Mr. Glennon has used the Perrault version of this fanciful story as the basis of his charming play, but has added depth of character and believable answers to some of the puzzling questions. We learn how and why the prince was changed into a beast in the first place. We also see the beast’s growth, under Beauty’s subtle guidance, from a raging creature to a man who can be loved for himself. Beauty’s family provides a warm and amusing background to the main plot, and they, too, change for the better.
Recommended for All Audiences.
Dates: January 19-February 3, 2017
Location: Belfry Playhouse
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Join us for staged readings of nine of August Wilson’s “Century Plays.” We will be reading each play on a different evening in February 2018, followed by a talkback session focusing on black history in Atlanta during the decade covered by the play. More details to follow as the project develops.
There is a 10th “Century Play.” It is “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” The rights for this show are currently unavailable. In order to present a full picture of Mr. Wilson’s vision, we will be summarizing “Joe Turner” on two nights, February 8 & 9. The summary will take place at the end of “Gem of the Ocean” on the 8th, and prior to “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” on the 9th. Thank you for your understanding.
Please inform the box office within 24 hours if you will not be attending a reading, to allow another to use the seat.
Each reading is scheduled for a different evening! Please check dates carefully before purchasing tickets! Our theatre is very small (40 seats), and sells out quickly. Because of this, we may not be able to exchange dates, so read carefully!
There will be no refunds on purchased tickets, so please check dates carefully!!!
Gem of the Ocean: February 8, 8pm
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: February 9, 8pm
The Piano Lesson: February 10, 8pm
7 Guitars: February 11 2:30pm
Fences: February 15, 8pm
Two Trains Running in the Same Direction: February 16, 8pm
Jitney: February 17, 8pm
King Headley II: February 18, 2:30pm
Radio Golf: February 25, 2:30pm
Our Ticket Prices
Seniors 60+ : $15
Students K-12 & College with ID: $15
LAT Members (become a member today!): $12