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Atlanta Black Theatre Festival - DOUBLE FEATURE!

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (FREE parking!)

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3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

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(See both plays on Wed. 10/2 @ 5pm or Thu. 10/3 @ 9pm)

"There comes a time in every marriage when you ask yourself, 'Is it worth it?'"


Synopsis: Marriage Will Make You Cuss explores the winding marital journey of Henry & Lorraine Jackson. After decades of being married, Henry & Lorraine find themselves at the triangular intersection of “do nothing and remain miserable”, “separate”, or “divorce”. Lorraine feels neglected, taken for granted, and unloved in the ways she needs love the most. Henry doesn’t see the problem and can’t understand why Lorraine is so unhappy and demanding change. Though they live in the same house, they are miles apart. In the end, the Jacksons must decide if they have a marriage that's worth preserving or if they should close the curtains on it forever.

Written by: Felicia Harris-Russell

Directed by: Felicia Harris-Russell

Dramaturg: Lucille Hicks

City of Origin: Stone Mountain, GA

Suitability: Mature (under 14 yrs NOT permitted)

Genre: Romantic Comedy

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Felicia C. Harris-Russell Founder & CEO, Divine Connections Special Events, LLC For the last three decades, Felicia has planned, facilitated, and produced many first-class, memorable events for the Corporate, Private, and Non-Profit Sectors. In addition to Special Events experience, Felicia possesses over 25 years of leadership experience in both the Corporate and Non-Profit Sectors. She has been successful in leading and developing individuals, as well as teams, and has earned numerous awards for her achievements.

Felicia believes that as long as you have health in your body and hope in your heart, it’s never too late to pursue your dreams. She feels so very blessed and privileged to be a first-time producer at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival 2019, and is looking forward to soaking up the all the brilliance the Festival offers.

"A thaumaturgic collision of poetry and theatre that all started with a journey of self-discovery...Ingenius!"


Synopsis: For most people a journey of self-exploration does not take them to the stage. But that’s where Burton’s journey has brought her. When she started “The 365 Project”, she aimed to make herself into the best person she could. The project surprisingly grew into a selection of poems about change, how to cope and how to let go. The project then brought together a group of friends that were so moved by the concept, Burton decided to publish a book in 2014. The book led to travel and speaking engagements; and now--you get to experience the play.

Written by: Bridgette C. Burton

Directed by: A. Jeffrey McNair

Music by: Dasmyn Grigsby

Voiceovers by: Natalie Lett, Brittney Holmes Jackson, Markel Davis, Ian Tranberg

Produced by: Bridgette C. Burton

City of Origin: Stone Mountain, GA

Suitability: Adults Only (under age 18 yrs NOT permitted)

Genre: Spoken Word/Hip Hop

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Bridgette Burton is a young arts leader with hopes to continue a career in arts administration and seeks to find experiences that will enhance her growth and enable her to spread arts education across the world. She currently holds three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and a Master of Public Administration degree where she specialized in Nonprofit Management and Higher Education. As an arts administrator, she has had the pleasure of working at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the UGA Performing Arts Center, and the Alliance Theatre. She is currently the Assistant General Manager of the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. As an artist, she writes, directs, does a little dramaturgy, photography, and acts.

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The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is committed to providing a world-class experience for you, our guests. If you're dissatisfied for any reason, please notify the attendant at Guest Relations and we'll work with you to make your experience better.

Late seating is NOT permitted. Visit AtlantaBTF.org for a full schedule and details.


What is your late seating policy? Doors open 15 minutes prior to each show. VIP GUESTS and PRIORITY EXPRESS ticket holders are admitted first, immediately followed by General Admission. Please arrive early. LATE SEATING IS NOT PERMITTED.

What about parking? Parking is plentiful and free. YES, FREE!

What are the box office hours? NEW! The Box Office is open for your convenience 4pm - 8pm daily (NEW HOURS!) during the festival. Tickets are available online 24/7 at abtf.eventbrite.com

Are tickets available online? Yes! In fact, you can save more by purchasing your tickets online. You can either 1.PRINT your tickets at home or 2.PRESENT the bar code on your phone at the door. CAUTION: Duplicates will be voided. Save money by purchasing your tickets online.

What methods of payments are accepted? We accept CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS only. Due to safety and security reasons, WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Are discount tickets available? Yes! Group organizers of 10+, please email us for special rates: atlbtf@yahoo.com. Group rates for four (4) or more tickets are available on the ticket page and varies for each show.

Does the festival have a dress code? No, not really. Most people dress causal and comfortable. Some may step it up a bit in the evening. NOTE: Auditoriums are temperature controlled for the comfort of the majority — please dress according to your personal preference.

Do you have any dining suggestions? Dining is available on site at the BackStage Cafe where you can enjoy delicious, light southern fare. Some our café favorites include grilled wings, gourmet sandwiches, home-made potato salad, and fried fish! Vegetarian options are also available.

What about shopping? THE BEST! You can visit our popular International Vendor's Market for one-of-a-kind selections from our local artisans and vendors. In fact, we encourage you to get an early start on your Christmas shopping with our version of #BlackFriday special discounts and offers.

Is there a host hotel nearby? Yes! We have negotiated a discount rates with two host hotels. Visit AtlantaBTF.org/hotels for more information.

What if I leave something in the theatre, where is the lost and found? Personal items found in the theatre are kept in Guest Relations. Please check there first.

What is your policy on the use of electronics? NO STRICTLY, NO — using devices with screens (and particularly ones that also make sounds) disrupts the cast and other patrons (they are very visible from the stage). We suggest you power off everything before entering the theatre. We reserve the right to dismiss anyone caught using an electronic device.

Social Media Exception: We absolutely hope that you tweet/share/text everyone you know after the performance to let them know what a wonderful time!

Can you accommodate people with disabilities? Yes, we have wheelchair access for those who are in wheelchairs. Ask Guest Relations for assistance if needed.

What is your refund policy? All sales are NON-REFUNDABLE; however, tickets can be exchanged as credit for another show. Stop by the Box Office or Guest Relations for assistance. There is a $2 exchange fee.

What about smoking? Smoking is NOT allowed in OR outside of the building including bathrooms, theatre, cafe, patios or lobby at any time. That includes e-cigarettes.

We are committed to providing a world-class experience for you and your guests. If you're dissatisfied for any reason, please notify the attendant at Guest Relations and we'll work with you to make your experience better.

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Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center (FREE parking!)

Main Stage

3181 Rainbow Drive

Decatur, GA 30034

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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