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Atlanta Black Theatre Festival - The Green Book

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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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This mesmerizing play takes those who were born after the landmark civil rights bills on an incredible journey to a not so pleasant time in American history.

Synopsis: The Green Book is a play that sheds light on a time in America when Jim Crow and "separate but equal" was the law of the land. Travel and accommodations for African Americans was complex and full of uncertainties. A time when a person or family could eat, sleep, buy gasoline or use restrooms was never without tension and, in some cases was a life and death struggle. This captivating tale climaxes when a Jewish concentration camp survivor enters the story and the complexities of the times play out in an interesting plot twist.

Written by: Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Inspired by: Victor Green's The Negro Motorist Green Book

Directed by: Rhonda Wilson, multiple award-winning artist

Produced by: Micah 6-8 Media, LLC

City of Origin: Gainsville, FL

Suitability: General Audiences (under 5 yrs NOT permitted)

Genre: Drama, Historical Theme

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Ramsey says his work is guided by the African proverb: 'When an old person dies, it's like a library burning down." To impede permanent losses from the annals of history, he researches each topic religiously, consulting original documentation, secondary sources and persons who may have survived the era he is addressing. With the objective of shedding light on the overlooked and sometimes missing pages of African American history, Ramsey’s plays stimulate, educate and bring the audience closer to a truth in American history, a truth that does not always reflect a reality that is easy to view.

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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 30 minutes prior to this show. VIP GUESTS and PRIORITY EXPRESS ticket holders are admitted first, immediately followed by General Admission. This is a school performance. 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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