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"Women in Jeopardy" by Wendy MacLeod, at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, N.Y. in 2015. Pictured: Julia Brothers, Ashley Shamoon and Jennifer Cody. (Photo by Ken Huth)

Aurora Theatre Sets Female-Driven 2016–17 Season

The season will feature plays by Katori Hall, Daryl Lisa Fazio, and Wendy MacLeod.

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA.: Aurora Theatre has announced its 2016–17 season, including musicals, dramas, and a holiday favorite.

“After our successful anniversary season, we are eager to continue forward with even greater productions this year, giving audiences a wide range of theatre to enjoy,” said producing artistic director Anthony Rodriguez in a statement. “With many different themes present in this series—diversity, friendship, and perseverance—our hope is that these performances not only provide entertainment, but educate and inspire people too!”

The season will begin with In the Heights (July 21–Aug. 28), a coproduction with the Theatrical Outfit, with a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, about the Latin-American community in New York’s Washington Heights.

Next will be Wendy MacLeod’s Women in Jeopardy (Sept. 29–Oct. 23), about two divorcees who are suspicious of their friend’s new boyfriend and go on a quest to discover his potential dark part.

Aurora’s Christmas Canteen (Nov. 17–Dec. 23), a musical revue with sketch comedy, will return in time for the holidays.

Following will be Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop (Jan. 12–Feb. 12, 2017), a re-imagining of Dr. Martin Luther King’s final hours in the Lorraine Hotel before his assassination.

The season will also include a musical, to be announced, which will run March 9–April 16, 2017.

Daryl Lisa Fazio’s Split in Three (May 4–28, 2017), about two sisters in 1969 when the Supreme Court was forcing the last segregated school system in rural Mississippi to integrate, will complete the season.

Founded in 1996, Aurora Theatre is committed to producing quality, professional theatre for the Southeast, North Georgia, and the residents of Gwinnett County.

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