We are honored that Lionheart's production of Raisin In The Sun was nominated for a Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Award in every category they have! Congrats cast and crew and don't forget to come see them again in Clybourne Park now playing at Lionheart Theatre.
LEADING ACTOR, PLAY
- Rahshaun Cormier – “Walter Lee Younger” – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
LEADING ACTRESS, PLAY
- Celeste Campbell – “Lena Younger” – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTOR, PLAY
- Esosa Idahosa – “Joseph Asagai” – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS, PLAY
- Jessica Wise – “Beneatha Younger” – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
- Markia Chappelle – “Ruth Younger” – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
MINOR SUPPORTING ACTOR, PLAY
- Bryan Smellie – “George Murchison” – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
- Jay Croft – “Karl Lindner” – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
YOUTH AWARD, PLAY
- Christian Gamble – “Travis Younger” – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
SET DESIGN, PLAY
- Tanya Moore – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
COSTUME DESIGN, PLAY
- Rose Bianco – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
LIGHTING DESIGN, PLAY
- Gary White – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
SOUND DESIGN, PLAY
- Robert Peterson – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
MOIRA THORNETT DIRECTOR’S AWARD, PLAY
- Joan McElroy with Ken Crease (Ass’t Director) – A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
BEST ENSEMBLE, PLAY
- A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF A PLAY
- A Raisin in the Sun – Lionheart Theatre Company
Mark Your Calendar for our 2017 Season of Shows
Feb 3-12 Wedding Secrets by Joe Starzyk
A Georgia Premier!
A young couple, Bill and Susan, meet and have a whirlwind romance. After a brief period of dating they impulsively decide to marry. To ease the shock on the families they tell their parents that they’re engaged. As they travel to Bill’s house so that the families can meet for the first time, they discover they aren’t the only ones with a secret. Once world’s collide we learn of marital separation, financial trouble, Irish revolutionaries, menopause, lounge singers, impotence, the Phantom of the Opera and lots of more. Misunderstandings ensue as everyone tries to figure out everyone else’s secrets. In the end love triumphs over all. Or does it?
March 17-April 2 The Foreigner by Larry Shue
Directed by Scott King
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should. Nonstop hilarity!
May 5-21 The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Allan Dodson
One of the great successes of this distinguished writer. A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks by her story.
July 13-16 Robin Hood by Tim Kelly
Directed by Tanya Caldwell
Robin Hood, the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, leads a merry life with his merry followers. Anyone who is hungry or who has no place to live is welcome in the greenwood. Maid Marion, Friar Tuck and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham are all here in this popular tale for the whole family and it’s all told in rousing fashion!
July 21-August 6 CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris
Directed by Joanie McElroy
Produced by Merely Players and Lionheart Theatre Company
CLYBOURNE PARK explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.
STRONG LANGUAGE and ADULT THEMES
August 10-13 Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Debbie McLaughlin and Tanya Caldwell
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Special ~ 4 Shows Only ~ All Seats $10.00 each!
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
Sept 15-Oct 1 August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
Directed by Myrna Feldman
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
October Oct 26-29 Lawless Spirits Tour
Wander through the streets of Historic Norcross and see the past come to life. New stories for 2017! This guided walking tour is a must for history buffs as well as those who love a good story. Family friendly!
November 3-19 Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon
Directed by Jeremy King
Inspired by the playwright's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince”.
November 30-December 3 "Holiday Punch"
Enjoy an adult evening of 10 minute plays written to kick off your Holiday season. Enjoy fantastic entertainment while nibbling on a wonderful spread by Sizzling Peach Catering! $20.00 each ~ Ticket price includes food and beverages. Perfect for a date night or evening with friends.
December 7-17 A Christmas Carol by Michael A. Youngs
Directed by Richard Diaz
Here is a delightfully refreshing version of Charles Dickens’s classic Christmas tale told from a new perspective — a young boy’s grandfather. Thomas enjoys spending time at his grandfather’s prominent London business, but has trouble understanding why his grandfather would give his hard-earned money to the poor. This gives Grandfather the perfect opportunity to tell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he recalls it, and a traditional retelling of A Christmas Carol comes to life onstage as a play-within-a-play. In this beautifully written adaptation, you’ll find all of the classic Charles Dickens characters.
Lionheart Announces our 2018 Season
Feb 1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11 (Valentine Play) Crossing Delancey by Susan Sandler
Isabel is a modern young woman who lives alone and works in a book shop. When she is not pining after a handsome author, she is visiting her grandmother (Bubbe) in Manhattan's Lower East Side. This irascible Bubbe and her friend the matchmaker have found a "good catch" for Isabel, whose extremely reluctant to meet Sam, the pickle vendor.
March 23,24,25,30,31,April 1,5,6,7,8 Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed
May 4,5,6,11,12,13,17,18,19,20 Adventures of Tom Sawyer Based on the Mark Twain classic Adapted for the stage by Timothy Mason
The lovable Tom Sawyer and his pals take us back to the sweet summer days when sternwheelers commanded the mighty Mississippi. A time when kids fished, teased schoolmates and stole kisses in the schoolyard. From the opening flourish of the fiddle to a closing joyous leap into the Mississippi, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a winning combination of adventure, humor and nostalgia.
July 19,20,21,22,26,27,28,29 A Southern Exposure by Kelley Kingston-Strayer
A Southern Exposure is a comedy-drama set in a small town in present day Kentucky. It is the story of Callie Hurt whose idea of love is so unrealistic it could be lifted from the pages of a romance novel. Raised by Hattie, her sassy, Bible-thumping grandmother with a cast-iron will and her two eccentric aunts, Callie stuns her family when she announces that she has fallen in love and is moving to New York to live with her boyfriend.
September 7,8,9,14,15,16,20,21,22,23 Rain Maker by N. Richard Nash
During the Depression era in the Midwest, con man Bill Starbuck acts as a rainmaker, but is chased out of town after town. One day, he arrives in a drought-ridden rural town in Kansas and shows up at the door of spinsterish Lizzie Curry and the rest of the Curry clan. Lizzie keeps house for her father, H.C., and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. As their farm languishes under the devastating drought, Lizzie's family worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle.
October 11,12,13,14 Murder at Weatherfield by Joe Starzyk
Murder at Weatherfield is a farcical who-done-it which particularly spoofs the style of Agatha Christie. As family members gather at the country estate of Lord Winthrop to learn about the changes in his will, we gradually learn about financial problems, marital issues, and family secrets. Revelations that come flying out like a run away train. A fun “who done it show” for everyone.
October 26-30 Lawless Spirits Tour
Wander through the streets of Historic Norcross and see the past come to life. Gun fights, Bank Robbers. Family Feuds, Train wrecks and more. This guided walking tour is a must for history buffs as well as those who love a good story.
November 7,8,9,10 "Fund Raiser" Tony and Tina's Wedding by Nancy Cassaro
Tickets $45 each
One of the longest running shows in Off Broadway history, this delightful evening gives new meaning to the phrase "And now for something completely different!" Audience members are the guests at the nuptial celebration of Tony Nunzio and Valentina Vitale in all its tacky and hilarious glory. Following the church service is a reception where the audience joins the wedding party and their bickering families for a pasta dinner, champagne toasts, wedding cake and dancing. Fun, Fun, Fun !
December 6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16 Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies adapted by Patricia Di Benedetto Snyder.
Kris Kringle is the personification of good will and holiday spirit. As Macy's holiday Santa, he enchants children and shoppers so completely that he is deemed dangerous by fellow employees who question his competency and plot to ruin him. A small girl's belief in Santa and the magic of the holiday is at stake in a climactic courtroom decision. This hilarious, tender and charming show for the entire family is a Christmas classic.