Theater comes to Acworth
An ambitious undertaking has been launched to produce two theatre productions under the direction of professional director and Acworth resident, Kevin Anderton this summer. The goal of this effort is to bring to the greater Acworth area not simply community theatre but a summer professional program.
The intention of the project is to create a partnership and opportunity for experienced artists to work with community volunteers in a community setting to create theatrical magic. The Robert's Community Center in historic downtown Acworth has been made available by the City of Acworth for three showings of the 1998 Off-Broadway critically acclaimed musical Zombies from TheBeyond written by James Valcq, an American playwright who also wrote "Spitfire Grill." Describe by one critic, “The campiest sci-fi screamer this side of Little Shop of Horrors, it's the off-Broadway critically acclaimed showstopper, Zombies from The Beyond! The musical pays homage to the early 1950s adult pop sound of Perry Como, Doris Day and Patti Page.”
Why Summer Stock Theatre?
A summer stock theatre traditionally brings the best elements of professional theatre and the community together in a way that would not be feasible in either community theatre or professional productions.
"With the influx of actors and technicians in Atlanta to work in the burgeoning film scene, it’s entirely possible that new shows may pop up at any time. As you can see, summer is no vacation for working theatre professionals in Atlanta "
Actors and theatre professionals during the off-season can bring their craft and experience to the local stage and work with the amateur devotees to create exciting theatrical productions that would otherwise be too costly to stage in our community.
Production for Zombies from The Beyond begins in May and includes set design, costumes, advertising and royalties. Similar expenses will be accrued in July for a second theatrical production.
Including payments for professional members of the cast, set builder, director and staff, the goal is to raise $11,000 from donations, grants and sponsorships.
The ACAC has initiated a crowd source funding appeal on Kickstarter.com to draw support for this ambitious project. Please consider supporting this important project to enhance the culture and quality of life here in our community.