Out and Proud | 17th South

Out and Proud

17th South

January/February 2017

I had a chance to interview Paul Conroy, founder and owner of Out Front Theatre Company in West Midtown, Atlanta. Read the article to learn about why Paul decided to create a LGBTQIA theatre in Atlanta and how the first season is off to a successful start.

Coming up in February 2017 is the theatre’s second production: the Southeastern premiere of Daniel Pearle’s A Kid Like Jake, playing as part of the inaugural season from February 9-26.

On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old boy who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. As the process continues, Jake’s behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dressing up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A Kid Like Jake is a study of intimacy and parenthood—and the fantasies that accompany both.

Performances will run February 9–26, with shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 404-448-2755 or by visiting outfronttheatre.com. Ticket prices are $15 for children, $20 for students and seniors and $25 for adults.