone. No worries, though. Plenty more awaits. This list is arranged in chronological order because we don’t play favorites. Know also, that it doesn’t include the annual shows — the Christmas Carols, for example. Now theatergoers, open your calendars.

Anne Boleyn THROUGH OCT. 16 | Synchronicity Theatre Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, lasted barely three years as queen but has been examined in plays, movies and books for almost 500 years. This insouciant 2010 script by British playwright Howard Brenton takes a revisionist look at Tudor history, telling Anne’s story from her point of view, with all the romance, betrayal and political intrigue you’d expect, plus a few surprises. Richard Garner, co-founder of the late, great Georgia Shakespeare, directs a cast led by Brooke Owens as Anne and Brian Hatch (Actor’s Express’ Rocky Horror Show, as Henry and King James I, Kerwin Thompson (Rising Sage’s Brothers of Affliction) as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and Allan Edwards (Horizon’s City of Conversation) as Thomas Cromwell. The London Telegraph called the play “… shrewd, funny, drop-dead inventive” and said it “takes the tame conventions of historical drama and hurls them in the privy.”


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Moby-Dick OCT. 12-30 | Alliance Theatre Comes on the wings and silks of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre. How to describe Lookingglass? The circus-infused company believes in ensemblebased work that is spectacular, physical and inventive, sort of a Cirque du Soleil that tells real theater stories. Melville’s classic fish tale comes to life, the Chicago Tribune says, “as a triumph of grand theatrical imagination, deep thought, superb acting and eye-popping, ingeniously deployed physical daring.” The Trib puts it on the short list of great Lookingglass productions in the past two decades. The Alliance run is staged in association with Lookingglass and the Actors Gymnasium in Chicago, and is a co-production with Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Proof OCT. 25-NOV. 20 | True Colors Theatre Company David Auburn’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama earned an acting Tony for Mary-Louise Parker and became a middling 2005 feature film with Gwyneth Paltrow. The reason to see this staging, even if you’ve seen Proof before: Danielle Deadwyler. She plays Catherine, the troubled younger daughter of a master mathematician who has just died. She may have inherited his math genius but what about his madness? Deadwyler is, arguably, one of the finest actors (stage, screen or TV) working in Atlanta today. Tess Malis Kincaid, a pretty fine actor in her own right, directs. The rest of the excellent cast: Gerard Catus, Tinashe Kajese and Eric Mendenhall.

Appropriate OCT. 29-NOV. 20 | Actor’s Express Pronounced any way you wish (as the verb uh-PROH-pree-yet or as the adjective meaning “suitable”) playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins piece is discomfiting. His darkly comic domestic drama follows the adult children of a deceased Southern patriarch who just might have been a top-shelf KKK member. Jacobs-Jenkins, a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play Gloria, “evokes issues of racism without creating a single black character ... appropriating, making his own, a story of white America” (The Washington Post). The Southern Gothic sizzler won off-Broadway’s 2014 Obie Award for best new American play. Artistic director Freddie Ashley leads a cast that includes Cynthia Barrett (Theatrical Outfit’s Silent Sky), Bryan Brendle, Alexandra Ficken (the Alliance’s In Love and Warcraft), Devon Hales (the Outfit’s Light in the Piazza) and Kevin Stillwell (Synchronicity’s Lasso of Truth).


Freed Spirits THROUGH OCT. 30 | Horizon Theatre A world premiere comedy by Atlanta playwright Daryl Lisa Fazio (look, also, for her comic drama Split in Three at Aurora Theatre in May). A freak tornado cuts through Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery, exposing buried clues and evoking eerie sightings. Tour guide Susan McKinley (Suehyla El-Attar) and steampunk survivalist M.J. Bell (Bryn Striepe) unite with a geeky spirit photographer and a retired pathologist to solve the mystery. Directed by Lisa Adler, Horizon’s artistic director.

Home Brew ONGOING | 7 Stages Like new plays? Like beer? Then Home Brew is for you. This developmental reading series gives select metro artists a weeklong residency to shape their scripts for a Saturday afternoon audience, where, often, adult beverages are served gratis. Home Brew presented two of the best knock-you-back-in-your-seat pieces of theater in Atlanta in 2015/16: Theroun d’Arcy Patterson’s fact-based Red Summer and Tara Ochs’ solo show White Woman in Progress (which gets a full 7 Stages’ production in the spring). Look for these works-in-progress at 2 p.m. on Jan. 14, Feb. 25, March 25 and May 13.

On the Verge or the Geography of Yearning NOV. 3-20 | Georgia Ensemble Theatre The year is 1888, and three female explorers begin a journey to a place called Terra Incognita. It becomes a witty and whimsical safari through place and time (think part “Twilight Zone” and part Back to the Future). The New York Times described Eric Overmyer’s 1985 comedy as a blend of “Tom Stoppard’s limber linguistics with the historic overview of a Thornton Wilder.” Atlanta actor Carolyn Cook directs a cast featuring Keena Redding Hunt, Park Krausen, Michelle Maria Pokopac and Topher Payne. (Synchronicity Theatre staged this winning, fanciful piece in 2001, back in its days as Synchronicity Performance Group.)


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Threshold New Play Festival DEC. 2-4 | Actor’s Express Four Georgia-bred productions get an early look in the second year of AE’s new-play festival. What’s Past, a musical by Jessica De Maria (The Last Time We Were Here) and Chase Peacock, follows two siblings on a journey through time and memory to unravel family mysteries. Coyote Hour by Margaret Baldwin features an Atlanta woman determined to get to the truth of reports of coyotes in her neighborhood. Southern Haunt, a Southern Gothic thriller by Kathryn Walat, details the secrets (and ghosts) unearthed when a Savannah dive-bar barkeep and an out-of-towner have a one-night stand. And The Flower Room by Daryl Lisa Fazio (the third piece we’ve mentioned by her) follows an uptight academic who loses her job teaching primitive sexual behavior, and then explores a new career writing erotica.

Libby at the Express DEC. 10-11, 16-18 | Actor’s Express Singer/actor Libby Whittemore, back at AE for an eighth season, is an Atlanta treasure. If you’ve seen her, you already know this. If not, what are you waiting for?! We highly recommend Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays and a Connie Sue Day Christmas (the title is as long as her dynel wig is tall). Whittemore sings holiday and fan favorites in Act 1, and then returns in Act 2 as the loose-lipped, tiara-topped Connie Sue Day, the 31st Lady of Country Music. (Whittemore is back at AE for cabaret shows in February and June, as well.)


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ack. Load. Drive. There’s something quite transformative about a road trip. And once you program Georgia’s Golden Isles into your GPS and head southeast from Atlanta, you might find yourself leaving some heavy mental baggage behind. Fall temperatures in the Golden Isles hover pleasantly between 77 and 61, perfect for chasing memories of summer humidity. Breathe. Think about the days ahead, wide open with possibilities. The farther you get from the city, the lighter your load. And so begins your mental reboot. Georgia’s Golden Isles comprise the coastal city of Brunswick and its four barrier islands: St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Sea Island and Jekyll Island (Sea Island and Little St. Simons are private). You’ll find them all midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Fla. Both St. Simons and Jekyll Island are extremely bikefriendly; combined you’ll find more than 50 miles of picturesque paths around their perimeters, amid historic sites and tempting shops. You might even find yourself racing across the beach before seeking shady refuge on an inland nature trail. To kick it up a notch, jump aboard a working shrimp boat ($39.95 per person) in Brunswick, join a guided Segway tour ($75 for four hours, including training) at the

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Among your recreational and culinary choices (clockwise, from top left): a nighttime Glow stand-up paddle-board tour on St. Simons; pedaling a twowheeler along the beach; and

Jekyll Island Club or take a 90-minute nighttime Glow stand-up paddle-board tour ($75 per person) on St. Simons. Take a St. Simons trolley tour to see bits of the Old South. You’ll be transported back in time to learn about island plantations and their occupants, the iconic sea turtles and the multiple religions whose roots here are as strong as the ancient oaks. You’ll also hear about presidential visits, lighthouse lore and resident celebrities with whom you might rub elbows on a golf course. When you’re hungry you’ll find more places than you can sample in one trip. The depth and variety of flavors — from the pervasive shrimp and grits to succulent pork belly (try the tastings menu at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort), to sophisticated pastries (Del Sur Bakery, named one of 15 amazing small-town bakeries by Travel & Leisure Magazine) — will make you a happy camper. Both are on St. Simons. It doesn’t stop there. Even burger joints (Brogen’s South on St. Simons Island, the Wee Pub on Jekyll, for example) surf the seafood buzz with fresh dishes and inventive catch-of-the-day tacos. Almost every barbecue spot — and there are many — has a wall of fame with framed copies of 26 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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reviews from nationally known publications and chefs. When only the beach will do, your choices are many, including several that allow dogs. Make sure to budget time for Jekyll’s Driftwood Beach for both its beauty and tranquility. Lodging choices range from chain hotels such as Hampton Inns, Holiday Inns and La Quintas to more singular experiences like the Jekyll Island Club Hotel ($199 per night and up), The King and Price on St. Simons ($250 per night and up), the Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center on St. Simons ($140 per night and up), the Inn at Sea Island in St. Simons (beginning at $210 per night), the Beach Club at St. Simons (beginning at $535) and others. To truly treat yourself, consider Sea Island or Little St. Simons. Sea Island is a gated private resort open only to hotel guests (and country club members). You’ll share the environs with PGA pros, have access to three championship golf courses, and the Forbes Five-Star and AAA FiveDiamond Cloister Resort complex ($500-$800 per night). Little St. Simons, accessible only by boat, is privately owned and located just off the coast of St. Simons. It’s known for its seclusion and commitment to sustainability. ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 27


FROM TOP: Sea turtles are serious buisness at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island; one of sculptor Keith Jennings’ “tree spirits.”

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The Lodge, a resort consistently featured in top travel magazines, offers only cottages that hold a total of 32 guests ($450 per night and up). As you head home, you needn’t leave your Zen behind. Take in the flat, restful marshlands, the timeless Southern mansions at the end of long, tree-lined driveways, the Sidney Lanier suspension bridge that spans the Brunswick River, connecting vacation memories with real life, and sculptor Keith Jennings’ “tree spirits.” “I work with each tree’s soul,” he says. “The wood speaks to you.”


Brunswick and the four barrier islands in the Atlantic Ocean contain marshlands, beaches, world-class golf, historic landmarks, five-star resorts and comfy B&Bs. The Golden Isles offer 180 holes of golf, 200 shops, 29 places of worship, and more than 50 lodging locations plus hundreds of vacation rental properties. Condé Nast Traveler magazine ranks St. Simons, the largest of the four barrier islands, as the best U.S. island for family vacations. Travel + Leisure has called it 30 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

America’s most romantic and favorite beach town. St. Simons has about 15,000 residents and more than 2 million visitors each year. Jekyll, the smallest of the four islands, includes a historic landmark district that’s been dubbed “Millionaires Village” because the area was once home to some of America’s most influential families (Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Morgans, Goodyears). It has about 950 full-time residents, a number that grows considerably in the summer and when temperatures begin to drop elsewhere.

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Jeykll has a strict conservation clause limiting development and protecting natural wildlife habitats. It’s home to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, the only one of its kind in the state. You can learn about sea turtles and observe them in a hospital-recovery setting. Sea Island is a private resort open exclusively to hotel guests and members, accessible only via causeway from St. Simons. It’s home to PGA pros, three championship golf courses, and the Forbes Five-Star and AAA FiveDiamond Cloister Resort complex. Little St. Simons, just off the coast of St. Simons, is privately owned and accessible only by boat. It’s known for its seclusion and commitment to sustainability. You’ll find The Lodge here, a resort consistently featured in top travel magazines. Historic Brunswick, separated from the islands only by the Intracoastal Waterway, has a downtown district featuring Victorian architecture in its shops, galleries, eateries and theaters. It’s one of several U.S. locations that claims it created Brunswick stew. Visit in October and take in the Stewbilee Festival. Delta Connection/ExpressJet offers daily round-trip regional jet service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK). Fall festivals include Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow (Oct. 8-9) in Brunswick and the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival (Oct. 5-9).

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The links We suggest you start here (other links are by island and in alphabetical order): goldenisles.com Brunswick • Delta Connection: expressjet.com • Shrimp boat cruise: shrimpcruise.com • Sidney Lanier Bridge: goldenisles. com/listing/sidney-lanier-bridge • Stewbillee Festival: goldenisles.com/-festivals-events/ brunswick-rockin-stewbilee • Wings Over the Golden Isles airshow: goldenisles.com/event/ wings-over-golden-isles-airshow Jekyll Island • Driftwood Beach: goldenisles. com/listing/driftwood-beach • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: gstc.jekyllisland.com • Segway tour: jekyllclub.com/ activities/segway-tours St. Simons Island • The Cloister: stsimonsisland. com/the-cloister-at-sea-island • Del Sur Bakery: goldenisles. com/listing/del-sur-bakery • Food & Spirits Festival: goldenisles.com/festivals-events/ st-simons-island-food-spirits-festival • Glow paddleboard tour: ssisup.com • Keith Jennings’ tree spirits: inhabitat.com/keith-jennings-carvesmysterious-spirits-into-living-trees • K ing and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: kingandprince.com/ • The Lodge: seaisland.com/ accommodations/luxury-resorts/ • Trolley tours: stsimonstours.com/


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FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATER A fully restored 1929 “Movie Palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multiple-purpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballet, symphonies, concerts, movies, and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, with accommodations for 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org. TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is located in the arcade entrance to the theatre. The Ticket Office is open for walkup ticket sales Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday,10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours prior to show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour prior to show time. Tickets for all performances at the Fox may be purchased online at www.FoxTheatre.org, all Ticket Alternative outlets and all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855-285-8499, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office in person during regular Box Office hours. GROUP SALES The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to Groups for most Broadway shows. The Group Sales office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. Call 404 881-2000 or email foxgroup@foxtheatre.org. CONCESSIONS Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby, and on the mezzanine lobby level. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located off the Main Lobby (downstairs), Mezzanine Lobby levels, and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are located in the Spanish Room and Accessible/Family restrooms are located through the Office door in the main lobby. GIFT SHOP The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theatre-related merchandise. The gift shop is located in the Spanish Room. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted Mondays and Thursdays at 10 AM, 11 AM, noon and 1 PM. Saturday tours are offered at 10 AM and 11 AM. Fox Theatre Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards, and upcoming shows.   Tickets for Fox Theatre Tours are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at www.foxtheatre.org. Special Tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please contact the Fox Theatre by calling 404.881.2100 to schedule your group tour. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items are turned in to the Event Staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404-881-2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days.

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff. SMOKING In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you require assistance during your visit to the Fox Theatre please seek out or ask for one of our Accessible Ambassadors. These staff members are attired in the traditional Fox Theatre uniform however also have gold braid and white gloves to make them easier to see. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our Ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep Steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance needed or additional information on programs, please contact the Event Staff’s office at: 404-881-2119. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call: 404-881-2016 Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM or on Saturday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. A Fox Theatre Ticket Office Associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org. PROGRAMS PROVIDED Opened Captioning Performance Sponsored in partnership through TDF (Theatre Development Fund).

ELEVATORS Elevators are located at the north end of each lobby. The elevators are available during all performances and make it possible to access each lobby without the use of stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. PARKING Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned parking lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the theatre. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance.   Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management, in conjunction with the wishes of the producers.   Please turn off all pagers and cell phones prior to the beginning of each performance.   Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited.   Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)


ETIQUETTE 1. Please arrive early. Latecomers may not be seated until intermission. 2. Take care of personal needs (drinks of water or restroom) before the performance begins. 3. Please silence or turn off all electronic devices, including cell phones, beepers, and watch alarms. We encourage you to share your experience at the Fox via social media, but please refrain from doing so or texting during performances; the glow from your device is distracting. 4. Most shows do not allow photography of any kind. Flash photography inside the theatre is never allowed as it is a distraction to those around you and a danger to the performers. 5. The overture is part of the performance. Please cease talking at this point. 6. Dear Lovebirds, when you lean your heads together, you block the view of the people behind you. Please consider the people that will be seated behind you when choosing whether or not to wear a hat or what hair style you choose. 7. Please refrain from talking, humming, or singing along with the show, except when encouraged to do so by the artist or show. 8. Please wait for an appropriate moment to dig something out of your pocket or bag. 9. Go easy with the perfume and cologne, many people are highly allergic. 10. If you need assistance during the show, please go to your nearest volunteer usher. If additional assistance is needed the usher will get the appropriate person to further help you. 11. Yes, the parking lot gets busy and public transportation is tricky, but leaving while the show is in progress or before the actors have taken their final bows is discourteous. Wait until it is over and then exit with the rest of the audience.

THE FOX THEATRE 660 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 404.881.2100 • Www.foxtheatre.org

STAFF Allan C. Vella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President & C.E.O. Adina Alford Erwin. . . . . . . . . . . . C.O.O. & General Manager Jeff Quesenberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President & C.F.O. Jamie Vosmeier. . . . . . Senior Director, Sales and Marketing Elton Howze. . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Information Systems Carmie McDonald . . . . . . . . . Director, Fox Theatre Institute Nancy Lutz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Special Events Shelly Kleppsattel. . . . . . . . . . Booking & Contract Manager William Renshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Finance Rachel Bomeli. . . . . . . . . Manager Ticket Sales and Service Jon Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest Services Manager Shelby Moody . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Group Sales Manager Aly Knight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager Laura Zimbrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Partnership Premium Seating Manager Amy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager Gary Hardaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Master Carpenter Larry Watson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Flyman Scott Hardin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Property Master Ray T. Haynie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician Cary Oldknow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Electrician Rodney Amos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Sound Engineer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Edward L. White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman Keith O Cowan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice Chairman Clara Axam, Robyn Barkin, Beauchamp Carr, Renee Dye, Sheffield Hale, John Holder, Edward Hutchison, Walt Huntley, Craig Jones, Jay Myers, Glen Romm

EMERITUS MEMBERS John Busby Jr., Anne Cox Chambers, Pat Connell, Rodney Cook, Ada Lee Correll, Richard Courts, Jere Drummond, Richard Flinn, Julia Grumbles, Steve Koonin, Charles Lawson, Robert Minnear, Starr Moore, Joseph Myers, Edward Negri, Edgar Neiss, Joe Patten, Carl Patton, Sylvia Russell, Nancy Simms, Preston Stevens, Alan Thomas, Clyde Tuggle, Carolyn Wills

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This arcade, with red picnic tables, is where you’ll find the pop-up food stalls known as the Global Grud Collective. Options often include ice cream, barbecue, Indian soul food, and Haitian and West African dishes.

Along one side of Atlanta lies a little district with a big reputation. It’s East Atlanta, just south of Interstate 20, east of Moreland Avenue and something of an alternate universe. Angle your car away from Moreland with its fast-food joints and two large churches. Head down Flat Shoals Road to the epicenter of East Atlanta Village, where you’ll find a bit of grunge, a lot of late-night music, plenty of creative eating places, and residents both young and old. It’s a wonderfully quirky neighborhood to poke around in on a warm, but not-too-warm, fall afternoon. The weekly publication Creative Loafing has called East Atlanta the scrappy kid brother of Little Five Points, and the neighborhood has been mentioned in both The Washington Post and The New York Times. The word “hip” comes up in conversations about the area with enough frequency to perturb the hipsters who consider it their ground zero. Historical nugget Flat Shoals Road was once a Native American pathway, leading from the Chattahoochee River to the coast near 40 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


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An indie crafts market pops up in East Atlanta Village on occasional Saturdays. This is also the site of the EAV Farmers Market, which opens on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m.

Savannah. Trade goods carried along the trail included soapstone bowls made from rocks near what is now East Atlanta. The path was later called Flat Shoals because it passed the shoals of the South River. This section of Atlanta is blood-soaked ground. Roughly 12,000 soldiers died here during the Civil War’s Battle of Atlanta. Numerous historic markers give details of the battle, which included hand-tohand combat. Who lives here East Atlanta is where white and black hipsters rub shoulders with elderly African-Americans who’ve lived here all their lives. The 11-story Branan Towers is a residence for senior citizens with low to moderate incomes. It’s also the meeting place of the East Atlanta Community Association.

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Along East Atlanta’s residential streets, small, neat older homes are scattered among the gentrified, funky and occasionally run-down ones. What to see Colorful murals enliven the sides of buildings in East Atlanta Village, painted by both local and national artists. The village itself is a walky place, with just enough vacant lots to provide pleasing green space. Bars and music venues fill the storefronts. A dusty hearse from another era is parked outside the Graveyard, a popular music venue. Below it is the Basement, which holds dance parties on weekends. Here’s also where you’ll find the Earl and the 529 Bar. The Earl, an Atlanta institution since 1999, hosts local and national music acts (the Avett Brothers, Vic Chestnutt, Death Cab for Cutie) and serves bar food and drink. ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 43


Your shopping options include Kaboodle. Since the 1990s, this stop for home furnishings has sold the work of local artists as well as furniture that’s been salvaged and repurposed.

The 529 Bar, a snug spot with an alternative vibe hosts up-and-coming bands six nights a week. Mary’s Place is a gay bar known for epic karaoke. Walk across a parking lot off Flat Shoals Road to see if a fellow named Holyfield is sitting on his sofa set on an asphalt stretch he calls the Living Room. An annual festival, the East Atlanta Strut, happens here each September, attracting some 10,000 people to hear music, play games, watch the parade and browse artists’ booths. Where to eat Mexican, Vietnamese, Thai and American pub food prevail and new restaurants pop up frequently, many with chefs hell-bent on experimentation. Holy Taco serves Mexican, Ecuadorian and South American dishes made from sustainable ingredients; diners can sit on its pleasant outdoor patio. The Gunshow on Garrett Street — from “Top Chef” winner Kevin Gillespie, as if you didn’t know — is a destination restaurant. Gillespie’s place is inspired by Brazilian churrascaria-style dining and Chinese dim sum. Instead of choosing from a menu, diners select food from rolling carts.

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We Suki Suki (Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches) abuts an arcade with red picnic tables and pop-up food stalls. The pop-ups, known as the Global Grub Collective, variously offer ice cream, barbecue, Indian soul food, home-style Haitian meals and West African dishes. The Flat Iron Restaurant and Bar is a burger-and-fries spot with sidewalk seating where Flat Shoals and Glenwood Avenue meet. Look nearby for a barely marked green door. It leads to Gaja, a place for traditional Korean food with contemporary tweaks.

FROM TOP: Plenty of street art greets visitors and residents in East Atlanta Village; diners dig into Mexican food on the patio at Holy Taco.

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Where to shop The East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market opens Thursday afternoons in a grassy park on Flat Shoals Avenue with local produce and meat, live music, baked goods and chefs giving cooking demonstrations. Kids and others can learn about gardening in a demonstration garden. If your phone or tablet needs fixing, drop by Screenfixing.com. Owner Nate Minor began by repairing cellphones from a booth in the Midway Pub. Now he has a shop that resembles an Apple store/auto mechanic. Kids can play with toys in the corner while you wait. Visit Kaboodle for home furnishings. Since the 1990s


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Early Atlanta settlers are buried in Sylvester Cemetery, a shady greenspace with statuary and neatly maintained paths and plantings. A fiddling festival is held here each March.

it has sold the work of local artists as well as repurposed furniture salvaged from old buildings (example: whole-house fans turned on their sides, topped with glass and remade into coffee tables). What you might not know Fiddlin’ John Carson, credited with being the father of recorded country-and-western music was born in Atlanta, where he farmed, made moonshine and worked on the railroad before playing his music on WSB radio in the 1920s. He recorded the first country-western album, was inducted in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and is buried in East Atlanta’s Sylvester Cemetery. Every March, fiddlers and pickers visit East Atlanta to celebrate him. Hidden gem The 13-acre Sylvester Cemetery (2073 Braeburn Circle SE) has become a de facto urban park in East Atlanta. It’s one of the oldest cemeteries in Georgia, with many early settlers buried there. Tours are usually offered once a month. The focal point is the headstone of 16-year-old Sylvester Terry, who died suddenly in 1872. The cemetery was named for him to honor him and comfort his widowed mother.

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WHERE TO FIND IT EAT

•H  oly Taco. Creative Mexican, Ecuadorian and South American vittles. 1314 Glenwood Ave SE. 404.230.6177. holy-taco.com •G  lobal Grub Collective. A group of vendors offering food at different hours in the arcade next to We Suki Suki. 479 Flat Shoals Ave. SE. 404.430.7613. wesukisuki.com • Gunshow. At chef Kevin Gillespie’s place, roving carts offer food to diners seated at communal tables. 924 Garrett St., 404.380.1886. gunshowatl.com •W  e Suki Suki. A small spot with Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches and pho. 479 Flat Shoals Ave. SE 404.430.7613. wesukisuki.com •F  lat Iron Restaurant & Bar. A sociable tavern that serves pub grub. 520 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, 404.688.8864.facebook.com/ flatironbar • Gaja. A contemporary take on traditional Korean dishes. 491 Flat Shoals Ave. SE. 404.835.2126.gajeav.com

SHOP

• Kaboodle. Selling repurposed furniture and locally made art. 485 Flat Shoals Ave. SE. 404.522.3006. kaboodleatlanta.com • Screenfixing.com. A friendly repair shop for broken iPhones and tablets. 1267 Glenwood Ave. SE. 404.969.6FIX. screenfixing.com

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• 529 Bar. Live music six nights a week. Flat Shoals Ave. 404.228.6769. 529atl.com/bar.html • The Basement. This music venue beneath the Graveyard holds regular dance parties. 1245 Glenwood Ave. SE. 404.622.8686. basementatl.com

• The Earl. A popular club hosting local and national musicians. 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE. 404.522.3950. badearl.com • East Atlanta Strut. An annual festival with a parade, food and an artists market. Takes place each September at the intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood avenues. Eastatlantastrut.com • East Atlanta Village Farmers Market. A spacious outdoor market with local produce, baked goods and meat. 4-8 p.m. Thursdays. 561 Flat Shoals Ave. SE. 404.919.3619. cfmatl.org/eav/ •G  raveyard Tavern. A high-energy watering hole with pitchers, pub food, live music and DJ nights. 1245 Glenwood Ave. SE. 404.622.8686. graveyardtavern.com • Mary’s. A relaxed bar that attracts a gay and mixed-orientation crowd. 1287 Glenwood Ave. SE. 404.624.4411. No website. •S  ylvester Cemetery. A historic graveyard that serves as an urban park. At Braeburn Circle and Josephine Avenue. sylvestercemetery.org — Compiled by Stell Simonton ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION 49


FRIENDS OF THE FOX Members of the Fox Theatre’s Friends of the Fox program help support the Fox Theatre Institute, the theater’s community engagement arm. The Fox Theatre’s legend lives on through their generosity, supporting the theater, the city of Atlanta and communities across Georgia.

The Fox Theatre would like to thank the following Friends of the Fox who have given at the Legend ($10,000), Marquee ($5,000), Encore ($2,500) and Entourage ($1,000) levels: Legend

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ESTABLISHMENT — In tribute to Southern fare, Establishment’s kitchen cultivates a traditional array of Georgia classics and original creations such pimiento cheese with bourbon bacon marmalade, hot boiled peanut hummus, venison “buckshot” meatballs, and one very special entree, an 1845 custom cut aged Delmonico steak served campfirestyle with parmesan rosemary truffle fries. Craft cocktails and regional beers. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 517 in Colony Square, 404.347.5291, establishmentatlanta.com. M LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of

the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M LOBBY — The menu at this sophisticated American restaurant focuses on seasonal fare. In the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St. NE, 404.961.7370, lobbyattwelve.com, M

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MURPHY’S — This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great people-watching and contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave NE, 404.872.0904, murphysvh.com, VH ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN — Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a clublike atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M

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server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 770.801.0069, sohoatlanta.com. V TWO URBAN LICKS — “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road NE, 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St. NW, 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road NW, 770.420.1985; ruthschris.com. A, B, D

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GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox Theatre. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404.870.0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch. com. M, B TAP — A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M

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COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Takeout available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta.com. V

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PARISH — New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar. A N’awlinsinspired brunch is served on weekends. Downstairs, a takeaway market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW

EUROPEAN FUSION

ECCO — Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. NE, 404.347.9555, ecco-atlanta. com. M

ITALIAN

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE — At Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810, davios.com/atl. B LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposed-brick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY — Specializing in Italian-American cuisine — and lots of it — in a classy-casual setting. Pick a booth for an intimate date night, or go big; this place is good for kids and groups. Takeout available at all locations. Buckhead: 3368 Peachtree Road, 404-816-9650; Cumberland Mall: 1601 Cumberland Mall, 770-799-1580; Perimeter Mall: 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, 770-804-3313. maggianos.com B, NA, P


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DINING GUIDE MEXICAN

ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662, alma-atlanta.com. D EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

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VEGAN

HERBAN FIX — With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a fusion vegan menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, the menu at Herban Fix is carefully crafted and plated and all the dishes are designed for sharing. Ingredients are premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great taste. 565-A Peachtree Street NE, 404.815.8787. M

COURTESY OF HERBAN FIX

LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. lure-atlanta.com. M

HERBAN FIX’s sweet pea ravioli in curry jus with leeks and assorted mushrooms (above).

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FOX FUN FACTS True, false or plausible, we examine a few Fox myths MYTH: There was an old shooting range in the basement’s plaster shop. Plausible: The holes in the back wall of the plaster shop may have been made by electrical workers testing their “ram set” nail guns against the wall. MYTH: Gone With the Wind premiered at the Fox Theatre. False: Gone With the Wind premiered in September 1939 at the Loew’s Grand Theatre in downtown Atlanta. MYTH: The crystal for one of the stars in the sky was replaced with the glass bottom of a Coca-Cola. True: A piece of a Coke bottle was recently found in the auditorium’s sky near house left (left as the audience faces the stage). MYTH: The arcade was once a bowling alley.

MYTH: The theater’s original entrance was supposed to be on Ponce de Leon Avenue but was changed to Peachtree Street (the arcade) entrance during design and construction. True. MYTH: Much of the original furniture has been replaced with modern-made replicas. False: About 97 percent of the furniture collection is original to the building and has been in there since the theater opened in 1929. MYTH: The Fox originally intended to show only William Fox movies. False: The theater was built as a meeting and party space for the Shriners and as a civic auditorium for the community. Halfway through construction, the Shriners ran out of funds and William Fox agreed to lease the auditorium to show his films and provided the funding needed to complete construction.

False: There was once a bowling alley north of the Fox on Peachtree Street, and people may associate that with the Fox because they were so close together. MYTH: The arcade was built as a gym or pool for the Shriners. False.

True: The theater’s on-site coordinator for ballroom events was unable to get out of an elevator overnight, following an event. MYTH: The Fox Theatre is haunted. Plausible: Security camera footage has caught floating objects in some of the stairwells at night. 62 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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