ARIS 2017!

Aris returns in 2017 with an exciting season of staged readings, including both engaging works as yet unseen in Atlanta, as well as the return of some Aris favorites.

Join us from Burns Night in January to Bloomsday in June, and on to our big concert in October, and much more throughout the year.

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Burns Night (January 25) Get Tickets!
Robert Burns captured the spirit of his Scotland in verse and song, and people the world over celebrate this marvelous poet annually on Burns Night. Aris offers our tribute this January 25 by bringing back our evening of song and readings from this master poet. Come feed your thirsty ears!
The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (February 15) Get Tickets!
Hero or traitor? Tim Price's gripping drama is based on the life of convicted whistleblower Bradley Manning, the child of a Welsh mother and American father, who enlisted in the army and infamously leaked classified documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. How does a person come to a place where identity and duty collide?
Celtic Shorts (March 21)
For our annual fundraiser, we return to an old favorite, the short play festival. We present an evening of four plays from the source countries of our literary inspiration: Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and England. It's a sampler platter of both of the plays themselves, and the guest directors we are very excited for you to meet. Do not miss!
Penelope (April 4) Get Tickets!
Homer's Odyssey is an undisputed classic of Western literature, indeed of the Human Experience, appearing and recurring time and time again in many ways in our culture. Enda Walsh's brilliant, hilarious, and contemporary treatment of the material has four of the Penelope's suitors stuck in the bottom of an empty swimming pool, scheming, hoping, waiting, and wondering. Pairs well with "Ulysses".
The Welsh Boy (May 23) Get Tickets!
This story of passion, love, and revenge is based on true events. In eighteenth-century rural England the daughter of the local landed gentry falls in love with a penniless Welsh singer, and they engage in a passionate affair. But when she reneges on her promise to marry him, he exacts a very cruel, and very public, revenge! Based on the 1741 novel “The True Anti-Pamela” by James Parry, this is a story about sex and love and the price of living up to society’s expectations.
Ulysses (June 6 & 7)
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! James Joyce's famous novel "Ulysses", adapted for the stage by Dermot Bolger in a hilarious, raucous evening that is true to the original, and captures its breath and blood in the most immediate and accessible way. Not to be missed.
Outlying Islands (August)
In the summer of 1939, two ornithologists come to a remote Scottish island to observe the native wildlife - or are they there for another reason? Inhabited only by the old caretaker and his young niece, this intriguing play explores the impact of hidden motivations, desire, and the conflict between the demands of science vs. nature, and of the past vs. the future.
The Benefit Concert for ARIS! (October)
Keep up your heels, as Aris gathers a band of musicians to rock your socks off with mighty music! All proceeds go to help Aris create our 2018 season. Which you're going to LOVE.
An ARIS! Christmas (December) We are putting together a new holiday treat that your family is sure to love. It'll be cooking all year, and ready in time to celebrate the winter holidays. Watch this space!
Our thanks to you all. See you at the theatre!

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And as always, you can also catch us at Atlanta’s Celtic Christmas Concert in December.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Arís, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donations may be made either via Paypal or by check payable to Arís, Inc. and mailed to:

6377 Hawthorne Terrace, Norcross, GA 30092.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring the theatrical and literary traditions, mythology, and storytelling from and about Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England to Atlanta. Aris presents full productions and staged readings of contemporary and classical plays. We celebrate annual events such as Burns Night and Bloomsday. We participate in other events that feature the literature, poetry, and music of the British Isles. Aris is committed to breathing fresh life into timeless classics as well as introducing our audience to the work of new and emerging contemporary playwrights.


Arís performing at The Celtic Christmas Concert in 2013