A mother's brave journey of loss, love and learning to choose life.

Playwright

Janine Nabers

Director

Freddie Ashley

Synopsis

Atlanta, 1979. The Atlanta Child Murders grip the entire city. Single mother Vivian copes with the disappearance of her young son while working tirelessly to give a fresh start to her troubled teenage daughter. When a handsome stranger enters her life with promises of new love, she soon learns that nothing is as it seems. This award-winning play by one of America’s most promising young playwrights pulses to life with extraordinary grace and raw emotional power.

...an extraordinary writer – powerful and funny and brave. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman,
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    Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, Gilbert Glenn Brown. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Drea Lewis, Kelli Winans. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Imani Guy Duckette. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Gilbert Glenn Brown. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Tinashe Kajese-Bolden. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Imani Guy Duckette. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Tinashe Kajese. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Tinashe Kajese. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Tinashe Kajese, Imani Guy Duckette. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Tinashe Kajese, Kevin Harry. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Imani Guy Duckette. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Kevin Harry. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

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    Imani Guy Duckette. Photo by BreeAnne Clowdus.

Cast & Creative Team

Running Time

90 minutes with no intermission

Content Advisory

Contains adult language and situations.


POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Post-show discussions will follow the matinee performances on April 3, 10 & 17.

Performances

Director's Rough Cut
March 30 at 8 pm

Previews
March 31 & April 1 at 8 pm

Opening Night
April 2 at 8 pm

Regular Performances
April 3-24
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

From the audience

From the Critics

"There are several moments in Janine Naber’s Serial Black Face where I wanted to jump up from my seat and leave. This is not because the play was bad. In fact, it was phenomenal." Broadwayblack Logo E1420836503727 BroadwayBlack.com George Kevin Jordan,
"An audience couldn’t hope for a better actress in the central role than Kajese-Bolden…She capably expresses the character’s helplessness, her strength, her resourcefulness, her need and inexpressible grief." artsatl ArtsATL Andrew Alexander,