Thursday, November 13, 2008

DePoy’s “Christmas at Sweet Apple” Showing at Theatre on the Square in Marietta

Playwright Phillip DePoy, director of the Clayton State Theatre and assistant professor of Theatre, invites you to join him at the latest presentation of his play, “Christmas at Sweet Apple,” at Marietta’s Theatre in the Square.

“Christmas at Sweet Apple” is based on the late AJC columnist Celestine Sibley’s short stories, published in “Christmas in Georgia” and “Especially at Christmas.” The play premiered Nov. 9, at Theatre in the Square Alley Stage, which is located on 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, and will run through Dec. 28.

“Christmas at Sweet Apple” was first introduced to audiences in a reading held last year at Clayton State University. Its world premier was last fall, also at Theatre in the Square. The play features original music written by DePoy paired with traditional Christmas favorites. Thom Jenkins, who often directs music for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, will be the show’s musical director. Jay Frear will direct the production.

“Celestine Sibley’s Christmas stories aren’t like reading Dickens where the characters make profound realizations about life,” comments DePoy. “Her stories are much more realistic. They are about finding great moments in an otherwise difficult path – something she did in her own life.”

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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