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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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!
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".
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.
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.
Our thanks to you all. See you at the theatre!