Atlanta's own Margaret Baldwin finds a local home for the World Premiere of Night Blooms at Horizon Theatre. On a historic night in 1965 Selma two families deal with conflicts and find their differences are not not necessarily black and white, Night Blooms, Sept 24 - Oct 24, 2010.
Inspired by Baldwin's own family history during this historic period in Selma, the playwright began development with a question: "How did people deal with generational conflicts within their own families at a time when massive change and social tensions are suddenly knocking on their front door?" Baldwin answers this by focusing the play on an "everyday family redefining their relationships on a night of historic change".
Through Baldwin's research into that period in Selma's history, she found that few things are as simple as they might first appear. "The more you dig into it, the more you see the complexities of the individuals and their relationships with each other."
Inspired by Baldwin's own family history during this historic period of change in Selma, the play focuses on the way the everyday life of a family is influenced as dynamic social changes occur in the world around them. Through Baldwin's research she found the complexity in the political and social aspects of this time is Selma's history made for contradictions within her own family's recollections personal events. Focusing on a day in the life of a family, the play brings to light the complexity and contradiction stemmed from the political climate and how it influences personal relationships and environment.
Night Blooms is a product of the New South Play Festival where Horizon is at the forefront of developing and showcasing new work by Southern writers about who we are today in the New South. This World Premiere production is sponsored by the Macy's Foundation.
About the Play
Two families - one white and one black - cope with change in Selma in 1965. On the day of the march, the Stafford household laughs, cries, celebrates a bloom, and waits for news when an unexpected freedom fighter appears on their doorstep. Night Blooms is a moving story of ordinary people and extraordinary change.
Tickets range from $20-$35 and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 404.584.7450 or visiting www.horizontheatre.com. Horizon Theatre Company is located in Little Five Points at the corner of Euclid and Austin Avenues (1083 Austin Avenue). All seating is General Admission. Groups of 10 or more receive $3 off per ticket. Reserved seating for groups of 25 or more is available. For more information on booking a group, call the box office at 404.584.7450.
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