October 14 in the Underground Theatre:A NIGHT OF VONNEGUT
UUCA's Underground Theatre will give voice to the poignancy and humor of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. in a staged reading of his work, featuring selected short stories from his posthumously published "Armageddon in Retrospect." One of the most acclaimed American writers of the 20th Century, Vonnegut was a prisoner of war during WWII and witnessed first hand the aftermath of the Allied bombing of Dresden. In this collection of short stories, he writes of the absurdity and horror of war with a sense of moral outrage and dark humor. Performed by a small group of actors, the readings will make you think, sometimes laugh, and perhaps cry.
The production is directed by Liz Bigler who is a long-time UUCA congregant. Liz directed “The Hundred Dresses” in the Underground Theater in 2015 and enjoys stage managing and directing shows for adults and children around Atlanta.
The Underground Theatre is the primary performing arts venue of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, 30329 (alternate address for the parking lot: 1597 Interstate-85 Frontage Road, Atlanta, GA 30329). Doors open at 7 PM and the readings begin at 7:30, lasting until approximately 10PM. Refreshments will be available. PLEASE NOTE: the readings may contain adult content and language. There will be a raffle drawing to benefit the ACLU, of which Kurt Vonnegut was a passionate supporter and lifelong member. Also for sale will be merchandise from the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. Suggested admission donation is $10 (but no one will be turned away). Admission donations go to support UUCA. We thank the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library and the estate of Kurt Vonnegut for their kind support of this production.