05/12/2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
CL Critic Okla Jones Recommends: Directed by Lydia Fort and written by Addae Moon, Cassie’s Ballad is a combination of theater and nature that offers an interactive experience and a source of healing for all those affected by the city’s Missing and Murdered Children cases during 1979-1981 in Atlanta. The production will take place outdoors, with the audience traveling with the characters of Cassie’s Ballad to several locations along a wooded path in the WAWA. -OJ
From the venue:Found Stages, in partnership with Hush Harbor Lab, presents the world-premiere production of Cassie’s Ballad, written by Addae Moon and directed by Lydia Fort, May 7-22 at the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA). Cassie’s Ballad is an immersive ritual and historical fable that combines theater and nature to offer a source of community healing for all those affected by Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered Children cases, a series of killings that targeted African American children, teens and young adults during 1979-1981. Performances will held at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday evenings, plus matinee performances at 2 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. This is not a typical theatrical production. The experience is a 45-minute walking journey that will take place outdoors. There will not be a stage or audience seating. The audience will travel with the characters to multiple locations along a wooded path within the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance.