knead
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Knead

Nov 13 – Dec 9
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Every Sun7:30pm – 10pm
Every Fri-Sat8pm – 10:30pm
Every Sat-Sun2:30pm – 5pm
General Admission$45 adv
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Description

Knead explores the family art of baking and breaking bread, and is written and performed by Atlanta favorite and Suzi Bass Award-winner, Mary Lynn Owen. Owen, the granddaughter of Cuban immigrants on her Mother’s side and rural sharecroppers on her Father’s side, has woven the stories of her upbringing in Snellville, Georgia into an engaging and poignant evening of theater and live, on-stage baking. Originally developed as a project from the 3rd Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and a semi-finalist for the 2017 O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference.

In the wee hours, a woman bakes bread, determined that her mother’s incomprehensible recipe will finally work. But something is different about this night. The ingredients of time and memory keep interfering, and the bread-baking process – the kneading, rising, shaping, and baking, all in real time – becomes a journey into the unpredictability of, well, just about everything.

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